Welcome to Air Camp!
Air Camp is a week-long summer camp adventure in aviation and aeronautics for middle school students, which takes place at the birthplace of flight – Dayton, Ohio. At Air Camp, students experience the rich and exciting aviation and educational resources in the Dayton region, from the place where the Wright Brothers invented flight to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Home base for the week is Wright State University.
The specific dates for Air Camp 2014 will be officially announced at a later date. However, for your calendar planning purposes they most likely will occur somewhere around June 15th, June 29th, July 13th and July 27th.
The purpose of Air Camp is to inspire students to new heights of scholarship, leadership and citizenship, as they experience the wonders of flight and study the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) of aviation and aeronautics. It’s a week packed with fun, adventure, learning, and challenge.
At Air Camp, students work together and solo to:
- Take flight training and fly as a copilot
- Learn about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that propel aviation
- Explore the National Museum of the United States Air Force
- Discover the mechanics and operations of commercial aviation
- See behind the scenes at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
- Meet the scientists at the Air Force Research Laboratory
- Plan an air rescue mission
- Earn the Air Camp patch
- Soar into the future!
Applications will be accepted sometime after January 5, 2014. Please mark your 2014 calendars to remind you to check our website for the open application period starting in 2014. Or, click here to sign up to be notified when new Air Camp details become available.