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2019 Youth Programs Residential Camps
General Information


How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?

The Air Force Services Activity, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to include a variety of summer camps – both residential and at home station.

“The camps offer youth the chance to participate in fun activities, establish friendships and grow their knowledge and experience in areas they’re excited about,” said Patti Mehrens, AFSVA Child and Youth Programs Division chief.


The POC for all Residential Camps:

Please contact Stevie at annjeanette.brown@us.af.mil or call 731-4634 for more information!


The menu below describes each of the centrally managed Residential Camps. 

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp – application deadline is 30 May 19

26 Jun-2 Jul 19 – United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

 

Air Force Space Camp – application deadline is 10 Jun 19

Session 1:  21-26 Jul 19 – Huntsville, AL

Session 2:  28 Jul -2 Aug 19 – Huntsville, AL

 

Air Force Teen Leadership Summits – application deadline is 10 Jun 19

Session 1:  7-12 Jul 19 – Jekyll Island, GA

Session 2:  21-26 Jul 19 – Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, GA

Session 3:  5-10 Aug 19 – Cheley Camp, Estes Park, CO

 

Click here to Download PDF Application »

The PDF application for all Air Force Youth Programs Residential Camps must be completed and emailed no later than the application deadline listed by each camp to the POCs listed above and to AFFCCSystem.Admin-02@us.af.mil

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to confirm receipt of the application.

 


Air Force Teen Aviation Camp: 

This camp provides youth, who completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school at the end of School Year (SY) 2018/2019, opportunities to explore careers in the Air Force and as aviators.  Aviation Camp is held from 26 Jun-2 Jul 19 at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, APF and NAF Civilian Employees assigned to/working on an AF led installation, Air National Guard (ANG), and AF Reserve (AFR)
  • At the end of SY 18/19 completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended Teen Aviation Camp

 

Participants should plan on arriving in Colorado Springs, CO after 1200 hours on Wednesday,

26 Jun 19 and must depart before 1300 hours on Tuesday, 2 Jul 19.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Colorado Springs, CO on Tuesday, 25 Jun 19. 

Transportation costs to/from Colorado Springs, CO and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.

 


Air Force Space Camp: 

This camp provides youth, 12 – 18 years of age, opportunities to explore careers as astronauts.  Youth have the opportunity to select from five different Academies; see below for descriptions.  Space Camp is held at the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.  Two sessions are offered:  21-26 Jul 19 and 28 Jul-2 Aug 19.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, APF and NAF Civilian Employees assigned to/working on an AF led installation, ANG, and AFR
  • 12 – 18 years of age – Note: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended an Academy in their same age group

 

Session 1 participants (21-26 Jul 19) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than

1330 hours on Sunday, 21 Jul 19 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 26 Jul 19.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 20 Jul 19. 

 

Session 2 participants (28 Jul-2 Aug 19) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than

1330 hours on Sunday, 28 Jul 19 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 2 Aug 19.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 27 Jul 19. 

Transportation costs to/from Huntsville, AL and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.

 


Space Academy (12 – 14 years of age)

Session 1: 20 participants and Session 2: 20 participants

Launch on missions to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars!  Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.  Design, build and launch a team rocket.  Learn teambuilding skills on the low elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course and in one of our water facilities!  Put your creative thinking skills to work in our engineering design challenges!  Hear the inspiring stories about commercial pioneers like Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX!

Advanced Space Academy (15-18 years of age)

Session 1: 16 participants and Session 2: 16 participants

Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.  Design, build and launch a team rocket, and safely recover its payload.  Learn teambuilding skills on the high elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course.  Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer! (Pending physician approval).  Test your skills in our Engineering Challenges by constructing a heat shield and building a Rover.  Fly jet aircraft simulators!  Discover the role the International Space Station plays in our global community.  Prepare for every contingency as you go to Mars on an extended-duration mission simulation!  Earn one credit hour of freshman-level general science from University of Alabama in Huntsville in this college-accredited program!

 


Robotics Academy (12 – 14 years of age)

Session 1: 20 participants and Session 2: 20 participants

Program robots to interact with the world using a variety of sensors and motors.  Choose from various advanced lessons in building robotic attachments, programming with sensors and data functions, or using both tactile and hands-free human interface devices.  Create your own customized LED cannon using series or parallel circuits that you can take home!  Use the binary number system and logic functions to understand how machines “think.”  Design, build and pilot underwater robots using the SeaPerch ROV system!  Train in cutting edge, custom-designed Unmanned Aerial Systems simulations!  

 


Mach II (12-14 years of age)

Session 1: 15 participants and Session 2: 15 participants

Experience the unique sensation of feeling three times your normal weight in our one-of-a-kind centrifuge!  Practice water-survival skills using our helicopter simulators for a water crash and rescue by a survival lifter.  Learn about aeronautics, propulsion and aviation history.  Fly in a UAV drone simulator to reinforce lessons learned at our static displays and artifacts.  Master aerial combat and compete to be the best of the best in Top Gun!  Embark on a search and rescue mission to bring a downed pilot back from behind enemy lines while communicating as a team and evading hostile forces!  Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.

 


Mach III (15 – 18 years of age)

Session 1: 4 participants and Session 2: 4 participants

Unite as a team at the Area 51 Challenge Course with high- and low ropes elements.  Brave the centrifuge, the 150-ft. zip line, and all of our training simulators!  Reinforce leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills in our immersive F-18 cockpit simulators.  Use a UAS simulator to plan for missions and provide real time data to a command center during mission execution.  Learn wilderness survival skills and orienteering.  Plan and carry out three missions, each with their own challenges!  Compete to be the best in a bracket style head to head competition where only the best can claim the title of Top Gun.  Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards. 

 


Air Force Teen Leadership Summits: 

These camps provide teens, 14 – 18 years of age, opportunities to focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for, and sense of belonging to, the AF community.  Throughout the week, teens will participate in military traditions, community service projects, musical performances, and environmental education classes.  Teens have the opportunity to select from three different types of camps; see below for descriptions and dates.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, APF and NAF Civilian Employees assigned to/working on an AF led installation, ANG, and AFR
  • 14 – 18 years of age. NOTE: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Be physically/mentally capable and willing to participate in all camp activities
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended a Teen Leadership Summit

Beach Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 participants – 7-12 Jul 19 – Jekyll Island, GA

Beach Teen Leadership Summit is a great way to enjoy the beaches of Georgia all while learning leadership skills.  This is a brand new camp!  Camp options include beach time, beach ecology, team competitions, marsh ecology, leadership classes, and so much more!

 


Classic Teen Leadership Summit

Session 2: 120 participants – 21-26 Jul 19 – Wahsega 4-H Center, Dahlonega, GA

Nestled in a valley of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Wahsega 4-H Center hosts the Classic Teen Leadership Summit.  High adventure activities include high ropes, zip line canopy tour, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery, survival classes, and more.

 


Adventure Teen Leadership Summit

Session 3: 120 participants – 5-10 Aug 19 – Cheley Camp, Estes Park, CO

Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheley Colorado Camps is a family owned and operated summer camp.  Daily adventures include hiking, intense mountain biking, horseback riding, horse colt training, arts & crafts, woodworking, technical climbing, and archery.

Transportation costs, lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded. 

Spending money is the responsibility of the participants.

 


 

2019 Youth Programs Individual Residential Sports Camps
General Information


 AFSVA CYP has partnered with US Sports Camps to offer Individual Residential Sports Camps in 2019.  Camps being offered are basketball, soccer, contact football, swim, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and volleyball. 

Additional information on each camp is available at:  https://www.ussportscamps.com

Transportation costs to and from each camp, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 


Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, APF and NAF Civilian Employees assigned to/working on an AF led installation, ANG, and AFR
  • See each camp for ages – Note: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)

 


The POC for all Individual Residential Sports Camps:

Please contact Stevie at annjeanette.brown@us.af.mil or call 731-4634 for more information!


 

The menu below describes each of the Individual Sports Camps: 

The Nike Girls Basketball Camp

16-19 Jun 19 – Wingate University, Wingate, NC

8-15 years of age

 

The Nike Boys Basketball Camp

23-26 Jun 19 – Wingate University, Wingate, NC

8-17 years of age

 

The Nike Co-ed Swim Camp

23-26 Jun 19 – Seattle University, Seattle, WA

9-18 years of age

 

The Nike Coed Soccer Camp

23-26 Jun 19 – Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA

10-18 years of age

 

The Nike Girls Softball Camp

7-11 Jul 19 – Curry College, Milton, MA

9-18 years of age

 

Contact Boys Football Camp

7-10 Jul 19 – Curry College, Milton, MA

8-18 years of age

 

Complete Player Jr. Co-ed Basketball Camp

15-19 Jul 19 – Spokane, WA

9-12 years of age

 

Xcelerate Nike Missouri Boys Lacrosse Camp

8-11 Jul 19 – Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO

10-18 years of age

 

Xcelerate Nike Missouri Girls Lacrosse Camp

8-11 Jul 19 – Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO

10-18 years of age

 

The Nike Co-ed Volleyball Camp

15-19 Jul 19 – University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

10-18 years of age

 

Big League Boys Baseball Camp

Session 1:  21-25 Jul 19 – Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

Session 2:  28 Jul-1 Aug 19 – Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, NJ

8-18 years of age

 

The Nike Co-ed Peak Performance Swim Camp

22-26 Jul 19 – University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11-18 years of age

 

The Nike Coed Soccer Camp

4-7 Aug 19 – San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

10-18 years of age

 

Click here to Download PDF Application »

The PDF application for all Air Force Youth Programs Individual Residential Sports Camps must be completed and emailed no later than the application deadline listed by each camp to the POCs listed above and to AFFCCSystem.Admin-02@us.af.mil

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to confirm receipt of the application.

 

2019 Youth Programs Residential and Individual Residential Camps

Evaluation Matrix

 

The Air Force Services Activity Youth Programs (AFSVA YP) Residential and Individual Residential Camps Selection Panel will evaluate all applications.  The selection panel will consist of five evaluators.  Each evaluator will score each application individually.  The selection panel chair will compile all the evaluations and remove the high and low score and complete the initial ranking.

 

Applications will be evaluated by the following criteria:

 

  1. Deployment

Teens/youth indicating they are experiencing deployment of a parent(s) will be given priority over teens not experiencing a deployment.  Deployment will be verified with the Unit.

 

  1. Previous Attendance at an AF Residential Camp

Teens/youth, who have not previously attended the AF Residential Camp they are applying for will be given priority over teens who have.