Evergreen Aviation Museum and the Captain Michael King Smith Educational Institute in McMinnville, Ore., will host four summer day camps where students will have fun learning about the science and history of flight while building gliders, airplanes, rockets and flying radio controlled (RC) aircraft. All of this will take place among the museum’s collection of more than 80 historic aircraft and exhibits.
The day camps are offered in June, July and August and run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Each camp is specific to a particular age group. The June 20 camp is for 3rd-6th graders, June 27 is for 5th-8th graders, July 11 is for 9th-12th graders, and Aug. 1 is for 5th-8th graders. Cost is $95 for members and $100 for non-members. That includes breakfast, lunch, snacks and all necessary supplies.
The museum also will host three overnight camps in conjunction with Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Students will spend the first part of the day at the Evergreen Museum where they will build and fly RC aircraft and an Estes Firehawk rocket. Then, students will travel to the Seattle Museum of Flight for a night tour and camp out in the Red Barn, Boeing’s first aircraft factory. Overnight camps are offered in August and run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the following day. Aug. 9-10 is for 9th-12th graders, Aug. 16-17 is for 5th-8th graders, and Aug. 23-24 is for 5th-8th graders. Cost is $200 for members and $225 for non-members and includes all meals and snacks as well as rockets and modeling supplies.
For more information: 503-434-4005.