Youth Programs

Aerospace Engineering (ages 11-14) must have completed 5th grade and turn 11 by June 1st

Other Dates
Dates:July 14-18, 2014
Meets:8:30 AM to 3:30 PM 5 sessions
Location:The Teaching Lab Bldg. 1013
Fee: $375.00

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please contact our office for more information.

Support Person: Jan Beyma  Phone: 910-962-3195  Email:

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Spend a week with aerospace engineering camp and experience firsthand the principles of flight as you learn to “fly” in a vertical wind tunnel. Use the understanding you gain from your body flight to improve the lift and thrust of the planes you design. Learn how to minimize drag and introduce elements of flight control into your designs. Test your wing design in a wind tunnel that you engineer. Learn about the Grand Challenges of Engineering and engineer a tool of scientific discovery to learn about how to build a rocket to explore Mars.

Activities: build a hot air balloon; engineer a styrofoam glider; paper airplane competition; launch bottle rockets

Highlight: investigate the principles of flight; take a field trip to Paraclete-Xp in Fayetteville to learn about body flight and fly in their indoor vertical wind tunnel.

Cancellation policy: To ensure that our camps are of the highest quality, we plan, schedule, and commit to paying for staff, transportation, and recreational activities months before summer camp begins. Families typically book their camp months in advance. Therefore, last minute cancellations are particularly difficult for us to fill since most campers have already made other arrangements for the summer. Consequently, we cannot provide refunds if you cancel any time after 4 weeks prior to the start day of your camp session and can only provide a 50% refund (based on the program’s total tuition cost) if you cancel anytime between 8 and 4 weeks prior to the start date of your camp session. Any cancellations that take place prior to 8 weeks before the start date of your camp session will be charged a 25% processing fee. If you need to change dates (and space is available in another session during the current summer) there is a $25 processing fee.

Policy States:
No refunds will be given within 4 weeks prior to start date of your camp session.
50% refunds (based on the program’s total tuition cost) will be given 8-4 weeks prior to start date of camp (50% cancellation fee).
25% processing fee for any cancellations made prior to 8 weeks before start date of camp.
$25 processing fee for any changes in dates.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing or by phone with a confirmation e-mail.