Are you a teen who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind this summer?
With the success of last year’s inaugural camp, NAV CANADA is announcing the second edition of the Explore Aviation Summer Camp for teens this summer. Female students who attended the camp last summer had such an amazing time that this year, a camp for young men will be making its debut.
To encourage the next generation of young leaders to soar to new heights, Explore Aviation Summer Camp will offer 24 young women and 24 young men entering Grade 10 (or secondary 4 in Quebec) insider access to learn how aviation works in Canada, and about the people who help keep aircraft flying safely.
This one week, all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to explore exciting career choices in aviation to allow participants to experience the power and potential of a science education, and to be empowered to reach for success.
“For me the interesting part is that you get to see the layers of aviation. We would say ‘there’s the pilot, there’s the person in the tower’ but there’s so many people in between and there’s so many career opportunities. I feel that I can go anywhere,” said camper Monica Muresan, who attended the camp last year.
Who can apply: Students entering Grade 10 or secondary 4 in September 2019
Where: NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
When: Young women: July 14-19, 2019
Young men: August 11-16, 2019
Cost: Paid for by NAV CANADA bursaries
Why: To inspire teens to explore their personal and career potential in aviation
Participants will be selected from across Canada by a NAV CANADA committee composed of aviation professionals. Applicants must submit an essay of 350 to 500 words explaining why they want to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader like a squadron's officer must be included with the application.
The application deadline is March 8, 2019.
If you know a teen who is a good fit for this program, please visit NAV CANADA’s website for more information and to apply: https://www.navcanada.ca/EN/careers/Pages/Explore-Aviation-Summer-Camp.aspx