Who is running the academy?
ACE Academy 2013 is organized and staffed by many aviation professionals from various industry organizations that include Federal Aviation Administration, Portland International Jetport, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Boy Scouts of America - Pine Tree Chapter, and many other local aviation businesses.
Where will the academy be held?
The Boys Scouts Pine Tree Chapter conference facility, called the Alton Cianchette Center, will be the home base for the students throughout this exciting, action-packed week. The Center is located at 131 Johnson Road, Portland, immediately adjacent to the airport.
When will the academy be held?
The academy is a five day program, Monday - Friday, and the dates are July 22-26, 2013.
Will food be provided?
Students will be expected to bring their own lunches to camp. ACE Camp will provide snacks and beverages for breaks and field trips.
How much does it cost?
The tuition for ACE Academy 2013 is $350.00 Financial aid is available for those who need it.
What will our schedule look like?
The academy will begin at 8:30am and run until 5:30pm Monday thru Friday. There will be time for lunch and there will be breaks between events to rest and relax. More details will be sent to those accepted.
Will I be able to fly?
Yes, weather permitting, every student will get to go on an orientation flight.
How Do I Apply?
Please click on the 'apply' link on the left side of this page, and fill out the online application. If you complete the form correctly, you should receive a "thank you" page immediately after you submit the form. If you encounter any problems with the online registration, simply send me all the form data information via an email message to me at email@example.com.
When I receive the application request, I will send you an acknowledgement message, along with a teacher/guidance counselor recommendation form.
All applicants must submit:
1. Completed teacher or guidance counselor recommendation form.
2. A hand written 200 word essay answering the following questions:
Why should we accept you into our ACE Camp program this year?
What event inspired you to pursue an aviation career?
3. $50.00 non-refundable deposit.
Make check payable to: Maine ACE Camp Inc.
Please make sure you put student's name in the memo section of the check(s).
Send the essay, deposit and have your teacher mail the recommendation form to:
89 Ferry Road
Hancock, Maine 04640
We can only allow 20 students to attend ACE Camp 2013, so you must hurry to get your application package in to us. When we receive all the above information, we will contact you and then to lock in your reservation into camp, you will need to have the full tuition balance paid as soon as possible.
The camp selections are based on a "first-come, first-served" format and only the first 20 students who have completed the application package and paid their full tuition will be selected for the camp.
After the tuition is paid in full, we will send out a parent package to all students that will include medical forms, liability and hold-harmless waivers, camp code of conduct and discipline policies, what to bring to camp, registration and closing ceremony information, and camp directions.