Four Exciting 3-Day Camp Sessions Offered this Summer
Students entering 6th to 8th grade can learn about the wonders of aviation this summer at the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s STEM-Based Mini Summer Camp at Dallas Executive Airport, 5303 Challenger Dr., Dallas, TX 75232, from August 6-17. Thanks to support from Blue Sky Educational Foundation, the Museum’s much-anticipated mini summer camp is returning to South Dallas this summer. The cost is $24 and includes lunch, a camp t-shirt, materials and supplies. Online registration is available at: https://www.flightmuseum.com/mini-camp/; or call (214) 350-3600.
The Museum’s summer camp program at Dallas Executive Airport offers a unique educational opportunity for local middle school students, making it one of the community’s most enriching and fun learning experiences this season. Students can choose from one of four 3-day camp sessions: Aug. 6-8; Aug. 8-10; Aug. 13-15; or Aug. 15-17. Each camp session runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily.
The program introduces students to aviation and principles of flight through a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) focused curriculum. On the first day, students receive instruction about the basics of flight and aviation, as well as career pathways in aerospace. This is followed by a second day where students focus on rocketry and space exploration. The experience culminates on the final day with an amazing field trip to tour the Frontiers of Flight Museum and learn to fly on a computer simulator. Lunch and snacks are provided daily, as well as field trip transportation between Dallas Executive Airport and the Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave., Dallas, TX 75209.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum has over 30 aircraft from the Wright Flyer to the one-of-a-kind Flying Pancake, the Apollo 7 spacecraft, 11 galleries, and over 35,000 historical artifacts on display. The Living History program features the portrayal of prominent personalities in aviation history including Amelia Earhart, Wiley Post and the Red Baron. Dallas’ support of the Frontiers of Flight Museum serves to further promote the enrichment of cultural and educational opportunities across North Texas.
“The Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence in STEM education, which reflects the museum’s mission to educate, motive, and inspire the next generation,” says Alicia Morgan, Vice President of Education and Programs, Frontiers of Flight Museum. “Generous funding support from our donors has enabled us to strengthen our mini summer camp at Executive Airport which promotes student interest in those fields and meets the accelerated demand for the Frontiers of Flight Museum’s outstanding educational programs.”
The Museum’s STEM-Based Mini Summer Camp provides high-quality scientific instruction and exposure to career opportunities in the aviation industry to economically underserved children living in Dallas. Many of the students who have participated in the Museum’s educational programs now have their sights aimed high on becoming aviators, rocket scientists or just learning the basics of aviation. Students also enjoy the expert instructors who make the program educational, interactive and most of all, fun!
“The work of the Frontiers of Flight Museum at Executive Airport is close to my heart because I’ve known how the camp helps kids flourish and grow,” Morgan adds. “Through my own experience I’ve seen what the Museum does firsthand to inspire and educate our children, and I’m delighted to join the Frontiers of Flight Museum in hopes that we can really make a difference to those in our community and help provide much-needed educational programs for all children to enjoy.”
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The Frontiers of Flight Museum, a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate, is a gem in our North Texas community. It attracts over 127,000 visitors annually, including nearly 30,000 students who participate in the Museum’s array of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs. The Museum is a learning laboratory using aviation and space flight to encourage and promote student excellence. Educational classes for all ages are offered throughout the year, designed to excite the imagination in STEM through aerodynamics, aviation, space, planetary exploration, living and oral history and other disciplines.
The Frontiers of Flight Museum is conveniently located just north of downtown on Lemmon Avenue at the southeast side of Dallas Love Field Airport, north of Mockingbird Lane. Housed in a modern 100,000-square-foot facility, the Museum provides a focal point to explore the history and progress of aviation, as mankind continues to pursue going higher, faster and farther. Hours of operation: Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10; Seniors (65+) $8; Youths/Students (3-17) $7 and children under 3 are free. For more information, including closings for private events and major holidays, visit www.flightmuseum.com.