YOTA Camp 2021 Americas To Proceed as Scheduled

Youth on the Air Camp 2021 Scheduled to Proceed

The long-awaited Youth on the Air Camp in the Americas is scheduled to proceed during the planned dates, July 11 through July 16, 2021.  The camp will take place at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio.  The camp was postponed in 2020.

The camp will comply with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as set by the state of Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control, such as requiring the use of masks, distancing, and sanitizing stations.  Some scheduled activities may have to be substituted.  Attendees may be asked to take a COVID-19 test and/or self-quarantine prior to arrival, depending on the recommended guidelines in July.  The entire staff of the camp are either fully vaccinated or will finish the vaccine series by the end of April.  Most volunteers have also indicated that they are fully vaccinated.  Data was still being collected from volunteers at press time.

If the state’s COVID-19 status unexpectedly degrades in extreme fashion or the state declares that the camp is not safe to operate, it will be postponed until 2022.  Otherwise, the camp will proceed as scheduled.

Due to the volatility of the public COVID-19 response, attendees are highly encouraged to avoid non-refundable tickets for transportation to Cincinnati.

A total of 28 campers from the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Iceland have registered out of a possible maximum of 30.  Applications will continue to be accepted through June 1 at YouthOnTheAir.org, and a waitlist will be put into place if needed.  The application process is FREE.  The cost of the camp is $100 plus transportation to and from the VoA museum.  The $100 fee will not be payable until after acceptance.  Should a potential camper not be able to afford the $100 fee, he or she may apply for a scholarship.

For details about the camp, download the camp brochure from the camp web page at YouthOnTheAir.org.

For additional information, please contact Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG at director@youthontheair.org.