Services officials announce teen summer camps

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  • By Erin Tindell
  • Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
Air Force Services Agency officials recently announced the call for three Air Force teen summer camps for 2012.

The annual camps are designed to help Air Force youth build leadership skills and aspire to careers in space or aviation.

The Teen Aviation Camp is scheduled for June 2-7 at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and is designed to give youth an experience that will help them decide if aviation or the Academy is a career choice. Participants will get to fly inside a Cessna 145 among other aviation activities.

The Teen Leadership Camp is scheduled for July 8-13 at the University of Texas at San Antonio. This camp will give youth a glimpse of what university life is like while developing their leadership skills. Activities include team building, rope courses, conflict resolution and public speaking.

The Air Force Services Space Camp is scheduled for July 22-27 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. The camp allows youth to experience, imagine and interact through space shuttle mission simulations, tours of the space center and the chance to witness everyday challenges faced by astronauts.

All applicants must be a dependent of an active-duty Air Force member living on an Air Force or joint base installation or a dependent of an Air Force guardsman, reservist, retiree or civilian. Applicants must be entering their sophomore or junior year in the fall of 2012 to apply for the aviation and leadership camps. The space camp is open to youth ages 12-18.

Teens interested in applying must complete a nomination registration form and submit the form to their installation youth program by April 2. Selected participants will be notified by April 20.

Attendees will only be responsible for transportation costs; all lodging, meals and program costs will be at no charge to participants.

For more information about each camp or other Air Force youth programs, visit