2020 certainly has been a challenging year and has affected everything about our lives.  Civil Air Patrol has been no exception.

It is with great sadness that I announce the 2020 California Wing Encampment is cancelled.  I can assure you that Col Veta, Maj Wiggins and I pursued every possible option to make this activity work.  However current guidance from the CAP/CC requires that all social distancing restrictions at the event location be removed 50 days prior the event.  Currently San Luis Obispo County still has social distancing restrictions in place.  I can assure you the encampment team worked tirelessly to find the safest way to execute an encampment. The safety and health of everyone was always our #1 priority.

I wish to thank the entire staff and cadre for the 2020 Encampment.  They are an extraordinary group of individuals and I am privileged to have worked for them.

I know many of you will have questions…here are some points that I hope will address those:

  • Full refunds will be issued.  No action is necessary from applicants.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for this to happen.  We are looking into electronic refunds or mailing checks.
  • The Cadet Training Squadrons (148-152) will be used next year
  • Next year’s summer encampment has been scheduled for 28 June – 6 July at Camp San Luis Obispo.

Thank you all for your patience as we have navigated uncharted territory.  If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out.



Lt Col Jeff Mueller, CAP