PENSACOLA, Fla., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Yes, we let our kids play video games - as a matter of fact we encourage it! Gamers are among the smartest and most entrepreneurial in the country, and parents, teachers and future employers are just starting to appreciate the leadership, team building, and problem-solving skills achieved by gamers. Ambition, part of the National Flight Academy's suite of learning programs, is 100,000+ square feet of unparalleled virtual play. The land-locked, simulated aircraft carrier was created theatrically and scenically to resemble the real deal, and it does not disappoint.
Enrollment for summer single and group sessions is now underway. The 5-day, completely immersive experience combines the love of game-playing with a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum and kids are loving the inspired play-and-learn, mission-oriented scenarios. Parents and teachers have been looking for a program like Ambition that combines fun and STEM learning, so demand is high, given Ambition is the first program to achieve the balance.
The facility is state-of-the-art and only the Department of Defense has more simulators. The staterooms aboard Ambition have bunks that sleep six, just like on a real aircraft carrier, with private VIP rooms for chaperones. Catered food service is provided in the galley. Six members define a team, and the programs are filled with both (individual kids as well as groups). An incentive known as the Ambition Boost is available for groups of six or more. "It is the ultimate team-building environment," says middle school teacher Annette Smith. "The kids with varying degrees of talents in STEM and soft skills like critical thinking and communication have to work together to complete missions to do better than the other squadron. It is teaming at its best and so much fun to watch."
Ambition is located on the Naval Air Station (NAS) in Pensacola, Florida, a safe environment adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico and the National Naval Aviation Museum, the largest Naval Aviation museum in the world. "We have invested in every premium technology. Everything here is what they call next gen for what we hope is the next generation of heroes, innovators, leaders and workers," said National Flight Academy President, VADM Gerry Hoewing.
For more information visit http://www.nationalflightacademy.com.
SOURCE National Flight Academy