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 2020:

June 22-26
July 6-10
July 27-31

Experience the thrill of a real model rocket launch in a hands-on exploration of astronomy and space travel!

Each session of Air & Space offers campers the opportunity to construct their own model rocket, experimenting daily with the systems used to provide propulsion, guidance and a safe recovery.  On Fridays, Aviation Camp conducts a special field trip to a launch site on Alameda island, where launch control staff assist each camper in launching their rocket skywards at speeds exceeding 60 miles per hour with a solid propellant motor!  Campers cap their field trip and their week with a visit to the USS Hornet Museum, recovery ship for the Apollo 11 and 12 lunar landing missions in 1969. 

Throughout the week campers investigate some of the amazing destinations available through rocket propulsion and space travel.  They build a model of our solar system, observe the surface of our nearest 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, collect and examine real meteorites and much more in this exciting exploration of the universe!

Air and Space Camp Includes:

  •  Model Rocket Construction
  • Rocket Launch Field Trip
  • Visit to USS Hornet Museum
  • Space Shuttle Landing Flight Simulation
  • Refracting Telescopes
  • Solar Glasses and Sunspot Observations
  • Robotics and Mars Rovers
  • Flying Space Shuttle Gliders
  • Glowing Star Charts
  • Starlab Constellation Identification
  • Meteorites and Tektites
  • And Much, Much More!