Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
What is the mission of Aviation Camps of the Carolinas?
We have found that many students are unaware of some of the cool, unique career opportunities that are available to them. We have also observed that some students experience a lack of confidence in their own abilities that sometimes lead to low homework completion or low investment in school. Aviation Camps of the Carolinas aims to tackle both of those issues head-on.
Our mission is to introduce students to the wonderful world of aviation all while encouraging them to believe in themselves and trust their intelligence and resolve issues of fear so they can change the world like they were created to do!
How does Aviation Camps of the Carolinas achieve their mission?
We achieve our mission by bringing students out of the classroom to an airport, and exposing them to the inter sanctum of the world of aviation. We teach them self-confidence techniques throughout the day while introducing them to supportive, informative experts in their fields.
When does the camp occur?
Camps are scheduled 2-3 times per year throughout the school year: spring break, beginning of summer break, October, and Christmas Break. Since it is one day, their holiday is not disrupted and what they take away from the camp, they can use immediately.
Why should I/my student participate in the camp?
This camp is absolutely unique because it was designed for teenagers only. It's fast paced, fun, and as facilitators, we want to hear what they think, and so do the presenters. Teenagers need the "what" and "how." Because Ms. Robinson is a retired Navy Lt Commander, her outstanding peer group are now Admirals and Generals, and their juniors are base Commanders and Squadron Commanders. That connection allows her to call on pilots from around the country to come to Charlotte on a training mission as well as calling on Astronauts. She also knows Aerospace engineers, Aircraft manufactures, and unrelated fields such as the police department, health care, FBI to name a few, and they all have aviation departments. These are the people that are introduced to campers. Students that come to this camp do not have to qualify for admission. Yet attending gives them a leg-up in knowledge and resources that disenfranchised students often do not have.
Be a Volunteer!
We love our volunteers! You help us to ensure the success and learning of students who attend the camp.
We have available slots for Long-Term Volunteers, Day-Of Volunteers, and Chaperones.
These volunteers begin helping 3 months prior to the camp. You'd offer your talents and skills to help ensure the success of the camp leading up to it.
Talents include, but are not limited to:
Reach out to associates as sponsors
Coordination of speakers (when applicable)
Contact with teachers, ROTC units, and/or youth organizations
If you would like to volunteer in one of these capacities and chaperone day-of, please read below!
If you would like to be present and volunteer the day of the camp, we welcome you on board! Day-Of volunteers must be able to do the following:
Photograph the camp
This can be on a cellular device or a professional camera*
*Professional camera will not be provided
Social Media Posting
Post photos of the students during their camp throughout the day!
Must have working knowledge of Instagram, Facebook, and/or Twitter
Be a Chaperone!
Our diligent chaperones help us make sure our many students travel safely from Point A to B. Due to the limited space of chaperones, if you are interested in being a chaperone for the Aviation Camp, you are expected to pay a one-time fee of $150 due at sign-up, and may be subject to a background check.
* The one-time chaperone fee is contributed to the cost of the camp. This includes but is not limited to: location, food, transportation, etc.
If you are interested in being a chaperone, please click below to complete payment.
Be a Sponsor!
Sponsors are a crucial element of Aviation Camps of the Carolinas. We use sponsorship dollars to fund more camps a year. Aviation Camps of the Carolinas is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that is committed to inspiring, encouraging, and mentoring youth in the aviation field. We bring solutions to our community by first introducing young people to the amazing careers in aviation and then encouraging them who are interested, to pursue search careers. This also builds confidence for all attendees which helps them realize,
“I can do anything I set my mind to!”
Your donations help us to impact more students, more effectively, more often.
Read below to view the various sponsorship packages and to make a donation.