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NEWS | March 31, 2014

Youth Aviation, Space, Leadership camp sign-ups deadline extended to April 9

By Gary Grove 628th Force Support Squadron, information specialist

April 9, 2014, is the final day for Joint Base Charleston youth to submit applications for three upcoming Air Force-sponsored summer camps for 2014.

These opportunities include the Teen Aviation Camp at the U.S. Air Force Academy, June 7-12, Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., July 27 - Aug. 1, and the Leadership Camp at the University of Texas in San Antonio, Texas, July 9-13.
All lodging, meals and program costs are centrally funded at no cost to participants or JB Charleston. Airline or POV travel costs to each camp are the responsibility of the attendees.

Camps are open to eligible family members of active duty assigned to JB Charleston, Air Force retired military, current AF civilian employees, Air National Guard and AF Reserve who have been activated within the last 12 months.

Age or school grade requirements differ for each camp. Aviation camp is accepting youth who are entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall of 2014. Youth ages 12-18 attending the Space Camp must have a minimum grade point average of 2.8. High school students who have completed their freshman year prior to the camp are eligible for the Leadership Camp.

Summer Camp Nomination/Registration forms are available at the Air Base and Weapons Station Youth Centers. Applications will not be available or accepted after the Wednesday deadline.

For more details on each camp or eligibility status to attend, call the Air Base Youth Center, 963-5684, or the Weapons Station Youth Center, 794-7809.