Welcome to the
Texada AeroSpace Camp
We would love to see you on Texada Island for Camp this year!
The purpose of the Texada AeroSpace Camp is to immerse youth aged 10 to 15+ in the basics of aviation and aerospace sciences using unique training aids specifically designed and built by experienced volunteers - aircraft maintenance engineers, software developers, pilots and scientists, among others.
The curriculum consists mainly of hands-on learning, combined with select engaging presentations.
The 2023 Texada AeroSpace Camp will run from the morning of Wednesday July 26 to the afternoon of Saturday July 29th. It is daytimes only, and students can stay in Powell River and use a camp chaperone service and shuttle, or stay on Texada Island. The Camp fee is $200 and registration is online at https://bit.ly/TASCampReg
******* Please note that due to a large amount of interest this year we are currently checking our ability to add more capacity in the hangar. If you have an interest to be on the waitlist, please fill out only the first few pages of the registration form until the youth GRADE. This will comprise a waitlist spot. New full registrations with confirmed spots may begin again after Easter weekend, with waitlist persons contacted first. ********
We gratefully acknowledge that the camp is located on the unceded traditional territories of the K'ómoks, Tla'amin, Wei Wai Kum First Nations and thank them for their stewardship of the land, waters and air through the millennia.
(photo credit @Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society (TACT))
Sample Texada AeroSpace Camp lessons
Principles of flight
Aircraft construction principles
Airplane model work OR design/sketch
Detailed flight simulator instruction
Aircraft radio operation
Electronics and soldering
Aerospace and the environment
Fire safety/fire extinguisher use
(photo credits counter-clockwise from top left - https://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/stem-activity-teens-simple-safety-tips-solder-beginners/, Saab Partners/Swedish Electric Airplane Company, Google creative commons)
50/50 raffle to support camp
Please reach out to purchase 50/50 raffle tix for $1 each. Raffle run by McFarland Consulting on behalf of Texada AeroSpace Camp. Paypal or e-transfer to email@example.com or give cash to camp directors Becca Hathaway or Sheila McFarland. Please note that the e-transfer is automatic without need for password phrase, so double check your amount before pressing send (if you make a mistake please email firstname.lastname@example.org for refund). THANKS!!
The Texada AeroSpace Camp is the result of many people volunteering together over the years, and many people and organizations donating money and goods in addition. To read the story of how it came to be, click below. We would especially like to thank the Texada Arts, Culture and Tourism Society for their support and guidance over the years.
(photo credit @TACT, @Urban Mommies and @FestivalSeekers, and https://www.exploratorium.edu/tinkering/projects/paper-circuits)
Our Team and Sponsors
The Texada AeroSpace Camp would not be possible without the efforts of a great many individuals.
Doby Dobrostanski, Angela Seargent, Gerry Johnson, Mike Parsons, Dale Rinehart, Sandrine Simms, and Bari Lewis, and others
A very special thank you to Gerry Johnson who continues to collect empty deposit items from the Texada Recycle Depots on behalf of the Camp in the amount of several $1000's over the years!
Donations of Equipment and Funds:
Knud Rasmussen, Angie Beaumont, the Chilliwack Flying Club, Stan Smith, Texada Arts Culture and Tourism Society, Jazz Aviation LP, Sandi and Karl Bergstrand, and others.
Other Volunteers Past and Present:
Peter Chick, Becca Hathaway, Angie Beaumont, Sheila McFarland, Charlie Groves, Al MacIsaac, Peter Teuner, Courtenay Aero Club (flights in real planes!), Gillies Bay Fire Department (fire extinguisher training), and others.