CrossVenture | Aero FAQ

How and when should I apply?

The best way to let us know you’d like to attend is to fill out the online application form. We open up applications every November, once we have determined our camp dates for the summer.

When does my reservation lock in?

Filling out our online reservation form is an application to attend CrossVenture|Aero, and does not guarantee acceptance to the camp. Space is very limited, so we want to reserve this camp for only those who are seriously interested in missionary aviation. You will be notified if you have been accepted, and your spot at CrossVenture|Aero will be “locked-in” after we receive your $150 commitment deposit within two weeks of your notification of acceptance.

Can my son or daughter apply by themselves?

CrossVenture|Aero is designed for individual participants (not groups). Your son or daughter is welcome to fill out the online application form on their own, however participants under 18 will need to provide their parent/guardian’s contact information.

How many openings are there in a given CrossVenture|Aero camp?

CrossVenture|Aero may have up to 12 campers.

What are the accommodations like?

Campers stay in our JAARS campus housing usually 2 to a bunk, 3-4 to a bedroom. Oversight is given by a dorm parent for each unit. We do not permit co-ed housing. There will be separate housing based on gender with dorm parents for each unit.

What about food?

All meals are included in the camp fee. Breakfast and dinners are prepared by volunteers and served in central housing. Lunch is provided by our campus cafeteria. Snacks provided.

How do I know what to bring?

You will receive a packing list prior to your arrival.

Who should attend CrossVenture | Aero?

You should consider registering for CrossVenture|Aero if:

  1. You have an interest in aviation and specifically how it relates to missions and the
    message of Jesus to the ends of the earth.
  2. You’d like to get some flight time.
  3. You want to hear true stories from missionary pilots about flying in extreme parts of the
What age do campers need to be for CrossVenture | Aero?

Campers must be between 15-18 years of age.

What about transportation to, from, and during CrossVenture | Aero?

Participants are responsible for getting to/from CrossVenture|Aero (located at the JAARS campus in Waxhaw, NC). Transportation during the week will mostly consist of walking around campus. Any participants 16 and older who drove themselves will be asked to leave their car parked for the week.

What is the typical schedule like?

Arrival: Monday morning, 9:00am
Graduation Ceremony (families invited!): Friday afternoon, 3:00pm
Departure: Friday afternoon following the graduation ceremony, approximately 5:00pm

What does CrossVenture | Aero cost?*

$850 Please plan to pay a $170 commitment deposit within two weeks of being notified of your
camper’s acceptance to attend CrossVenture|Aero.

Where do we send the money?

Paying by check: Make check payable to “JAARS Inc.” and mail to:
JAARS – Multi Generational Engagement
Attn: Tracy Tooley/CrossVenture|Aero
P. O. Box 248
WAXHAW, NC 28173

Paying by credit card: Call the JAARS finance department at 704-843-6343 (please notify them that you are making a payment for CrossVenture|Aero)

*prices subject to change