Aviation Summer Camp

Western Michigan University runs a week long summer camp focusing on the exciting field of aviation. Previous Aviation Summer Camps have been 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. 

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2022 Summer Camp - Information Coming Soon

Dates: TBD

Aviation Summer Camps are an awesome opportunity for high school students (rising 9th graders - 12th) to experience many aspects of aviation. After working closely with university leadership and health professionals to determine the best outcome for our summer campers and campus community, we will be hosting a virtual summer camp. 

Our camp is designed to immerse students into the industry of aviation. Students will explore aviation career opportunities in piloting, airports, air traffic control, maintenance repair overhaul facilities, and operation centers. Participants will also get to interact and network with WMU alumni and industry representatives, while engaging in interactive, hands-on activities. Campers will have lessons in aerodynamics and aircraft maintenance, meteorology and learn how to decode METARs, how to plan a flight, design an airport, and get to run their own airline, in addition to meeting other campers and working together on crew resource management. We'll be sending a full kit of supplies to each camper before camp with materials for our activities! 

This summer camp is open to all levels of interest. However, it is especially beneficial to those who are considering aviation as a possible career choice, but have never fully investigated the aviation industry. 


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Contact Tom Thinnes if camp cost is a concern for your family. 

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