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Aeronautics Summer Camps | Flight Camps For Youth


The ACE Academy takes pride in presenting aviation resources and tools for the students not only during the camp period but throughout the year. We show students that they can have a career in the aviation industry.

Students will learn about the theory of flight, aviation’s history, aircraft maintenance and new technologies. Attendees will study real world aviation applications, aviation principles such as thrust and vectoring, and aircraft construction. They also will have the opportunity to fly radio-controlled aircraft and work on aircraft model design projects, as well as take field trips to aviation industry businesses and have the opportunity to fly in an airplane

we provide AIrplane FLights for Students
Supervised by experienced aviation staff & volunteers

2022 Recap


At Jim Shaw ACE Academy - students get to learn about airplanes, racer drones, hot air balloons, financial literacy, and so much more! In 2022, we hosted 40+ middle and high schoolers being immersed in aviation, exploring new places, making new friends, and trying new things. To all of our campers you showed up every morning with a zest for life and you are the reason we do what we do – thank you! These kids were engaged, witty, and we learned a lot from them as well. To our camp parents who trusted, supported, and encouraged us along the way – thank you! We absolutely could not do this without you. We are so grateful that you shared your greatest treasures with us this summer.

We are looking forward to our 2023 sessions! Stay tuned for more information on interest meetings, community events, and more! 

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2022 Schedule

The opening ceremony for the Aviation Career Education Academy (ACE) will be June 2022 for both Middle School & High School students starting  at Mazie S. Woodruff Aviation Technology Lab.

Middle School Session (CLOSED): 

June 13-June 17, 2022

High School Session (CLOSED): 

June 27-July 1, 2022 

Forsyth Tech Aviation Lab

2739 Aviation Drive 

Winston Salem, NC 27105

Smith Reynolds Airport
3801 N. Liberty St.
Winston-Salem, N.C. 27105 

Cost: $140 per student

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Two meals and afternoon snack served each day


  • The theory of flight
  • Hot Air Balloons 
  • Flight Planning
  • Aerodynamics
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Financial Literacy
  • And more!


  • Aircraft flight
  • Radio-controlled aircraft
  • Aircraft construction
  • Aircraft design
  • Flight Simulator
  • Drones