Aviation Summer Camp

Western Michigan University runs a week long summer camp for high school students 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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2023 Summer Camp 

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!! June and July's sessions have sold out! 

Please visit https://wmich.edu/aviation/campwaitlist to be added to the waitlist. 

Please Note: While we are eager and excited for our industry partners to return to their full participation with our Summer Camp programs, we are still facing uncertainties as visitor policies have changed industry-wide as a lasting result of COVID-19. We aim to provide the most enjoyable and educational experience for our participants. We ask families to remain flexible and understanding as we continue our work to ensure that summer camp programming continues to grow.

Need more details? Click the button below to view our Aviation Summer Camp FAQ sheet!

Summer Camp FAQ Sheet

Click below to be added to the camp waitlist: 

Add me to the waitlist! 

Thank you very much for your interest, previous partnership and understanding.  If you have any questions, concerns, or need further explanations, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience. 

Tom Thinnes and Cadence Joan



In the event we are faced with circumstances outside of our control, tough decisions may need to be made. We reserve the right to make necessary changes at our discretion to our 2023 Summer Camp programming including but not limited to modifications regarding itinerary, date, partnerships, participant capacity and programming cancellation up through the program dates as listed. 

We highly recommend insuring any travel plan purchases that are made in relation to camp participation as we are not liable for any incidental or otherwise incurred losses of any kind as a result of changes made to our programming. We will do our best to accommodate campers’ needs that arise as a result of modifications, but these accommodations will be made or declined at our discretion and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 

If we have to make the unfortunate call to cancel camp programming altogether, we will do our best to give participants and their families as much notice as possible and will process refunds for registration deposits paid directly to WMU College of Aviation back to participants in a timely manner.