Sooner Flight Academy Announces Summer Camp Dates


Sooner Flight Academy Announces Summer Camp Dates

Does your child have an interest in science, math or aviation? Then make sure to visit flightcamp.ou.edu on Sunday, March 1, as Sooner Flight Academy opens registration for its 2020 summer flight camps.

Sooner Flight Academy’s exciting and educational summer camps take place throughout June and July and can give your camper a fun, immersive and age-appropriate way to explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as it relates to flight. Each weeklong, non-residential flight camp is designed to challenge kids ages 6 to 18 to experience the exciting world of flight through hands-on activities that let them engage with the science of physics.

Each weeklong, non-residential flight camp is designed to challenge kids ages 6 to 18 to experience the exciting world of flight through hands-on activities that let them engage with the science of physics.

Most camp levels are offered once in June and once in July, so families can choose the camp that best fits their summer schedule; however, Penguins 1 and 2 will take place in June only. Camps are limited to 24 participants in each session, so you should register early to ensure your choice of June or July sessions.

Each camp culminates on Saturday morning for campers age 8 to 13 with an unforgettable and educational airplane flight over Norman, while the oldest campers experience their cross-country and pattern flights during the camp week (subject to weather and aircraft/pilot availability). Our Penguins campers ages 6 and 7 do not fly, but instead receive a unique, hands-on experience both inside and outside of an aircraft during a pre-flight activity.

Registration is easy! Just complete your online application. A non-refundable application fee of $25 is due at the time of registration, as well as camp fees. Registration remains open for each camp session until the Monday morning before the start of each camp or until the camp is filled.

Families can also apply for a partial scholarship to defray a portion of the cost of summer camp during registration. To apply, families will need to provide some basic income and household information, along with a brief description of why you are requesting a scholarship. Most importantly, you’ll need to attach a creative submission made by your prospective camper to your application. The creative submission can be an essay, video, poem, story, picture, diorama or other work in which your child shows or tells the scholarship selection committee why they want to attend a summer camp.

The deadline to complete scholarship applications is April 1.

Sooner Flight Academy, a K-12th grade STEM program offered through OU Extended Campus, introduces students to the world of flight, with the goal of turning today’s students into tomorrow’s leaders by offering engaging, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math experiences.

For more information about Sooner Flight Academy, visit flightcamp.ou.edu. To learn more about degrees and programs offered by OU Extended Campus, visit pacs.ou.edu.

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Michael Mahaffey holds degrees in journalism and psychology. He is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience writing for print and digital publications, including award-winning coverage of the rodeo industry. In his spare time, he writes fiction, in addition to tinkering with graphic design and photography.