Have you always dreamed of learning to fly? In our Aviation program, you'll explore the science and physics of flight, participate in ground school lessons, and practice flying using computerized flight simulation software under the guidance of real pilots. You will learn to develop flight plans, practice conducting pre-flight inspections, and explore the many careers in aviation. We'll be taking trips to local airports and flight schools, so you can see how these organizations operate. And best of all, when camp is over, you're invited to a private EAA Young Eagles event in Athens, where you will fly in a small airplane with a licensed pilot! Open to students ages 12-17.
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended day available until 5:30pm
*Flight Day at Ben-Epps Airport in Athens, GA, is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 29 at 9am
This camp meets each day at the Georgia Center. Class sessions may take place in the Georgia Center or in another campus building, and students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities and in university vehicles for off-campus field trips. More detailed information will available closer to the camp start date.
Day Camp - $350
- Optional Extended Day (until 5:30 p.m.) - $35
Overnight Camp - $750
Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. To request assistance, please follow the directions listed in the Financial Aid Request form, which is located on the right hand side of this page. If you have any questions about the process, please call us at 706-542-3537 or email us at questions [at] georgiacenter [dot] uga [dot] edu.
Ryan Aquino is a senior at the University of Georgia. He holds his commercial and certified flight instructor license for both single and multi-engine airplanes. He earned his private pilot's license at 17, commercial license by 18 and his CFI shortly after turning 19. Ryan is currently pursuing a Finance degree from the Terry School of Business. He can normally be found at Athens Ben-Epps Airport studying for classes and training students how to fly. Ryan would like to be a corporate pilot when he graduates. This is Ryan's fourth year as a Summer Academy Instructor.
A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.