SUN 'n FUN Aerospace Expo - May 5 - 10, 2020

Destination Aviation 2020-01-31T19:28:14+00:00

Destination Aviation Summer Camp

Know an aspiring aviator?

 

 Experience Destination Aviation Summer Camps 2020 at the Aerospace Center for Excellence.

Destination Aviation is located at the beautiful SUN ‘n FUN Expo campus on the southwest corner of Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

Destination Aviation Summer Camp is an immersive one week experience including hands-on aerospace activities, meteorology, aircraft restoration projects, ground school, field trips and flight opportunities for campers 11 to 18 years of age. Our camps are designed to build upon themselves, starting with a basic understanding of the aerospace industry and moving towards a more in-depth and focused aviation camp. What your child learns and experiences in one camp will help them further their knowledge in the next.

Camp concludes on Friday with a Graduation Ceremony for families and everyone is welcome to take a tour of the facilities of the Aerospace Center for Excellence, including free admission into Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum. 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available upon request. 

Email educate@flysnf.org BEFORE registering.

If your child is being sponsored by EAA, 99 or another Organization please email educate@flysnf.org before registering.

 

New Camp Requirements

(Due to the progression of content in our camps please check the requirements below before registering your student for camp.)

DESTINATION AVIATION CHARLIE CAMP (Beginner Camp)

Students entering grades 6th – 8th grade in 2020

DESTINATION AVIATION BRAVO CAMP (Intermediate Camp)

Students entering grades 7th – 9th grade in 2020

DESTINATION AVIATION ALPHA CAMP (Advanced Camp)

Students entering grades 8th – 12th grade in 2020

 

Dates 

Camp 1 June 8 – June 12 Destination Aviation CHARLIE WEEK 

Camp 2 June 15 – June 19 Destination Aviation CHARLIE WEEK 

Camp 3 June 22 – June 26 Destination Aviation BRAVO WEEK 

Camp 4 July 6 – July 10 Destination Aviation BRAVO WEEK 

Camp 5 July 13 – July 17 Destination Aviation ALPHA WEEK 

Camp 6 July 20 – July 24 Destination Aviation ALPHA WEEK 

 

DESTINATION AVIATION SUMMER CAMP TUITION INFORMATION

Camp TUITION: $800

Tuition includes:

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • Lunch and beverages provided daily on the ACE campus and other locations per scheduling for day campers.
  • Private bus transportation to and from all planned experiences throughout the week
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • BRAVO AND CHARLIE CAMPS include: Flying time with a private pilot in a general aviation aircraft
  • ALPHA CAMPS include: Flying time with a FAA certified instructor from Flight Safety International in a general aviation aircraft
  • Official Aerospace Center for Excellence patch upon successful completion of program guidelines
  • Flight suit and selected equipment
  • Destination Aviation issued t-shirt
  • Official Destination Aviation coin upon successful completion of program guidelines
  • Formal opening and graduation ceremonies

TUITION DOES NOT include the following:

  • Transportation to and from Destination Aviation at the beginning or end of the week
  • Souvenirs and other items available for sale at various locations
  • Snacks and beverages above and beyond what will already be provided

 

Flight Opportunity Information (Tentative)

Bravo and Charlie Camps

Students will depart from Lakeland Linder International Airport in groups of one to three students with a private pilot in a general aviation aircraft. Flight times will vary, but will not exceed one hour. Flight days and times will vary depending on the availability of aircraft and pilots for the week. (More detailed information will be provided closer to the start of camps)

Alpha Camps

Students will travel from the Aerospace Center for Excellence to Flight Safety International in Vero Beach, Florida for their flights. This flight opportunity consists of students planning and piloting a cross-country course over the east coast of Florida. Two to three students each fly a leg of a course in dual instruction from a certified Flight Safety International instructor. The student’s loggable flight experience may include approximately 20 minutes of flight time plus a takeoff and landing. Students and Instructors will depart from ACE no later than 6:00 am. 

*Flights are not guaranteed due to unforeseen circumstances, such as weather.

 

Times/Schedule

Bravo and Charlie Camp

Camps begin at 9:00 am and end at 4:00 pm 

Opening Ceremonies take place on Monday from 8:30 am – 9:00 am with light refreshments

Graduation Ceremonies take place on Friday from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm with light refreshments

Alpha Camp

Alpha Students will arrive Monday – Friday no later than 9:00 am, except for Thursday (Flight Day), students will need to arrive no later than 6:00 am before the bus leaves for Flight Safety in Vero Beach, FL.

Opening Ceremonies take place on Monday from 8:30 – 9:00 am with light refreshments

Graduation Ceremonies take place on Friday from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm with light refreshments

 

Parent Handbook

Please read the Parent Handbook for more information and keep for your reference.

 

Important Information Before Registering

Before you register please make sure you have downloaded and completed all three forms required for successful registration. You will have to upload a copy of each during online registration. Please save each form as: (“child’s last name”_”form name”). Once you have completed the registration form a payment link will be sent to you through email. Further camp instructions will be sent at the beginning of Summer so keep a lookout!

** The Release and Waiver Form requires a notarized signature before being uploaded in registration.**

** You MUST also provide us with the original Release and Waiver Form with you on the first day of camp.**

MEDICAL HISTORY FORM

PERMISSION FORM

RELEASE AND WAIVER FORM

Destination Aviation Summer Camp Registration

  • Registration for Destination Aviation Summer Camp

    Please make sure before you begin that you have all REQUIRED forms listed on the Web page completed before you continue.
  • Please select which week you are registering for. Double check your weeks and dates before registering!
  • Required for flight suit size
  • This is required for weight and balance for flights.
  • Please complete and upload the Permission Form located on the Destination Aviation Web Page.
  • Please complete and upload the ACE Medical History Form located on the Destination Aviation Web Page.
  • Please complete and upload ACE Release and Waiver located on the Destination Aviation Web Page. This form MUST be notarized before being uploaded.

Camp Counselor Requirements (Volunteers)

  • Must be at least 16 years old
    • Must have attended 3 years of Destination Aviation Camp or attended all three levels of Camp
    • Must complete application
      • Must provide a five sentence + paragraph explaining why you’d like to be a Camp Counselor within the application form.
      • Must have the parent permission form signed and uploaded to the application form.
      • Must have the release and waiver notarized, signed and uploaded to the application form.
      • Must have the medical history form completed and uploaded to the application form.
    • Must have a teacher recommendation (The teacher can email their recommendation to educate@flysnf.org)
    • Must provide community service hour sheet to Education Director for signature on the Friday of each camp week.
    • Must be available for a one hour training prior to the start of Destination Aviation. (Date TBD)

OR

  • Be an enrolled student in the aviation program at Polk State College or Southeastern University 
    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Complete application form
      • Must sign waiver and upload to application form as well as the medical history form.
    • Must be available for a one hour training prior to the start of Destination Aviation. (Date TBD)

Destination Aviation Summer Camp Counselor Application

This form is intended for campers who have attended three years of DA camp and who are at least 16 years old.
  • You MUST have attended at least three years of Destination Aviation Summer Camps to be considered as a Camp Counselor or be a currently enrolled student at PSC or SEU in their aviation program.
  • You must be at least 16 years old to be a Destination Aviation Camp Counselor.
    Please select the weeks you are able to volunteer.
  • Why would you like to be a Destination Aviation Summer Camp Counselor?
  • Please download and complete the parent permission form on our web page and upload here.
  • Please download and have this form signed by a notary before uploading here. The original must be brought with you on your first day of attendance.
  • Please download and complete this form before uploading.