Few moments compare to
a child's first experience with the joy of flight. EAA agrees. This
is why the organization announced Wednesday its 2004 schedule for
the nation's longest-running aviation camp, the EAA Air Academy.
The Academy presents a complete, and improved, schedule of
residence programs this summer.
This year's youth program schedule will begin on June 12 and end
on Aug. 9. The individual camps range from five to nine days in
length and are designed for youth ages 12-18 and adults. In
addition, three EAA Fantasy Flight Camps for adults are scheduled
for October, with each three-day session featuring a different
Four separate youth programs are offered at the EAA Air Academy.
New in 2004 is the Young Eagles Camp I, designed specifically for
10- and 11-year olds. In addition, the Young Eagles Camp II is
aimed at 12- and 13-year-olds; Basic Air Academy for those 14 and
15 years old; and Advanced Air Academy ages 16-18. All sessions are
based at the EAA Aviation Center and the Air Academy Lodge in
"Since 1984, the EAA Air Academy has hosted thousands of young
people from around the world, launching them on their own voyages
of self-discovery and aviation adventure," said Chuck Larsen, EAA's
Director of Museum and Residence Education. "Each participant will
learn that the sky is not the limit - it's a beginning for aviation
fun, adventure, friendship and knowledge."
The EAA Air Academy programs, which are accredited by the
American Camping Association (ACA), are staffed with instructors
with more than 180 years of experience at the Air Academy and more
than 225 combined years of teaching and counseling
background. The Air Academy's mission is to provide a fun
aviation learning experience and develop bonds with other young
In addition to the events designed for children, adults can
enjoy three EAA Fantasy Flight Camps:
Spirit of St. Louis Fantasy Flight Camp (October 1-3).
Ford Tri-Motor Fantasy Flight Camp (October 15-17).