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Flying Camps

Whether you're a student looking to join an upcoming flying camp or a club looking to host a flying camp - this page is for you! YGNZ supports both youth and clubs in attending and hosting flying camps throughout New Zealand by providing subsidised flying, logistical support, promotion, documentation and supervisory support where required.     

Upcoming Camps

Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned youth pilot our events have something to offer everyone. Check out our upcoming events page for the latest!

Types of Camps


Mini Camps

Hosted by a club and often over a long weekend throughout the year. Mini camps are a great way to get to know other youth pilots and make good progress on your flying skills with 2 or more consecutive days of learning.

Duration: 1-3 Days

Size: 3 to 10 students 

Catering: Generally self catering

Accomodation: Most airfields have onsite accomodation options e.g. Caravans, Cabins or somewhere to pitch a tent


Youth Soaring Development Camps

Hosted by a club and typically held during the summer school holidays when flying conditions are best. These camps provide youth with an opportunity to make significant progress on their flying skills and often youth leave having made new life long friends.  

Duration: 4-10 Days

Size: 10 to 30 students 

Catering: Parents / Support Crew Cater Meals

Accomodation: Onsite accomodation e.g. Caravans, Cabins or camping in a tent

Hosting a Camp

Interested in hosting a camp at your club? We work with clubs all over New Zealand. To keep things simple we have developed a checklist. 

Camp Funding

As a rule of thumb, YGNZ will allocate funding towards a students flying account based on the formula below. Adjustments may be made to this formula on case-by-case basis.

$25 per youth / per flying day

Camp Documents

Frequently Asked Question

  • What skill levels do camps cater for?
    Flying camps cater for every young pilot from beginners to experienced.
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