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Explore Aviation Summer Camp 2020


Are you a teen who has what it takes to leave ordinary behind? If you do, then NAV CANADA's Explore Aviation Summer Camp is made for you!

This summer, 24 young women and 24 young men entering Grade 10 high school (or secondary 4 in Quebec) from across Canada will gather in Cornwall, Ontario. Their mission: one week of learning, fun and friendship with a focus on aviation. This all-expenses-paid camp uses hands-on learning to give you the chance to explore exciting careers that will empower you to soar to success after graduation!

​Who can apply: ​​Teens going into Grade 10 or secondary 4 in September 2020
​Where: ​NAV CENTRE, Cornwall, ON, with day trips to Montreal and Ottawa
​When: ​Young women: Aug. 9-14, 2020
Young men: August 16-21, 2020
​Cost: ​No cost to you! It's paid for by a NAV CANADA bursary, which includes flight, room and board for a week
​Why: ​To inspire you to explore a career in aviation



Run by NAV CANADA, Explore Aviation Summer Camp points the spotlight on careers in aviation, where STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is the key to success for tomorrow's workforce.

You'll have unique and exciting opportunities, such as...​

  • Learning how Canada’s aviation system works and who makes it work
  • Engaging in practice sessions controlling and advising aircraft in industry-leading simulators 
  • Trying out the tools and technology to keep aircraft flying and safe
  • Touring NAV CANADA’s Flight Inspection Aircraft 
  • Interacting with guest speakers: Air Traffic Services; Technical Operations; Engineering; Leaders
  • Taking day trips to Ottawa and Montreal: NAV CANADA tower and area control centre tours; city tours.

To learn more about NAV CANADA careers, visit the Careers​ section of our website.


Participants will be chosen from across Canada by a NAV CANADA committee made up of aviation professionals.

Please note, your application must include:

  • A completed application form
  • An essay explaining why you want to attend Explore Aviation Summer Camp (350 to 500 words)
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or community leader
The application period closes on March 8, 2020. If you have been selected, we'll email you during the week of April 6, 2020 to confirm your spot.​

For more information, contact summercamp@navcanada.ca.