Jaars Center


Experience missionary aviation over your summer break!

JAARS offers 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 2022

We will soon open our application process for our next overnight flight camp! To be considered for the selection process, please check back here to register. Note, this does not guarantee you will be accepted to the camp. You will be notified if selected.

Not sure yet? Learn more below, or browse our FAQs.

Dates: August 8–12, 2022

Location: JAARS Center in Waxhaw, NC

Ages: 15–18

Cost: $650

Also check out our weekly JAARS Vision Flights!

“This flight camp 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

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  • 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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