YOTA in the Americas currently sponsors two events for young hams each year:
We also promote other youth activities in the Americas on our site. If you know of one we don't have listed, please let us know!
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Coronavirus Status - CAMP POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
As of April 15, we have made the difficult and heartbreaking decision to postpone the Youth on the Air Camp until the summer of 2021.
As word of further restrictions and cancellations became public, the committee decided postponement was the best option given the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and well-being of our campers, faculty, staff, and the public is our top priority. A postponement to July, 2020 was also considered.
The committee is planning for July, 2021 to host the postponed camp. Campers who were accepted to the 2020 camp will have the first chance at registering for the 2021 camp. The daily schedule and plan for the 2020 camp will be the same for the 2021 camp as much as possible apart from the dates. The committee found that July was a more accessible date for the widest range of campers to attend.
The committee is also looking at ideas for a shortened, virtual camp in the summer of 2020 so that campers can participate in limited activities from home. Details of the online “camp” information will be made available once the plan has been completed.
While many sponsors and donors have already expressed support for just keeping funds to use in 2021, refunds of donations made to the camp are being offered. Groups or individuals wishing to receive a refund should contact director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG at email@example.com.
YOTA Online starts May 28!
Youngsters on the Air, our inspiration and partner in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East (IARU Region 1), has responded to the cancellation of YOTA events with a new program - YOTA Online! This program is for young hams WORLDWIDE. We want to encourage ALL our young hams in the Americas to participate. The first meeting was May 28 at 1800 UTC. Young people will be presenting on a variety of topics, and there will be prizes as well. The link to join YOTA Online sessions will be posted on the Youngsters On the Air website and social media. The sessions will be recorded and streamed on the Youngsters on the Air YouTube channel. And, it's FREE!
For more information about YOTA Online, check out the Youngsters on the Air website.
Youth on the Air camp is coming to the USA!
Check out our camps page for details about YOTA Camp for licensed amateur radio operators ages 15-25 living in the Americas!
Check out the YOTA Americas Summer Camp announcement on Ham Nation!
Check out a full hour about Youth on the Air camp on the Linux in the Ham Shack podcast from January 27, 2020!