Summer Camps

SummerCampsThe Strategic Air & Space Museum is excited to announce its 2016 Summer Camp Schedule!

Camps are recommended for your child by the grade they are about to enter. However, if your child is at a level you feel is suited for an older camp please give us a call to discuss the offering you have selected.

There are several new offerings this year including additional overnight opportunities, and a three day or five day experience. The Museum is offering free transportation from Omaha and Lincoln (at drop off locations listed below) for most camps. All camps are facilitated by our qualified Museum Education Staff with subject matter experts being introduced as needed.

Contact the Museum Director of Education at (402) 944-3100 ext. 210 or by e-mail @

Registration Deadline is May 1. Minimum participants must be met for camps to be held as planned. Alternate camp dates or refunds will be offered if minimums are not met.   Every camper will receive a camp T-shirt. Enroll Today!

1-Day Camps: (Grades 1 – 3)
$100 ($75 for members) + tax

  • Space Adventures – (6/9, 6/15, 7/7)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    An introduction to life in space, campers learn about the solar system, and learn about how astronauts get to space and survive there. Campers will get a chance to build and fly their own rocket, then crash land in their own lunar lander. Camp will finish with students guiding a robot rover to help complete a series of tasks on their new planet!
  • Robotics 101 – (6/10, 6/14, 7/6)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Campers will receive a crash course in the in all things robotics. Campers begin with littleBits to understand how electronic components can be assembled to complete a task. Then, campers will apply those concepts to completing various challenges using our modular robotic systems and programmable robotic tools. This camp is an excellent introduction for youths wanting to learn about robotics basics. This replaces the Robot Romp course offered in the past at the Strategic Air and Space Museum.
  • Aviation Adventures – (6/13, 6/20, 7/8)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    An exploratory camp of all things aviation. Campers will explore a wide range of concepts: they will explore the 4 forces of flight with our exclusive 4 Forces App, and explore the design of aircraft by making their own Glider.

3-Day Camps: (Grades 4 – 7)
$300 ($260 for members) + tax

  • Aim High (3-day) – (6/6 – 6/8)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    Machines that hover, glide, and soar! Campers take flight when they Aim High. In this camp, participants will delve into the wonders of aviation. From digital design to balsa wood structures, campers will build planes, gliders and rockets. Campers will put all their new knowledge to the test as they work to build their own hovercraft!
  • Robotics 201 (3-day) – (6/21 – 6/23)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    Ideal for students who have been through Robotics 101 or Robot Romp, Robotics 201 allows students to explore the world of Lego EV3 Robotics. Campers will get a chance to design, build and program their own robot to complete tasks while competing against other teams to see who can build the most efficient bot!

Overnights: (Grades 4 – 7)
$300 ($260 for members) + tax

  • Space Explorer (1 night, 2 day) – (6/3 – 6/4)
    Time: Drop off at 9 a.m. on 6/3, and pick up at 4 p.m. on 6/4
    Countdown to blast-off with Mission Control! Campers will explore engineering, rocketry, robotics, and astronomy as they work to design and build a lunar space station complete with a robot support system. To complete this fun packed camp, campers will enjoy outer space’s finest dining, while working and training like real astronauts!
  • Survival 101 (1 night, 2 day) – (6/11 – 6/12)
    Time: Drop off at 9 a.m. on 6/11, and pick up at 4 p.m. on 6/12
    Campers will be immersed in all things survival. This camp will be led by our own Sergeant from the US Army. He will teach campers the basics of survival and camp set-up. Campers will spend the night outdoors and will have fun exploring the wilderness around the museum. 
  • Survival: Zombie Apocalypse! (1 night, 2 day) – (6/18 – 6/19)
    Time: Drop off at 9 a.m. on 6/18, and pick up at 4 p.m. on 6/19
    There has been a zombie outbreak! How will you survive?? Learn how to navigate the wilderness, set up a zombie proof camp, and learn how to scavenge for survival. This camp will be led by our own US Army Sargent as he guides campers through in the ins and outs of surviving off the land. 

5 Day Camps: (Grades 8-12)
$500 ($450 for members) + tax

  • Flight Recruit – (7/11 – 7/15)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    Perfect for students interested in pursuing careers in aviation, campers will get the chance to learn what goes into pursuing careers in flight, whether interested in piloting, air traffic control, or keeping aircraft flying, students will get to learn firsthand from experts in the field as we visit local airfields and flight schools.
  • Robotics 301 – (7/18 – 7/22)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    Our counselors will put your young programmer’s skills to the test as we ramp up our obstacle course challenges. Students will need to design, build, test, and evaluate their robot as they try to complete the most challenges in the shortest amount of time on our obstacle courses. This camp features Lego EV3 robotics, and is designed for students who have completed Robotics 201 (previously known as Razor’s Edge and Robot Academy at the Museum), or an equivalent class.
  • Mission: Mars  – (7/25 – 7/29)
    Time:  Camp runs from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily.
    Students will learn what it will take to make our sister planet suitable for life. While learning about the daily lives of astronauts, students will also design prototype biospheres and rocketry systems needed to explore and populate the red planet.

Additional Information:

Meals/Snacks: Campers are to bring a sack lunch each day at camp, snacks will be provided each day by the Museum.

Medications: All medications must be checked in to the camp counselor and the counselor will ensure medications are taken as needed. Medications must be in original prescription bottle, we cannot accept meds in a Ziploc bag.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: Payment is due upon registration, and all sales are final, as this money is used to purchase resources necessary for camp. In order to provide the best experience possible for our campers, space is limited in each camp.

Overnights: What to Bring: Space Explorer Campers will sleep beneath our SR-71 and Campers enrolled in Survival camps will sleep outside (weather permitting). All meals and snacks are provided by the Museum in the overnight camps; please do not send additional snacks unless there is a medical reason. Participants should bring a sleeping bag, pillow, a cot or mattress. The museum does cool off in the night; it is recommended that you bring a sweatshirt or additional blanket to keep warm. Bring your toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as any required medications. Participants will use the bathrooms on the lower level to change and freshen up.

Transportation: All camps (excluding Space Explorer, Survival 101, and Zombie Apocalypse) include complimentary pick-up/drop-off from Omaha Westside High School (8701 Pacific St.) or from Lincoln East High School (1000 S. 70th St.).