Aviation Summer Camp

Western Michigan University in partnership with the Air Zoo runs a week long summer camp focusing on the exciting field of aviation. The 2017 Aviation Summer Camps were a great success filled with good memories, friends, flying, and exceptional content!  Please take a moment to see what Aviation Summer Camp is all about.

Aviation Summer Camps are an awesome opportunity for high school students (entering 9th grade) ages 13-17 to experience many aspects of aviation. Two options are available: those who are generally interested in aviation and want to get some experience will find the Aviation Summer Camp to be their best bet, for those with more experience in aviation or who have already experienced an Aviation Summer Camp, the Advanced Aviation Summer Camp will enhance the knowledge already gained and truly prepare participants for a more in-depth career oriented/experienced environment.

Join the nationally recognized aviation program at Western Michigan University for a week of educational experiences including: 

  • Aviation Management and Operations activities
  • Enhancing leadership skills
  • Hands-on aircraft maintenance
  • Piloting the advanced WMU Cirrus SR-20 and simulation devices
  • Social activities
  • Speakers from the industry

In 2018 there will be two weeks of camp offered:

  • June 24-29, 2018 - Basic Aviation Summer Camp
  • July 8-13, 2018 - Basic, advanced flight, and aviation maintenance camp offered

2018 summer camp is almost full, please contact Eric Epplett by email or phone at (269) 964-7846 to see if there is space available for the desired week.


  • Aviation Summer Camp cost is $1,450.
  • Advanced Flight Aviation Summer Camp cost is $2,300 (to participate in advanced flight camp a student must have previously attended an organized aviation summer camp or completed the initial solo of their private pilot training).
  • Aviation Maintenance Camp cost is $1,500.