Summer Academy Camps

Aviation: Level 1

Register by March 22nd to receive $20 off day camp, $40 off overnight camp and a free t-shirt!

Have you always dreamed of learning to fly? In this 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 airport, so you can see how it operates and view some small aircraft up close. And best of all, when camp is over, you'll be invited to a private EAA Young Eagles event in Athens, where you can fly in a small airplane with a licensed pilot!

Ages: 12-15

Course Information

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Course Date: Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) 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, July 11 at 9am. Confirmation will be made closer to the date.

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

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $360

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

Overnight Camp - $760

None. This course is designed to accommodate both beginners and students with some prior experience in physics and/or flight.

Financial Assistance:
Students who need financial assistance are encouraged to request it as early as possible, and before registering for camp. Forms will be available for download in the right hand column of this page as soon as registration opens, and will be processed in the order they are received. Notification of financial assistance will be emailed out beginning in mid-May, and could be sent as late as three weeks before your camp begins if funds are still available. Awards range from 50-65% of the total cost of the camp, so students should be prepared to pay 35%-50% of the cost upon notification of financial assistance. Payment plans can be arranged, but all payments must be received no later than two weeks before camp begins. 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.


Matthew Hammond is graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Geography, focusing on Geographic Information Science. As a private pilot, Matt has checked out in the C172SP, DA20, C150 & C152. He currently works at the Ben-Epps Airport in Athens, and for Falcon Aviation Academy as the Assistant Base Manager (Athens) and Head Flight Dispatcher. He is also the President of the UGA Aviation Club, a member of the UGA American Meteorological Society, and an Eagle Scout. This is Matt’s second 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.