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SSA Juniors Camp at Ephrata

  • 30 Jun 2024
  • 7 Jul 2024
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Official SSA sponsored juniors soaring camp at Ephrata.

Brian Hart focal. See his post in SGC_News and in the March TOWLINE for details.

Here is the official announcement with registration links:

Hood River Soaring Junior Cross-country and Badge Academy 2024

Dates: June 30 – July 7, 2024

Come join us for our inaugural junior cross-country and badge camp in the beautiful Northwest. Ephrata, Washington is the home of the Seattle Glider Council’s cross-country training center and huge dedicated glider runway in the booming thermal conditions of central Washington that nonetheless boast some of the most benign territory for cross-country training and badge achievement. Typical thermal height is 7,000 – 9,000+ AGL, with many small airports and landable dryland farm fields well-distributed throughout the flight area. There is a well-established Proving Grounds that you can use to work up to your Silver Distance, and Gold and Diamond distances are not uncommon.

Attendees: juniors age 14 through 25. Adults are also encouraged to register and attend at regular SGC membership and tow rates, whether as mentors or to learn alongside the juniors. There are separate adult and junior registration links below.

Cost: $300 per junior + $50 SGC junior membership. This includes tent camping, all meals, training, glider and mentor, and one tow per day


·         We have a limited number of two-place gliders and mentors available at no charge, and you will be matched with these on a first-come, first-served basis as camp registration checks are received. Additional entrants will go on a waiting list and registration checks held pending until we can find an additional two-place glider and mentor for you, so get your name in early!

·         Your preparation for this event should begin now, so our further instructions will include a number of other easy prerequisites such as completing your Wing Runner and Bronze Badge written tests and a few basic flight tasks so that you can get the most out of this camp.

Juniors register here

Adults register here

Contact information is provided on both forms.

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