Aviation Day Camp

Air and Space

Build and launch model rockets!

Entering Grades K-5
Full Day Only – Special $30 Field Trip Fee Applies.

Program Dates:

June 10-14, 2019
July 15-19, 2019
August 5-9, 2019

Launch a journey far beyond the atmosphere! Explore the science behind rocket propulsion while building a model rocket powered by a solid propellant motor. New for 2019, campers customize their own rocket design and use 3D printers to create the fins and nose cones for their rockets!

Air & Space Fridays are launch days, featuring a field trip to a launch site where rockets are flown to altitudes of 300 feet for more. Then, literally walk in the footsteps of the astronauts aboard the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, recovery ship for the first Apollo missions to land on the Moon in 1969. Observe the surface of a star, use and take home a working refractor telescope, identify constellations in the Museum’s planetarium, command a space shuttle training aircraft in the flight simulators and much more in this exciting exploration of the universe!

Air and Space Camp Includes:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing
  •  Model Rocket Construction
  • Rocket Launch Field Trip
  • Visit to USS Hornet Museum
  • Introductory and Advanced Flight Simulation
  • Refracting Telescopes
  • Solar Glasses and Sunspot Observations
  • Solar Powered Rovers
  • Flying Space Shuttle Gliders
  • Glowing Star Charts
  • Starlab Constellation Identification
  • Meteorites and Tektites
  • And Much, Much More!

Rockets are launched at school sites in Alameda.  Campers work with their instructional staff and Launch Masters to prepare, inspect, launch and recover their model rockets.