CHECK OUT ALL OF THE CAMPS BEING OFFERED BELOW!
SCIENCE & LEADERSHIP, AND SPORTS BASED CAMPS

 

Air Force Teen Aviation Camp

16 – 22 Jun 18 – United States Air Force Academy (USAFA)

          POCs:  Ms. Teresa Witschen – teresa.witschen.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7514

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

 

Air Force Space Camp

Session 1:  29 Jul – 3 Aug 18 and Session 2:  5 – 10 Aug 18 – Huntsville, AL

          POCs:  Mr. Robert Ramirez – robert.ramirez.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7519

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

 

Air Force Teen Leadership Summits

Session 1:  8 – 13 Jul 18 – Dahlonega, GA

Session 2:  15 – 20 Jul 18 – Jekyll Island, GA

Session 3:  22 – 27 Jul 18 – Dahlonega, GA

Session 4:  6 – 11 Aug 18 – Estes Park, CO

POCs:  Mr. Robert Ramirez – robert.ramirez.2@us.af.mil or 210-395-7519

Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

The application process for all Air Force Residential Camps is completed online through a system with Georgia 4-H.  Applications are due by Friday, 11 May 18.  Each family or teen will create an account. 

Create a user account – it’s a 4-step process:

  1. Go to https://secure.georgia4h.org/event/?clientID=4
  2. Select “Create Account for Parent” from the left hand menu and fill out the form.  You will receive an email with an account activation code.
  3. Click the link included in the email and paste the code into the form.
  4. Enter your preferred password.
    1. Select the camp application you want to complete.
    2. Be sure to click the “Insert” link on the left-hand menu to get to the application form.
    3. More than one participant can apply using the same account.

The application is completely online.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of complete application package.  To confirm receipt, the applicant can verify their application by logging out of the system, logging back in, and reviewing their application.  The application can be reviewed and altered until the application period has closed.

If you have technology issues while completing the application, please contact the Georgia 4-H Military Partnership Team at milcamps@uga.edu or 706-542-4444.


Air Force Teen Aviation Camp:  This camp provides youth, who completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school at the end of School Year (SY) 2017/2018, opportunities to explore careers in the Air Force and as aviators.  Aviation Camp is held from 16 – 22 Jun 18 at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado Springs, CO.

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, Air National Guard (ANG), and AF Reserve (AFR)
  • At the end of SY 17/18 completed their Freshman or Sophomore year in high school
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended Teen Aviation Camp

Participants should plan on arriving in Colorado Springs, CO after 1200 hours on Saturday, 16 Jun 18 and must depart before 1300 hours on Friday, 22 Jun 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Colorado Springs, CO on Friday, 15 Jun 18.

Transportation costs to/from Colorado Springs, CO and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.


Air Force Space Camp:  This camp provides youth, 12 – 18 years of age, opportunities to explore careers as astronauts.  Youth have the opportunity to select from five different Academies; see below for descriptions.  Space Camp is held at the US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL.  Two sessions are offered:  29 Jul – 3 Aug 18 and 5 – 10 Aug 18.

 

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, ANG, and AFR
  • 12 – 18 years of age – Note: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended an Academy in their same age group

 

Session 1 participants (29 Jul – 3 Aug 18) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than

1330 hours on Sunday, 29 Jul 18 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 3 Aug 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 28 Jul 18.

 

Session 2 participants (5 – 10 Aug 18) should plan on arriving in Huntsville, AL no later than

1330 hours on Sunday, 5 Aug 18 and must depart no earlier than 1500 hours on Friday, 10 Aug 18.  The only exception is for OCONUS participants traveling from Asia or Europe; these participants may arrive in Huntsville, AL on Saturday, 4 Aug 18.

Transportation costs to/from Huntsville, AL and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded and begin upon arrival.

 

Space Academy (12 – 14 years of age)

Session 1: 48 participants and Session 2: 32 participants

Launch on missions to the International Space Station, the moon or Mars!  Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.  Design, build and launch a team rocket.  Learn teambuilding skills on the low elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course and in one of our water facilities!  Put your creative thinking skills to work in our engineering design challenges!  Hear the inspiring stories about commercial pioneers like Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX!

 

Advanced Space Academy (15-18 years of age)

          Session 1: 14 participants and Session 2: 34 participants

Train like an astronaut on the 1/6th Gravity Chair and the Multi-Axis Trainer.  Design, build and launch a team rocket, and safely recover its payload.  Learn teambuilding skills on the high elements at our Area 51 Challenge Course.  Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer! (Pending physician approval).  Test your skills in our Engineering Challenges by constructing a heat shield and building a Rover.  Fly jet aircraft simulators!  Discover the role the International Space Station plays in our global community.  Prepare for every contingency as you go to Mars on an extended-duration mission simulation!  Earn one credit hour of freshman-level general science from University of Alabama in Huntsville in this college-accredited program!

 

Robotics Academy (12 – 14 years of age)

          Session 1: 16 participants and Session 2: 16 participants

Program robots to interact with the world using a variety of sensors and motors.  Choose from various advanced lessons in building robotic attachments, programming with sensors and data functions, or using both tactile and hands-free human interface devices.  Create your own customized LED cannon using series or parallel circuits that you can take home!  Use the binary number system and logic functions to understand how machines “think.”  Design, build and pilot underwater robots using the SeaPerch ROV system!  Train in cutting edge, custom-designed Unmanned Aerial Systems simulations!

 

Mach II (12-14 years of age)

Session 1: 16 participants and Session 2: 16 participants

Experience the unique sensation of feeling three times your normal weight in our one-of-a-kind centrifuge!  Practice water-survival skills using our helicopter simulators for a water crash and rescue by a survival lifter.  Learn about aeronautics, propulsion and aviation history.  Fly in a UAV drone simulator to reinforce lessons learned at our static displays and artifacts.  Master aerial combat and compete to be the best of the best in Top Gun!  Embark on a search and rescue mission to bring a downed pilot back from behind enemy lines while communicating as a team and evading hostile forces!  Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.

 

Mach III (15 – 18 years of age)

Session 1: 4 participants and Session 2: 4 participants

Unite as a team at the Area 51 Challenge Course with high- and low ropes elements.  Brave the centrifuge, the 150-ft. zip line, and all of our training simulators!  Reinforce leadership, teamwork and decision-making skills in our immersive F-18 cockpit simulators.  Use a UAS simulator to plan for missions and provide real time data to a command center during mission execution.  Learn wilderness survival skills and orienteering.  Plan and carry out three missions, each with their own challenges!  Compete to be the best in a bracket style head to head competition where only the best can claim the title of Top Gun.  Culminate your week with the Thursday night campfire ceremony with skits and awards.


Air Force Teen Leadership Summits:  These camps provide teens, 14 – 18 years of age, opportunities to focus on leadership development and self-confidence, learn about programs and services available to AF dependents, and build an appreciation for, and sense of belonging to, the AF community.  Throughout the week, teens will participate in military traditions, community service projects, musical performances, and environmental education classes.  Teens have the opportunity to select from three different types of camps; see below for descriptions and dates.

 

Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, ANG, and AFR
  • 14 – 18 years of age. NOTE: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Be physically/mentally capable and willing to participate in all camp activities
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)
  • Have not previously attended a Teen Leadership Summit

 

Classic Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 ANG/AFR* participants – 8 – 13 Jul 18 – Dahlonega, GA

Session 2: 120 participants – 22 – 27 Jul 18 – Dahlonega, GA

Nestled in a valley of the Chattahoochee National Forest, Wahsega 4-H Center hosts the Classic Teen Leadership Summit.  High adventure activities include high ropes, zip line canopy tour, white water rafting, hiking, fishing, archery, survival classes, and more.

 

Beach Teen Leadership Summit

Session 1: 120 participants – 15 – 20 Jul 18 – Jekyll Island, GA

Beach Teen Leadership Summit is a great way to enjoy the beaches of Georgia all while learning leadership skills.  This is a brand new camp!  Camp options include beach time, beach ecology, team competitions, marsh ecology, leadership classes, and so much more!

 

Adventure Teen Leadership Summit

                    Session 1: 120 ANG/AFR* participants 6 – 11 Aug 18 – Estes Park, CO

Bordering Rocky Mountain National Park, Cheley Colorado Camps is a family owned and operated summer camp.  Daily adventures include hiking, intense mountain biking, horseback riding, horse colt training, arts & crafts, woodworking, technical climbing, and archery.

Transportation costs, lodging, meals, and activity fees are centrally funded.

Spending money is the responsibility of the participants.

*Note:  If there are not 120 ANG/AFR participants, the remaining spaces will be filled by other eligible applicants.

 


 

2018 Youth Programs Individual Residential Sports Camps

General Information

AFSVA CYP has partnered with US Sports Camps to offer five individual residential sports camps in 2018.  Camps being offered are basketball, soccer, baseball, softball, and volleyball.

RESIDENTIAL YOUTH SPORTS CAMP APPLICATION

 Eligible Applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • A dependent of an AF Active Duty or Active Duty Military assigned to/living on/working on an AF led installation, AF Retired, AF APF and NAF Civilian Employees, ANG, and AFR
  • 12 – 18 years of age – Note: High School Graduates are not eligible
  • Have a valid picture ID (ex. military ID, driver’s license, school ID, or passport)

 

The menu below describes each of the Individual Sports Camps:

The Nike Softball Camp

10 – 14 Jun 18 @ The University of Dallas

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

 

The Nike Coed Soccer Camp

22 – 24 Jun 18 @ Elmhurst College

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

 

The Nike Boys Basketball Camp (2 Sessions)

6 – 10 Jul 18 @ Wartburg College

18 – 22 Jul 18 @ Wartburg College

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

 

The Nike Girls Basketball Camp

23 – 26 Jul 18 – Wartburg College

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

 

The Nike Baseball Camp

9 – 12 Jul 18 @ Davenport University

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

 

The Nike Volleyball Camp

23 – 25 Jul 18 @ Seattle University

          POCs:  Mr. Anthony (Tony) Alcala – anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil or 210-395-1822

Mr. Jeremy Bales – jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil or 210-395-7509

The PDF application for all Air Force Youth Programs Individual Sports Camps must be completed and emailed no later than Friday, 11 May 18 to:  anthony.alcala.1@us.af.mil and jeremy.bales.5@us.af.mil

It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm receipt of complete application package.  To confirm receipt, the applicant must receive a confirmation email from either Mr. Alcala or Mr. Bales.

 

The Nike Softball Camp at the University of Dallas:  Directed by former collegiate All-American, Amber Connor, this camp provides girls, 12-18 years of age, the individual attention needed to improve their game.  All fundamentals will be covered, to include:  fielding, hitting, base-running, and game play every day.  Participants will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt, lanyard, and Nike prizes.  The Nike Softball Camp will be held 10-14 Jun 18 at the University of Dallas, 1845 East Northgate Drive, Dallas, TX.  For more information please refer to https://www.ussportscamps.com/softball/nike/nike-softball-camp-university-of-dallas#detailsContent

Transportation costs to and from the University of Dallas, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 

The Nike Soccer Camp at Elmhurst College:  This camp was named one of North America’s top 60 summer camps of 2017.  This coed camp provides boys and girls, 12-18 years of age, instruction focusing on functional training, attacking, supporting play, decision-making, shooting, defending, small-sided games, while using the cutting edge process of “Perfect Practice.”  Participants will receive a Nike Soccer Camp T-shirt and a post participant evaluation.  The Nike Soccer Camp will be held 22-24 Jun 18 at Elmhurst College, 190 Prospect Avenue, Elmhurst, IL.  Additional information is located at https://www.ussportscamps.com/soccer/nike/nike-soccer-camp-elmhurst-college#detailsContent.

Transportation costs to and from the Elmhurst College, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 

The Nike Baseball Camp at Davenport University:  This camp guarantees to take kids to the next level and is under the direction of Kevin Tidey and his Davenport University coaching staff.  The camp provides boys, 12-18 years of age, instruction to build skills in fielding, hitting, base-running, as well as game-time situations, and daily scrimmages.  Participants will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt, lanyard, and Nike prizes.  The Nike Baseball Camp will be held 9-12 Jul 18 at Davenport University, 6191 Kraft University, Grand Rapids, MI.  Additional information is located at  https://www.ussportscamps.com/baseball/nike/davenport-university1.

Transportation costs to and from Davenport University, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 

The Nike Boys Basketball Camp at Wartburg:  This camp is under the direction of nine-time USA Basketball Gold Medalist Head Coach Don Showalter.  The camp provides boys, 12-18 years of age, with a minimum of 19 individual and team fundamentals clinics, daily scrimmages, discussions, and more.  Participants will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt, a personal evaluation, and a report card.  There will be two sessions of The Nike Boys Basketball Camp to choose from:  6-10 Jul 18 or 18-22 Jul 18.  Both sessions will be held at Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Boulevard, Waverly, IA.  Additional information is located at  https://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/snow-valley-iowa-basketball-schools

Transportation costs to and from Wartburg College, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 

The Nike Girls Basketball Camp at Wartburg:   This camp is under the direction of nine-time USA Basketball Gold Medalist Head Coach Don Showalter.  The camp provides girls, 12-18 years of age, with a minimum of 19 individual and team fundamentals clinics, daily scrimmages, discussions, and more.  Participants will receive a Nike Camp T-shirt, a personal evaluation, and a report card.  The Nike Girls Basketball Camp will be held 23-26 Jul 18 at Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Boulevard, Waverly, IA.  Additional information is located at  https://www.ussportscamps.com/basketball/nike/snow-valley-iowa-basketball-schools

Transportation costs to and from Wartburg College, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.

 

The Nike Volleyball Camp at Seattle University:  This camp is an All Skills camp led by Head Coach James Finley.  This camp provides girls, 12-18 years of age, opportunities to master the fundamentals and develop proper mechanics through a mix of drills, games, and competitive play.  Participants will receive a Nike Volleyball Camp T-shirt and prizes.  The Nike Volleyball Camp will be held 23-25 Jul 18 at Seattle University, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA.  Additional information is located at https://www.ussportscamps.com/volleyball/nike/seattle-university-nike-volleyball-camp.

Transportation costs to and from the Seattle University, meals on travel days, additional fees charged by the specific camp, and spending money are the responsibility of the participants.

Instruction, lodging, and meals during the camp are centrally funded.


 

2018 Youth Programs Residential and Individual Residential Camps

Evaluation Matrix

The Air Force Services Activity Youth Programs (AFSVA YP) Residential Camps Selection Panel will evaluate all applications.  The selection panel will consist of five evaluators.  Each evaluator will score each application individually.  The selection panel chair will compile all the evaluations and remove the high and low score and complete the initial ranking.

Applications will be evaluated by the following criteria:

  1. Deployment

Teens indicating they are experiencing deployment of a parent(s) will be given priority over teens not experiencing a deployment.  Deployment will be verified with the Unit.

 

  1. Previous Attendance at an AF Residential Camp

Teens, who have not previously attended the AF Residential Camp they are applying for will be given priority over teens who have.

 

  1. Essays

Each essay will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  1. Completeness – 15% of total points possible

Did the teen exert effort in completing the application?

  1. Clarity – 25% of total points possible

Are the essays well-planned and written?

Are the concepts trying to be conveyed delivered in a clear and concise manner?

  1. Leadership – 25% of total points possible

Does the teen show consistency of his/her actions, values, methods, principles, etc.?

Does the teen already demonstrate a strong commitment to personal leadership and development?

  1. Perseverance – 15% of total points possible

Does the teen show a steady course in action and life purpose?

Did the teen share any personal hardships?

  1. Originality – 20% of total points possible

Are the essays original and creative?