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Air Force Youth Programs proudly presents Summer Camps!

Even though it may be a break from traditional schooling, keep your kids entertained and foster new learning with a variety of camp opportunities across the country. With camps for sports to leadership to aviation and space, your kids will learn new things, grow as young adults, and make lifelong friends!

Check out all of the camps being offered that are science and leadership-based below!

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Air Force Residential Camps

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp

June 16 - 22, 2018 - United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

POCs: Ms. Teresa Witschen - teresa.witschen.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7514
Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala - anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Air Force Space Camp

Session 1: July 29 - August 3, 2018 - Huntsville, AL
Session 2: August 5 - 10, 2018 - Huntsville, AL

POCs: Mr. Robert Ramirez - robert.ramirez.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7519
Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala - anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Air Force Teen Leadership Summits

Session 1: July 8 - 13, 2018 - Dahlonega, GA
Session 2: July 15 - 20, 2018 - Jekyll Island, GA
Session 3: July 22 - 27, 2018 - Dahlonega, GA
Session 4: August 6 - 11, 2018 - Estes Park, CO

POCs: Mr. Robert Ramirez - robert.ramirez.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7519
Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala - anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

 Air Force Services Child & Youth Programs is excited to sponsor AF Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Ala.,  for 2011. Youth will experience, imagine and interact through Space Shuttle mission simulations, tours of the center and the chance to witness first-hand the everyday challenges faced by astronauts.  The camp is an inspiring week of fun and enriching space activities.  More information is available at http://www.spacecamp.com (U.S. Air Force/file photo)

The application process for all Air Force Residential Camps is completed online through a system with Georgia 4-H.  Applications are due by Friday, May 11, 2018.  Each family or teen will create an account. 

Create a user account - it's a 4-step process:

  1. Go to https://secure.georgia4h.org/event/?clientID=4
  2. Select "Create Account for Parent" from the left hand menu and fill out the form.  You will receive an email with an account activation code.
  3. Click the link included in the email and paste the code into the form.
  4. Enter your preferred password.
    1. Select the camp application you want to complete.
    2. Be sure to click the “Insert” link on the left-hand menu to get to the application form.
    3. More than one participant can apply using the same account.

The application is completely online.  It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm receipt of complete application package.  To confirm receipt, the applicant can verify their application by logging out of the system, logging back in, and reviewing their application.  The application can be reviewed and altered until the application period has closed. 

If you have technology issues while completing the application, please contact the Georgia 4-H Military Partnership Team at milcamps@uga.edu or 706-542-4444.


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Air Force Teen Aviation Camp

This camp provides youth, who completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school at the end of School Year (SY) 2017/2018, opportunities to explore careers in the Air Force and as aviators.  Aviation Camp is held from June 16 - 22, 2018 at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, Air National Guard (ANG), and AF Reserve (AFR)
  •  At the end of SY 17/18 completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  •  Have not previously attended Teen Aviation Camp

Participants should plan on arriving in Colorado Springs, CO after 1200 hours on Saturday, 16 Jun 18 and must depart before 1300 hours on Friday, 22 Jun 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Colorado Springs, CO on Friday, 15 Jun 18. 

Transportation costs to/from Colorado Springs, CO and spending money are the responsibility of the participants. Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.


Air Force Space Camp

This camp provides youth, 12 - 18 years of age, opportunities to explore careers as astronauts.  Youth have the opportunity to select from five different Academies; see below for descriptions.  Space Camp is held at the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL. Two sessions are offered:  July 29 - August 3. 2018 and August 5 - 10, 2018.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, ANG, and AFR
  • 12 - 18 years of age - Note:  High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended an Academy in their same age group

Session 1 participants (29 Jul - 3 Aug 18) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than 1330 hours on Sunday, 29 Jul 18 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 3 Aug 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 28 Jul 18. 

Session 2 participants (5 - 10 Aug 18) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than 1330 hours on Sunday, 5 Aug 18 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 10 Aug 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 4 Aug 18. 

Transportation costs to/from Huntsville, AL and spending money are the responsibility of the participants. Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.

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+ Space Academy (12 - 14 years of age)

Session 1: 48 participants // Session 2: 32 participants

Launch on missions to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars! Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer. Even design, build and launch a team rocket! Learn team-building skills on the low elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course and in one of our water facilities -- and put your creative thinking skills to work in our engineering design challenges. Get inspired with stories about commercial pioneers like Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX!

+ Advanced Space Academy (15 - 18 years of age)

Session 1: 14 participants // Session 2: 34 participants

Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer. Design, build and launch a team rocket, and safely recover its payload. Learn team-building skills on the high elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course. Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer! (Pending physician approval). Test your skills in our Engineering Challenges by constructing a heat shield and building a Rover. Fly jet aircraft simulators! Discover the role the International Space Station plays in our global community. Prepare for every contingency as you go to Mars on an extended-duration mission simulation! Earn one credit hour of freshman-level general science from University of Alabama in Huntsville in this college-accredited program!

+ Robotics Academy (12 - 14 years of age)

Session 1: 16 participants // Session 2: 16 participants

Program robots to interact with the world using a variety of sensors and motors. Choose from various advanced lessons in building robotic attachments, programming with sensors and data functions, or using both tactile and hands-free human interface devices. Create your own customized LED cannon using series or parallel circuits that you can take home! Use the binary number system and logic functions to understand how machines “think.” Design, build and pilot underwater robots using the SeaPerch ROV system! Train in cutting edge, custom-designed Unmanned Aerial Systems simulations!

+ Mach II (12 - 14 years of age)

Session 1: 16 participants // Session 2: 16 participants

Experience the unique sensation of feeling three times your normal weight in our one-of-a-kind centrifuge! Practice water-survival skills using our helicopter simulators for a water crash and rescue by a survival lifter. Learn about aeronautics, propulsion and aviation history. Fly in a UAV drone simulator to reinforce lessons learned at our static displays and artifacts. Master aerial combat and compete to be the best of the best in Top Gun! Embark on a search and rescue mission to bring a downed pilot back from behind enemy lines while communicating as a team and evading hostile forces! Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.

+ Mach III (15 - 18 years of age)

Session 1: 4 participants // Session 2: 4 participants

Unite as a team at the Area 51 Challenge Course with high and low ropes elements. Brave the centrifuge, the 150-ft. zip line, and all of our training simulators! Reinforce leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills in our immersive F-18 cockpit simulators. Use a UAS simulator to plan for missions and provide real time data to a command center during mission execution. Learn wilderness survival skills and orienteering. Plan and carry out three missions, each with their own challenges! Compete to be the best in a bracket style head to head competition where only the best can claim the title of Top Gun. Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.


Air Force Teen Leadership Summits

These camps provide teens, 14 - 18 years of age, opportunities to focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for, and sense of belonging to, the AF community. Throughout the week, teens will participate in military traditions, community service projects, musical performances, and environmental education classes. Teens have the opportunity to select from three different types of camps; see below for descriptions and dates.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, ANG, and AFR
  • 14 - 18 years of age. NOTE:  High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Be physically/mentally capable and willing to participate in all camp activities
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended a Teen Leadership Summit
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+ Classic Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 ANG/AFR participants - 8 - 13 Jul 18 - Dahlonega, GA Session 2: 120 participants - 22 - 27 Jul 18 - Dahlonega, GA

Nestled in a valley of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Wahsega 4-H Center hosts the Classic Teen Leadership Summit. High adventure activities include high ropes, zip line canopy tour, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery, survival classes, and more.

+ Beach Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 participants - 15 - 20 Jul 18 - Jekyll Island, GA

Beach Teen Leadership Summit is a great way to enjoy the beaches of Georgia all while learning leadership skills. This is a brand new camp! Camp options include beach time, beach ecology, team competitions, marsh ecology, leadership classes, and so much more!

+ Adventure Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 ANG/AFR participants 6 - 11 Aug 18 - Estes Park, CO

Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheley Colorado Camps is a family owned and operated summer camp. Daily adventures include hiking, intense mountain biking, horseback riding, horse colt training, arts & crafts, woodworking, technical climbing, and archery.

Transportation costs, lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded. Extra spending money is the responsibility of the participants. 
*Note: If there are not 120 ANG/AFR participants, the remaining spaces will be filled by other eligible applicants.


 

2018 Other Non-AF Sponsored Residential Camps

Florida Water Adventure Camp: This camp provides teens, 14 - 18 years of age, opportunities to follow a drop of water 800 miles from Northwest Florida to the Florida Coasts. This 12-day outdoor camping experience will be based at many of the most beautiful Florida State Parks. Throughout the 12 days, teens will participate in kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, camping, caving, team-building, and basic survival skills. By working in small tactical teams, teens will accomplish mutual goals that enhance teamwork and leadership skills. Teens have the opportunity to select from two different sessions and each session will have 50 participants. Session 1 will be held 11 - 22 Jun 18 and Session 2 will be held 16 - 27 Jul 18.

Military Teen Adventure Camps: These camps provide teens, 14 - 18 years of age of Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, and Retirees, unique outdoor experience that encourages teens to build leadership skills, increase self-confidence, and foster teamwork while actively involved in outdoor adventures. For more information and to register, visit https://ag.purdue/extension/adventurecamps/pages.

Camp Corral: This mission of Camp Corral is to transform the lives of children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen military heroes by providing a unique summer camp experience. In 2018, 24 weeks of camp in 18 states will be offered to military families. To learn more and register, visit https://campcorral.org.

2018 Operation Purple Camps: The National Military Family Association will offer 12 camps in 11 states for military families. These unique camping experiences are designed to help children adapt and overcome the stressors of military life. Learn more and register at https://militaryfamily.org.