This week, our Kids Summer Camps Spotlight takes us to a Camp in the Sunshine State of Florida!
National Flight Academy
Who Owns the Camp or Program:
Naval Aviation Museum Foundation, Inc.
Camp Values Statement
Taken directly from their website:
“The way they incorporate math and science into their lessons is amazing.” – Former Student
Experience one of the most exciting and immersive learning adventures in the world aboard the world’s largest simulated aircraft carrier. An experience for rising 7-12th graders that inspires interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemetics (STEM).
“[Ambition] has the bunkers, the hallways, all the red lights you see on movies. It’s real nice.” – Former Student
Participants live for 6 days in a multi-story, 102,000 square foot facility experiencing theme-park style thrills surrounded by advanced technology, flight simulators, and virtual reality games that ignite imagination and encourage learning.
“It’s huge incredible technology.” – Former Student
It all starts with the story — a heart-pumping, adrenaline-filled mission with squadrons competing to successfully finish a task. Whether it is a race or rescue, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are used in tandem with the equally important 21st century learning skills including critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork and communication to advance the team.
Ambition is next-generation innovative play. From the theme park-light sight and sound to premier technology available for students – the experience is unparalleled.
***Camp is not a military academy or flight school***
When Was Camp Founded?
Camp Activities and Facilities
Aerodynamics, Aviation, Flight Simulators, Science Center, STEM, Unique Themes, Virtual Reality
Size of Cabins and/or Dormitories?
Dorm Units capable of holding 2 – 5 kids in each.
Indoor Or Outdoor Bathrooms?
How Does Camp Serve Meals?
How Long is the Average Session?
Closest Major Cities and Driving Times:
Pensacola, FL – 20 mins
Mobile, AL – 1 hour & 15 mins
Tallahassee, FL – 3 hours
Address and Phone Number of Camp:
1 Fetterman Way, Pensacola, FL 32508
(877) 552 – 3632
Official Website Link:
Kids Packing List Printable:
Other Helpful Links:
That’s A Wrap!
Hopefully, this breakdown provided some helpful insight into the National Flight Academy. This Camp blew us all away with it’s innovative approach to learning. It left the team wishing we were kids again just to be able to experience this themed adventure.
National Flight Academy offers one of the best learning experiences that we have seen anywhere in the country. We have been combing through every ACA-recognized Camp, and this one stands out in the best ways.
We know it can be tough trying to understand the nuts and bolts of a camp. And we’ll continue to dig for the essential camp info for our wonderful camp parents. Have a great time preparing your young camper for their unforgettable outdoor adventure!
“My life gets better when the new camp brochure comes out.”
– Current Camper
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