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Cradle of Aviation STEM & Space Camps

Long Island’s most unique and interesting camps, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)!

Summer Camp 2023

Cradle of Aviation Museum STEM Camp


Session 1: July 24-28, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, for ages 9-12
Session 2: July 31-August 4, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, for ages 9-12

Join us as we explore the world of coding and its applications on Earth and beyond!

Students will learn about coding, what it is, and how they can use it to make robots (including drones) move autonomously and sense the world around them. It’s still a Cradle of Aviation camp, so, of course campers will also learn about air and space flight and even launch their own solid-fueled rockets. No prior coding knowledge required.

  • Code with OhBot the Robot!
  • Use Augmented Reality Software!
  • Lego EV3 ROVERS!
  • Daily Planetarium Shows!


These five-day camps are $375 per camper, per week. ($350 for museum members)
Meals are not provided, please bring your own brown bag lunch and a snack.

Please call Reservations at 516-572-4066 to reserve your spot!

Camp Schedule

(Activities are subject to change)

9:00am Arrival
9:15am Ice Breakers
10:00am Museum Tour
11:00am Hello Word! The (Very) Basics of Coding
12:00pm Lunch and Rec time
1:00pm Coding with the Cube (Algorithms to solve the Rubik’s cube)
2:00pm Flowcharts! Flowcharts! Flowcharts!
2:30pm Planetarium Show (Mars 1001)
3:00pm Dismissal

9:00am Arrival
9:15am Ice Breakers
10:00am Planetarium Show (Unseen Universe)
10:45am Let’s Go Fly a Kite (Kite Building, Decorating, and Flying)
12:00pm Lunch and Rec Time
1:00pm Code-a-Drone
2:00pm Drone Foosball
3:00pm Dismissal

9:00am Arrival
9:15am Infrared Hide and Seek (in darkened galleries)
10:00am Lego Mindstorms build
11:00am: Planetarium Show (Touch the Stars)
11:45am Intro to Augmented Reality
12:00pm Lunch and Rec Time (with AR)
1:00pm Lego Mindstorms Coding & Rover Challenges
2:30pm Mission mARs (Augmented Reality Mars Rover Activity)
3:00pm Dismissal

9:00am Arrival
9:15am Infrared Hide and Seek (alternate, finish Lego Mindstorms Rover Challenges)
10:00am Ohbot the Robot intro
11:00am Ohbot the Robot talent show
12:00pm Lunch and rec time
1:00pm Planetarium Show (Current Night Sky)
1:45pm Estes Rocket Build
3:00pm Dismissal

9:00am Arrival
9:15am Drone Foosball
10:00am Planetarium (Campers control the dome)
10:45am Finish Rocket Build begin Code Challenges (Campers create simple codes to solve problems)
12:00pm Lunch and Rec
1:00pm Code Challenges
2:00pm Rocket Launch
3:00pm Dismissal

What is STEM?

STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.

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