HomeNewsArticle Display

Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

From left, STEM Aerospace campers Sam Theil, Rylen Dellinger and Alex Grubb explore solar energy in a hands on activity at a two-day STARBASE camp July 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Brady)

From left, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Aerospace campers Sam Theil, Rylen Dellinger and Alex Grubb explore solar energy in a hands-on activity at a two-day STARBASE camp July 11, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Karina Brady)

Air Force Services Child and Youth Programs is offering a variety of summer youth camps in 2019, to include Air Force Space Camp. (U.S. Air Force/file photo)

Air Force Services Child and Youth Programs is offering a variety of summer youth camps in 2019, to include Air Force Space Camp. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Air Force)

Youth sharpen their football skills during a youth football camp. Air Force Youth Programs is offering a variety of summer camps for 2019 to include more than 10 sports camps. (U.S. Air Force photo)

Youth sharpen their football skills during a youth football camp. Air Force Youth Programs is offering a variety of summer camps for 2019 to include more than 10 sports camps. (Courtesy photo by U.S. Air Force)

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) --

It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?

The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to include a variety of summer camps – both residential and at home station.

“The camps offer youth the chance to participate in fun activities, establish friendships and grow their knowledge and experience in areas they’re excited about,” said Patti Mehrens, AFSVA Child and Youth Programs Division chief.

For 2019, online applications aren’t available for Air Force Youth Camps. The application form, located here, must be completed by an appropriate sponsor and submitted via email at AFFCCSystem.Admin-02@us.af.mil. Sponsors can visit installation child and youth programs for more information on the camps and application process.

Air Force Youth Programs residential camps for 2019 are:

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp – Application must be submitted by May 30. The camp is June 26-July 2 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Air Force Space Camp – Application must be submitted by June 10 and two sessions are offered. Session 1 is July 21-26 and session 2 is July 28-Aug. 2 in Huntsville, Alabama.

Air Force Teen Leadership Summits – Application must be submitted by June 10 and three sessions are offered; July 7-12 in Jekyll Island, Georgia, July 21-26 at the Wahsega 4-H Center in Dahlonega, Georgia, and Aug. 5-10 at Cheley Camp in Estes Park, Colorado.

There’s also a variety of 2019 Air Force Youth Residential Sports Camps.

Application deadline for the following individual residential sports camps is no later than 30 days prior to the start of each camp:

Nike Girls Basketball Camp, June 16-19 at Wingate University, Wingate, North Carolina

Nike Boys Basketball Camp, June 23-26 at Wingate University

Nike Co-ed Swim Camp, June 23-26 at Seattle University, Seattle

Nike Co-ed Soccer Camp, June 23-26 at Oglethorpe University, Atlanta

Nike Girls Softball Camp, July 7-11 at Curry College, Milton, Massachusetts

Contact Boys Football Camp, July 7-10 at Curry College

Complete Player Jr. Co-ed Basketball Camp, July 15-18 in Spokane, Washington

Xcelerate Nike Missouri Boys Lacrosse Camp, July 8-11 at Saint Louis University, St. Louis

Xcelerate Nike Missouri Girls Lacrosse Camp, July 8-11, at Saint Louis University

Nike Co-ed Volleyball Camp, July 15-19, at the University of California at Santa Cruz, California

Big League Boys Baseball Camp with two sessions offered, July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey

Nike Co-ed Peak Performance Swim Camp, July 22-26, at the University of Washington in Seattle

Nike Co-ed Soccer Camp, Aug. 4-7, at San Diego State University in San Diego

Additional youth summer camps, offered at each Air Force installation, vary but can include: science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), sports, theater, cooking and archery. Parents or guardians should contact their installation youth programs for further information.

Engage

Twitter
“As we continue to accelerate change, we have to think outside the box on how we train." - Capt. Dmytro Pichkur, 61… https://t.co/sLkVA5ctCP
Twitter
“In order to accelerate the change we need in the #AirForce, Team Edwards understands that no one can do this alone… https://t.co/OH0xBzS3YY
Twitter
The @AF_Academy is committed to developing leaders of character. Their graduates have always inspired others. Soon,… https://t.co/rjSmH70SN8
Twitter
RT @HQ_AFMC: #success! This is the 6th flight of the Valkyrie for @AFResearchLab & the first time the payload bay doors have been opened…
Twitter
Don't miss this event LIVE at 3 p.m.! https://t.co/CFkBHJMCsi
Twitter
.@TeamTyndall's SrA Can Liu deployed to support the #COVID19 vaccination efforts in New York. She is the only Airma… https://t.co/LIfeJ48lNL
Twitter
The newest aircraft in the #AirForce fleet has been christened the F-15EX Eagle II. The Eagle II includes the lates… https://t.co/4TIA52fk06
Twitter
Congratulations to the Royal Danish Air Force on the delivery of their first F-35 today! Our Danish friends have be… https://t.co/Gg4fduigTg
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Thank you to @Princeton for having me speak today with their University Lecture Series. I greatly appreciate the opportun…
Twitter
#DYK The #AirForce is the only military branch that has service-wide guidance on acquisition programs, defining cyb… https://t.co/UJZcxugySn
Twitter
RT @366FW: Air Force Chief of Staff @GenCQBrownJr shares some words of wisdom with our Gunfighters! Our Airmen continue to #acceleratecha
Twitter
April is recognized as the Month of the Military Child. The ever-changing military lifestyle impacts every member o… https://t.co/hmvocXQaGL
Twitter
Airmanship 200 is the second of three development courses that new #Airmen receive to better understand #AirForce v… https://t.co/1rueS9ToLP
Twitter
#ICYMI -- The Department of the Air Force published a website where #Airmen and @SpaceForceDoD #Guardians can acces… https://t.co/0YJcST5XaT
Twitter
Combating #COVID19 one shot at a time. https://t.co/EVyenHCi5D
Twitter
The Department of the Air Force-Massachusetts Institute of Technology Artificial Intelligence Accelerator is helpin… https://t.co/cfsdOX43hY
Twitter
.@LRAFB, Arkansas, Airmen completed 106 sorties, 254 flying hours, and nearly 2,000 training events during a multi-… https://t.co/3YOSh8DvcT
Twitter
Today is Gold Star Spouses Day. It honors the surviving loved ones of military service members killed in the line o… https://t.co/JYCacpkds5
Twitter
Everyone is susceptible to invisible wounds. These wounds have an impact can develop at any time, in any place, in… https://t.co/XxPKyovJc9
Twitter
#AirForce Civil Engineer Center Operation Directorate teams are following safety protocols and working closely with… https://t.co/4IjMrV240S
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,340,586
Follow Us