The NASA West Virginia Space Grant Consortium will host its fifth annual Aviation Summer Camp from June 12-14 on the Evansdale campus of West Virginia University.

The in-residence camp provides an opportunity for 42 students selected from a 20-county region in the state to have an aviation- and science-focused experience.

The first day of camp features aerospace- and aviation-related activities; hands-on design challenges; tours of the WVU campus; and a presentation by the Spinning Bees, featuring world freestyle Frisbee champion Gary Auerbach.

Day two will be held in Wheeling, where campers will participate in an onsite mission at the Challenger Learning Academy and on day three they will travel to the North Central West Virginia Airport in Bridgeport to take part in activities that include demonstrations and static displays, which allow participants to get an up-close experience with aircraft and local aerospace industries.

The camp concludes with a special presentation by former astronaut and WVU alumnus Capt. Jon McBride. McBride’s presentation, which is open to the public, will be held at 1:30 p.m. June 14 in the Gold and Blue Room of the Evansdale Residential Complex.

The camp is made possible through a grant from the NASA Education Office.

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CONTACT: Candy Cordwell, NASA WV Space Grant Consortium
304.293.3927; candy.cordwell@mail.wvu.edu

Mary C. Dillon, Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
304.293.4086; mary.dillon@mail.wvu.edu

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