Aviation STEM Camp is back!

Book your ticket to unique experiences, lasting friendships, and lifelong memories by signing up for a week of non-stop fun, science and behind-the-scenes secrets!

I loved this camp so much! It’s my favorite camp in the world! – Camper P.

Great camp! The kids loved it. It was a good introduction to airline operations and the science behind flight. – Parent T.

If this was school, school would be awesome! – Camper E.

Our Summer Camp offers children in grades 3 through 10 a week-long experience in flight and STEM! Our camp focuses on the science, history, engineering and careers of aviation. Camps are age-appropriate and include in-depth explorations, hands-on builds and activities, science experiments, presentations and much more!

Key dates

Date Action
Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CT. Members’-only registration opens
Monday, March 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. CT. REGISTRATION OPENS
June 14 to June 18, 2021 Session A (Grades 3-6)
June 21 to June 25, 2021 Session B (Grades 3-6)
July 12 to July 16, 2021 Session C (Grades 7-10)
July 19 to July 23, 2021 Session D (Grades 7-10)

Key information

No prior camp attendance or aviation knowledge is required to attend our summer camps. This year, we are offering access to camp in two formats that run in tandem: virtual or in-person.

Both camps are designed to be interactive, fun and challenging with maximum use of your campers day to ensure a first class camp experience. Please note, American Airlines campus restrictions currently prevent guests. This will restrict behind-the-scenes access.

Keep reading for information on how each camp runs.

Virtual

$100/camper
Members receive a discount based on their membership level

A hit in 2020, enjoy camp from home with two one-hour sessions of live interactive virtual camp each day plus additional office hours if you need more help.

Mini-STEM tasks plus a week-long challenge will keep your camper engaged between sessions and excited to share their aviation and engineering know-how!

Materials kit included in camp cost.

In-person

$350/camper
Members receive a discount based on their membership level

Campers join us at the Museum from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday and enjoy the same activities as virtual campers.

In addition, in-person campers will enjoy programming that includes participation in & facilitating virtual broadcasts, plane-spotting daytrips, Museum flight sims training, drone challenges and more!

Materials kit, camp t-shirt, daily snacks and water included in camp cost. Lunch will also be provided on the last day of camp.

Example day at camp (subject to change)

Important information. Please read carefully.

Virtual Camp: A cancellation fee of $35 applies for cancellations up to two weeks prior to camp. No refunds will be issued for cancellations 14 days or less prior to the beginning of registered camp.

In-Person Camp: A cancellation fee of $100 applies for cancellations up to two weeks prior to camp. No refunds will be issued for cancellations 14 days or less prior to the beginning of registered camp.

Aviation STEM Camp cannot prevent campers or their parents from becoming exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 while attending the Aviation STEM Camp and utilizing the CR Smith Museum’s services or premises. Therefore if your child attends Aviation STEM Camp at the Museum and/or enters onto the Museum’s premises your child may be exposed to and/or be at increased risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19. Unless otherwise specified, campers will be required to wear an approved face covering, practice social distancing, and follow the Museum’s policies and procedures regarding the prevention of communicable diseases at all times while participating in camp activities. Failure to abide by these guidelines may result in a dismissal from camp activities without compensation.

The Museum reserves the right to cancel or adapt camp plans if/as necessary to protect the health and safety of campers, staff, and other participants.