For Immediate Release
April 23, 2013
Aviation Museum to Host Two Unique, Educational Summer Camps
Cape May Airport, Lower Township, NJ-Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum and The Federal Aviation Administration will again partner to host an Aviation Career Education Summer Academy. The full day “ACE” camp will run one week only, July 8-12, 2013, for students ages 12-17. Additionally, the museum is excited to announce open registration for the popular Explorers Summer Academy. “Explorers” is a half day camp tailored to younger students, ages 9-11 and will run one week only, July 15-19, 2013. Registration is now open to all students. Due to the popularity of the camps and “hold-overs” from last year’s waiting list, both camps are already half full. Enrollment is limited.
The “ACE” Academy is designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about aviation careers while having fun. The camp will run 9 am to 4 pm. Highlights scheduled for the week include: Travel Through Space presentation by NASA Astronaut Dr. Terry Hart, Tour of an active Air Traffic Control Tower and US Coast Guard Base, Tour and Demonstration by the Federal Air Marshall Training Center and FAA Technical Center Labs. Concluding the week is “Fly-In Day” with scheduled aircraft and career overviews provided by: US Navy, US Army (Black Hawk), NJ State Police, Atlanticare Medivac, and US Coast Guard.
The “Explorers” Academy is a great way for students to explore the question of “What do I want to be when I grow up?” The camp is scheduled for half days, running from 9 am to 1 pm. Highlights of the “Explorers” camp include: “Play Day on the Runway” (airport safety presentation), Cape May Ferry Operations, Demonstration by United States Coast Guard, water rocketry and up close exploration of aircraft parts and operations. Both camps will stress the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math “STEM” skills. Scholarships and Financial Aid packages are available on the museum’s website: www.usnasw.org
Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum is located inside Historic Hangar #1 at the Cape May Airport, New Jersey. The site was formerly Naval Air Station Wildwood, which served as a World War II dive-bomber training center. The museum is dedicated to the 42 airmen who perished while training at Naval Air Station Wildwood between 1943 and 1945.