Air Camp offers an adventure in aviation
Weeklong summer residence sessions offered in Dayton area.
Educational summer camps abound in the Dayton region, but Air Camp challenges young people to reach for the sky.
Air Camp leverages the aerospace and educational resources of the Birthplace of Aviation to offer a hands-on, educational adventure in aviation and aeronautics. It also promotes the values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship.
Its weeklong residence camp packs every day with hands-on activities. Campers takes flight ground school, chart a course and fly as a student pilot. They also explore exciting aviation sites around Dayton, including Dayton International Airport and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where they go behind the scenes to meet scientists from the Air Force Research Laboratory. The week ends with a special team project to plan a humanitarian air mission. Air Camp also offers a day camp for students entering grades 4, 5, and 6.
Its two-and-a-half-day Teachers Air Camp engages teachers in 14 immersive STEM activities at seven sites. Teachers take flight ground training and pilot an aircraft. They also receive class sets of supplemental materials and aligned engineering design challenges, and collaboration time for ideation sessions.
Air Camp is a not-for-profit organization supported by grants and donations from leading educational institutions, businesses, foundations, and individuals. Registration for all camps begins Feb. 1 and ends April 30. Visit aircampusa.com for more information.
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At the controls of a Cessna 172, an Air Camp student preparesfor her first flight with an instructor.