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Explore Aviation Summer Camp FAQs​


1.     What is Explore Aviation Summer Camp?


Explore Aviation Summer Camp will inspire participants to explore their personal and career potential in aviation. It offers 20 girls entering Grade 10 insider access to learn how aviation works in Canada, and about the people who help keep aircraft flying safely.

This week long, all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give girls the chance to experience the career potential of a science education and to be empowered to reach for success in aviation or other technology or engineering fields. 


2.     Where will it be held?


The camp will be based at NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa.


3.     When will it take place?

The camp takes place July 15-20, 2018.


4.     Who can participate?


The cam​p is open to girls going into Grade 10 in September 2018.


5.     What activities are scheduled for the campers?


Campers will be introduced to the world of aviation and the people who keep Canada’s air navigation system operating. They will learn more about careers such as air traffic controller, flight service specialist, electronics technologist, and engineer, and about new trends in aviation science and technology.

Campers will also have an opportunity to practice in real world training simulators and on other technology, get hands-on experience flying drones, and get up close with aircraft.

Campers will also take day trips to Ottawa and Montreal, which will include tours of the NAV CANADA air traffic control towers and centres. While there, they will also participate in city tours, learning more about our country’s history with visits to top area landmarks.


6.     How do prospective applicants apply?


Please visit www.navcanada.ca/summercamp  to apply online. To apply by mail, send completed application packages to:

Explore Aviation Summer Camp
Human Resources
77 Metcalfe Street
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5L6

 Applications must include:

  • A completed application form
  • An essay explaining why the participant wants to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp (350 to 500 words)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader. Please include their contact information.
  • Twenty qualified applicants will be selected from across Canada by a NAV CANADA committee made up of aviation professionals.


7.     When is the application deadline?


Applica​tions close March 9, 2018.


8.     What is the cost to participate?


The camp is paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight and other transfers, a​nd room and board for the week.


9.     How will applicants know they’ve been selected?  

NAV CANA​​DA will email successful applicants during the week of April 8, 2018. Candidates must reply by April 29, 2018, to confirm their placement.


10.  Who will supervise the camp participants?


Participants at Explore Aviation Summer Camp are mentored and supervised by qualified NAV CANADA personnel at all times. All camp supervisors and co-ordinators have complete​d security checks.


11.  Is the camp bilingual?


As this is the first year for the camp, it will be offered in English only in ​2018.


12.  Where can I get more information?


For more information, please visit www.navcanada.ca/summercamp or contact summercamp@navcanada.ca.