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EAA's GirlVenture Camp is an aviation experience for young women during EAA’s annual fly-in, AirVenture, in Oshkosh, WI. GirlVenture strives to engage, inspire, and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation and beyond. Each day is filled with unique programming, along with time to explore the AirVenture grounds. More details will follow with specific scheduling information closer to the start of GirlVenture Camp.
Please note that GirlVenture is a day camp and no overnight supervision will be provided. Young women that typically attend GirlVenture come with their families who are also attending AirVenture or are local. You can find more information about AirVenture at https://www.eaa.org/airventure.
Date: July 23rd - 26th
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Application Deadline: May 31, 2023
Take part in hands-on activities and workshops
Enjoy an exclusive flight experience — weather permitting
Meet other young women who share your passion for aviation
Connect with a mentor who can help you find your path
Hear from a variety of influential speakers and special guests
Make connections in the aviation industry
Attend the Women in Aviation International Breakfast and WomenVenture Power Lunch
Receive a GirlVenture backpack, a T-shirt for each day of the camp, water bottle, and lifelong friendships
Breakfast and lunch, with a special Tuesday night dinner, are included in the camp registration cost of $125. Payment is required at time of registration.
Availability is based on a first-come, first-served policy. Once payment is collected, your spot at camp will be reserved and an EAA staff member will reach out to collect additional information about your camper.
Reservations opening soon
These scholarships are available to GirlVenture attendees to attend EAA’s Air Academy, apply towards post-secondary tuition, or fund flight training. One application is good for all scholarships.
Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship
Established by donations to the Antique Airplane Association of Colorado, this scholarship is a memorial tribute to Heather "Tinkerbell" McRoberts. Up until her death at the young age of 19, Heather always achieved her goals as a birthday tradition, from soloing in a glider upon turning 14 to obtaining her commercial and seaplane ratings four years later. Each year at EAA GirlVenture, this scholarship provides a $500 award to a participant, age 21 or younger, that expresses a commitment to pursuing aviation as a profession or as an avocation in adult life. The scholarship may be used to offset tuition to attend EAA’s Air Academy, or as a reimbursement for flight training-related expenses. If applicable, the award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice.
Cmdr. John Paradiso Scholarship for Women in Aviation/Aerospace
This endowed scholarship is a memorial tribute to Commander John Paradiso, a World War II naval aviator, and was generously established by his daughters, Johnnie Paradiso and Nina Clay Paradiso. It provides a $750 scholarship award to a young woman attending EAA GirlVenture 2022 who has a sincere interest in pursuing a career in aviation or in aerospace. Through their contribution, Johnnie and Nina wish to help those not fortunate enough to have a significant adult role model in their lives as they did. The scholarship may be used to offset tuition to attend EAA’s Air Academy. Consideration may also be extended to females for scholarship support of post-secondary educational pursuits in the fields of aviation and aerospace. If applicable, the award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice.
Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship of $3,500 is established to carry on the legacy of Morgan Smith, whose life was tragically cut short. This scholarship will help the applicant pursue higher education in the aviation/aerospace field. The applicant shall have a GPA above 3.5 and be active in the community either through community service or extracurricular activities. The award will be paid to the selected candidate's post-secondary school or program of choice. To receive this award, you must be an attendee of EAA GirlVenture Camp and must be present at the Wednesday presentation during EAA AirVenture.
2021 Scholarship Winners
Morgan Brittany Smith Scholarship
Cmdr. John Paradiso Scholarship
Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship
Become A Mentor
EAA GirlVenture Camp Mentors must be women and EAA members. Mentors will be a positive aviation role model for campers, sharing their knowledge and experiences in aviation, as well as their passion for EAA. They may be asked to support camp counselors to guide the campers through activities, following the schedule of the camp, and spearhead small group discussions. Mentors may also lead the group offsite and would fulfill legal chaperone requirements. Mentors will guide each camper to delve deeper into their aviation interests.
Attend mentor training on Sunday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Meet and greet the girls during check-in.
Remain with the group between the following hours:
Sunday 1 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday 6:45 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday 6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Weekly EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023 wristband
Weekly parking pass in general lots
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided during camp activities
Receive a GirlVenture backpack, a T-shirt for each day of the camp, and water bottle
*Times are subject to change
Note: A background check and interview will be completed before being accepted as an EAA GirlVenture Camp mentor.
View the GirlVenture Camp 2021 Photo Gallery