Inspired by the Future of Flight Foundation’s Aerospace Maker Project (AMP), cAMP takes the best parts of science-themed camps and adds the rigor, excitement, and skills of AMP, focusing on the 3D-printing technology that has changed manufacturing so dramatically. cAMP sessions are designed for students entering grades 4 – 8.
Focusing on STEAM
The Future of Flight Foundation is proud to offer five extraordinary summer camp sessions, based on STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. You’ll notice that we’ve added the arts to STEM, encouraging a larger discussion about the role of creativity, artistic processes, and design within technical fields such as aircraft manufacturing, software development, and the larger wired world. The Future of Flight Foundation strongly believes in the value of STEAM and the inclusion of the arts as a primary source of inspiration for young people, and an important additional pathway for their careers and lives. cAMP is dedicated to that idea and uses STEAM as a method for defining each of the five sessions.
Science Camp – Week 1 (July 6 – 10): This session is devoted to exploring the natural flight of birds and insects, weather and the effects of climate change, and how aviation and ecology intersect. Participants can look forward to exploring alternative fuels, solar power, and learning more about how other creatures fly.
Technology Camp – Week 2 (July 13 – 17): For those interested in drones, robotics, 3D-modeling and printing, among other topics, this is your ideal session. Technology Camp will provide unique insights into additive manufacturing, the roles of machines in society, and the tools humans use to create the extraordinary aircraft of the twenty-first century.
Engineering Camp – Week 3 (July 20 – 24): This is a session devoted to solving problems and providing solutions to a wide range of challenges. Anyone attending Engineering Camp can expect to find lots of mental exercise as they provide designs for structures and aircraft, and answer tough questions about the best ways to build things.
Arts Camp – Week 4 (July 27 – 31): In the hopes that we can address all types of brains, and all kinds of thinking, Week 4 is devoted to more creative pursuits, using a wide range of media. From pencils and paint to 3D-modeling and photography, Arts Camp provides a unique environment for creative young people who want to explore that passion using every conceivable tool.
Math Camp – Week 5 (August 3 – 7): For a more rigorous mental workout, our Math Camp will focus on the ways numbers work, especially in terms of programming, computer-assisted design, and the engineering of successful flying machines. Proof that math can be fun, available this summer.
For more information, please contact Gus Posey at 425-438-8100 x231 or Gus@futureofflight.org.