Aviation Day Camp

Aviation Camp is a week-long summer program in aviation and aerospace for children who will be entering Grades JK-8 during Fall 2017.  High school students aged 14-17 as of June 1, 2017 may apply as Aviation Camp Volunteers . Children entering kindergarten in Fall 2017 and who will be 5 years old no later than the camp start date may register for all Elementary Camp topics.  Children entering a JK/TK program who will be at least 4 years old at camp start date may register for Flight Explorers. Campers must be at least 10 years old and attending grades 5-8 to enroll in any Advanced Camp topic.

Multiple topics are offered throughout the year. All camp programs include:

  • Hands-on Activities and Flying Models
  • Flight Simulation Sessions
  • Aircraft Demonstrations
  • Behind-the-Scenes Museum Gallery Explorations
  • Aviation-Themed Games
  • And Much, Much More!

Camp Topics

Spring/Summer 2017

Elementary Camp Topics, Grades K-5
Primary Camp Topic, Grades JK-1

Summer 2017

Advanced Camp Topics, Grades 5-8

Full Day and Half Day Schedules

Children are divided into age-appropriate groups. Two different schedules are available:
Full Day:  9 am to 4 pm
Half Day:  9 am to 12 pm*
*Half Day available for limited topics during the summer season only

Full Day campers in elementary programs (Aero Engineers, Air & Space, Extreme Flight and Flight Science Lab) participate in four major projects and two free choice activities daily. Half Day campers (Flight Explorers and, optionally, Flight Science Lab) have two major projects and one free choice activity each day.

Full Day campers in Advanced Camp programs (Airline Transport Pilot, Engineer’s Workshop and Spaceflight Tech) participate in six major projects daily. Most Advanced Camp flight simulation sessions are flown single-pilot. Half Day is not available for these camp topics.

Extended Hours

Extended Hours are available for an additional fee. AM Extended hours are 8:00 – 8:50 am. PM Extended Hours are 4:00 – 5:30 pm (5:00 pm January-April).

Parental Permissions

Parents with campers already enrolled in a camp program who have not enrolled online may download the Camper Information and Medical Form and fill it out prior to the camp start date. Bring this form with you on the first day of camp. DO NOT MAIL THE FORM TO THE MUSEUM AHEAD OF TIME.