February 13, 2007

Summer Wings camp set for June 17-22

by Chase Goble

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Department of Aviation Management and Flight at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has set a week-long aviation camp designed to give interested high school students an opportunity to experience first-hand the thrill of flight.

Summer Wings, June 17-22, offers those attending the chance to explore a career as a pilot by providing ground and flight training similar to the training that SIUC flight students undergo. Participants will attend ground-school classes, fly University flight training devices and aircraft (weather permitting), and enjoy evening activities on campus. All flights will be conducted under the strict supervision of the Department of Aviation Management and Flight faculty members.

Organized social activities are planned and camp staff supervises all campers on a 24-hour basis.

The commuter fee includes one evening meal, four lunches (Monday-Thursday), souvenir polo shirt, limited accident medical camper coverage and all flight instruction. Included in the resident fee is all the above and supervised evening activities, all meals (Sunday dinner-Friday breakfast), and five nights lodging in the University's residence halls, which are all air-conditioned. Campers will enjoy excellent housing accommodations with two campers per room. Resident campers may choose their roommate.

This camp is limited to eight students. Students must be completing their freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. Applications will be accepted on a first-come basis.

For more information visit www.aviation.siu.edu. To register, contact the Division of Continuing Education at 618/536-7751 or visit www.dce.siu.edu. You may also contact camp director Lorelei Ruiz at 618/453-9251 or email her at lemiller@siu.edu.