Annually BAGI sponsors 2 campers to attend a Balloon Federation of America (BFA) sponsored Hot Air Ballooning summer camp. For 2018, camps will be held in Waupaca, Wisconsin - June 25th - 30th, 2018 and in Albuquerque, New Mexico - July 7th - 12th, 2018. The sponsorship pays for the tuition fee of the camp. Campers are responsible for their own transportation to and from the camp.
The BFA Youth Program operates Youth Summer Camps for teens aged 13-18. The Summer Camps are the ultimate experience for teens who want to learn more about hot air ballooning. No need to worry if you don't have experience handling balloons. Balloon tethers are scheduled throughout the camp (weather permitting) under the leadership of certified pilots. As part of the event, visitations to balloon and aviation related sites are scheduled as well as plenty of hands-on activities. Past years, topic presentations and discussions have included: Crew Safety, Balloon Systems, Basic First Aid, Power Line Safety, Weather, Pilot Training, FAR/AIM, Mapping and GPS, and much more!
Scholarship applications are due April 30th.
If you have a student who is interested, complete the scholarship application form below.
Visit the BFA site for detailed information about each camp.