Altus Aviation Camp will be around for many more years thanks to a grant.
The camp was one of 28 organizations that were awarded the grant from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission and totaled almost $300,000.
They plan to use the grant to help fund their aviation camp for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade and expose more school-aged children to science, technology, engineering, and math careers.
Airport Manager of Altus Quartz Mountain Regional Airport Daniel Adams says this money is very helpful.
“We’re not budgeted a lot of money for educational stuff like this. The Parks and Rec. Department really stepped up and they helped us with the financing of it. And are our partners in it and this takes a little bit of the burden off of them,” said Adams.
The camp consists of building gliders, rockets, airplanes, shooting rockets and flying flight simulators.
Adams says they hope to do their next camp will be sometime this winter