Florida Leadership Academy


Learn what it takes to be a successful staff member


at the next FLWG Encampment! 

Florida Elks Youth Camp
24175 SE Hwy 450, Umatilla, FL 32784
19 Oct - 21 Oct 2018
Commander: Lt Col Cory Hewitt
Cadet Commander: TBD





Cadets who attend FLA will find the instruction to greatly help them when performing leadership roles at their home squadrons and at other CAP activities. Serving on Encampment staff provides a perfect opportunity for cadets to practice the lessons learned from the FLA. Cadets who intend on applying for Encampment staff are highly encouraged to attend the FLA in order to begin developing their leadership abilities.You will learn the lessons needed to serve at any CAP event and this will weigh heavily when staff are being chosen for the next encampment.



The following courses are offered, you should register in accordance with your current grade.

Non Commissioned Officer Academy (NCOA)                    C/SrA   -  C/TSgtSenior

Non Commissioned Officer Academy (SNCOA)                  C/MSgt - C/CMSgt

Cadet Commander Course (CCC)                                        C/2d Lt - C/Lt Col




$75 covers dorm style lodging and meals from Friday dinner through lunch on Sunday. Also includes an activity T-Shirt.
Student registration must be completed on our electronic registration system:  
* Make certain you have your form 32 and form 160 printed, signed and scanned prior to filling out the online registration.  
** Bring hard copies of all your forms with you to the activity
Registration Closed

Cadet Instructor Applicants  For consideration as a cadet instructor, cadets must have earned the Earhart Award (C/Capt) and have the award published in e-services prior to submitting the application package.  
Applicants will email the activity director chewitt@flwg.us with a description of their desired position along with their CAP Resume and a letter of recommendation from their Squadron Commander (resume and recommendation waived for returning instructors). Once the Activity Cadet Commander has been chosen, they will reach out the other applicants to fill the individual academy instructor and lead instructor positions.  The choices will be weighted heavily with previous FLA instructor experience, FLWG Encampment experience and teaching ability.
Senior Instructor Applicants.  For consideration as a senior instructor, seniors should have earned the Master Rating in Cadet Programs or have extensive cadet programs experience.  CAP experience external to the Cadet Program as well as professional experience outside of CAP may be considered for selection.

Senior Staff Applicants.  Senior staff applicants should have previous experience working in cadet programs activities at the group or wing level and be able to assist in administrative and logistics capacities for the activity.

Dates and Deadlines:
Activity Date:  19 OCT 2018 - 21 OCT 2018

1 October 2018               Instructor and staff applications due (senior and cadet)

8 October  2018              Student applications due

15 October 2018             Refund request deadline for guaranteed refund 


Friday Arrival:  Blue Jeans and black t-shirt (or CAP activity shirt)
Saturday: BDU/ABU's and FLA academy shirt (handed out at arrival)
Sunday: Blues uniform
ABU/BDU's will be need to be packed for this event 
Arrival on Friday:
Staff :   1600
Students:  1800 - 2000    ** Make sure you eat dinner prior to arrival **

Graduation:  A graduation ceremony will be held in the Pavilion beginning at 1200 on 18 March 2018.  Parking is available for no charge.  Students will be dismissed following the graduation ceremony.  There will not be a reception prior to the graduation therefore all guests for graduation are asked to plan their arrival to the facility no earlier than 1130.



Florida Elks Youth Camp

24175 SE Highway 450

Umatilla, FL 32784