Inspiration takes flight

at our Bay Area Aviation Camp!

Kids explore the wonder of flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum’s Day Camp!

Immersive programs provide fun, educational experiences for kids ages 5-12.

 

Welcome to the Hiller Aviation Camp, a fun-filled week-long day camp program dedicated to aviation and aerospace adventure for children aged 5-12. Our camp offers a unique experience where young aviation enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the exciting world of flight. We also welcome teenagers aged 13-17 to join us as Aviation Camp Teen Volunteers, gaining valuable knowledge and skills while contributing to the camp’s success. Come and join us for an unforgettable journey into the skies!

What if the camp I am interested in is full?

Aviation Camp is a popular program and many sessions have already filled up. Parents are encouraged to use the online enrollment system to join the waiting list for the session that they are interested in as early as possible. There is no charge to join a waiting list, and credit card information is not required.

Most Aviation Camp sessions which fill early will eventually have new spaces available, sometimes due to changes and cancellations for individual campers who enrolled earlier, and other times due to increases in camp capacity that make many new spaces available at once. Camper changes may occur at any time up until the camp start date. Most capacity changes are made in April and May.

Whenever a space or spaces become available for any full camp session, invitations to enroll will be sent via email to waitlisted campers from support@actvityhero.com with the subject line “Waitlist Status: Spot Available at Aviation Camp”. These invitations are sent in the order that campers joined the waiting list. Each invitation will include a special link to facilitate online registration into the full session, and an expiration date and time through which the link is valid. In most cases invitations are valid until 9 AM the next day, after which the invitation will expire and a new invitation will be sent to the next camper on the waiting list. Parents who receive an invitation to enroll from a waiting list should enroll before the expiration date/time to secure their spot.

Please note that Hiller Aviation Museum Members do not receive preferential placement on Aviation Camp waiting lists, but may enroll at the discounted Member price if a space becomes available. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to predict the likelihood of space opening in any particular Aviation Camp session. Thank you for your patience – and for your interest in the Aviation Camp program.

Can I change camp sessions?

Schedule changes/transfers will be accommodated on a space-available basis when requested at least twenty-one days before the camp start date. Changes are subject to a $25 processing fee. Changes cannot be made into full camp sessions. For full sessions, campers will be added to the waitlist at the latest position.

To request a cancellation or change, please email camp@hiller.org with your child’s full name, and enrolled camp topic and date. 

Want to change but the session you are interested in is full?

  1. Add your child to the waitlist.
  2. In the meantime, you can either:
    • Cancel the current registration for a refund (minus applicable processing fees). 
    • Wait to get a waitlist invitation and then email camp@hiller.org for a transfer. Registrant will be responsible for any balance due. If a refund is owed, it will be refunded minus a $25 processing fee.
      • Please remember that you have up to twenty-one days before the camp starts to request a refund minus the processing fee. No refunds are issued within twenty-one days of camp start date.

2024 Summer Camps

Summer 2024

Elementary Topics (K-5)

Air & Space

Explore the final frontier in a hands-on adventure in astronomy and space travel!

On Friday, Air & Space Campers go on a field trip to launch their model rockets!

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Sessions:

  • June 17-21 (FULL)
  • July 8-12 (FULL)
  • Jul. 29-Aug. 2 (FULL)

Engineer's Workshop

Immerse yourself in an environment of inquiry, discovery, and risk-taking!

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Sessions:

  • June 10-14 (FULL)
  • July 1-3 (3-Day)
  • July 22-26
  • August 12-16

Flight & Motion

Campers embark on a journey into the science of how things move!

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Sessions:

  • June 10-14
  • July 1-3 (3-Day) (FULL)
  • July 22-26
  • August 12-16

Got Bots?

Take flight with robots in an exploration of autonomous aviation!

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Sessions:

  • June 24-28
  • July 15-19
  • August 5-9
  • August 19-23

Science Magic

Hands-on investigations of the scientific secrets of the natural world.

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Sessions:

  • June 3-7
  • June 24-28
  • July 15-19
  • August 5-9 (FULL)
  • August 26-30

Test Pilot Academy

Join the best in a mission to experience the wonder of flight in cutting edge aircraft!

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Sessions:

  • June 17-21 (FULL)
  • July 8-12
  • Jul. 29-Aug. 2
  • August 19-23

Summer 2024

Intermediate Topics (5-7)

Flight Engineers

Leap into the world of aerospace engineering in a high-tech adventure!

On Friday, Flight Engineer Campers visit the USS Hornet Museum in Alameda! (No field trip for 3-Day July 1-3 camp).

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Sessions:

  • June 24-28 (FULL)
  • July 1-3 (3-Day, No field trip!) (FULL)
  • July 15-19 (FULL)

Spaceflight Tech

Construct an advanced model rocket, then fly it using a solid propellant motor!

On Friday, Spaceflight Tech Campers go on a field trip to launch their model rockets!

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Sessions:

  • June 17-21 (FULL)
  • July 8-12 (FULL)
  • Jul. 29-Aug. 2 (FULL)

All Aviation Camps Include

Hands-On Activities

Flight Simulation

Aircraft Demos

Behind-the-Scenes

Fun Games

And More!

Hiller Aviation Camps

Get your kids inspired at our day camps.

Camp Daily Schedule

Our Day 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. 

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 for select sessions for an additional fee.

Four major projects are completed daily.  Children will be assigned to discrete teams and remain with their team and the same instructional staff for the entire session.

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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 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

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

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

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