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Cadet Recruitment

Today's Cadets . . . Tomorrow's Aerospace Leaders

Camarillo Squadron 61 offers an exciting and enriching Cadet Program for young women and men ages 12-18. This is part of a nationally structured program by the Civil Air Patrol U.S. Air Force Auxiliary  in which the positive nature of the Cadet experience - including rigid focus on safety and well-being - are of upmost attention.  Cadets normally meet at the Squadron 61 HQ Tuesday Evenings at 1830 hrs (6:30 PM) and have many opportunities for weekend and summer events.  Please feel free to visit one of our Tuesday Cadet Meetings if you are interested in joining the program - 55 Durley Ave, Camarillo, CA 93010

Cadet Application Process, Forms and Costs


More Information? Please Contact  - 

Lt Alanna Lucas, Deputy Commander - Cadets





CAP Cadet Program - At a Glance*

Mission:  Transform youth into dynamic Americans and aerospace leaders

Established:  1942

Age to Join:  12 through 18

Content Areas:   Leadership, Aerospace, Fitness, Character

Total Cadets:   25,000

Locations:  1,000 hometown squadrons

Time Commitment: Ideally, cadets participate in a 2-hour squadron meeting each week, plus one "Saturday" event monthly and one week-long encampment in summer, but of course, school and family obligations take priority**

Costs:  Annual dues of $25 - $60, depending upon location; some assistance is available with uniform costs and overnight activity fees; a fully-active cadet could incur $300 to $600 in costs during the first year, less any financial assistance

Military Obligation:   None, but 8% of USAF Academy cadets are former CAP cadets

Annual Flying Hours:  25,000 hrs in single-engine aircraft; 12,000 glider sorties

* All figures are approximations that will vary year-to-year
** School-based squadrons may have different expectations for participation

Briefing Documents

Cadet Fact Sheet 

Cadets' Value Proposition

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