SUMMER CAMPS  – JUST PLANE FUN!

About Summer Camps

  • $285 per camp & $250 for members (youth members must be on a membership at an Aviator level or higher); login to account before registering
  • Children 6 – 15 years of age
  • Each camper receives a Lone Star Flight Museum water bottle for use all week
  • Parents/Guardians are invited to the Friday finale ceremony at 2:00 p.m. each week (museum admission not included)
  • Camps are from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Before & After Camp Care from 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. | $125 per week ($95 for members; login to account before registering)
  • Campers can either bring a sack lunch or use the links below to order a box lunch, in advance, from Minuti Cafe.
  • Cancellations with refunds may be issued up to 2 weeks before the start of camp. No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 2 weeks before the start of camp. 
  • Questions? Call: (346) 352-7688 or Email: education@lonestarflight.org 

 

NEW! JUNIOR METEOROLOGIST [Ages 6-8]

July 29-August 2

If you think learning about weather is way cool, this camp is for you! Learn about rain cycles, different weather conditions, and what pilots need to know for a safe flight. Then test your weather wisdom as you fly in different weather conditions in our Flight Simulators! 

NEW! FIRST FLYERS [Ages 6-8]

July 15-19

From Wright Brothers to Outer Space, these little learners will become junior aviators in training as they learn about planes, weather, space, and more! These little aviators will become know-it-alls about the forces of flight, STEM concepts through hands-on experiments, and the history of flight with fun scavenger hunts and crafts! 

AERO DERBY DASH [Ages 7-9]

June 17-21: CLOSED 

July 22-26

This challenge will test your skills and nerves! Each race segment puts you into the world of the most demanding places people fly. Can you make it through the Grand Canyon, as a bush pilot in the tundra, through remote mountains, or land on an aircraft carrier? Learn about the geography, weather, and other conditions that make each location so risky as you race around the world.

CRAFTY AIRCRAFTER [Ages 7-9]

June 10-14: CLOSED

July 29-August 2

Become a hot air balloon, glider and rockets builder! Every day will be a building challenge as you create working model aircraft to take home. Explore things that look like they shouldn’t fly but do, and invent your own flying contraption. Inventors study science to create their machines, you will learn the science that makes each aircraft work and how your models follow the same rules of flight. 

NEW! AVIATION INVESTIGATION [ages 10-12]

June 17-21: CLOSED 

July 8-12

Investigate the mysteries surrounding historic missing planes like Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed 10E Electra. Learn about the National Transportation Safety Board and their role in finding answers. See how modern equipment works to find lost planes, and how weather and geography help to solve clues. Then test your skills with a plane salvage hunt and identify the missing piece of the story, and finally, try to solve the mystery of what happened to Amelia Earhart and other famous aviators.

 

NEW! GIRLS TAKE FLIGHT [ages 10-12]

June 24-28

Do you have your head in the clouds?  That’s STEMtastic! Girls can fly, build, or maintain any plane just like anyone. You will embrace the fundamentals of flight and be introduced to female professionals across aviation careers. Be empowered to pursue aviation by building confidence in STEM skills with fun aviation challenges such as making a drone! Some day, you can be an aviator in this ever-growing industry.  How far will your future fly? 

ACES & LEGENDS [AGES 10-12]

June 24-28

July 22-26  SOLD OUT!

Take a close look at the planes and people that made history.  The battles in the skies to make the next bigger and faster aircraft design made for some incredible aircraft. Each day, examine a different set of warbirds – observers, trainers, fighters, and bombers and see how pilots and crew relied on these aircraft to get the job done. Then hop in our flight simulators to fly missions.

Go Zero G [AGES 10-12]

June 10-14: CLOSED

July 15-19

Cross the thin line from air to space. The Space Shuttle is a rocket on the way up, a satellite in orbit, and an aircraft on landing. See how astronauts lived in the shuttle cabin as you explore NASA’s crew cabin trainer, inspect the flight simulator that trained all the shuttle pilots, and learn how to fly from outer space to an earthly runway.

NEW!  FUTURE AVIATORS WANTED [AGES 13-15]

July 8-12

You’re Hired! Spend five days deep diving into the many careers in aviation. Each day we will highlight a STEM/aviation jobs and see what it takes to be an awesome STEM or aviation professional.  Special guests who work in the industry will tell you all about what they do. And you will soon become one of the many future aviators wanted.

NEW! PILOT MAKER: PRIMARY TRAINING [AGES 7-9]

June 3-7 – SOLD OUT

July 8-12

Ready to take to the skies? In Pilot Maker: Primary Training, we’ll teach you all about the steps to become a pilot. From ground school to flight training, this camp will teach you the basics of flight and aircraft so you will be ready for the next step, Basic Training.

PILOT MAKER:  BASIC TRAINING [AGES 10-12]

June 10-14 SOLD OUT!

July 15-19   SOLD OUT!

Follow flight school training as you trace the path to becoming a pilot. How physics is used to control the aircraft and the mechanics inside the planes are just the beginning. Practice simulator flying using your new navigating and piloting skills as you progress through a new flight plan every day. Once you complete Basic Training, you will be set for Pilot Maker: Advanced Training.

PILOT MAKER: ADVANCED  TRAINING [AGES 13-15]

June 17-21: CLOSED

July 22-26

Recommended Prerequisite –  take Pilot Maker: Basic Training before Pilot Maker: Advanced Training

After completing Pilot Maker: Basic Training, continue your training to a greater skill set including flying in more real-world situations. You’ve learned how to navigate a flight path, but can you calculate the trip and land with a 30-mph crosswind, at night, with a 1000 ft cloud ceiling? In this next level training, test your piloting skills of maintaining altitude, controlled turns, and instrument flight while dealing with unpredictable weather conditions and mechanical failures. Once you complete this training, you will be Ready for Flight!

NEW! PILOT MAKER: READY FOR FLIGHT  [AGES 13-15]

June 24-28 or July 29-August 2

Recommended Prerequisite – take Pilot Maker: Advanced Training before Pilot Maker: Ready for Flight

Basic and Advanced Training are complete and now you’re Ready for Flight! Battle different conditions in multiple types of planes, determine how much luggage is safe on a flight and know what to do when the weather goes bad in a flight or you have an engine stalled?  Now that you’re ready for flight, learn about different career paths for pilots so you’ll be ready to soar!