Soar into Summer Fun at the Museum of Aviation!

All Camps are Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 12 noon for Kindergarteners – 10th graders. Cost is $138.00/week, per camp. We do not offer a multi camp or sibling discount.

Summer Camps at the Museum of Aviation are more than just fun and games. They are educational adventures that will spark curiosity and foster a love for science and exploration. The National STEM Academy Camps will help develop critical thinking, decision making, and problem-solving skills through hands-on experimentation.  The Exploration Center and Innovation Center have both developed inspirational programs for students from kindergarten through the 10th grades. 

Summer Camp Schedule for Print


Online Registration for 2024 Camps Opens February 15, 2024.

Please register your camper(s) for the grade(s) that they will be ENTERING in the 2024-2025 school year. Changes to the class lists are difficult to make on the first day of camp, and most often, because the classes are at full capacity, we are unable to make the change. For questions regarding registration, please email PRIOR to completing your registration.

Camp Descriptions

June 3-7, 2024

Animal Detective Camp (Kindergarten): Calling all animal aficionados! Become animal detectives and explore the amazing creatures that share our planet. Camp participants will learn how to identify different animals based on their unique features like stripes, spots, or even long trunks! Get ready for some roaring good fun!

Wildlife Adventure Camp (1st-5th Graders): Calling all curious kiddos, animal enthusiasts, and future biologists!   This camp is the perfect summer camp for curious kids in Grades 1-5 who want to explore the wonders of the animal kingdom.

Heroes of the Hangar: World War II Camp (5th -6th Graders ONLY): Calling all young history buffs and aviation enthusiasts! Get up close and personal with legendary warbirds like the B-17 Flying Fortress, the P-51 Mustang, and much more! This is more than just a camp; it’s an immersive journey into the past that will bring history to life!

Flight Simulation Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling all aviator enthusiasts and future aviators! The Mission Quest flight simulation program is designed specifically for adventurous minds in grades 6-10. Master the art of piloting while learning the fundamentals of flight, from basic aircraft controls to navigation and instrument procedure.

June 10-14, 2024

Mixtures: Magic in the Making (Kindergarten): Calling all curious kindergarten chemists! This exciting Mixtures camp promises daily hands-on adventures in the fascinating world of mixtures, with engaging and meaningful crafts, experiments, and games that will keep your child’s curiosity soaring.

Curious Chemistry Camp (1st-5th Graders): Calling all chemistry lovers!  Fizz, pop, and change! Go on thrilling scientific journey into the world of chemistry while exploring the amazing world of chemical reactions through hands-on experiments fueled by the power of imagination.

Crime Scene Investigation Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling all detectives, aspiring forensic scientists, and mystery enthusiasts! Camp participants will develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through analysis of evidence, while piecing together clues, and making logical deductions to crack cases. Join the Investigation team today!

Cyber Security Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling all code-cracking and tech enthusiasts!  The Cyber Security Camp is featuring the Cyber Patriot Curriculum through a partnership with the 78th ABW Communication Directorate, and sponsored by the Air & Space STEM Outreach and Robins Air Force Base STEM Outreach Office. This camp will be offered free of charge  and will offer a week of cyber safety, exciting challenges, and real-world missions where cyber skills will be put to the test while equipping participants with the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the exciting world of cyber security for 6th-10th graders.

Flight Simulation Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling all aviator enthusiasts and future aviators! The Mission Quest flight simulation program is designed specifically for adventurous minds in grades 6-10. Master the art of piloting while learning the fundamentals of flight, from basic aircraft controls to navigation and instrument procedure.

June 24-28, 2024

Mini Astronauts Academy (Kindergarten): Calling all Mini Astronauts! Prepare for lift-off! This incredible journey through the cosmos during our Mini Astronauts Academy will focus on hands-on activities and experiments while sparking curiosity about the universe and the possibilities of space exploration.

Space Bots Academy (1st-5th Graders): Calling all young astronauts and robot enthusiasts! Camp participants will soar through the universe with fun hands-on activities, discover the wonders of space and the exciting world of robotics.

Engineering Enigma: The Ultimate Challenge (6th -10th Graders): Calling all young innovators! Throughout the week, camp participants will be immersed in real-world engineering challenges located in the museum’s Innovation Center.  Camp participants will utilize the engineering design process as their guide to brainstorm and research potential solutions, sketch and develop their ideas, prototype, and test their creations as well as collaborate and share their learnings with fellow engineers in training.

3D Model Warriors: Digital Creations (6th -10th Graders): Calling all Creative Originators! Unleash creativity utilizing 3D modeling software and become 3D-builders while gaining hands-on experience with 3D printers, and turning digital designs into objects that can be physically held.

Advanced Flight Simulation Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling Advanced Aviation Enthusiasts! This camp is perfect for camp participants who dream of someday taking to the skies with a passion for aviation.  The Museum of Aviation invites all participants that have taken a previous Mission Quest camp to take part in an Advanced Mission and become Masters of the Cockpit!

July 8-12, 2024

Hard Hat Heroes Construction Camp (Kindergarten): Calling all building enthusiasts! Camp participants will build houses, bridges, and towers with a wide assortment of supplies. The Hard Hat Heroes Camp is designed to develop creativity and problem-solving skills through hands-on building activities.

Engineering: Wonders of the World (1st-5th Graders): Calling all future engineers! This camp will inspire budding engineers to remain curious by asking questions, exploring, and continuously contemplating how things work. Camp participants will explore the wonders of the world and experiment by building, testing, learning, and thinking outside the box to come up with new solutions to problems.

Mission to Mars (6th -10th Graders): Calling all Space Fanatics! Embark on an epic adventure to the Red Planet at the National STEM Academy’s Mission to Mars Camp! Participants will have the opportunity to work in teams to solve problems and overcome challenges surrounding the Martian environment, as well as develop their critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills.

Code Masters (6th -10th Graders): Calling all Coding Enthusiasts! This immersive camp is designed to explore the fundamentals of coding and to ignite a passion for coding and problem-solving through hands-on activities, guided instruction, and exciting challenges.

July 15-19, 2024

Buckle Up! Transportation Journey (Kindergarten): Calling all Transportation Enthusiasts! Camp participants will develop a deeper understanding of different types of transportation, both past and present, as well as foster their creativity and problem-solving skills through interactive and engaging hands-on activities.

Museum Passport Adventure Camp (1st-5th Graders): Calling all travel and museum adventurers! Explore and Travel to museums around the globe during this exciting Passport Adventure Camp. Camp participants will delve into the fascinating world behind the scenes of museum exhibits and learn about archeology, restoration, art history, and museum curation.

Space and Rocketry (6th -10th Graders): Calling all interested astronauts and space enthusiasts! This exciting camp is your chance to explore the wonders of space and delve into the science of rocketry. Camp participants will build and launch their own rocket and explore the mysteries of the universe.

Behind the Scenes of the Museum of Aviation (6th -10th Graders): Calling all Museum Enthusiasts! During this camp, participants will embark on an up close and personalized journey behind the scenes of the Museum of Aviation. Camp participants will be exposed to aviation history through exploration of iconic aircraft, exposure to pioneering flights and engineering marvels such as the SR-71 Blackbird. A dedicated team of restorers, curators, educators, volunteers, and aviation enthusiasts have joined forces to create an unforgettable experience that will leave an indelible impression on camp participants.

July 22-24, 2024

Spark Lab: Ignite Your Inner Scientist (1st-5th Graders): Calling all young astronauts, budding engineers, and creative minds in grades 1-5! Get ready for an unforgettable three-day summer adventure at the Museum of Aviation’s STEAM Summer Camp exclusively for dependents of active-duty military members. Military affiliation will be verified during drop off. This exciting program will take the summer camp participant on a journey through the worlds of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, all while sparking their imagination and igniting a passion for learning. The National STEM Academy team of experienced instructors are passionate about STEAM and dedicated to providing an inspiring and hands-on environment. Camp participants will be sorted by grade level into several different classrooms.

Flight Simulation Camp (6th -10th Graders): Calling all aviator enthusiasts and future aviators! The Mission Quest flight simulation program is designed specifically for adventurous minds in grades 6-10. Military affiliation will be verified during drop off. Master the art of piloting while learning the fundamentals of flight, from basic aircraft controls to navigation and instrument procedure.

A Welcome Note

General Information for All Summer Camps

Registration, Cancellation & Refund Information

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Policies and Procedures

Campers are expected to follow directions and be respectful and responsible for their behavior during camp. Guardians will be alerted by a verbal report if their camper’s behavior has become disruptive. It is the job of the guardian to address this behavior before the next day of camp. If disruptive behaviors continue, the camper will be removed from the camp, and no refund will be issued.

If your camper requires assistance during camp, a camp aide may attend camp with the camper. Families are responsible for hiring and paying for camp aide. Camp aides must have completed ninth grade, be at least four years older than the child he/she is assisting, and may not be a family member. Assistants 19 and older will be subject to a background check.

We utilize a 5-step behavior policy. The following steps will be used to address any camper behavioral issues:

  1. Verbal Reminder: Campers will be asked to stop disruptive behavior.
  2. Environmental Change: Campers will be removed from the area and may be asked to sit out one activity.
  3. Behavior Report: A verbal account of the disruptive behavior will be given to the guardian at pick-up.
  4. Send Home: A camper will be sent home if the formally addressed behavior is repeated. They will be allowed to return the next day.
  5. Removal from Camp: If the behavior happens again after the previous four steps have occurred, the camper will not be permitted to return to camp for the rest of the current camp season. No refund will be issued. Any other camps that the camper is registered for will be forfeited with no refund.

Disruptive behaviors are classified at the discretion of the Education Team. Ultimately, the behavior will be deemed disruptive if it negatively affects the experience of other camp participants or puts themselves or others in danger.

Examples of Disruptive Behavior:
  • Repeatedly running through the Museum when asked to walk
  • Refusing to participate in activities
  • Throwing items
  • Entering off-limits areas
  • Bullying or aggravating fellow campers
  • Using hurtful language
  • Excluding other campers from activities
  • Inappropriate touching
  • Misuse of cell phone

The following will result in immediate dismissal from camp without refund:

 Physical violence: hitting, kicking, punching, biting, or inappropriate touching

 Inappropriate language: cursing, name-calling, derogatory remarks, or hate speech.

11th - 12th Grade Jr. Volunteer Program

The Summer Camp exceeded my expectations! The program was incredibly well run and organized, and my child came home excited about aviation. We will be back next year for sure!