WinnAero, the STEM education for youth non-profit group, has finalized plans for this coming summer’s popular ACE Academies.  The one-week day camps will operate in July with multiple sessions based on grade levels  of the attendees. 
  •  All camps will take place at the Laconia Airport. 
  • All course work is taught by current and former NH-Certified science/math/engineering teachers augmented by aviation-specific experts. 
  • Thanks to generous donors and the Children’s Auction, tuition assistance is available for some students.
   The scheduled ACE Academies will run the weeks of 11-15 July and 18-22 July.                 The breakout is as follows:                                                                                                            Grades 3-5 have a choice of three different dates/times. 11-15 July  Morning Session 8:30 AM -12 Noon or Afternoon Session 12:30 PM-4PM.  Grades 3-5 third session is  July 18-22 Morning 8:30 AM-Noon.  
Grades 6-8 sessions run July 11-15; 8:30 AM-4 PM.  Middle School students may choose which theme or “track” within the session they wish to pursue.  Tracks offered include Pilot/Air Traffic Control, Pilot/Search and Rescue & Emergency Services, and Pilot/Aerospace Engineering/Manufacturing.  The week of July 18-22, grades 6-9 students can opt for Space Academy which will run from 8:30 AM-4 PM. This session will focus on model rocketry, astronomy, the space environment, spacecraft and space station design. 
Grades 9-12 students have one session scheduled July 18-22; 8:30AM-4PM but with two separate tracks offered: Pilot/Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing and Drone/UAS Academy operations.
 All sessions are taught by, and/or under the supervision of, NH-certified current or retired STEM Educators with licensed pilots and other aerospace professionals augmenting the teachers in select subject areas. 
 Each ACE session is limited to ten students on a first come-first served basis.  
Tuition for the Middle and High School-aged full-day sessions is $450 for the week.  
Elementary-aged half-day sessions are $250 with the Drone Academy tuition at $550.  
Some financial assistance is available. 
Applications for ACE 2022 sessions are now being accepted.  See for details, applications, financial assistance information, sponsor information and staff directory. Additional specific questions may be addressed to Education Director Caron at or (603) 556-9762.