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Summer Camps: Day and Overnight Camps



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14 Summer camps that are local and in the southeast you should know about

It seems like Georgia just recovered from the January snow and slush, but before you know it, the sun will beat down on us once again and it will be time to figure out how to keep the kids occupied this summer. So, whether it’s just for the day or for an exciting sleepaway, there are lots of great options for parents to choose from.

With current health considerations, changes in camp schedules may occur. So please contact camps directly for the most up-to-date information. Also, this year we have so many amazing summer camp programs to choose from that this article will focus mostly on general summer camps. Sports, arts and science camps will be covered in subsequent issues.

Wesleyan School Summer Camps

Registration opened January 18 so email Director of Auxiliary Programs and Outreach Kelly Weatherly at KWeatherly@wesleyanschool.org to check availability. More information at wesleyanschool.org/programs/summer-camps.

Rising Pre-K
Children spend a fun summer day in small groups based on age and gender. Activities range from introduction to athletics, art projects, crafts, and science experiments. In between rotations, Jr. Wolves can play with Legos, spend time on the playground or in the gym or watch short videos. Jr. Wolves also enjoy limited staff-led tech time. Morning and full day options are available. Snacks and lunch are provided with the full day option.

Rising K-4th
General Day Camps: Each week of day camp offers a unique theme along with structured activities and free time for playground, gym games and Legos. Morning and full day options available. Snacks and lunch are provided with the full day option.
Academic Camps: Academic camps are offered by upcoming grade and allow campers to review key subjects and preview upcoming concepts specific to reading, math and school structure. Children will also spend time becoming familiar with campus. Morning options only. Lunch is not included, though campers may join an afternoon day camp with lunch provided.
Enrichment Camps: These camps are smaller in size and offer children an opportunity to dive deeper into art, movie making, STEM and more. Full day option only, with snacks and lunch provided.

Rising 5-8th
Academic Camps: The camps will spend time on notetaking, assignment management and test preparation in addition to grade specific review. Children will also become familiar with the Wesleyan School campus.
Enrichment Camps: Enrichment camps range from babysitting to sewing, forensics to robotics, and more. Morning and afternoon options available. Lunch is not included unless enrolled in combined morning/afternoon option.

Camp All American

Camp All American is the recreational camp ministry of Perimeter Church, created to serve Johns Creek area kids in an enriching, safe environment and give them a memorable traditional summer camp experience. It also has satellite camps at other churches around Atlanta — and even two in South Carolina and one in Florida.

Ten unforgettable camp week sessions are on their way, from May 31 to August 5. When you sign up for camp, your child is divided into smaller “camp groups” depending on gender, specialty and grade completed.

Ages served range from 5 years to 11th graders in the CIT program. Day camp and sleepaway camp options are available. Contact guestservices@campallamerican.com, 678-405-2266 or campallamerican.com. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Brandon Hall School Summer Camps

Brandon Hall School offers many creative, educational experiences for students to plug into this summer, so here are just a couple to think about. Go to brandonhall.org for the full list.

Sustainability Camp
June 13-24

Do you love nature and the outdoor environment? Do you have a love and heart for animals and plants? Brandon Hall would love to teach you more about sustainability efforts on campus and around the Atlanta area. Campers will look at different types of wildlife that naturally graze and grow on the 24-acre nature reserve along the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs, as well as discover about agriculture, composting, greenhouses, rainwater harvesting, raising chickens and more.

Finance Camp
June 13-24

Brandon Hall School will teach how to manage your money using curriculum from Money Matters, Dave Ramsey and Junior Achievement. This summer camp experience will help you build financial confidence in saving, investing and growing your money. You don’t even need money to get started, you just need the desire to have money one day. This camp will be a mix of in-person learning, online resources and activities and project-based learning. Come learn how to deal with your dough!

Camp Evergreen

Camp Evergreen is a Christian camp located in the serene mountains of north Georgia near Lake Burton. It has its own manmade self-contained lake (dubbed Lake Dean) that boasts a blob water feature, as well as a zipline and a swimming hole supervised by licensed lifeguards. Other activities on deck include canoeing, campfires, hiking, horseback riding (for an additional fee) — and the list goes on.

Campers can stay for a four-day day camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. that is integrated into ongoing Overnight Camp sessions, or stay overnight in a 4-day, 7-day, 10-day or 14-day stint depending on age. Cost varies depending on the option selected. Information at campevergreen.org.

Greater Atlanta Christian School (GAC) Spartan Summer Camps

2022 camps will run from June 7 to July 30, with seven week-long sessions available. Go to greateratlantachristian.org/summer-camp/summer-camp for more detailed information.

Grow Day Camp
Summertime holds so much potential, so make sure your child doesn’t waste it in front of a screen. Children will enjoy time on the beautiful GAC campus with top-notch camp staff. Campers will engage in a variety of activities — from soccer and flag football to jewelry making and cheerleading — in addition to daily pool time and weekly field trips. Each week is a little different to keep things exciting. New this year is the GAC clubhouse, where campers will enjoy casual games of ping pong, air hockey, board games and arcade-style basketball. Regular camp hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., though before and after extended hours are available.

Thrive camp is tailored for rising 6th to 8th graders, which will convene separately from GROW campers. Middle school is a uniquely different time, so GAC created a line-up that suits the specific needs of this age group. Activities, scheduling, field trips, choice opportunities and even leadership are carefully selected. Let’s get tweens off their phones — but rest assured that they will be among their peers engaging in real relationships and wholesome fun while enrolled in a robust camping program. Several different local ball games, an indoor skating party and a trip to the movies are just some of the field trips planned for maximum adolescent appear.

Camp Rockmont

Camp Rockmont is a Christian summer camp for boys, located in the mountains of North Carolina that focuses on growth in self-confidence, independence, leadership ability and character. Young men come to Rockmont to have fun, make friends and grow as individuals.
Each age group and tailored program is designed to build confidence and self-sufficiency as well as a sense of community, not to mention the many skills and activities that campers will enjoy, including adventure trips, free swim, arts and sports. Information at rockmont.com.

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA Camps

Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA camps are designed to make summer fun, exciting and safe while focusing on the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. The 2022 camps are available from May 31 to July 29, in nine separate week sessions. For more information on dates and pricing, go to ymcaatlanta.org/program-locations/summer-camp/norcross and select the Camp-At-A-Glance tab.

Junior Ranger Camp
This day camp takes place within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service. The final July 25-29 week will be held at the Y.
The program includes classic camp activities including archery, swimming, learning character values and making new friends. This camp is for 5 to 12-year-olds and runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

Leaders In Training
This teen-focused camp for 13 to 15-year-olds is an opportunity for teens to gain valuable experience in leadership roles. The teens will spend time shadowing and assisting counselors in all the different camp activities. This program runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

YMCA Overnight Camps Camp Ocoee in Tennessee

Every day at Camp Ocoee is carefully planned to allow each camper to develop skills through instructional activity times. It also fosters a strong sense of community through several cabin activity periods during which they interact with other cabins. There are many water and land activities available to allow for a fully enriching experience. The Younger Camp is for kids ages 7 to 12. The Older Camp is for ages 13 to 16. More information at ymcacampocoee.org.

Camp Thunderbird in North Carolina

Nearly two miles of shoreline on Lake Wylie provides an amazing backdrop for life-changing experiences at YMCA Camp Thunderbird, a co-ed overnight camp for ages 6 to 16. Just 30 minutes from Charlotte, its ultimate water playground has welcomed campers for over 80 years and has helped kids cultivate individual talents and skills like independence, self-discipline and empathy. Information at ymcacharlotte.org/camps/camp-thunderbird.

Camp High Harbor in two North Georgia locations

Potential campers can’t go wrong with Camp High Harbor at Lake Allatoona or Lake Burton. Camp High Harbor is accredited by the American Camp Association. Each week has a fun theme for campers to look forward to, including Aloha Summer, Time Warp by the Decade and Movie Magic. Find information at ymcaatlanta.org/ymca-locations/camp-high-harbour/.

Camp Westminster near Atlanta

With 120 acres of beautiful woods, Camp Westminster is the perfect place for adventure and learning new skills. For 6 to 16-year-olds, their weeklong sessions are designed with each age group in mind. From the ropes course to horseback riding, to wakeboarding and paintball, cooking, arts, crafts and more, there’s something for everyone at Camp Westminster. The summer fun begins on June 12 and ends July 29, with many sessions available. Information at campwestminster.org.

Camp Woodmont in North Georgia

Located on 170 acres of beautiful North Georgia woodlands on top of Lookout Mountain, Camp Woodmont is a traditional overnight summer camp for boys and girls ages 6 to 14. The program features traditional summer camp activities with an emphasis on nature, outdoor adventure, horseback riding, noncompetitive sports and more. The nondenominational Christian atmosphere is appropriate for children of all faiths. Information at campwoodmont.com.

Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Camps

Is your daughter ready for a summer of adventures? Girl Scout Camps inspire curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving. Whether learning to sail, conquering a challenge course, programming robots or developing your roping skills on horseback, girls develop courage and teamwork skills.

Your Girl Scout will have experiences that are hard to get anywhere else: rock climbing, kayaking across a lake, developing a product and ziplining through the forest — all while making friends that last a lifetime. It’s all happening at Girl Scout Summer Camp!

There are lots of great options for your girl scout to take advantage of this summer. There’s Camp Timber Ridge, a day camp 12 miles west of metro Atlanta. This 280-acre camp features rolling hills, forests, and water. Activities include art projects, recreational swimming, STEM programs, high and low challenge course, canoeing and kayaking and outdoor skills.

Or maybe Camp Meriwether is more her speed. Located in Luthersville, Georgia, this sleepaway camp is 270 acres of rolling hills, shady woods and open fields. The place captures the truly unique feeling of “home” for both campers and staff. Meriwether campers explore horseback riding, drama, the arts and adventure. They can also stay cool at the pool and canoe, kayak and paddle board in the pond.

Lastly for in-state camps, there is Camp Misty Mountain located in the northwest Georgia mountains. This sleepaway camp boasts 800 acres of fields, forests and its own lake nestled against the Appalachian Mountains. Activities include western riding, trail riding, target and field archery, mountain hiking trails, outdoor cooking and sailing. Get more information at girlscoutsummer.com.

Camp Glisson

Hit gold in Dahlonega with Camp Glisson! The impressive campus hosts three unique camping experiences. The first is Village, a five-day traditional sleep-away camp at the heart of Glisson’s 90-plus years of ministry. A two-day minicamp option is also available for the youngest campers.

Upon arrival, counselors welcome each camper into his or her Living Group — two counselors and eight to 12 campers who experience the week together as a Christian community. Some of the core experiences to look forward to are morning and evening chapel, as well as activities such as creek hikes, the challenge course, and the waterfront.

Next is Outpost, a camp experience designed to help campers grow their wilderness skills. All campers begin their week at the Outpost site on the other side of Falls Mountain from the Village camp. At this site campers sleep in covered, open-air shelters, participate in counselor/camper-led devotions, learn useful wilderness skills and prepare hot, tasty meals together in the outdoor kitchen.

Lastly there is Sparrowwood, a place for campers with different developmental needs to be accepted for who they are and celebrated for all they have to offer. The age ranges accepted for Sparrowwood are youth (11 to 17), young adult (18 to 39) and adult (40 to 60).
Get more Information at glisson.org.

Kelsey Asher is a proud graduate of the University of West Georgia with a Bachelor’s in Communications. She has held a variety of marketing leadership roles for several small, startup companies in a variety of industries including publishing, construction and technology.

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Norcross Soccer Program Prepares for Summer, New Season



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United Futbol Academy Norcross has named a new director.

With just a few weeks to go until school is out for the summer, parents are scrambling to find activities for energetic youth. A day spent on the soccer field will give kids a fun experience while honing athletic and leadership skills as well as tire them out. (Wink, nudge!)

Registration is open for summer soccer camps at United Futbol Academy Norcross.

Established in 2010, it has since joined with other area programs to establish a larger presence. UFA competes against other clubs locally and within the state. In addition to this competition, many of our traveling teams successfully participate in regional leagues and tournaments including the Elite Clubs National LeagueSouth Atlantic Premier League and the Southeastern Club Champions League.

Along with some of the club’s components, quality instruction and a proven developmental structure, there’s something new this season.

Strong leadership

The Executive Board of United Futbol Academy has decided to make a change to focus on the families that play soccer at the UFA Norcross Branch.

United Futbol Academy views the Norcross Branch as a strategic part of the overall club and the need to have a dynamic leader working exclusively at the branch is a necessary adjustment to continue serving our members and the surrounding communities. 

Subsequently, Bryan Waltenburg has been named UFA Norcross Branch Director which became effective May 1.

“I am excited about my new leadership role at UFA Norcross and am looking forward to working hard for our players and their families. As we grow the sport of soccer in the Norcross community, my goal is to help young athletes reach their fullest potential both on and off the field,” said Waltenburg.

Bryan Waltenburg has been named the new UFA Norcross branch director.

His wealth of experience in the soccer world has fostered a unique passion and commitment to the youth soccer landscape, according to a statement from the board. He brings 25 years of coaching and leadership experience to UFA Norcross, having coached National Championship level teams all the way down to Academy under nines.

He has been coaching in the Forsyth Branch for the last five years at the NPL/SAPL and ECNL Regional levels and currently holds a USSF “A” National License. In addition to coaching, Bryan has also served in various management/directorial roles including operations, marketing communications, events, technical/curriculum development/implementation and business development within the youth soccer and other various corporate sectors.

UFA functions under the belief that the true value of success in soccer lies through the overall development of the individual player’s soccer skills (technical, tactical, physical and psychological) as opposed to the result of each game. To allow each player to develop at his or her own pace, the program operates under the club system utilized around the world in which every player in each age group has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

UFA’s Executive Director of Business Development, S. Deo Moleka, stated, “It became increasingly important to us to have as a leader someone who would strictly focus on this diverse community. Bryan will also be supported by an entirely full-time staff including a Boys Director, a Girls Director and a Recreational Director. We are excited about this new direction for our Norcross community.”

Jason Smith, current UFA Norcross Branch Director, will be transitioning into a new role at the Elite Programs level with United Futbol Academy.

United Futbol Academy Norcross schedule

Competitive Soccer Tryouts: norcross.unitedfa.org/tryouts-norcross

U8-U14 — May 23-25

U15-U19 — May 31-June 2

No cost to tryout. Must register online.

Recreational Soccer (Fall 2022): norcross.unitedfa.org/norcross-rec

Registration opened May 1 and the season begins Aug. 29.

Register in May and get $10 Off (Early Bird Discount).

Ages — Children born between 2019 (U4) and 2004 (U19)

Summer Camps: norcross.unitedfa.org/norcross-camps

Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to noon

Week 1: June 6-10

Week 2: June 13-17

Week 3: June 20-24

Week 4: July 11-15

Cost: $160/week

Upcoming Soccer Tournaments: unitedfa.org/tournaments

Rec Roundup May 21-22, 2022 — U8-U19 recreational teams

Xtreme Cup May 21-22, 2022 — U8-U15 competitive teams

For more information about UFA Norcross, visit the website at norcross.unitedfa.org or email norcross@unitedfa.org. You can also find information on social media at facebook.com/UFANorcross or instagram.com/unitedfa/.

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Summer Camps

Building Branches of Success with STEM, Science Summer Camps



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Kids for Coding

Summer Camp has become more than just s’mores and sleeping bags. Kids today have expansive options for all kinds of enriching experiences to fill their summers with wonder and learning in a fun environment. With current health considerations, changes in camp schedules may occur, so please contact camps directly for the most up-to-date information.

Brandon Hall School STEM Summer Camps
Brandon Hall School offers many creative, educational experiences for students to plug into this summer. Visit brandonhall.org for the full list.

Rockets and Robotics STEAM Camp
June 6-24 and July 5-22. This is a three-week long camp with a boarding or day camp option.
Led by program creator and Brandon Hall School Forensics/Robotics teacher Greg Morris, this camp will cover several topics that align with the national science standards and contains several hands-on activities.

Rocket week is week one of the camp schedule. During this portion, students learn technical details of rocket building and design multiple rockets that will be launched at the end of the week. The week includes a visit to the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
Week two focuses on robotics. Students will learn how to design, build and code competition robots for the VEX robotics league. Students will work hands-on with state-of-the-art technology to develop a robot that can accomplish simple to very difficult tasks. This camp will challenge young engineers to problem solve and find alternative options to overcome design flaws. This week includes a visit to the TELLUS science museum to see examples of mechanical innovation exhibits and a planetarium movie they have that features rockets and space travel.

Week three combines rockets and robotics to design mobile launching platforms with robot recovery vehicles to retrieve spent rockets. Students create video presentations about their designs for rockets and robotics throughout the camp duration to share on the last day.

Spanish Language Immersion Camp
June 20-July 1 and July 5-16. Boarding and Day Camp options are available.
Summer is a great time to improve Spanish speaking skills! This Spanish Language Immersion Camp welcomes students from around the world and allows students to live and learn Spanish in an experiential program. This program is a certificate-based, individualized curriculum and follows ACTFL standards. Students will be fully immersed in Spanish speaking, reading, writing and listening to help them hone their skills both inside and outside of the classroom.
Students will balance academic classroom study with daily cultural and educational experiences around the Atlanta area. Spanish Language Immersion is an intensive program, which helps students refine their communication skills and prepares them for future success. This camp accommodates students at all levels of Spanish-speaking.

Wesleyan School STEM Summer Camps
For more information, visit wesleyanschool.org/programs/summer-camps.
June 13-17
Minecraft Edition
9 a.m.-4 p.m. for Rising K to Rising 4th
STEM—Engineering Design
9 a.m.-12 noon., for Rising 5th to Rising 8th

June 27-July 1
Minecraft Camp:
9 a.m.-2 p.m. for Rising 5th to Rising 8th

July 11-15
Minecraft & Lego Robotics:
9 a.m.-4 p.m. for Rising 5th to Rising 8th
STEM—Biomedical Science:
9 a.m.-4 p.m. for Rising 5th to Rising 8th

July 18-22
L.E.G.O. Adventures:
9 a.m.-4 p.m. for Rising K to Rising 4th
Brushing Up on Academics:
9 a.m.-12 noon, grade specific review for
Rising Pre1st to Rising 5th
Study Skills Boot Camp:
9 a.m.-12 noon, for Rising 6th to Rising 8th

Greater Atlanta Christian School Spartan STEM Summer Camps
2022 camps will run from June 7 to July 30, with seven week-long sessions available. Visit greateratlantachristian.org/summer-camp/summer-camp for detailed information.

Chess Camp
June 6-10 and June 20-24.
9 a.m.-12 noon.
For 1st to 5th graders.
Chess Camp has a fun, friendly spirit and it’s a great way to keep the brain sharp during the summer while having a real blast! Chess Camp is a super-fun, high-energy chess experience in which kids ages 5 to 12 celebrate a new chess tactic each day.

Physical Science Boot Camp
July 18-22, 9 a.m.-12 noon.
For 8th graders.

Science Preview
June 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 noon.
For 5th to 7th graders.

Pre-Algebra Preview
June 20-24, 9 a.m.-12 noon.
For 7th and 8th graders.

Algebra 1 Preview
July 25-29, 9 a.m.-12 noon.
For 7th to 9th graders.
This course is designed to give students a preview of topics they will study in Algebra 1. Students will build a foundation in solving multi-step equations, number operations, exponents, inequalities, graphing linear functions, algebraic problem-solving techniques and more.

Honors Pre-Calculus Preview Camp
July 25-29, 1-4 p.m.
For 9th to 12th graders.
This course is designed for students advancing to Honors Pre-Calculus from College Prep Algebra 2. It will spend time covering the necessary topics that were absent from the college prep curriculum but were present in the Honors Algebra 2 curriculum.

iD Tech

iD Tech—On-Campus Camps and Online Options
Seven weeks of camps, May 30-July 29.
Many camp types are available; visit tinyurl.com/emoryucamps for the full list.
In 1999, the family behind iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. For the computer curious kid on your life, this is a great way to nurture their growth this summer. The closest in-person camp option to Peachtree Corners are the programs held at Emory University. Below is a sample of the camps offered.

Super Coder: Coding and Engineering with JavaScript
Ages 7-9, Beginner to Advanced challenge level.
Coding and hardware collide in this versatile, dynamic course. As your student hones their visual programming skills, they’ll also be able to see and tweak their code in JavaScript. In addition to unlocking knowledge and unleashing their inner engineer, the student will bring home a micro:bit device so they can continue to make fun projects and explore the world of science and engineering.

Video Production: Start Your Own YouTube Channel
Ages 10-12, Beginner to Advanced challenge level.
Establish a brand and become a YouTube star! From vlogs to tutorials to short films, your child will have the tools to create dynamic video content.

Online iD Tech Summer Camps
Much of the course and camps offered on campus are also offered in an online format. Visit idtech.com/group-lessons to learn more.

Robert D. Fowler YMCA STEM Day Camp
June 6-10, June 27-July 1, July 11-15 and July 18-22. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For 5- to 12-year-olds, membership is required.
More information at ymcaatlanta.org/program-locations/summer-camp/norcross.php.
STEM Camp is designed for children to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills through fun games and projects. An afternoon traditional camp add-on is available.

Camp Invention

Camp Invention: Explore at Berkley Lake Elementary School
More information can be found at tinyurl.com/campinventberkleylake
For inquisitive kids entering grades K to 6, Camp Invention is a confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships. Led by certified local educators, the camp offers new and exciting hands-on activities every year.

Club SciKidz at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth
Three weeks starting June 6, June 13 and June 20.
For the complete camp list and information, visit atlanta.clubscikidz.com/camp-locations/#location-189.

Unleash your kid’s inner scientist with curated, age-appropriate programming. Club SciKidz will be setting up shop at Notre Dame Academy. Check out a couple of highlighted camps below.

Wizarding World June 6 week at Notre Dame
Academy. Grades 3 to 5.
What is science if not muggle magic? Let your imagination run wild! From hippogriffs, dragons, house elves, basilisk and owls, to sorting hats, dementors, potions, spells and all things magical, come join us for the time of your life. Search for Horcruxes throughout the week, team up for a Harry Potter Trivia Game, design a broom and play the wizarding sport of Quidditch.

Emergency Vet
June 20 week at Notre Dame Academy. Grades 5 to 8.
Campers will learn all about the exciting field of Veterinary Medicine from practitioners working in the field. Kids get involved with hands-on experiments, work with a CPR Dog and learn how to properly use a syringe and suturing techniques for a real emergency.

Kids for Coding

Kids 4 Coding at Paul Duke STEM High School
Weekly in-person: June 6-July 1; weekly virtual: June 6-August 5.
Get more information at Kids4Coding.com or call 800-484-2664.
Now in its ninth year, attendees will learn Scratch, Roblox, Minecraft, robotics, Ai & AR, autonomous cars, mobile apps, web development, game development, design, Python, JavaScript, Java and more. ■

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Summer Camps

Aviation Focused STEM Summer Camp



June 13-17, with a free Young Eagles flight on Saturday, June 18. 7th to 12th grade
students may apply.

For more information, please visit eaa690.org/summer-camp. Contact Gay Roberts, Camp Registrar and Administrative Coordinator at summercamp@eaa690.org with any questions.

This unique program is held by EAA 690, a chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association located at Briscoe Field in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Topics include Aircraft Construction Methods, Principles of Aeronautics, R/C Modeling, Helicopter Flight, Ground and Flight Instruction and possible visits to select facilities located at Briscoe Field.

The EAA Summer Camps were initiated in 2012 by Dr. Debi Huffman, an instructor at Fernbank Science Center and member of EAA Chapter 690. That first year was for ages 12 and 13, who would come to be known as Alpha Group. The second year the Chapter added Bravo Group for ages 14 and 15. The third year the Chapter added Charlie Group for ages 16 to 18. In the initial year of Charlie, there were only three campers — all girls. They were quickly dubbed “Charlie’s Angels.”

In all groups, the camp emphasizes STEM, aviation-oriented, hands-on activities. Activities planned for the Alpha Group are model aviation, building a sheet metal toolbox, introducing composite construction for aviation, using drones and an opportunity to fly a small drone through a competition course, and introducing electronics.

Activities planned for the Bravo Group are advanced model aviation, introduction to airfoils and a chance to try their own design in a wind tunnel, use a simulator to fly a flight plan, build a sheet metal aileron section, use of drones and the opportunity to fly a small drone through a competition course, and introduction to welding.

The Charlie Group will be immersed in ground school education and flight training (three to four hours, depending on weather). On Friday afternoon, all groups will participate in a NASA/Mars activity by building a “Mars robot rover” and then “exploring Mars” terrain.

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