Junior Aviator Camps

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The Aviation Flight and Aviation Management programs offer 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.

Junior Aviator III (Pilots)

Grades: 1-3
Date: June 3-7
Time: 8:30am – 12pm
Cost: $125

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. 


Please call Courtney Crafton at 618-453-7437 or send an email to courtneyc@siu.edu.  

Cancellation Policy

All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. The registration fee, less a $5 cancellation fee, will be refunded if you cancel at least 7 business days prior to the camp. Any time after that date, refunds (less the $5 fee) will be issued for medical reasons only and 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.