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Young Eagles Camp

The EAA Air Academy will begin taking applications for the 2022 camps on August 16, 2021.

For ages 12 and 13

The EAA Air Academy will remain on hiatus until 2022, with this summer's sessions in Oshkosh canceled due to the difficulty of scheduling multiple weeks of education sessions involving young people from throughout the country.

Any 2021 registration fees that have been received will be refunded, and all current registrants are invited to re-register when 2022 applications are opened later this year. EAA chapters that used their credits to fund Air Academy students from their area will retain those credits for future applicants to the camps.

The 2022 dates are as follows:

  • Session 1: June 20-24, 2022
  • Sesson 2: June 26-30, 2022

The EAA Young Eagles Camp is designed as an introduction to the wonderful world of aviation. This program will use small group activities and close counselor relationships to present the basics of flight in a "science camp" format that is a unique combination of fun and discovery.

Activities at the EAA Young Eagles Camp are designed to interest and challenge 12 and 13 year olds and include activities such as:

Airplane Wing Construction - Learn the intricacies of a fabricated wing by building a wing rib.

Aeromodeling - Build and fly a simple balsa glider and a rubber powered model.

Ground School - Learn the basics of flight through an interactive computer simulator ground school by flying designed missions or flying your own mission.

Airplanes - Learn about aviation history and flight.

  • Tour the EAA AirVenture Museum
  • Visit Pioneer Airport
  • Watch flight demonstrations
  • Experience the thrill of flight in both an airplane and helicopter
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