Texas Wing Cadet Programs

Applications are Open

Texas Wing Cadet Programs is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for Basic Encampment. 
Basic and Intermediate Encampment

Basic Encampment is for those cadets that have not previously attended an Encampment. Encampment is required for cadets to promote to the officer grades. It is also required for a cadet to attend the Lone Star Emergency Services Academy, Intermediate Encampment, ATS, or any National Cadet Special Activities. A cadet at basic encampment will learn how to drill as part of a flight, teamwork, Aerospace opportunities, leadership opportunities and other classes. Please see CAPR 52-16 Chapter 9 for all opportunities that encampment offers. 

Intermediate encampment is for cadets who have completed basic encampment and have an interest in CAP's rocketry program and the art of marksmanship. Intermediate encampment is held concurrently with basic encampment.

The Basic Cadets and Intermediate Cadets will need to submit their application to Chaplain, Lieutenant Colonel, Nancy Smalley. Mail to: 416 Victorian Drive, Waxahachie, Texas 75165.  All forms must be received by 15 May 2017; STAFF FORMS MUST BE IN BY 15 April 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.  No one arriving without having previously sent a CAPF 31, 160, 161, 163 and Certificate of Understanding will be allowed to sign into the activity.  DO NOT send forms by any postal or delivery method that requires a signature; just mail them.
For Cadets and Seniors, the following forms must be included with their application (all forms are available at www.texascadet.org):

1.     CAPF 31:
(a)   Under “ACTIVITY APPLYING FOR” put Basic Encampment. Be sure to include your current CAP grade.
(b)   The medical section must be completed.
(c)   Cadet’s parent(s) must sign the CAPF 31.
(d)   Squadron Commanders should verify the information and sign the CAPF 31.
2.     Certificate of Understanding
3.     CAPF 160
4.     CAPF 161
5.     CAPF 163

CAPF 31 received without the above information will not be accepted until all missing information is received.

The activity will be held at Camp Swift Training Center, Bastrop, Texas. There will be a
$200.00 charge for basic encampment students and a $280.00 charge for intermediate encampment studentsThe charge for cadet and senior staff will be $160.00. The total amount is to be sent in with your CAPF 31. This covers food, drinks, t-shirt, billeting and administrative costs.  The fee may be paid via the Event Brite link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-wing-summer-encampment-2017-tickets-32828300330. DO NOT send cash. This is non-refundable after 15 May 2017.

Staff Selected

Congratulations to the cadets that have made Staff! All staff listings can be found on the staff list page. Please congratulate them.

ATS Update

​Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am announcing today that there will not be an ATS course offered this Summer. The plan is to bring back the course in Summer 2018 and hopefully have it at Winter 2018 as well. Myself, Capt LoDolce, and the rest of the Wing Cadet Programs team will be working together to make some modifications to the course and then bring it back.

There are numerous reasons on why I chose this particular path, one of which is just the time frame from now until Summer Encampment starts, and I want to ensure that everyone is on the same sheet of music and that we as a Wing are all heading in the same direction with the same goals and vision. Also, I want to ensure that certain changes have been completely thought out and analyzed before implementation in order to get us to the desired end state. 

I understand since I have become the Director of Cadet Programs, several things have changed. I ask for your patience, and know that I do have a plan and a long term vision for Texas Wing Cadet Programs. This initial year might be a little bumpy, but I have faith in the Cadets and Senior Members of this Wing that once we get through this transition time we will be the example for the rest of Civil Air Patrol on how to conduct Cadet Programs.

My door is always open and as your CAC representatives will attest, I am open to suggestions to improve the program.Several of you have already signed up to staff Encampment, the applications are still open for you to modify your selection of positions as necessary.
Please forward this message as you see fit.

Thank you,

Lt Col Philip A. Kost, CAP
Director of Cadet Programs, Texas Wing
Heraldry Program Manager, National History Staff
(C) 512.844.0971 (Primary)
(O) 512.782.5001 ext. 7194170
U.S. Air Force Auxiliary

SENIOR STAFF applications are now being accepted for the Texas Wing Summer Encampment 2017.  The encampment will take place at Camp Swift, Bastrop, Texas from 25 June - 2 July 2017 with staff days on the 23-24 June 2017.  Encampment participation is an excellent opportunity to really get to impact the cadets.  All the positions will have an excellent opportunity to mentor cadets within your staff position.  Join us for the good fun and hard work! 
Please send go to https://goo.gl/forms/efEDHqTdrXlqSnpn2 to apply for encampment staff. A list of descriptions is with the application. 
Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the cadets of Texas Wing. 

summer Encampment

Important Information

Operations Plan - Basic

Operations Plan - Intermediate

Packing List - Cadet

Packing List - Senior

Staff List

Cadets in Flight List

Important Forms


CAPF 160

CAPF 161

CAPF 162 (if needed)

CAPF 163

Certificate of Understanding

Other Information

TXWG Encampment Training Manual (this is not updated, but does have a listing of staff positions and their descriptions and duties)