Air Camp application open for high school students of military families

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  • By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will sponsor an Air Camp event for both high school students and teachers this summer.

The first event for high school students takes place July 10-13. Selected participants will engage in up to 8 hours of curriculum per day. Daily drop off and pick up will occur at the University of Dayton. Camp activities will be focused on the exploration and examination of key components related to STEM-based accessible, lucrative, sustainable and exciting careers and related pathways in aviation and aeronautics, with an emphasis on leadership, scholarship and citizenship.

For consideration, high school applicants must be entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12 this fall. They must be a family member of an active-duty military member stationed at WPAFB or have a verifiable, direct connection to someone working at the base. There is no cost for students selected to attend.

In addition to the high school student event, there will be a professional development event July 17-19 for teachers currently employed by one or more of the greater Dayton area school districts who serve large concentrations of students in grades K-12 and are affiliated with WPAFB families. Continuing education units will be provided. Selection priority will be given to teachers currently responsible for content including science, technology engineering and/or math.

Applications will be accepted through April 15 for all events. To learn more about these and other Air Camp activities for students and teachers, visit Please follow Air Camp on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest updates.