Arkansas Encampment Information
The 2021 Arkansas Wing Summer Encampment is scheduled for July 30th - August 6th, 2021. This year's Encampment will be held at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock Arkansas with activities at the Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Arkansas.
Encampment Tuition Cost:
Cadet Staff: $150
Senior Staff: $50
Cadet Cadre Registration (Deadline April 30th)
To Register for a Cadet Cadre position, please fill out the online registration form by clicking here.
Please Note: Due to the Covid restrictions in place, all Cadet Cadre positions must be filled by Arkansas Wing Cadets only this year. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause, but under the circumstances, we can not fill a Cadre position from an out-of-state cadet with the possibility of their Wing not meeting the Pase 3 Covid requirements to travel to an out of state activity.
Cadet Student Registration
Student registration for the 2021 Arkansas Wing Encampment has not opened yet. Please continue to check back as it will be opening soon. Please make sure you apply now for Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP) as mentioned in the CEAP section below.
Cadet Encampment Assistance Program (CEAP)
Students, please make sure you apply for CEAP. If you qualify this will help pay for your tuition to Encampment as well as offset uniform costs. CEAP is currently open and will close 20 days prior to our Encampment Start date. To find out more about the CEAP process and how to apply go to: https://www.gocivilairpatrol.
Capt Michael Probus, AR Wing Director of Cadet Programs (email@example.com)
MSGT Gary Podgurski, AR Wing Command NCO, Cadet Activities (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Encampment Cadets and staff will be staying at Camp Robinson and there will be daily activities and classes at both Camp Robinson and the Little Rock Air Force Base through-out encampment. Staff will report on Thursday 29 July 2021 for Required Staff Training (RST). Encampment graduation will be held on Friday, 6 August 2021. Details and specifics will be posted later.
Cadet Encampment Executive Staff:
Cadet Commander: C/Lt Col N. Sowerbutts, 40th Composite Squadron (Hot Springs)
Cadet Vice Commander: C/Lt Col K. McKinny, 42nd Composite Squadron (Little Rock)
Cadet Chief of Staff (Support): C/2nd LT J. Mulligan, 115th Composite Squadron (Rogers)
Cadet Cadre (Staff) registration will be out soon. Be watching for links to an online form to apply for Cadet Cadre Positions.
Senior Encampment Executive Staff:
Encampment Commander: Capt. Michael Probus, AR Wing DCP
Vice Commander: Lt Col Larry Webster, AR Wing Vice Commander
First SGT: MSGT Gary Podfurski, AR Wing Command NCO, Cadet Activities
Commandant of Cadets: Capt Randy Vest, 40th Composite Squadron DCC
Senior Staff Needed:
Seniors, please consider helping to staff this year’s encampment. We will definitely need your help in numerous ways. We are still in need of Senior Training Officers and Senior Support Staff, which includes: Logistics, Transportation, Administration, Personnel, Public Affairs, and Medical.
To apply please send an email to email@example.com with the position(s) you are interested in serving and any other information or details you would like to provide about yourself and why you would like to serve at Encampment.
Our encampment is scheduled and we do have reservations with the Military facilities for our Encampment dates. However, please understand that the COVID-19 remobilization plans still must be met and followed. Currently, the Arkansas Wing must be in Phase 3 of the COVID remobilization plan, 50 days prior to the start of Encampment. This date is currently June 10th, for our Encampment to take place. However, National is looking at changing this date to 20 days prior. Either way, If we are not able to be in Phase 3 by this Go/No-Go date, we will not be able to have the encampment.
Also, any out-of-state students or seniors that wish to attend the AR Wing Encampment must also be in Phase 3 in their Wing by the travel time for encampment or they will not be allowed to travel and attend. Because of the out-of-state requirements for phase 3, we will not be considering out-of-state cadets or seniors for staff positions, at this time. This may change as we get closer to Encampment if the positions are still needed and the prospective Wings are in Phase 3.
National Headquarters is coming up with specific COVID guidelines for encampments and there will be strict policies that we will have to follow during the encampment. So please understand that it will be a little different than under normal circumstances.
Payment for Encampment should not be made until after the Go/No-Go date as we do not want to take any money until we know for sure we are having the encampment. You will also be able to pay at the time of check-in. We are very hopeful that things will be getting better and AR Wing will be in Phase 3 by June and Encampment will be a go.
Please continue to check back as this Arkansas Wing Encampment page will be updated as information and details are established.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to working with all of you in the future and seeing many of you at the 2021 Arkansas Wing Summer Encampment.