Junior Aviator Camps

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SIU Junior Aviators Camp simulationThe Department of Aviation Management and Flight at SIU Carbondale offers multiple Junior Aviator Camps to give youth the opportunity to learn about what pilots and mechanics do as well as learn about career paths in aviation. All camps will take place at the Southern Illinois Carbondale Airport.

Please see our flyer for further information about the camp.

Please note, Junior Aviator Camps will follow IDPH Restore Illinois Camp Guidelines.


Junior Aviator III (Pilots)

Grades: 1-3
Date: June 7-11
Time: 8:30am – 12pm
Cost: $25

The camp runs Monday through Friday with camp activities in a half day format.

This week-long half-day camp introduces children entering grades 1-3 to the world of aviation. Through fun hands-on activities, they will be introduced to how pilots prepare for a flight. Topics will include:

  1. Pilot health
  2. Types of aircraft
  3. Airports and maps
  4. Weather
  5. Flight planning

SIU Junior Aviator Campers

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Program Requirement

The Camp Release Form is required for camp participation and must be received in our office prior to camp beginning. The 2021 Camp Release Form will be uploaded at a later date.


Please call Sarah VanVooren at 618-453-3472 or send an email to svanvoo@siu.edu.  

Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. At any time after that date, refunds are made for medical reasons only and all such requests must have a signed statement from your physician. If a medical cancellation request is not received by the first day of camp, a refund is not issued.

Refunds are not given to campers who voluntarily leave camp or who are sent home for disciplinary reasons. The University reserves the right to cancel any program. In the event of cancellation, only those pre-registered will be notified.