Summer Academy Camps

Aviation Camp: Level 1

Have you always dreamed of learning to fly? In our first Aviation camp, 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 a trip to the local airports, so you can see how it operates and view some small aircraft up close. 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 12-15. 

Course Information

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Course Date Info:

Dates TBA
Day and Overnight Camp Options Available
Extended care available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall
*Flight Day at Ben-Epps Airport in Athens, GA, is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at 9am 

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at their assigned residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in at the Georgia Center on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. This camp takes place each day at the Georgia Center, but students will travel around campus by foot or bus for specific activities, and by university vehicle for any off-campus field trips. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $350

  • Extended Day at Legion Pool until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $750

Partial financial assistance may be available for students who need it. 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 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in Finance from the Terry School of Business. He earned his private pilot's license at 17, commercial license by 18 and his CFI shortly after turning 19. He currently holds his commercial and certified flight instructor license for both single and multi-engine airplanes, and works as a pilot for Jet Linx Aviation, flying a Citation XLS. This is Ryan's fifth year as a Summer Academy Instructor. 

What you need for camp/program: 

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.