John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
36th Annual International Aerospace Camps
Camp 1: July 7 - 12, 2019 (camp full)
Camp 2: July 21 - 26, 2019 (camp full)
Thank you for your interest in the International Aerospace Camp. The camps are full at this time, but we are creating a waitlist just in case someone who is registered becomes unavailable. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the waitlist.
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 and over 100 aircraft (fixed wing and helicopter) and an advanced flight training device: a "Canadair Regional Jet FTD."
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.
Six Days of Non-Stop Aviation
Why You Should Attend:
- 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
- Optionally, you can experience a flight in a Robinson R-44 full glass cockpit helicopter; an additional charge of $300 will apply
- Discover how flight instruments work and how to interpret them
- 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
- Control pseudo-aircraft on the air traffic control simulators and a 360-degree tower simulator
- Find out how collegiate aviation can build a foundation for your future career in aerospace
- Learn about a new segment of aviation — unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
- Learn what it takes to succeed in college and an aerospace career
- Develop new friendships
- Plus more!
What are the details?
Questions and Answers
Who can attend?
Motivated students entering the 11th or 12th grade who have an interest or curiosity about aviation careers and collegiate aviation.
How many may attend?
Each session of camp is limited to 28 students. Registration acceptance is based on the date the registration form and deposit received at UND Aerospace.
How much does International Aerospace Camp cost?
The fee of $1500.00 includes room and board, all flights and flight instruction, transportation while at camp, activities, tours and handout materials. If you choose the R-44 helicopter introductory flight option, there will be an additional $300 charge for this extra flight. A $200 deposit is required to hold your registration. This deposit is not refundable three weeks prior to camp. Online payment required, further instructions given when you register.
Where do I stay and eat at camp?
You’ll stay right on campus in one of UND’s residence halls and eat in one of our student dining halls.
How do I get to camp?
You are responsible for transportation to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Delta and Allegiant airlines serve Grand Forks. The Grand Forks International Airport has (2) gates. We provide transportation at no additional cost to and from the airport in Grand Forks.
When does camp begin?
Check-in is 1-5 p.m. on the first day of camp, with official camp orientation at 5:30 p.m.
NOTE: 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.
When does camp end?
Check-out of the residence hall is by 12 p.m. on Friday.
Closing activities will be held on the last day of camp and students may leave the night of closing activities.
How do I register for camp?
You can register for the camp here.
I'm registered; how and when should I arrive?
Delta Airlines serves the Grand Forks (GFK) airport. Free shuttle service from the airport will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday and continue until all students have arrived safely at the residence hall on campus. Camp check in will be from 1:00 - 5:00pm with camp orientation beginning at 5:30pm. Friday (close of camp), shuttle service will be arranged in two trips to the airport based on students departure schedule. Students are permitted to drive to campus with their own vehicle. However, there will be no driving of personal vehicles during camp week.