The Strategic Air & Space Museum is excited to announce its winter camp offerings for 2015! With three different sessions available, covering first through eighth grades, there is sure to be something for your child! Contact the Museum Director of Education at (402) 944-3100 ext. 210 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
All campers will receive a t-shirt, but registration completed after 12/11/14 are not guaranteed delivery of their shirt by the date of camp. Parents registering after this date will be notified when shirts are ready for pick-up.
- December 28, 2015: Robotics 101
- December 29, 2015: Take Flight (Aviation Camp)
- December 30-31, 2015: Robotics 201
Time: All camps will run from 9:00-4:00 each day.
Meals/Snacks: Campers are to provide a sack lunch each day at camp, snacks will be provided each day by the Museum.
Transportation: Transportation is available from Omaha Westside High School (8701 Pacific St.), for an additional $40 charge. You may register and pay for this when paying for camp. There is a minimum number of riders necessary to provide this service, refunds will be offered if this service is cancelled. A camp refund will be offered if the student’s registration is dependent on transportation availability.
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.
Inclement Weather: As we all know, weather in December is unpredictable. Every effort will be made to hold camp as planned, but if weather is an issue, we will cancel camp in the interest of safety for our students and staff. Upon cancellation, a make-up date will be scheduled for a Saturday in January.
Robotics 101 (1st – 4th Grade): $75
Students will be introduced to three different types of robots, LittleBits, Cubelets, and Sphero. Each of these is designed to teach students how to think critically and solve problems as they arise in a fun and engaging way. This camp will finish with a course design challenge, and campers will get to compete against the clock to see who can run their robot through the courses the fastest.
Take Flight (4th – 8th Grade): $75
Students will learn about flight in all its forms, from gliders to jets to rockets. Campers will get to build their own gliders and paper rockets that they will get to take home at the end of the day. Campers will also get the chance to fly the Museum’s quad copters (drones) in one of our hangars!
Robotics 201 (5th – 8th Grade, or students who have participated in Robot Romp/Robotics 101): $150
This camp takes students beyond the basics of robotics that are covered in Robotics 101/Robot Romp and introduces them to the principles of programming with our Lego EV3 systems. Campers will work in small groups to build a robot and program it to accomplish a variety of tasks. At the end of the second day, students will compete against other groups to see which robot can accomplish more tasks effectively!