Available Programs

Wisconsin Basic School

Add to My CalendarAug 12-19, 2017
Last Date to register: Saturday, August 12th, 2017

The Wisconsin Basic School provides cadets with the formative training experience in the CAP Cadet Program. During the week cadets will face challenges, learn what it takes to be a CAP cadet, form friendships, and experience life on a military installation. Cadets have the chance to interact with Air Force personnel and learn about Air Force life, missions, and jobs.  Throughout the week cadets work in teams, led by fellow cadets, to help each other learn, strive, and succeed. Completion of an encampment is required to earn the General Billy Mitchell Award.

The WBS experience can be stressful at times, but we know most CAP cadets are up to the challenge and looking to prove their mettle.  Because of the nature of WBS we encourage parents of cadets who are younger than 13 to carefully consider whether their cadet is ready to attend this type of activity.

This year we have scheduled a number of unique experiences including:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle training facility
  • High Risk Entry Facility
  • Land Navigation course

All of these events are done under the guidance and direction of Air Force personnel.

This program is no longer active.

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Civil Air Patrol - Wisconsin Wing
2400 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

Email: encampment@wiwg.cap.gov
Phone: 414-520-6127
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Download Forms

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Download this Form Wisconsin Wing Encampment Packing List.pdf Wisconsin Wing Encampment Packing List
Download this Form 2017 Letter to Parents.pdf Letter to Parents
Download this Form 2017 Wisconsin Wing Summer Encampment Release Agreements.pdf 2017 Encampment Release Form
Download this Form WISCONSIN WING CAP ENCAMPMENT MEDICAL FORM.pdf Encampment Medical Form