EAA GirlVenture Camp

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U.S. Air Force

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.

  • 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 each day, with a special Tuesday night dinner, are included in the camp registration fee

Sample Programming


1 p.m. - 5 p.m

  • Registration
  • Orientation and mentor introductions
  • Brief overview of aviation terminology and careers


8 a.m. - 5 p.m

  • Rides on the Ford Tri-Motor (weather-permitting)
  • Group STEM activity
  • Hands-on workshops with mentor experts
    • Options may include: flight planning, aircraft fabrication, avionics, engineering, etc.
  • Airshow viewing on the flightline


8 a.m. - 7 p.m

  • Rides on the Ford Tri-Motor (weather-permitting)
  • Onsite experiences at EAA AirVenture (i.e., exclusive tours)
  • Private speaker presentation with dinner


8 a.m. - 3 p.m

  • Attend the Women in Aviation International Breakfast
  • Free time on AirVenture grounds
  • Attend the WomenVenture Luncheon
  • Closing ceremony and awarding of scholarships

NBC News Article for GirlVenture 2022

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.

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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.

Time Commitment*

  • 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.

Volunteer Benefits

  • 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.



Exclusive scholarships are available for GirlVenture attendees to apply towards post-secondary tuition, fund flight training, or attend EAA’s Air Academy. Applications will be emailed to attendees with required registration forms.

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. This scholarship provides a $500 award to a participant for use toward flight training expenses or to offset Air Academy tuition.

Heather McRoberts Memorial Scholarship

2022 Winner: Lauren Settbacher

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. It was generously established by his daughters, Johnnie Paradiso and Nina Clay Paradiso. 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. This scholarship provides a $750 award to a participant who has a sincere interest in pursuing a career in aviation or aerospace for use toward post-secondary education or to offset Air Academy tuition.

Commander John Paradiso Scholarship

2022 Winner: Erin Sweeny

Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship

Established to carry on the legacy of Morgan Smith, whose life was tragically cut short, this scholarship helps a GirlVenture participant each year pursue higher education in the aviation/aerospace field. To receive this award, you must be present at the GirlVenture Closing Ceremony on Wednesday during AirVenture. This scholarship provides a $3,500 award to a participant for use toward post-secondary education.

Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship 

2022 Winner: Victoria Teet

Morgan Brittany Smith Memorial Scholarship

2022 Winner: Rachel Oppmann

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