Aerosummer Camps 2012--Filling Up Fast!

 

Overview

The San Diego Air & Space Museum offers a variety of half-day, week-long summer programs. These classes teach air and space history and science through hands-on activities such as designing and building model airplanes, launching model rockets, and flying simulators.

Our summer camps run Monday-Friday, from mid-July to late August.

The San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes children with disabilities and other special needs; working with Kids Included Together we ensure that all children have access to our programs. Please contact us so we can make accommodations to allow your child's successful participation.

Click here to sign up for this year's summer camp programs

Aerosummer 2012 Camp Descriptions

First Flight 

Grades: 1-2
Time: July 16-20, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Students make a timeline, build and launch paper rockets, and participate in other fun activities that introduce them to aviation and space flight.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)
Notes: Check out The Old Globe’s new After-Camp program from 4:00-6:00pm! Click here for more information.

Up, Up, and Away

Grades: 1-2
Time: August 27-31, 9:00 AM -12:00 PM
Description: Another fun option for our younger students! This program explores flight through making and flying kites, gliders, rockets, and more.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Silent Flight

Grades: 3-4
Time: August 20-24, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Students try out different kite designs, build hot air balloons, and experiment with gliders as they investigate ways of traveling on the wind.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Destination Mars

Grades: 3-4
Time: July 23-27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Come explore Mars with us! Learn the history of our fascination with the Red Planet, build a Martian colony and a Martian lander, search for life, and build and launch an aquarocket.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Flights of Fancy One Day

Grades: 4-Adult
Time: July 28, Miramar, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Description: This fun one-day camp is now for kids AND adults! Don't just drop off your child - with this camp you get to join the fun. Spend Saturday together flying radio-controlled model aircraft and driving radio-controlled cars with members of the Miramar RC Flyers. Campers of all ages will also build and fly a rubber-band-powered model airplane. Program cost includes tuition for 1 child and 1 adult (includes lunch).
Cost: $30 (Includes 1 Child & Adult)

Aviation Simulations 1

Grades: 5-12
Time: July 30-August 3, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Finally, computer games used for education! Students will learn the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation while testing their skills on computer simulators. Additional simulators will be used throughout the week along with instruction by actual pilots. Great for the future aviator!
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Aviation Simulations 2

Grades: 5-12
Time: August 13-17, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Description: Finally, computer games used for education! Students will learn the basics of flight, navigation, and instrumentation while testing their skills on computer simulators. Additional simulators will be used throughout the week along with instruction by actual pilots. Great for the future aviator.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Time Pilots

Grades: 5-12
Time: August 6-10, 1:00-4:00 PM
Description: Learn the history of aviation from da Vinci to space flight using our simulators! Students will tour the museum, engage in daily hands-on activities, and end each day flying historical planes on our simulators. This is a great camp for the future pilot and a fun way to learn history.
Cost: $100 (Members $90)

Did You Know We Collaborate With Other Museum's Summer Camps?

Combine two half-day programs to make a complete full day of summer fun in Balboa Park. To view collaborative options click here (PDF).

 

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