International Aerospace Camp
Are you a motivated student entering the 11th or 12th grade who has an interest in aviation? Join us for Aerospace Camp!
Upcoming Camp Dates
- June 16-21, 2024
- June 23-28, 2024
- June 15-20, 2025
- June 22-27, 2025
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Cleared for Takeoff! A Summer Camp Like No Other
The University of North Dakota's International Aerospace Camp is a full week of aviation adventure! This "college seminar" is similar to attending a week of actual college. Additionally, what makes this seminar unique is the amount of flight training each student receives. We are very interested in students who truly want to experience collegiate aviation.
Your counselors, flight instructors, and professors are leaders in aerospace education. You'll start with the basics of flying, experience new and exciting technology, and explore career opportunities in flight, air traffic control, aviation management, and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
The University That Flies
The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks is one of the most highly respected collegiate aviation programs in the world, and a leader in atmospheric research. Every day, throughout the world, our graduates keep the aerospace industry moving.
UND Aerospace is proud of its status as one of the most technologically-advanced centers for aerospace education in the world. Our aerospace complex features an altitude chamber for flight physiology training, unique air traffic control tower and radar simulation labs, UAS Flight Lab Classroom, over 100 aircraft (airplane and helicopter), and advanced flight training devices.
At the annual International Aerospace Camp, you will take advantage of our state-of-the-art flight simulators, classrooms, and aircraft fleet. You'll find out firsthand why more than 1,800 students are enrolled right now to get their aerospace careers off the ground.
Five Days of Non-Stop Aviation
- Experience the basics of flying in an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD)
- Take the controls on an introductory flight lesson
- Learn about, and fly, a cross-country flight
- Discover the art of instrument navigation and approaches during an IFR (Instrument Flight Rules) flight
- Apply all you have experienced during a night flight
- Learn about, and fly a drone (Tello) through an obstacle course
- Optionally, you can experience a flight in a Robinson R-44 full-glass cockpit helicopter; additional charges will apply
- Learn all about the UAS industry
- Learn how to preflight an aircraft
- Interact with advanced technology on the ground and during flight
- Attend classroom ground schools before each flight lesson
- Receive an introduction to the altitude chamber
- Learn about flight physiology
- Control pseudo-aircraft on the air traffic control simulators and 360-degree tower simulator
- Find out how collegiate aviation can build a foundation for your future career in aerospace
- Learn what it takes to succeed in college and an aerospace career
- Develop new friendships
- Plus more!
The cost ($1800) includes:
- Room and board
- All flights and flight instruction
- Transportation while at camp
If you choose the R-44 helicopter introductory flight option there will be an additional charge of $350. Full payment is required to hold your registration. If for some reason you cannot attend, a full refund is available up to March 1st. A refund of 50% is available up to May 1. No refund will be available after May 1. Online payment is required. Further instructions are given when you register.
Housing and Transportation
You'll stay right on campus in one of UND's residence halls and eat in one of our student dining halls.
Transportation to Camp
You are responsible for transportation to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Delta and Allegiant airlines serve Grand Forks. We provide transportation at no additional cost to and from the airport in Grand Forks. The free shuttle service will begin at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and continue until all students have arrived at the residence halls on campus. Students are permitted to drive to campus with their own vehicle; however, there will be no driving of personal vehicles during camp week. If you drive your own vehicle you will need to purchase a UND parking pass for the week.
Check-in is 1-5 p.m. on the first day of camp, with camp orientation at 5:30 p.m.
Make travel arrangements early, as camp housing is available only for the camp time period. UND is not responsible for lodging/meals for early arrivals or late departures.
Check-out of the residence halls is by 12:00 p.m. Friday. All camp activities will be completed on Thursday night. Non-aviation activities may be available on Friday to accommodate late departures. Shuttle services will be provided.