2023 Aviation Camp registration is open.

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.

 

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. 

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 health rules regulating K-12 programs.  A generous cancellation policy is in place to provide additional flexibility and peace of mind to families.

  • Enrollments made through February 28, 2023 are fully refundable up until 60 days prior to camp start date.
  • Cancellations allowed less a nominal processing fee as late as two weeks prior to camp start date.
  • Full refunds issued if camp sessions are canceled due to changes in public health orders.

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

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!

2023 Camp Topics

Schedules Spring/Summer 2023

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 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 federal criteria to receive free or reduced price meals at school.  Select holiday sessions are available for Aero Club enrollment.  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. Please do not mail forms to the museum ahead of time.