Summer Camps are Filling Up Fast!

Aerosummer 2009

Looking for something for your child to do over the summer? How about spending it at our Aerosummer Camps?

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 9am-Noon, early July to late August.

Become a Aerosummer Camp Teachers Assistant!
The Museum is looking for students ages 14 and older who would be interested in volunteering as an Aerosummer Camp TA this summer. If you like to work with kids and help them with fun hands-on activities, becoming a TA could be right for you. If you are interested in becoming an Aerosummer Camp TA please click here to fill out the Volunteer Application.

To begin the registration process please, click here. You can also download the Aerosummer brochure (PDF) here and mail the completed form in.

Aerosummer Camps 2009
First Flight
Grades 1-2
$100 (Members $80)
July 13-17, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
Students make a timeline, build and launch paper rockets, and participate in other fun activities that introduce them to aviation and space flight.

Up, Up, and Away
Grades 1-2
$100 (Members $80)
August 3-7, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
Another fun option for our younger students! This program explores flight through making and flying balloons, kites, gliders, rockets, and more.

Silent Flight
Grades 3-4
$100 (Members $80)
August 17-21, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
Students try out different kite designs, build hot air balloons, and experiment with gliders as they investigate ways of traveling on the wind.

Destination Mars
Grades 3-4
$100 (Members $80)
July 27-31, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
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.

Flights of Fancy *Special One-Day Family Camp*
Grades 4-Adult
July 18, North County, 9:30-3:30
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 Palomar RC Flyers. Campers of all ages will also build and fly a rubber powered model airplane. Program cost includes tuition for 1 child and 1 adult, and includes lunch - a terrific value!

Space Adventures
Grades 5-6
$100 (Members $80)
July 20-24, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
From the Chinese "fire arrows" to the International Space Station, students learn about the people and spacecraft that have made space exploration possible. They also apply space science by building and launching their own model rockets at beautiful Fiesta Island.

Aviation Simulations**Sold Out**, Call to be placed on the waiting list
Grades 5-12
$100 (Members $80)
August 24-28, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
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.

Extreme Rocketry
Grades 5-12
$100 (Members $80)
August 10-14, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
An exciting advanced rocketry project for students who are familiar with rocketry or have experience in model building. Students construct individual rockets and work in teams to build a multi-stage rocket. Join us for the launch on Friday!

Wright Flyer to Right Now
Grades 5-12
$100 (Members $80)
July 6-10, Balboa Park, 9:00-12:00
Learn the history of aviation from da Vinci to space flight using our simulators! Students will 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 great way to learn history in a fun way.

To begin the registration process please, click here. You can also download the Aerosummer brochure (PDF) here and mail the completed form in.

Scholarships Available!
For details on scholarship applications, please call the Education Department at (619) 234-8291 x 119 (8:00 am - 2:00 pm)

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.

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