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At the Military Aviation Museum, campers will have unique opportunities to interact with our aircraft, work alongside veteran engineers and pilots, and so much more. Our camps are designed to get kids excited about history, science, math, technology, and engineering. Campers can follow in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers as they discovered the science of powered flight, learn what it took to be a World War II fighter pilot, discover how dinosaurs took to the skies, and so much more!
Through hands-on STEM challenges, guided tours, and experiences designed to inspire, campers will soar each day!
Week of July 13 – 17, 2020
DinoSOARS for campers Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
From 9am-12pm. What do dinosaurs and planes have in common? For starters, they both live at the Military Aviation Museum! Young paleontologists will learn about dinosaurs and fossils during this hands-on camp by exploring our Dinosaur Park, creating and excavating their own “fossils”, and examining dinosaur adaptations. Campers will also explore how things fly, before learning how dinosaurs began to take to the skies thousands of years before airplanes. Each day includes a story that sets the theme for the day’s activities.
How to Fly Your Dinosaur for campers 3rd – 5th Grade
From 1-4pm. Dive deep into the world of dinosaurs and paleontology! Campers will explore the dinosaurs in our Dinosaur Park, learn how fossils are formed and studied, imagine what dinosaurs looked like, and study how dinosaurs began to fly. This hands-on STEM camp includes opportunities to put their paleontology skills to the test and learn about flight through the eyes of a dinosaur.
Modern Pilots for campers 6th – 10th Grade
From 9am-4pm. Part 2 of our Piloting Camp! This camp picks up where Aviation Pioneers left off, though Aviation Pioneers is not a prerequisite for this camp! Dive deeper into modern flight, learning about navigation, weather, and cockpit instruments. Through tours, hands-on components such as completing a pre-flight inspection on a warbird, and simulated flight time, campers will be immersed in the world of piloting. This session includes an opportunity to take a free flight through the EAA’s Young Eagle Program.
Week of July 20 – 24, 2020
Totally Wild About Armor for campers Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
From 9am-12pm. Tanks and tortoises don’t have very much in common… or do they? Campers will learn about some of the ways that animals (and dinosaurs!) protect themselves before exploring the Museum’s collection of armored vehicles. Every day is a new adventure as campers design and build their own tank, drive a remote control tank through an obstacle course, and learn about camouflage.
Amazing Artillery for campers 3rd – 5th Grade
From 1-4pm. Get your boots on the ground during this hands-on camp! Compare animal armor to the armor used on tanks and planes, learn about camouflage, create models to determine if tracks or wheels are more effective on rough terrain, drive a remote control tank through an obstacle course, and ride on an armored vehicle.
Army of One for campers 6th – 10th Grade
From 9am-4pm. From tanks and armor to anti-aircraft weapons, campers will dive deep into the world of artillery! Campers will determine if wheels or tracks are more effective, put their camouflaging skills to the test, explore the role that fake artillery played in the D-Day campaign, and so much more! This camp will allow campers to really understand the innovations and technological advances that shaped World War II!
Week of July 27 – 31, 2020
Forces of Flight for campers Kindergarten – 2nd Grade
From 9am-12pm. Young engineers will learn about how things fly and design their own flying creations along the way. Each day begins with a story that sets the theme for the day. Through hands-on experiments and visits to the hangars, campers will learn about the science of flight and put their engineering skills to the test in this STEM camp. From kites and hot air balloons to planes and rockets, the sky's the limit!
Bicycles to Biplanes for campers 3rd – 5th Grade
From 1-4pm. Future engineers will travel back in time and follow in the footsteps of the Wright Brothers. Orville and Wilbur Wright were inspired by the flying toys they used as children, and that is where our camp begins! Campers will study flying toys to understand how they fly, explore the science of flight, and complete experiments just like the Wright Brothers did 120 years ago.
Ace Fighter Pilot for campers 6th – 10th Grade
From 9am-4pm. Travel back in time to experience World War I and World War II through the eyes of an aviator. Learn the strategies and techniques used by ace pilots. Through simulated flight, campers will be able to take to the skies and put their skills to the test in dog fights and air battles!