Maine ACE Camp North
Maine ACE Camp North 2022 will be run as a day camp due to several COVID restrictions. The ages of the campers will still be 14-18 who have completed 8th grade and have a strong interest in pursuing an aviation career. This camp has a rigorous schedule filled with educational classes, hands-on projects, team building and leadership training, flying, and of course - FUN!
Have you ever gazed upward and watched as a mammoth jet was about to fly over you at low level, and your curiosity about how something THAT BIG can fly? ACE Camp can help you understand how that happens. As part of the ACE Camp schedule you will learn about basic aerodynamics and what makes aircraft fly. We cannot guarantee flights on the KC-135, nor the C172, or the BE58, or the UH60, but we are doing the best we can with the limitations of COVID. (If this changes we will be in contact with you instantly once you are registered with Maine ACE Camp for additional necessary paperwork.)
During ACE Camp week you will takeoff and land more times in one week than you have ever dreamed of! SAFETY is #1 in aviation, and during our camp we stress safety every day - on the ground and in the air.
Aviation is such a wide and diverse career field that it is impossible to cover everything in one week, however we fill each day with a varied schedule so the 'fun factor" needle is pinned!
SEAPLANES! Yes, ACE Camp has expanded their program to include a FULL DAY of floatplane flying that includes some expert hangar discussions on safety, maintenance of floats, cables, special operating tactics and aircraft capabilities. Volunteer pilots from the Western Maine Flyers/ EAA 1520, Maine Aeronautical Association, KT Aviation, Naples Seaplane Service, and many others want to share their time, aircraft and knowledge with you and help guide you to a seaplane rating someday! This day is topped off with a great BBQ where students and pilots mingle and get to know each other, share stories of how they started flying, and quite possibly make some lifelong friendships and maybe even start networking for future job opportunities!
Since 9/11, as you are aware, security has been very tight in aviation. However, ACE Camp students are very fortunate to be an excepted group able to fly in military aircraft, and we are also authorized to visit FAA air traffic control facilities at Bangor airport. ACE students and staff are escorted through both the Control Tower and Radar facilities, as well as Maintenance sections, and provided an informative and interesting briefing on how aircraft arrive and depart the Bangor airport.
Schedule activities also include tours of local small airports, Bangor International Airport, aviation museums, aircraft repair businesses, aerial photography operations, and NASA Challenger Learning Center! Students also will create, build and launch their own model rockets!
ACE campers will learn teamwork and leadership skills through group sessions and role playing scenarios, meet and speak directly with expert commercial aviation pilots, FAA air traffic controllers and maintenance technicians, and possible celebrity pilots! (In 2011, singer Jimmy Buffett spoke to the students in Bar Harbor!)
Make GOOD Choices! ACE Camp students will receive critical drug and alcohol abuse information and the negative effects any offense can have on future employment opportunities and any FAA medical exams. Drugs/alcohol and aviation don't mix.
Most importantly, students will learn NOW what they will need in the future for educational courses, and help them decide which direction they want to go in aviation. Aviation Career Education. That's what it's all about. Come and join us for an unforgettable week that may change your life forever!
ACE Camp North Check-In Information
Dates: Monday, August 8 – August 11, 2022 7:30am – 6:00pm
Date & Time: Monday August 8, 2022 7:30am
Location: – Maine Air Museum, 99 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME 04401
Camp Cost: $400
If you are taking any medications, or are allergic to any foods, please advise the staff upon arrival. All medication must be labeled in a large ziplock bag and will be kept with the North Camp director.
What do I bring to the Maine ACE Camp and what should I wear?
All CAMPERS must wear Closed Toed Shoes.
Maine ACE Camp Inc will provide one camp shirt that will be worn each day and washed each day. Casual dress such as shorts and khakis are permitted.
No cutoffs or baggy pants. You may want to bring a sweatshirt and a rain jacket.
Cameras are permitted. (Don’t forget to bring extra batteries)
Earplugs: If you have your own you may want to bring them. (If you don’t have
If you are taking any medications, or are allergic to any foods, please advise the staff upon arrival.
Cell phones: Students may bring them to camp. However, they may NOT use them during the day’s activities. The camp Director will review this policy on opening day.
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