7-9 December 2018



Camp Robert L. Boucher, Ephrata WA

Training will be offered in 5 different areas: Administration and Personnel Seminar, Basic Instructor

School, First Aid and CPR, Astronomy, and Intro to WAMA. This is the only time that First Aid is

scheduled this year so if you need a renewal or to obtain a card for the first time, plan to sign up quickly.

Here are the details.

First Aid and CPR Class – passing this class awards the American Heart Association (AHA) card that

meets the Emergency Services requirements and is good for 2 years. The instructor, Maj Brian Paul, is

donating his time but there is a charge from the AHA of $20. The class will be both classroom and

practical demonstration of the skills necessary to save a life. Lt Col Moore will augment the class with

Field First Aid appropriate to Ground Teams and aircrew. Class is designed for both cadet and senior

members. Take advantage of this opportunity to obtain or renew these so important skills. Class is

limited to 25 students.

Space Environment and Astronomy – Module 5 and use of STEM kits. During this weekend, we will

cover contents from the Aerospace Dimension Module 5: Space Environment as well as the Astronomy –

Aerospace Education Excellence Module. All the way from the Big Bang, we will review the scientific

view on the formations of the universe and the first stars, of our Solar System, then of our Earth and its

Moon. Students will also learn about optics and different types of telescopes. They will have the

opportunity to build a refractor telescope from a kit, and to make a Star-finder to help them identify

stars observed. Taking advantage of the late sunrises and early sunsets of winter times, students will

take out their star-finders, and telescopes, and the reflector telescope from the CAP Astronomy STEM

kit, to explore the night sky and locate various celestial objects and constellations. As we will just have

had a New Moon, it will be the best time of the month to observe faint objects because there is no

moonlight to interfere. Class limit is 20 students.

Basic Instructor Course (BIC) - for members wishing to improve their skills and/or to participate as

instructors at WAMA. This course will be based on the Basic Instructor Course in eServices but will also

add demonstration and feedback to help students improve their skills. Students should plan on

delivering 2 lessons to the class and to become proficient in developing lesson plans. These are useful

skills for all areas of CAP. Come learn how to be more comfortable talking in front of a group as well as

how to make your classes more interesting and interactive. This class is open to C/TSgt and above and

seniors of all grades. Class is limited to 16 students.

Intro to WAMA – This class is for members new to WAMA who would like to experience all areas of the

academy. It will include an introduction to Emergency Services, Aerospace Education, and Cadet

Programs by accomplishing hands on activities. Students will become familiar with the history of the

Ephrata Army Air Base and WAMA by touring the Airport Museum. Cadets may also participate in

O’flights (weather permitting). Training will be given in Mission Staff Assistant if time allows. Seniors

should feel free to sign up for WAMA 101 also. Class is limited to 10 students.

Administration and Personnel Seminar - This course will generally encompass the skill sets found in

the Technician Level Specialty Tracks for Personnel and Administrative Officers. A review of critical CAP

regulations and best practices will be included, as well as discussions surrounding methods available to

simplify office management. Tips on navigating through eServices will also be presented and “hands on”

instruction will be provided. This course is not limited to members who are assigned as Administration

or Personnel Officers but is open to all seniors. Cadets who have attained the grade of C/MSgt or higher

are also encouraged to participate. Class is limited to 10 students.

Free time is available Saturday evening to socialize, play games, or do homework.