Please read all below information PRIOR to registering your student for camps.  Registration information is below.

For questions or concerns with registration, please email education@museumofaviation.org PRIOR to completing a registration form.

Register your student for the grade they are Entering in August 2022.  Spaces are limited, Students will not be able to change grade levels or classes on the first day of camp.

summer camps

  • All Summer Camps feature hands-on, grade appropriate, activities.
  • All Camps are Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 12 noon.
  • Cost is $130.00 per week, per participant.
  • Your receipt for payment is your confirmation.  Separate emails will not be sent out.  
  • A reminder email will be sent out the week prior to camp start date.  Please add education@museumofaviation.org to your safe senders list to ensure you receive them on time.
  • Admin/Registration Office Hours are Tues. – Fri. 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

STEM Summer Camps at the Museum of Aviation offer 1st – 10th grade students five weeks of hands-on, STEM and History focused learning experiences to choose from, including Jr. Volunteer opportunities for 11th & 12th graders. Rigorous, goal setting experiences challenge students to solve problems while highlighting career opportunities and workforce development strategies. STEM Summer Camps are offered one week at a time, for five weeks, students may register for as many weeks as desired.

A Note from the Director

Students have amazing imaginations.  Their ideas and willingness to design and create is truly remarkable and is what will be our future workforce.  The National STEM Academy proudly offers many programs that support learning opportunities for all ages four and over.   STEM Labs which are usually a few hours on a Saturday, and STEM Camps which are usually five consecutive days during a holiday week or Summer are very popular with families seeking STEM learning experiences for their student.

STEM Labs and Camps are interactive experiences that integrate innovative hands-on STEM disciplines.  Students of all ages learn about the Engineering Design Process through creative problem solving.  The goal-setting experiences often use scientific equipment and a variety of technology which includes robotics, virtual reality, 3D printers, flight simulators and much more.

STEM Labs and Camps also provide hands-on opportunities to create, build and learn in a relaxed environment without tests and specific benchmarks.   Students thrive in this type of classroom because there is less fear of failure and they have fun learning as they play.   Albert Einstein said, “play is the highest form of research”.   Our trained staff specifically allow students the time to think creatively, take risks, and communicate their design process.   It is often during the messiest activities that we see the students formulate the best ideas.    When your student leaves the National STEM Academy with what looks like a pile of popsicle sticks wrapped in masking tape or some sort of paper plate animal, please ask them what they learned while experimenting with this creation.

Thank you for your support as the National STEM Academy continues to provide learning opportunities that promote creativity and exploration.   Our team is sincerely grateful to all the families participating in programs located at the Museum of Aviation.

Respectfully,

Melissa

Melissa Spalding

Director of Education

National STEM Academy

Museum of Aviation Foundation

P.O. Box 2469

Warner Robins, GA 31099

General Info for ALL Summer Camps

  • All Summer Camps feature hands-on, grade appropriate, activities.
  • All Camps are Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 12 noon.
  • Cost is $130.00 per week for each participant.
  • Students are grouped by grade levels into separate classrooms.  Some grade levels are grouped together based on registrations (1st, 2nd, 3rd – 5th, 6th – 10th, 11th – 12th (Jr. Volunteers)).
  • Please register your student for the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2022.
  • For 1st Graders: Due to Bright from the Start Regulations, students must be 6 years old by the start date of the camp and entering 1st grade.

Pre Registration is necessary for all STEM summer camps. Spaces are limited. Please register early.

**For camp closures, please begin the registration process.  It will give you all available summer camps for your student after grade information has been entered.  You may add your student to the waiting list for closed camps using the registration system.

Please check back often and click the registration links for openings that may arise due to cancellations.

Handbook, Policies, & Procedures

A complete copy of our Handbook, Policies, and Procedures can be found on our National STEM Academy About Page.

1st - 10th 2022 STEM Summer Camps

*Preliminary Camp Schedule for 2022 is below.  Registration will begin in March 2022.  Schedule subject to change prior to March.

  • June 6th – 10th
    • 1st – 5th Grades: Super Science Week 
      • Put on your goggles and lab coats for a week of exploring and experimenting.
    • 6th – 10th Grades: Mission Quest Flight Simulation
      • Work and communicate with your crew to plan and fly missions in the flight simulator lab.
  • June 13th – 17th
    • 1st – 5th GradesTerrific Technology week
      • Explore the world of robotics, coding and much more in this week dedicated to technology.
    • 6th – 10th GradesProgramming, Coding, & Robotics:
      • Students will explore programming, coding, and robotics in our new, upgraded Technology Lab using hands-on, fun, robotic kits, and various software programs.
  • June 27th – July 1st
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Eureka! Engineering Innovators week
      • Let your imagination run wild in this camp for budding engineers and inventors!
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  3D Modeling & Printing
      • Students will learn about the engineering design process and prototyping using 3D modeling software & 3D printers. Students will take home a 3D printed item.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  STEM in Sports
      • Join us for this active camp testing the math and science of sports. Test physical features of different sports equipment and have fun experiencing the exciting facets of STEM in sports.
  • July 11th – 15th:
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Arts Academy week
      • Let your creativity run free in this week dedicated to the Arts.
    • 6th – 10th GradesMission Quest Flight Simulation
      • Work and communicate with your crew to plan and fly missions in the flight simulator lab.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Project Mars 1 (1st of 2 Week Camp)
      • Hands-on challenges in which students build and test rovers, redesign wheels using 3D printing software and fly drones to complete simulated missions on Mars.
  • July 18th – 22nd
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Mighty Math Safari week
      • Does the size of a camels feet stop them sinking in the Sand? How many lions make up a pride? Figure out the answers, and much more in this fun week spent on an imaginary mathematical Safari!
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Advanced Mission Quest
      • Students must have attended Mission Quest Class within the past 18 months. This course focuses on advanced flight principles including formation flying, instrument flying procedures and advanced mission planning. Students will fly in multiple aircraft configurations, including USAF aircraft, Cessna, and Seaplanes.
    • 6th – 10th Grades: Project Mars 2 (2nd of 2 Week Camp)
      • Hands-on challenges in which students build and test rovers, redesign wheels using 3D printing software and fly drones to complete simulated missions on Mars.

11th - 12th Jr. Volunteer Program

The Jr. Volunteer Program is open for students entering Grades 11 or 12.

Students will assist in lower grade summer camps, help with classroom set-up and clean-up, assist younger students with activities, and other duties as assigned.

Spaces are limited and preregistration is required.  Registration will begin in March 2022.  Check back for link.

Please register your student for the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2022.

If you have a current account, log in and update your Child Profile with the grade they are going into PRIOR to registration to ensure the correct grade level classes are shown.

**When asked for student grade level on the registration form, enter the grade they are entering in August 2022 school year.  If grade is not entered correctly, we cannot guarantee there will be space to move the student later or on the first day of camp.

*For current accounts, you must log in and UPDATE your Child Profile grade level BEFORE registering in order to ensure they are in the correct grade level camp.  If you have questions or concerns, please email education@museumofaviation.org or call 478-926-1985 prior to completing your registration.

Registration for 2022 STEM Summer Camps will begin in March 2022.