Pilot Survey

I am writing to you to let you know of the plans for the BFA Youth Program Camps that are happening this year.

We have three camps planned for 2024:

  • Southeastern Balloon Camp, in Cordele, GA - June 18-23, 2024 - Director Duncan Dunavent
  • High Sierra Balloon Camp, in Reno, NV - July 13-18, 2024 - Director Karalyn Mumm
  • Boise BFA Youth Camp (Event Camp), Boise, ID - August 31, Sept 1, 2024

We hope that through the Youth Camps we will encourage a love and appreciation for safety for the sport of hot air ballooning. The youth are our future pilots and crews. Through the camps we have hands-on ballooning experiences, as well as fun educational opportunities.

The youth camps are for children ages 13 to 17.

We need your help. There are several ways to help with the camps.

  • You can send your child (if appropriate age) to one of the many camps, or maybe you know of another child who would like to attend camp.
  • You can donate funds to cover scholarships or supplies. Donate directly at: https://bfa.net/donate-to-youth
  • You can donate items that the camps need, such as t-shirts, gloves, notebooks, pens, bottled water, snacks, balloon cards or pins, hand sanitizer, masks, etc.

Each camp director puts together a list of items they need for the camp, and that list is available if you would like to help provided needed items. You can also have your name included on promotional items for the camps. We depend on donations to help get these kids to camp and pay for the supplies they need.

Please feel free to contact me or any of the Camp directors if you would like more information on how to help support the Youth Program.

We appreciate your support of the future of ballooning.


Katie Griggs