With the 2021 Summer coming to an end, we thought we’d like to share this video highlight of everything the National STEM Academy students explored and discovered this summer!  Thank you all for another great year and we’ll see you all again next June!

summer camps

  • All Summer Camps feature hands-on, grade appropriate, activities.
  • All Camps are Monday – Friday from 9:30 am – 12 noon.
  • Cost is $125.00 per week, per participant.
  • Your receipt for payment is your confirmation.  Separate emails will not be sent out until the week before camp.
  • Admin/Registration Office Hours are Tues. – Fri. 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM.

STEM Summer Camps at the Museum of Aviation offer 1st – 12th grade students five weeks of hands-on, STEM and History focused learning experiences to choose from. 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

mspalding@museumofaviation.org

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 $125.00 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, 9th – 12th).
  • Please register your student for the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2021.

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.

**For 1st – 5th GRADES ONLY:

  • There will be two 1st – 2nd grade and two 3rd – 5th grade classes held each week to allow for more students to be served.  Both classes will follow s similar curriculum each week and will be held at the same dates and times.  When registering, you will be offered Class A or Class B.  Please read instructions on the registration page carefully.  We will not be able to move students from A to B after registering.

Handbook, Policies, & Procedures

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

2021 STEM Summer Camps

*All STEM Summer Camps are full at this time.  You may register below to add them to the waitlists.

  • June 7th – 11th
    • 1st – 5th Grades: Dig it Up Adventures:  Dinosaurs rock in this exciting prehistoric camp!  Learn about types of dinosaurs, dig for bones and much more.
    • 6th – 10th Grades: Wings and Wheels: Join us for this innovative camp featuring the dynamic principles of forces and motion. Create and test a variety of different vehicles, both ground and air. Flint Energies will share information about Electric vehicles.
  • June 14th – 18th
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Under the Sea: Discover and explore the fascinating world under the sea.  Each day brings new experiments and activities.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Mission Quest Flight Simulation:  Work and communicate with your crew to plan and fly missions in the new and upgraded flight simulator lab.
  • June 21st – 25th
    • 1st – 5th Grades: Flash, Fizz, Foam!: Put on your goggles and lab coat for a week of exploring and experimenting in this camp dedicated to all things science!
    • 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 12th – 16th:
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Inventions! (Includes coding and robotics):  Calling all innovators, dreamers, and engineers.  Join us to design, build and practice your programming skills in this camp filled with fun and creativity.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Mission Quest Flight Simulation:  Work and communicate with your crew to plan and fly missions in the new and upgraded flight simulator lab. This will be the same class as the one in June.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Project: Mars I, 2 Sessions: Two week camp that includes hands-on challenges in which students build and test rovers, redesign wheels using 3D software and printers and fly drones to complete simulated missions on Mars.  ($250 for both weeks)
  • July 19th – 23rd
    • 1st – 5th Grades:  Wild about Wildlife:  Get “Wild” this summer!  Explore and learn about animals from Georgia and around the globe using fun hands-on STEM activities.
    • 6th – 10th Grades:  Project: Mars II, 2 Sessions: Two week camp that includes hands-on challenges in which students build and test rovers, redesign wheels using 3D software and printers and fly drones to complete simulated missions on Mars.  ($250 for both weeks)

Jr. Volunteer Program

Due to COVID-19, the National STEM Academy will not host the Jr. Volunteer Program this summer.

Please register your student for the grade they are entering in the Fall of 2021.  If you have a current account, log in and update your Child Profile with the grade they are going into prior to registration.

*All STEM Summer Camps and waitlists are full at this time.

**When asked for student grade level on the registration form, enter the grade they are entering in August 2021 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.

**If you have a credit from last year’s cancellations, it should automatically appear in your account once you log in to the registration system below.  If you have problems, please contact education@museumofaviation.org.

Registration for STEM Summer Camps is closed.

*All STEM Summer Camps and Waitlists are full at this time.