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Idaho Wing Mountain Eagle Encampment 


What is Encampment?

Encampment challenges you. It pushes you so you’ll grow. Are you self-disciplined? Can you lead? Can you truly work as a team? These are some of the questions the cadre will help you answer for yourself as you participate in awesome, hands-on activities and tours. Specifically, our goal is to inspire you to

•          develop leadership skills,

•          learn about aviation, space, and technology,

•          commit to a habit of regular exercise, and

•          live the Core Values.

As cadets of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, your training will emphasize not only leadership and character, but fitness and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) as you explore career opportunities in those areas and so much more.


Mountain Eagle 2023 - July 22-29, 2023

Encampment Commander: Capt. James Meyer

Location: Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Boise, Idaho

COST: $300



Cadet Students: July 22 - 29

Staff (Cadet Cadre and Senior Members): July 19 - 29


Cadet Student Application Deadline: 1 March - 19 June

Cadet Cadre Application Deadline: 1 Feb - 15 Apr



How to Stay Connected

Our Encampment Public Affairs staff work vigilantly throughout the whole week to provide active updates throughout the week of what cadets have accomplished! Please follow and like our social media pages! 





Financial Assistance

Thanks to Air Force support, CAP has special funding available to cover encampment fees and uniforms with an emphasis on serving economically disadvantaged cadets through the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program or CEAP. An inability to afford an encampment should not hold back cadets who want to participate in an encampment. Priority is given to first-time encampment attendees, but graduates wanting to attend a second or third encampment are welcome to apply. Help with tuition and uniform expenses is available. All are encouraged to apply. Please see the Cadet Encampment Assistance Program page. CEAP opens on 1 March for Summer Encampments and 1 November for Winter Encampments. 


Additionally, Idaho Wing Members are eligible to apply for the Idaho Wing Scholarship. Please fill out this form and email it to the Wing Commander, Col Robin Vest ( 


Application Forms:

2023 Cadet Student Application Form 

2023 Cadet Cadre Application 

2023 Adult Member Application 


Personal Information Forms:

(CAPF 60-81): Application for CAP Encampment or Special Activity

(CAPF 160): CAP Member Health History Form 

(CAPF 161): Emergency Information

(CAPF 163): Permission for Provision of Minor Cadet Over-The-Counter Medication



For more information about the encampment, click here 

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