Summer Wings Aviation Camp

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Summer Wings Aviation Camp

The Department of Aviation Management and Flight at SIU Carbondale offers this week-long aviation camp designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to experience first-hand the thrill of flight. Summer Wings offers those attending the chance to explore a career as a pilot by providing ground and flight training similar to the training that SIU flight students undergo. Participants will attend ground school classes, fly university flight training devices and aircraft (weather permitting), and enjoy evening activities on campus. Students must be completing their freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school this year to qualify. The camp is limited to 8 students. Please register early. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

2018 Summer Wings Brochure

Program Date: June 24-29, 2018

Program Times: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday

Program Location: Southern Illinois Carbondale Airport with resident lodging on the SIU Carbondale campus


  • Resident Camper: $1,575
  • Commuter Camper: $1,400

Online registration requires full payment (see below).

Program Requirement:2018 Academic Medical Release Form must be submitted to Conference and Scheduling Services prior to a camp in order for your child to attend.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing. Your camp cost, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, will be refunded if you cancel by May 11, 2018. At any time after that date, refunds (less the $100 non-refundable deposit) 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.

Registration is Now Open!

Any Questions?
Please call the Conference and Scheduling Services Office at 618/536-7751 or send an email.