Looking for a summer camp for your teenager that's got possibilities WAY above the rest?
Organizers of the WRAL Freedom Balloon Fest are offering one area student a full scholarship to the Junior Balloonist Camp held at Millersville University in Millersville, PA from July 12-16, 2015.
The Great Eastern Balloon Camp is organized by the Balloon Federation of America and run by its volunteer members. All counselors are FAA certificated pilots and experienced hot air balloon crew.
The camp is open to students age 13-18 and previous ballooning experience is NOT required. The Great Eastern Balloon Camp is packed with information and hands-on experience with various hot air balloon systems and sizes.
Camp experiences include information on rigging, tethering and pack-up, and interactive class sessions where campers will learn from professional pilots about: Crew Safety, Pilot Training, Weather, Airspace, Balloon Systems, Repair& Maintenance, Mapping & GPS, Career Exploration, Decision Making and MORE. Campers will learn what is important to pilots and crew, all while in a fun and safety oriented environment.
The camp is only open to 20 campers, which means each camp participant will receive one-to-one, focused instruction and a "deep dive" into the world of the oldest form of human flight.
The scholarship includes meals and housing in the secure campus dormitories at the University. When camp ends, campers will leave as a more valuable crew member, better prepared for becoming a safe pilot, and a chance for lasting friendships.
The camp is centrally located near Philadelphia International, Harrisburg International and Millersville Airport. The scholarship does not include transportation to and from the camp, yet. Stay tuned - organizers are working to find underwriting for transportation for our lucky camper from the Raleigh area to Millersville and back through its Education & Outreach to Youth sponsors. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Let us know.
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