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Aerospace camps held this summer at museum

DAYTON, Ohio -- Students prepare to launch rockets during Aerospace Camp at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Students prepare to launch rockets during Aerospace Camp at the National Museum of the United States Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo)

DAYTON, Ohio -- Three exciting camps will be held this summer for kids of different ages at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Students will have a chance to learn about a variety of topics through hands-on activities that incorporate history, science and math concepts as well as team-building skills.

Taking place from June 19-23, 9 a.m. to noon, the "Go for Launch!" Aerospace Camp will be for students who have finished grades 5 and 6. Cost for the camp is $65 per camper. This is a beginning level model rocket camp. The program is designed for those with little or no experience building model rockets, airplanes or plastic kits of any kind.

The "Liftoff!" Aerospace Camp will be held June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This camp is for students who have finished grades 6 through 8. Cost is $75 per camper. This is an intermediate level model rocket camp. The program is designed for those with some experience building model rockets, airplanes or plastic kits.

For students who have finished grades 4 through 6, the "Into the Wild Blue Yonder!" Aerospace Camp will be held July 24-27 from 9 a.m. until noon. The cost is $35 per camper. This is a beginning level aerospace camp. The program is designed for those with little or no background knowledge of the principles of flight. Campers will learn the basics about four different aspects of flight: airplanes, kites, hot air balloons and helicopters.

Those who are interested must register in advance. Registration forms can be found at www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/edu. Payment must accompany the registration forms. For more information, call (937) 255-8048, ext. 461, 462 or 463, or e-mail nationalmuseum.education@wpafb.af.mil.

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is located on Springfield Pike, six miles northeast of downtown Dayton. It is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day). Admission and parking are free.


NOTE TO MEDIA: For more information, contact the National Museum of the United States Air Force Public Affairs Division at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.

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