January 31, 2019

‘Explore Aviation Summer Camp’ Returning


Nav Canada announced this week that they are again organizing a summer camp for youth interested in a career in aviation. Following on last year’s inaugural event, this year’s one-week camp will be held at Nav Canada’s ‘NAV CENTRE’ in Cornwall, Ontario. Day trips to Montreal and Ottawa are planned.

High school students entering Grade 10 this coming fall are eligible to apply. Twenty-four girls and 24 boys will be selected from among the applicants. The young women’s camp will be held from July 14 to 19, with the young men’s camp running from August 11 to 19. Nav Canada will pay for all costs, including air transportation, lodging and meals.

Some of the activities participants will enjoy include using Nav Canada’s state-of-the-art simulators to practice controlling aircraft, touring Nav Canada’s flight inspection aircraft and tours of a Nav Canada control tower and area control centre.

“For me the interesting part is that you get to see the layers of aviation. We would say ‘there’s the pilot, there’s the person in the tower’ but there’s so many people in between and there’s so many career opportunities. I feel that I can go anywhere,” said Monica Muresan, a participant in last year’s camp.

Interested parties will need to complete an application form, compile a short essay and provide a letter of reference from a teacher or community leader. Application deadline is March 8, 2019. Click here for more information.