Aviation Summer Camp Overview Ages 9-14 5 Day Camp Hours 9:00am to 4:00pm (early drop off to begin at 8:00am, late pick up until 5:30pm, extra charge of $25 for early drop off and $50 for late pick up) Cost $175.00 per week
Monday 8-9 am – Movies in the auditorium (Dogfights -History channel) 9am – 10am- Basics of flight – Licensed pilot to teach basic aviation theory, discuss theory of lift, thrust, drag, etc. brief history of flight 10-10:15am – break 10:15-12pm – Tour of Museum 12-12:45pm – Lunch 12:45-1:30pm – Build your own glider 1:30-2:15pm – Flying Gliders 2:15-2:30pm – Break 2:30-4:00pm – Make your own airplane model 4:00-5:30pm – Movies in Auditorium
Tuesday 8-9 am – Movies in the auditorium (Dogfights -History channel) 9am – 10am- Finish Models 10-10:15am – break 10:15-12pm – Rocket Science 12-12:45pm – Lunch 12:45-1:30pm – Build your own Rocket 1:30-2:15pm – Rocket Launches 2:15-3:15pm – Break 3:15-4:00pm – Ground Crew Training 4:00-5:30pm – Movies in Auditorium
Wednesday 8-9 am – Movies in the auditorium (Dogfights -History channel) 9am – 4pm- Field Trip to Virginia Air & Space Center ($5.00 per lunch) 4:00-5:30pm – Movies in Auditorium
Thursday 8-9 am – Movies in the auditorium (Dogfights -History channel) 9am – 10:15am- World War I and II fighter aircraft study 10-10:15am – break 10:15-12pm – World War I and II aircraft study continued 12-12:45pm – Lunch 12:45-3:30pm – Field trip to Fighter Factory 4:00-5:30pm – Movies in Auditorium
Friday 8-9 am – Movies in the auditorium (Dogfights - History channel) 9am – 4pm – Picnic, flight demonstrations, flight simulator rides, water balloon battle, goody bags, souvenirs, photos, etc. 4:00-5:30pm – Movies in Auditorium
Curriculum Highlights Basics of Flight – Your children will learn the fundamentals of flight, how factors such as lift, drag, thrust and weight affect flight, as well as a brief history of flight from one of the museums pilots. Kids will put their new found knowledge to the test by building and flying their own gliders, then further their knowledge by building a model airplane. Kids will also learn the basics of rocketry, learning how rocket motors work, then again put their knowledge to work by building and launching their very own model rockets. Kids will attend ground crew training, learning all of the important safety measures and hand signals required to handle aircraft on the ground. Kids will go on 2 field trips, one to the Virginia Air & Space Center, and one to The Fighter Factory, one of the premier vintage aircraft restoration facilities in the world! Children will spend the week amongst the largest collection of operational vintage and reproduction aircraft in the world! The final day will be marked with demonstration flights of several of the museums restored aircraft, a picnic, with games and prizes.