Summer Camps

Soar Into Summer With ACE!

Come SOAR into summer with the Aerospace Center for Excellence! Summer camps are located on the southwest corner of the Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

WeeksSTEMtastic Summer CampDestination Aviation Summer CampTake Flight Summer CampFuture Engineer Summer CampShe Can Fly Summer Camp
Weekly Fee$300$450$750$400$450
Week One
June 12-16
Ages 7-8Ages 11-13Ages 14-16
Week Two
June 19-23
Ages 7-8Ages 11-13Ages 15-17
Week Three
June 26-30
Ages 8-9Ages 12-14Ages 14-16
Week Four
July 10-14
Ages 8-9Ages 12-14Ages 15-17
Week Five
July 17-21
Ages 9-10Ages 13-15Ages 11-14

Registration
To register for summer camp, please click the link below. Parents/Legal Guardians, you must create an account with UltraCamp before registering your child for summer camp.

Sponsors
Are you interested in sponsoring a camper? Please email the education team at educate@flysnf.org for more information.

Kid at summer camp in a plane

Summer Camp Scholarships

Scholarships are available and will cover half of the total summer camp fee. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the form. After you have received notification of the status of your scholarship, you can register for your summer camp using the code provided to you and by following the registration link above.

Residential Information

Though we do not offer residential summer camps, there are many opportunities for you and your family to stay on our campus in our campground or at one of the hotels at the Lakeland Linder International Airport.

Camping
https://aceedu.org/venue/year-round-camping/general-information/

Hilton Garden Inn
https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/mcolagi-hilton-garden-inn-lakeland/

Staybridge Suites
https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/lakeland/lalap/hoteldetail

Kids at Summer Camp

She Can Fly Summer Camp 

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our She Can Fly Summer Camp is intended for girls interested in aviation. Summer Campers will experience a one-of-a-kind summer camp that will introduce them to the world of aviation. Campers will learn basic flight instructions in our Redbird Flight Simulation Lab, go on a thirty-minute discovery flight, and receive hands-on flight instruction with an FAA-certified flight instructor. Campers will explore aerodynamics while indoor skydiving and participate in daily design challenges. The campers will visit various airport businesses, meet with the Hurricane Hunters from NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center, and speak with experts in the commercial airline industry. Campers will track their progress in their log book throughout the week, work in teams to solve real-world problems and connect with ACE and Florida air Museum staff and other female aviation professionals.

What is Included?

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • Private bus transportation to and from all planned experiences throughout the week
  • Flying time in a general aviation aircraft
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • Official Aerospace Center for Excellence patch upon successful completion of program guidelines
  • She Can Fly t-shirt
  • Formal graduation ceremony on Friday

Future Engineer Summer Camp

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our Engineering Summer Camp provides a fun, engaging learning environment where campers design and create projects while discovering underlying engineering principles and processes. While campers work on their projects, they will investigate the design process while exploring aerospace engineering disciplines. Guest engineers will share exciting new research endeavors and their latest projects. Engineering simulations will allow campers to design and build with their teammates. Campers will also participate in daily engineering innovation challenges, competing against each other for daily prizes. Engineering is a 21st-century STEM skill that everyone should explore. Early exploration of engineering encourages young people to consider pursuing a career in engineering and view the world with a critical eye.

What is Included?

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • Engineering Summer Camp t-shirt
  • Formal graduation ceremony on Friday

Take Flight Summer Camp

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Our Flight Summer Camp is intended for those seriously interested in and considering pursuing their glider or private pilot’s license. Participating in ground school sessions, they will get to apply their instructional knowledge in our Redbird Flight Simulation Lab. Campers will be taken on field trips and tours to local flight schools and colleges with aviation degrees. They will engage in aviation workshops, learning how pilots calculate flight planning, aviation weather, and the basic systems of an airplane. Campers will also have the opportunity to fly in a general aviation aircraft with a certified FAA flight instructor and log their flight time in their log book. Our Scholarship Director will also share information about the flight scholarships available to them. Think of this summer camp as a shortened mini-ground school.

What is Included?

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • Private bus transportation to and from all planned experiences throughout the week
  • Flying time with an FAA-certified instructor in a general aviation aircraft
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • Official Aerospace Center for Excellence patch upon successful completion of program guidelines
  • Flight suit and selected equipment
  • Official Flight Summer Camp challenge coin upon successful completion of the program
  • Flight Summer Camp t-shirt
  • Formal graduation ceremony on Friday

Destination Aviation Summer Camp 

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Campers will engage in a variety of hands-on activities. Experienced aviation instructors and mentors will help campers dive deep into flight through experiential learning opportunities, hands-on demonstrations, and flight simulations. Destination Aviation allows campers to learn and engage in ALL aviation-related career fields. Campers will attend field trips to surrounding aviation industries, participate in a local exploration flight, and hear from guest speakers who are well-established within the aviation industry.

What is Included?

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • Private bus transportation to and from all planned experiences throughout the week
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • An opportunity to go on an exploration flight
  • Destination Aviation t-shirt
  • Formal graduation ceremony on Friday

STEMtastic Summer Camp  

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Campers will participate in a week-long experience in flight and STEM! Our summer camp focuses on the science and engineering of aviation and careers in the aviation industry. Camps include in-depth explorations, hands-on builds and activities, science experiments, presentations, and much more!

What is Included?

  • Leadership and instruction under the direction of certified teachers and/or aerospace professionals
  • All course instruction, activities, events, and materials
  • STEMtastic t-shirt
  • Formal graduation ceremony on Friday
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