Aviation Day Camp

Air and Space

Explore Space Travel!

Entering Grades K-5
Full Day Only

Includes Friday field trip to rocket launch site – additional $30 field trip fee applies.

Program Dates 2023:

June 19-23
July 10-14
July 31-August 4

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

Air & Space campers investigate Newton’s Third Law of motion with a variety of hands-on experiments in rocketry, then construct a model rocket (all-new design for 2023!) capable of reaching speeds over 60 miles per hour and altitudes of 250′ or more!  Friday features a field trip to John D Morgan Park in Campbell where each child launches their rocket safely under the supervision of Hiller Aviation Museum launch staff.

Throughout the week campers investigate some of the amazing destinations in space that may be explored through rocket propulsion and space travel.  Build a model of our solar system, observe the surface of the Sun, use and take home a working refractor telescope, identify constellations in the museum’s Starlab planetarium, command a space shuttle training aircraft in the flight simulators, examine real meteorites and much more in a thrilling exploration of the universe!

Launch Site Information
Model rockets will be launched on the Friday of each camp week at John D. Morgan Park in Campbell.  Campers should check in by the regular 9 AM start time at the HIller Aviation Museum on Friday morning.  They will depart the Hiller Aviation Museum via bus at 9:30 AM and return to the Hiller Aviation Museum by 1:30 PM on Friday afternoon.  Camp activities will continue at the museum until the usual 4 PM pick-up time.  Parents are welcome to attend the rocket launch event!  Detailed directions to the launch site will be provided to enrolled families prior to each rocket launch.

Air and Space Camp Includes:

  • Rocketry
    • Model Rocket Construction
    • Balloon Cars
    • Straw Rockets
    • Parachutes
  • Solar System
    • Solar System Models
    • Sundials and Solar Observations
    • Moon Phases
    • Meteorites and Tektites
  • Space Exploration
    • Mars Helicopters
    • Remote Exploration Balloons
    • Mars Rovers
    • Spaceplane Gliders
    • Telescopes
    • Starlab Planetarium
  • Flight Simulation
    • Introductory Flight Training
    • Space Shuttle Landing Simulation
  • Launch Day
    • Field Trip to John D Morgan Park
    • Model Rocket Preparation
    • Safety Briefing
    • Rocket Launch and Recovery
  • And Much, Much More!