How to Use This Website

These programs were designed to help manage the Encampment Activities for New York Wing. The first year the programs were used in 1999, the goal was to provide a way to identify issues with membership in the national organization. The entry of new participants was linked with a look up to a copy of the National CAPWATCH data.

Since the encampment was growing larger with each passing year, it became more critical to have a more systematic way to track payments and money owed. Both goals were accomplished that first year, and as a by-product we were able to produce reports and official documentation that made the administrative aspects of this activity much less onerous and much more accurate. In fact, the administrative tasks at the encampment are completely handled by cadet staff.

More programs and sub-systems have been added each year since 1999. New York Wing Encampments have a large cadet executive staff img/cadetcomputer2.gif with Senior Members as mentors -- the Encampment Management Program facilitates this structure.

However, if you simply want to use the programs to create a database that can generate Certificates of Accomplishment, P1's, MSA's, Sign In Sheets and the like, the "Getting Started" document will assist you in using the programs for the first time.

How to Get a Copy of the Latest Program

This web site is designed to provide a mechanism for users to get the latest version of the programs. Each year, the programs are enhanced and are available no later than January of the next year. I hope that you will take the time to let me know that you have been using the programs and any feedback. (The programs and documentation as well as a registration form are available on the downloads page.)