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Basic School (First year)

Basic Learning Course (1st Year Encampment)

Encampment's Basic Leadership Course (BLC) is for 1st Year cadet Encampment students. 
Earning Encampment credit is the gateway to further cadet advancement, scholarships, and National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs).
It's also one of the requirements needed to become a cadet officer.

But Encampment is much more than just a requirement.  It's also a learning opportunity, and like all CAP cadet activities, fun is included! 
At basic Encampment, new cadets learn drill movements, perfect customs and courtesies, memorize Civil Air Patrol facts, practice followership and more.

Encampment's purpose is to provide the most influential week of training in a cadet's career. 
You'll definitely learn a lot!  Earning Encampment credit makes you eligible for:

  • Civil Air Patrol academic, aerospace and pilot education/aviation scholarships
  • National Cadet Special Activities (NCSAs)
  • Cadet Staff applications for Encampment and other Wing Cadet Programs activities

To attend Encampment this summer as a first year student (BLC student), you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Be 13 years old by the beginning of Encampment OR
  • Attend the Encampment Preparatory School (EPS)


Click here for the BLC Packing List!


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