Jaars Center

As a precautionary measure due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have cancelled all events, suspended tours, and closed our museums until further notice. However, we are continuing to plan for this year’s Brigade Air Camp even as we keep our eyes on developments around the globe. We are taking registrations and have extended our deposit deadline to June 1st.

Brigade Air Camp

Experience missionary aviation over your summer break!

JAARS partners with Brigade Air to offer a Christian youth mentoring curriculum and mission aviation camp program with the goal of encouraging young people to seriously consider God’s calling on their lives to serve in missionary aviation.

Join Us for 2020

We’re excited to open our application process for this year’s overnight flight camp. To be considered for the selection process, please register below. Note, this does not guarantee you will be accepted to the camp. You will be notified if selected.

Dates: August 3–7, 2020

Location: JAARS Center in Waxhaw, NC

Ages: 13–17

Cost: $650

Save $50 by registering before May 15, when the price increases to $700.

“Brigade Air solidified and changed the direction I was taking. Before that I wasn’t really sure if mission aviation was what I wanted to do.”

– Annie Kate, pilot

Reiffer, Natalie with Capt. Latshaw


  • Teachings to challenge and motivate you to serve God with all your heart
  • Inspiring testimonies from missionary guest speakers
  • Practical connecting points for serving God’s call


  • Behind-the-scenes experience at the JAARS aviation training center
  • 2 hours of flight time behind the control with a certified pilot
  • 2 hours of observation from the back seat
  • Experienced pilots sharing their knowledge in flight as well as on the ground
  • Time on our flight simulator
  • Learn the basics of aerodynamics, aircraft systems, and more
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  • Plan and follow your own short cross-country flight
  • Workshops with hands-on experience in avionics (aviation electronics), sheet metal and riveting, magnetos, and aircraft maintenance
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