DEN Academy

Denver International Airport Academy Virtual Camp

Are you looking for a fun way to engage your child or student this summer? Here is your chance! Denver International Airport (DEN) Academy was developed for students interested in aviation in 7th through 10th grades. Students will get an inside look into the world of aviation through video presentations from DEN professionals and virtual tours, followed by weekly hands-on projects using household objects. The camp will begin June 24 and end July 15.

DEN Academy’s core values are centered around:

  • KNOWLEDGE: Students acquire knowledge of the inner workings of an airport and specific career paths found at DEN
  • EXPLORATION: Students gain an awareness of aviation through direct learning and exploratory activities
  • PROBLEM SOLVING: Students develop problem-solving skills while exploring real aviation challenges
  • STEM PRINCIPLES: Lessons combine Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) disciplines for continued educational development

DEN Academy Details

Participants:  Incoming 7th-grade students, 8th-graders, 9th-graders and 10th-graders

Dates: Launch June 24, group sessions taking place Thursdays, through July 15 for 2 hours

Location: Virtual camp will be hosted on Zoom

Cost: Free!

How it will Work

  1. Weekly Group Session
    • Beginning Thursday, June 24, and every Thursday though July 15, DEN Academy will host a large group session with students. Each session will take place on Zoom and will include a presentation from a DEN professional. (1 hour)
  2. DEN Academy Meet-up and Creative Project
    1. Following the large group session, students will break out into small groups to complete their creative projects. The projects will correlate with the presentation theme for the week, while having a Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math focus. A project materials list will be emailed to participants prior to the start of DEN Academy June 24.
    2. During the small group meet up, a DEN Academy staff member will facilitate a student discussion about the presentation for the week and support students as they complete and share their projects. *Information about the Thursday online meetups will be sent prior to the start of DEN Academy. (1 hour)

How to Apply

To be considered, all applications must be complete and emailed to [email protected] by 5 p.m. MST Friday, May 28, 2021.

DEN Academy Application

DEN Academy Waiver Release

DEN Academy Code of Conduct