LAKELAND, Florida — SUN ‘n FUN and the Aerospace Center for Excellence (A.C.E) recently completed another summer camp season. More than 130 students from nine states and the Bahamas attended the camps on the SUN ‘n FUN campus on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport (KLAL).
The STEMtastic camp attracted more than 40 students ranging in age from 7 to 12 and covered daily themes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Topics included robotics, programming, airplanes, rocketry, wave forms, nature and more, and were conducted under the supervision of certified teachers.
The Destination Aviation camp had more than 90 students ranging from 11 to 18 years of age. Students experienced taking control of an airplane under the supervision of a flight instructor during the camp.
“The purpose of our camps is to let these young individuals experience the thrill of aviation and be introduced to the aerospace industry,” said Aerospace Center for Excellence Executive Director Robb Williams. “These young men and women represent the next generation of aerospace professionals and we could not have had this happen without the help of our partners at Polk State College, Flight Safety International, Draken International, Lakeland Linder Airport, and Piper Aircraft.”
Next year’s STEMtastic and Destination Aviation camps are scheduled for June 20-Aug. 5, 2016.