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Aviation

A week of high-flying fun

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Experience an action-packed week! If you love flying and you want to explore a future career in aviation, this is the place for you.

Piloting a plane is a thrill few people get to experience. You’ll do that and more. In addition to logging actual flight time that counts toward your Private Pilot license, you’ll learn the science and skills that make aviation possible and explore the wide range of opportunities for careers in aviation.

You’ll benefit from daily devotionals and Bible challenge sessions that will strengthen your faith and help you develop a strong biblical worldview. Camp instructors will demonstrate how you can glorify God by using each new skill.

Activities

  • Fly a plane on a cross-country flight.
  • Make an airplane out of sheet metal.
  • Tour an air traffic control tower.
  • Talk with missionary, military and airline pilots.
  • Learn about aerodynamics, navigation and more.
  • Grow spiritually through devotions and Bible challenges.
  • Learn about drone technology and its uses.
  • On Friday from 11 a.m.-noon, campers will participate in a glider launch at FMA.

Supply List

  • Signed Waiver

Sample Schedule

8:30 a.m.-noon Preflight Lecture, First Flight Brief, Preflight Demo
1-4:30 p.m. Flight Briefing, Flight 1, Airports & Airspace
5:30-7 p.m. Cross-country Flight Planning, Basic Navigation

(Exact times and session content may vary.)

General Information

Arrival/Departure

When to Arrive

Camp check-in for all campers is on Sunday between 2-4 p.m. at the Welcome Center.

Day camp drop-off each day will be from 8-8:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center.

What to do When You Arrive

When you arrive on campus, follow the signs to the Welcome Center to check in. Our camp counselors will give you your camp schedule and camp T-shirt. If you have a camp balance, you can take care of it at this time.

When to Depart

Day Camp pick-up each day will be from 4:30-5 p.m. in the Welcome Center. Camp ends on Friday at noon. Check with your specific camp schedule about final presentations, performances or concerts that take place on Friday.

Day Campers

Day campers must live in or stay with family in the immediate Greenville area.

Campers may be required to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on camp days. Check your camp schedule for specific details.

Day campers can also enjoy a fun highlight of our camp experience, the Bruins Bash, on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Lunch and dinner are included in the camp cost.

What to Bring

What to Bring

Phones may be used at certain time during the week of camp depending upon activities.

A modest amount of spending money is suggested for The Den, vending machines and Bruins Shop.

Please note: BJU cannot be responsible for money, valuables or personal articles.

What to Wear

Girls: For general camp activities, knee-length shorts or loose pants (yoga-type pants would not be appropriate) are normal camp attire. Tank tops, low cut tops, or crop top styles will not be permitted. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Guys: For general camp activities, shorts or pants with a T-shirt are normal camp attire. For those wishing to take part in any water activities, please bring dark, loose clothing.

Accommodations

Lunch will be served in our dining common in an all-you-can-eat buffet style. Any food concerns (allergies, diet restrictions, etc.) can be noted in the online registration form.

Camp Director

Michael Gonzales

Michael Gonzales

After completing his FAA Maintenance Technician certificate in California and receiving a bachelor’s from BJU, Michael Gonales joined the University aviation department in 2002. In 2014, Gonzales and two former faculty members started USAeroFlight, an FAA Part 141 Flight School. The company has partnered with BJU to provide quality flight training to those pursuing a career in aviation.

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