Aviation Day Camp
Advanced Rocketry and Space Science
Entering Grades 5-7
Full Day Only
Includes Launch Day field trip. Additional $35 fee applies.
Program Dates 2022:
Reach for the stars with the highest-flying Aviation Camp of all! Design a model rocket using Computer Aided Design software. Print the components using 3D printers, then assemble them in a ready-to-fly configuration!
Travel to John D Morgan Park in Campbell to prepare model rockets for flight! Participate in a safety briefing, then use solid-fuel rocket motors to launch rockets to speeds of 60 mph and altitudes approaching 300′!
Explore destinations in our solar system and beyond with a working refractor telescope. Enter the Starlab planetarium to identify star patterns and planets visible for observation, master moon phases and locate stars used for celestial navigation. Analyze real Mars images collected by orbiting spacecraft, collect and examine real meteorites, fly high performance aircraft in the flight simulators and much more in a journey to infinity and beyond!
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.
Spaceflight Tech Camp Includes:
- Straw Rockets
- Fin Design
- CAD/3D Printing
- Rocket Assembly
- Model Rocket Launch
- Solar System
- Sundials and Solar Observation
- Moon Phases
- Meteorites and Tektites
- Mars Image Analysis
- Planetary Rovers
- Mars Drones
- Refracting Telescopes
- Space Shuttle Flight Simulation
- And Much, Much More!
Elementary Topics (K-5)
All camps are located at the Hiller Aviation Museum at the San Carlos Airport.