For those looking to encourage a lifelong love of aviation in school-age family members, an aviation summer camp offers a great place to start. Fun, engaging, and educational, these camps provide an exciting window into the wider world of aviation for hundreds of young people in the United States every year. Numerous aviation museums host such programs, so it’s likely you can find one near you.
In addition to sparking enthusiasm for flight in the next generation, aviation summer camps are also an excellent way to engage with your local museum and support their ongoing community outreach efforts. By inspiring our youth to venture skywards in these ways, we will also offer them insight into aviation’s past, thus promoting its preservation for future generations.
To help readers choose an appropriate aviation summer camp for their own friends or family, we have compiled a list of U.S. museums featuring such opportunities this summer, alphabetized by state across 22 states. While your state may not be covered in this list, it is very likely that an aviation museum near you can help. One thing for sure though, however, is that slots in these camps often fill up quickly, early registration is highly recommended!
Garden City, New York
Forth Worth, Texas
Virginia Beach, Virginia