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Women Soar You Soar

2014 Women Soar You Soar

Monday, July 28 – Thursday, July 31 • Oshkosh, Wis.

Make sure you reserve your spot! Register online, then submit your application essay.

Join us for four days of empowerment and inspiration for young women going into 9th through 12th grades. 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pilot a jet aircraft, work on the International Space Station, be an air traffic controller, or fly an airplane by yourself?  EAA's Women Soar You Soar girls aviation camp is the idea place for young women going into 9th through 12th grades to find out!

Now in its ninth year, this unique program introduces 100 girls to more than 35 women mentors, from engineers to fighter pilots, working in a variety of aviation and aerospace fields. 

Women Soar You Soar is a four-day event, July 28–31, filled with career exploration, discovery, inspiration, and fun-including an evening event followed by an ice-cream social. Activities for this year include: 

  • Hands-on workshops
  • Education and career exploration 
  • Mentor sessions. 

The journey of a million miles begins with the first step. Take YOUR first step today by finding out more about Women Soar You Soar!

Schedule of Activities

Young women will have the chance to participate in several hands-on activities. For a complete list of activities and descriptions, visit the EAA Women Soar You Soar website

Location

The program is held at EAA grounds and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Check-in is Monday morning at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, followed by orientation activities, dinner and recreational events. University Food Service provides all meals. EAA will provide all bus transportation from EAA to UW Oshkosh and back during the program.

Lodging and Meals

Participants stay in a supervised, double-occupancy residence hall on the UW Oshkosh campus. (Plan to bring your own towels and toiletries.) We will make every effort to comply with any roommate choice request. Qualified program staff and chaperones will provide supervision for all participants. All meals will be provided by UW Oshkosh's Blackhawk Dining Center. Meals include Monday lunch and dinner; Tuesday and Wednesday breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Thursday breakfast.

Fees

The cost for this program is $75.

Registration and Essay Application

Participants can register online for this program. Click here to reserve your spot! We are accepting applications until ten working days before the start of the program. 

Participants who register are also required to submit a one-page typed essay responding to either of the following two questions:

  1. Why do you want to attend SOAR?
  2. What do you hope to gain by attending SOAR?

Mission

The Women Soar You Soar program strives to engage, inspire, and educate young women to pursue their dreams in aviation and beyond.
For more information, visit the EAA Women Soar You Soar website.

Questions and More Information

If you have questions or would like more information, please call Jason Kauffeld at UW Oshkosh toll-free at (800) 633-1442 or (920) 424-1134.

Mentor Information

The Women Soar You Soar program is not possible without the generosity of mentors, who give their time and talent to the young women participating.

To apply to be a mentor, please fill out the Mentor Application by May 1, 2014.

 
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