• Location: Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas
• Dates: Please check back for 2020
• Camp Fee: Please check back for 2020
• Ages: 11-14
*Please view our Camper Application page for information on camp scholarships
PreFlight Aviation Camp is an educational summer camp experience and an investment in a young girls future! Yet PreFlight is not only about aviation. It is about empowering all girls to believe that anything is a possibility for their life.
PreFlight creates an interactive learning environment by providing fun and engaging hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM). Lessons covered include aerodynamics, aircraft components, navigation, communication and weight and balance. The inspiration for PreFlight was born from the legacy of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the first female military pilots of WWII, and their history is another strong emphasis throughout the camp.
However, what sets us apart from other aviation camps is our balanced approach to relate each topic back to broader life lessons, creating healthy dialogues used to uplift, empower and challenge the girls to think critically. You don’t have to already have an interest in aviation to attend PreFlight…we provide new and enriching experiences for any girl!
During PreFlight, the campers stay at the Texas State University dorms and enjoy meals at the campus cafeteria. The girls will have the opportunity to develop teamwork, leadership, and problem solving skills during the Texas State University GOAL Program – Low Ropes Challenge Course. Additionally, campers will witness the dynamics of airport operations during an Air Traffic Control Tower Tour and Airplane Tour at the San Marcos Municipal Airport.
Throughout PreFlight, the girls will be inspired through daily mentorship from PreFlight staff and motivational guest speakers, all of whom are successful women in the aviation industry. Each girl will also receive educational materials regarding local flight schools, university aviation programs, and flight scholarships. Evening activities during PreFlight’s health, fitness, and art program keeps the atmosphere fun, playful, and engaging.
However, PreFlight’s enriching camp experience does not end there. Each girl will receive an exclusive opportunity to pilot a simulator and get a birds-eye view of the Texas State University Campus during a private flight with one of our female pilots. It is during this capstone event that the campers graduate from seeing to BELIEVING.
The activities experienced at PreFlight Aviation Camp give a young girl the opportunity to explore aviation, build confidence, and teach her that anything is a possibility for her future! PreFlight can’t wait for YOU to takeoff with us this summer!