Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation

Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation announces Engineering Camp

March 10, 2016


ECAHF, with support from Fleet Readiness Center East and NCSU Engineering Summer Programs is pleased to announce the 2016 Eastern North Carolina Summer Elementary School Engineering Camp.

Engineering Rockets and Rovers
Havelock Tourist & Event Center
July 18-22, 2016
Rising 4th, 5th and 6th Graders

This will be an exciting, aviation-themed weeklong summer day camp this July for elementary school students (rising fourth, fifth and sixth-graders) at the Havelock Tourist & Event Center.

The camp will provide students a fun and positive glimpse into various fields of engineering by using hands-on, creative investigations and real-world building activities. Throughout the week, students will be divided into design teams led by local elementary school teachers. In their teams, students will be given the challenge to individually design and build various devices related to aviation and engineering. Students will learn engineering fundamentals by exploring various experiments related to aviation.

On the final day of camp, students will demonstrate their work in a public forum that incorporates many of the concepts from the camp’s weekly activities. Families and the community are invited to attend this final competition on Friday afternoon.

The camp is from 8:30am – 12:00noon Monday through Friday and a snack is provided. No lunch is provided.

Cost for the camp is $125 per student. Scholarships may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.

If you are interested in sponsoring a camper, please contact Amanda Ohlensehlen at amanda@havelocknc.us .
The application process will be open in February and close on April 15th. To apply, go to www.ecaviationheritage.com and follow the link to “Summer Camp”. Or email us for the application packet at amanda@havelocknc.us.

For more information, contact Amanda Ohlensehlen or Greta Meadows at (252) 444-4348.



Aviation campers find how failure leads to success

July 23, 2015

Camper at ECAHF aviation camp in Havelock NC 2015. Allies for Cherry Point's Tomorrow.

First Eastern Carolina Aviation Heritage Foundation Summer Camp emphasized aeronautics, science, technology, engineering and math.

“You always learn to fail. You always have to fail,” said camper Halley Bonner, of Havelock. “You can’t create success all the time. That’s what we’ve had to learn. That’s why there is the scientific method, hypothesis and conclusion. I’ve learned a lot at this camp and it’s been awesome.” Bonner was among the 40 rising fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders participating in the first-ever summer camp that emphasized aeronautics, science, technology, engineering and math.

“We are trying to get kids inspired about science, engineering and math at an early age so they can consider doing that in the future. This is a great age to capture that enthusiasm and creativity and let them explore. It’s been a ton of fun and eye opening to see everything that they come up with on their own and how they interpret the various constraints on the different projects that we are having them work on.”