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Educational Programs 2019-01-03T15:17:30+00:00

Educational Programs

STEMtastic™ Day Camp

Know a child that always asks why? This day camp was created for them!

STEMtastic Summer camp is a week-long day camp that offers STEM-based aviation-themed activities for campers 7-12 years of age.* The camp is held on the beautiful SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus at the southwest corner of the Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

STEMtastic engages campers through hands-on activities and exposes them to concepts such as:

  • robotics
  • aviation
  • rocketry
  • astronomy
  • meteorology
  • and more.

Topics are led by certified educators from STEM-based schools. Camp concludes on Friday with an Open House for families during which each camper presents a topic they’ve learned during the week and everyone is welcome to take a tour of the facilities of the Aerospace Center for Excellence. With a limited number of campers their own age in each session, campers are sure to have a positive experience. 

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*Each week is designated for campers within a 2 year age range. Please check the schedule for details.

STEMtastic™ Sessions:

Monday – Friday (10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 
Camp 1   (Ages 7-8)   June 17 – 21, 2019
Camp 2   (Ages 9-10)   July 8 – 12, 2019
Camp 3   (Ages 11-12)   July 15 – 19, 2019
$150 Fee includes all materials

QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFORMATION? READY TO REGISTER?

Our parent handbooks contain more details about the camp including registration forms. Download a copy:

For additional questions, contact Richele Floyd, Education Director at 863-644-2431, ext. 183 or educate@flysnf.org.

Destination Aviation Summer Camp

Know an aspiring aviator?

Destination Aviation Summer Camp is an immersive 1 week experience of ground school, field trips and a flight opportunity with a certified instructor for campers 11 to 18 years of age*.

Offering both residential and day camp options, Destination Aviation is located at the beautiful SUN ‘n FUN Expo campus on the southwest corner of Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL) in Lakeland, Florida.

Instruction topics include:

  • aircraft familiarization
  • cockpit instruments
  • aerodynamics
  • concept reinforcement using flight simulators

The flight opportunity consists of campers planning and piloting a cross-country course over the east coast of Florida. Two to three campers each fly a leg of a course in dual instruction from a certified FlightSafety International instructor. The camper’s loggable flight experience may include approximately 20 minutes of flight time plus a takeoff and landing. Camp concludes on Friday with an Open House for families during which each camper presents a topic they’ve learned during the week and everyone is welcome to take a tour of the facilities of the Aerospace Center for Excellence. With a limited number of campers their own age in each session, campers are sure to have a positive experience. 

Destination Aviation

Monday – Friday (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) 
Camp 1   (Ages 11-12)   June 10 – 14, 2019
Camp 2   (Ages 11-12)   June 17 – 21, 2019
Camp 3   (Ages 13-14)   June 24 – 28, 2019
Camp 4   (Ages 13-14)   July 8 – 12, 2019  
Camp 5  (Ages 15-18)   July 15 – 19, 2019
Camp 6   (Ages 15-18)   July 22 – 26, 2019
$400 Day Camper Fee includes all materials
$800 Residential Camper Fee includes all materials

QUESTIONS? NEED MORE INFORMATION? READY TO REGISTER?

Our parent handbooks contain more details about the camp including registration forms. Download a copy:

For additional questions, contact Richele Floyd, Education Director at 863-644-2431, ext. 183 or educate@flysnf.org.

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Programs: On Campus and Off

Museum Tours for students of all ages

Museum tours are available by reservation only. Tours last approximately one hour and are led by a trained Docent. Teachers will be contacted prior to the tour to ensure both the docent and the teacher have a shared objective. Teachers must provide appropriate chaperones for tour. Tours can be customized depending on the age, area of interest, etc.  The museum will give the students history of flight, history of Florida aviation, many planes to see, Howard Hughes exhibits, simulators, and more.

We have a covered pavilion for groups interested in having a picnic too.

For more information, cost, and to make a reservation, please contact the Museum at museum@flysnf.org or call 863-904-6833.

Outreach & Mentoring Program

If you are a teacher looking for someone to speak in your class or demonstrate activities in aviation and STEM curriculum, give us a call. We have trained Docents and teachers to visit schools, civic groups or youth organizations for outreach work or mentoring. If you are interested contact the Education Department at educate@flysnf.org or call 863-904-4073 for more details.

Aerospace Educators Workshop

Each year during the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo,  the annual Aerospace Educators’ Workshop is held typically on the Saturday of the 6-day event. From the moment you arrive and get your official totebag, you will be immersed in aviation and space activities to ignite learning in your classroom. After participating in hands on sessions, meeting other aerospace educators, and gaining a huge assortment of materials, enjoy a catered lunch while listening to our keynote speaker. The annual Ray Lien Award will be presented to an outstanding aerospace educator.

Choose from 15 concurrent sessions held in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy. Seats are limited. Register today. And, you could be one of four lucky teachers who flies with the AeroShell Aerobatic Team. Motivate your students to reach the sky and enjoy the atmosphere up there with them.

Please check back for information regarding the 2019 Aerospace Educator’s Workshop.

Homecoming to the Sky

Each year, CFAA students have an entire week dedicated to Aerospace activities at the start of their School Year.

Events include:

  • Freshman Flights which is a flight opportunity in a general aviation aircraft for any freshman student
  • Solo to Success Ceremony which is a brick-laying ceremony recognizing any student who soloed a general aviation aircraft the prior year
  • and related school activities promoting school spirit such as Field Day, etc. 

 

Fly Into Summer

This is a free event for our community which occurs each summer.  The event will feature free admission into Aerospace Discovery at Florida Air Museum as well as a bounce house and aviation themed arts and crafts. Stay tuned for the 2019 dates for Fly Into Summer.

Aerospace Discovery Day

Aerospace Discovery Day is a free event to the community each October.  This event is held on the SUN ‘n FUN Expo Campus to introduce young men and women to the world of aviation!  This is a free event to the community with first flight opportunities, STEM activities, and fun for the whole family!  For more information, CLICK HERE