2022 Hiller Aviation Museum Summer Camp registration is open.

Inspiration takes flight at our Bay Area Aviation Camp!

Get your kids out of the house and explore the wonder of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum Summer Camp!  Immersive programs provide fun and educational experiences for kids ages 5-12.

 

Our Summer Camps are conveniently located for families from Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, San Mateo, Foster City, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and all Bay Area Peninsula locations. 

Aviation Camp and COVID-19

Safety is the highest priority at The Hiller Aviation Museum, and Aviation Camp is presented in full compliance with all state and county health orders regulating day camp operations.  A generous cancellation policy is in place to provide additional flexibility and peace of mind to families.

  • Cancellations allowed less a nominal processing fee up to two weeks prior to camp start date.
  • Full refunds issued if camp sessions are canceled due to changes in public health orders.
  • Special health procedures are in effect at Aviation Camp – see the COVID-19 page for details.

Though I don’t have a full understanding of the camp experience, I do know that my son thoroughly enjoyed his time at camp, came home with a lot of new STEM knowledge, and was so excited by the hands-on projects and take-home activities. All in all, this is the highest quality camp experience we’ve had in the Peninsula area. Keep it up! We’ll most certainly be coming back and will recommend it highly to other families in the area!

Camp Parent
7/9/2021

Our children always learn a lot and love Hiller camps. We recommend it to all our friends.

Camp Parent
7/9/2021

Our son Loved the variety of take-home planes/ parachutes to show us and continue reinforcing what he learned”.

Camp Parent
7/8/2021

My son had a wonderful time and was excited to show us everything he made.

Camp Parent
10/15/2021

Both of my kids LOVED Aviation Camp this summer. Of course, they loved using the flight simulators.

Camp Parent
8/9/2021

Parth and Nikhil are awesome. They created many projects with the kids together. Volunteer Elizabeth was also very helpful”.

Camp Parent
8/2/2021

I am impressed with the daily “ask me about today” email so we can guide the conversation with the child(ren) as well as knowing what they do all day”.

Camp Parent
7/14/2021

My son talked about what he was able to do during the camp every time he arrived home.

Camp Parent
7/9/2021

I was worried it may be too advanced for 6 year old but it was great. He really talked a lot about this and he said sometimes there were words he did not know but it was well enough for him to be able to follow and more important learn something new”.

Camp Parent
7/8/2021

I have left comments in other areas of this survey. I also wanted to let you know that I appreciate that you had outside time and the campers played games, etc. and it was not all sitting indoors. Thanks for including that balance!

Camp Parent
8/9/2021

I thought it seemed expensive but after seeing what you get and what these kids learn it really is a great value. Thank you”.

Camp Parent
7/8/2021

Aviation Camp is a week-long day camp program in aviation and aerospace for children ages 5-12.  Children ages 13-17 may apply as Aviation Camp Teen Volunteers.

All Aviation 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!

Schedules Summer 2022

Camps meet full day, 9 AM – 4 PM.  Regular camp check-in begins at 8:30 AM, and check-out ends at 4:15 PM.  Extended PM hours are available most sessions for an additional fee.  Four major projects are completed daily.  Children will be assigned to discrete teams and will remain with their team and with the same instructional staff for the entire session.  Please see the Aviation Camp COVID-19 page for more information on measures taken to enhance the safety of campers, parents, staff and volunteers participating in Aviation Camp.

Scholarship Opportunities Available

The Summer Aero Club is a sponsored version of Aviation Camp available to students who meet state criteria to receive free or reduced price meals at school.  Three different one-week sessions are available in the Summer Aero Club.  Completion of a scholarship application is required to enroll.  See the Summer Aero Club page for more information or to apply today.

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.