Youth on the Air Camp 2024

July 7-12, 2024

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mount Saint Vincent University

Interested in attending a YOTA Camp?

Youth on the Air Camp is for already licensed amateur radio operators between the ages of 15 to 25.  Have a license, but you don't know what to do next?  Come to YOTA camp, and we'll teach you all kinds of cutting edge technology that can be used with amateur radio and connect you to other young operators and mentors in North, Central, and South America.  Already an expert?  We're looking for young operators to take their knowledge to the next level and share their previous knowledge with other young amateurs.

The camp will focus on building strong relationships with peers and mentors, and developing new radio skills.  The camp is being modeled closely after the popular Youngsters on the Air camps in IARU Region 1 (Europe/Africa/Middle East).

Campers will operate a special event station, featuring cutting-edge HF and VHF/UHF radios that many only dream of having a chance to use... and a wide array of antennas.

  • US citizens will only need a valid passport (card or full sized) and your valid US amateur radio license.  You can operate with your US callsign and add /VE3 on the end without any additional licensing.  At least once during the communication, you must state your geographical location, like "10 km outside of Halifax."
  • Campers from outside the US and Canada will need to have a passport, a radio license permit, and possibly a visitor visa.

The 2024 YOTA Americas Camp is hosted by Radio Amateurs of/du Canada


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Need more information?

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  2. Check out the final version of the 2024 Camp Handbook for an idea of what camp is like!

Camp Details

How much does it cost? What language will be used?  Where will you stay?  Check out the informational flyer about the camp by clicking on the button below.

Projected Camp Timeline:

December 1, 2023 Application Period Begins
January 15, 2024 Priority Application Period Ends
February 1, 2024 Camp Acceptance Emails Sent to Priority Applicants
February 28, 2024 Acceptance Responses Due
May 31, 2024 Forms and $100 Deposit Due; Application period Ends
July 7-12, 2024 Youth on the Air Camp