Summer Day Camp 2009

Lee Gilbert of Lock Haven Explains His Russian Mig Trainer To Camp Kids

The Piper Aviation Museum Wings and Things summer day camp was started in July 2005 by a group of volunteers and staff to try to entice youngsters into the world of general aviation.  No one could have predicted how rapidly this program would take off.  In the four short years this program has been active, we have had over 100 children who have participated.  Because we work with a small staff of volunteers we are forced to limit the enrollment each year to 25 aviators, which is based on a first come first serve basis.  The age limit is 8 – 12 year olds.  Regrettably, we are forced each year to turn away children because there is no space available.    

This program could not exist without the volunteers who have spent countless hours preparing activities, field trips, crafts, lunches, and games that are not only fun but educational.  The program consists of three science units (Communication, Navigation, and Flight).  Activities are designed around those topics.  The cost of the three-day program is $50.00 per child.  Dates for 2010 will be announced at a later date.   

If you would like to become a volunteer, please contact the museum at 570-748-8283 or e-mail piper@kcnet.org.

 

Click on pictures below to see activities of the 2009 camp "Wings and Things".