One of our goals as an organization is to increase knowledge and enthusiasm for ballooning, and sponsoring youth to attend one of the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) youth camps.
There are there BFA Camps this year for teens to attend around the country (ages 13-18) and we have a couple of scholarships available. We pay the camp costs, the youth is responsible for the transportation costs. (This can be done by fundraising.)
Students who want to apply need to write a 1-page essay on why they want to go to camp, and get the written recommendation of a member of the Carolinas Balloon Association. Email these to Kim McKinney, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is February 11, 2019. The winners will be named by early March.
One of the scholarships offered will be in memory of former CBA member Jo Cline, who encouraged many people on their road to becoming a pilot.
For more information on these camps, see the info on the BFA website. Registration begins March 1.