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Virtual, in-person summer camps for kids

Feed your kids’ appetite for exploration through online and in-person aviation summer camps.

Summer is a great time to get immersed in aviation. Photo by Chris Rose.

Whether you are keeping your kids in because of the coronavirus pandemic or looking for summer camps to send them to, we’ve compiled a list to meet your needs. In-person summer camps dot the country, and many are available online for kids to take part in right at home. Ages for the camps listed below range from elementary school through high school.

Above All Aviation
Above All Pilot Summer Camp - Intermediate
Date: July 6 to 10
Age group: Previous experience required
Location: Santa Barbara, California

Aerospace Center for Excellence
Destination Aviation Virtual Summer Camp
Date: July 6, 13, 20, and 27
Age group: 11 to 17 years
Location: Online

American Airlines CR Smith Museum Aviation STEM Camp
Airline Academy
Date: July 6 to 10, and 20 to 24
Age group: Entering grades 4 through 6 or 9 through 12
Location: Forth Worth, Texas

Central Piedmont Community College
Drone Academy
Date: July 27 to 30
Age group: Entering grades 7 to 12
Location: Huntersville, North Carolina

Fly Legacy
Learn to Fly 2020 STEM Camp
Date: Weekly July 6 to August 28
Age group: 7 to 14 years
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Global Air Drone Academy
Drone Camp In-A-Box, Virtual Drone Club
Date: Weekly July 6 to August 14
Age group: 8 to 11 years (beginner) and 12 to 15 years (advanced)
Location: Online

Hiller Aviation Museum
Wonders of Flight
Date: July and August
Age group: 5 to 12 years
Location: Half day and full in-person in San Carlos, California

Marine Military Academy All Boys Summer Camp
Flight Training Elective
Date: July 4 to August 1
Age group: 11 to 18 years
Location: Harlingen, Texas

Military Aviation Museum
Warbirds Aviation Summer Camp
Date: Weekly July to August 10
Age group: Grades K through 10
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia

The University of Oklahoma
Sooner Fight Academy
Date: July 6 to 10, July 13 to 17
Age group: Programs by age from 10 to 13
Location: Online

Randolph-Macon Academy
Virtual camp, hybrid summer flight program
Date: Hybrid - June 29 to July 24; Virtual - July 6 to 17
Age group: Grades 5 to 8
Location: Online and in person in Front Royal, Virginia

Thunderbird Aviation
Young Flyers
Date: July 6 to 9, July 20 to 23, August 10 to 13
Age group: 10 to 15 years
Location: Eden Prairie and Crystal, Minnesota

United Youth Aviators
United Youth Aviators
Date: July 6 to August 14
Age group: 12.5 to 16 years
Location: Brooklyn, New York

Waco Air Museum
Waco Aviation Summer Camp, drone camp, and robotics camp
Date: July and August availability; see individual camps for more details
Age group: Grades 4 to 12, check individual camps
Location: Troy, Ohio

Camp College 2020
Drone legends virtual camp
Date: Weeklong sessions, present through August 21
Age group: Grades 9 to 12
Location: Online

AOPA eMedia Production Assistant Elizabeth Linares contributed research to this article.

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AOPA ePublishing Staff editors are experienced pilots, flight instructors, and aircraft owners who have a passion for bringing you the latest news and AOPA announcements.
Topics: Aviation Education Programs, COVID19

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