National Coalition for Aviation and Space Education

Balloon Federation of America "Balloon Camps"

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The Balloon Federation of America Jr. Balloonist summer camps are based at local college campuses and are chaperoned by experienced pilots and crews. Activities are designed for all skill levels and interests. No need to worry if you don't have experience in hot air ballooning.

Balloon tethers are scheduled throughout the camp (weather permitting) under the leadership of FAA licensed pilots, to provide hands-on, practical ballooning experience. A tethered hot air balloon ride refers to when a balloon is secured to the ground by several points and allowed to rise 50-75 feet above the ground.

Tethering is an excellent way to introduce people to balloon flight. Campers explore math, science, and technology careers throughout the week in hands on settings. This is the ultimate experience for those 13 to 18 who want to learn more about hot air balloons and crewing for hot air balloons.

Camp fee is $625.00 and may vary depending on the area of the country. To learn more about camps near you, please visit or or call 515-961-8809. Read more about our camp.