Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum offers winter camps that explore creativity
ASHLAND, NE (Oct. 23, 2018) – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is offering camp experiences for winter break. The camps are selected from the most popular summer offerings and inspire cooperative learning in students as they work together to discover, learn, and work as a team. There are several camps to choose from with themes in aerospace, drone, game coding, and robotics. Most camps are best for grades 1-6 and a drone camp offering for grades 7-8. There are one-day or three-day experiences and dates range from December 26, 2018 through January 4, 2019.
Aerospace themed camp Above & Beyond, includes a mix of aviation and space activities with a “learn to fly” ride in our flight simulators!
Drone Challenge is perfect for those who want to learn how to fly a drone. Campers will complete obstacle courses and other aviation activities. Due to popular demand, an option for 7-8 grade has been added.
Robotics camps are designed to utilize multiple hands-on activities with a variety of lower and higher tech equipment, such as Spheros, Cubelets, and Lego Robotics designed to teach problem-solving skills in a fun and engaging way.
Game On is a coding camp where campers build their own video game and unleash their creativity by devising a board or card game.
Pre-registration is required on the Museum’s website www.SACMuseum.org or call the education department at 402.944.3100 x 204. Before-and-after care and box lunch options are available.
Camp Pricing: $75 non-member / $50 member for a one-day camp or choose a 3-day combo for $200 non- member / $150 for members. The museum offers before and after program care for $10, so parents can drop off as early as 7:30 a.m. and pick up at 5:30 p.m. Box lunches option is $6 per day.
About the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum – Located between Lincoln and Omaha near Interstate 80, utilizes over 300,000 square feet of exhibit, education, and event space. Organized in 1959, the original mission of the museum was to commemorate the contributions of the Strategic Air Command, which until 1992 was headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base. The museum moved to its current location in 1998 upon completion of a new indoor facility. The museum houses an impressive collection of military aircraft and space artifacts, many of which have been restored in the museum’s on-site restoration facility. To better serve the community, the museum offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education opportunities for students, teachers, families, and adult learners. Traveling exhibits, permanent exhibits, and a variety of special events provide additional unique experiences for the museum’s members and guests.