Science of Flight
Hybrid Summer Camp
Hands-on STEAM Activities at Home | Indoor Skydiving | Week-long Hybrid Summer
Great news! Insights has partnered with iFLY El Paso and the War Eagles Air Museum to launch a new STEAM summer camps all about the science of flight. Our week-long summer camps for elementary and middle school students are designed inspire our next generation of aerospace engineers, pilots, and evolutionary biologists. Science of flight camps provide an exciting and socially distant introduction to a wide range of Science, Technology, Art, Engineering, and Math subjects with hands on activities and indoor skydiving lessons. How did flight evolve? What does fluid mechanics have to do with flippers? How do you move your body to change directions skydiving?
Your kids will have a blast skydiving in iFLY’s indoor skydiving chamber, doing hands-on STEAM activities at home, and attending an optional in-person workshop at the War Eagles Air Museum. Science of flight summer camps are designed to limit exposure to keep your kids safe while providing a fun hands-on experience. Each week-long Science of Flight package includes:
Four individually scheduled indoor skydiving flights at iFLY El Paso
Four hours of guided at-home STEM activities per day (Monday – Friday)
Science of Flight Camp T-shirt
Packet of materials for all hands-on activities (picked up or shipped)
10% discount on future iFLY Family Flight Packs
Optional in-person workshop at the War Eagles Air Museum (Saturday)
At-home Activities: Campers are engaged in hands-on activities at home Monday through Friday (9 am – 2 pm) with the help of two online camp classes, prepared activity kits, and detailed activity guides. Very little parental assistance will be necessary for camp participation. All hands-on activities are designed to spark your child’s interest in STEAM topics and help curb the summer learning loss.
iFLY Indoor Skydiving Flights: Upon registering for this camp, iFLY El Paso will contact you to individually schedule your campers indoor skydiving flights during a time that is convenient for your family on Wednesday through Friday of each camp week. If your family is uncomfortable sending your camper to an in-person event at this time a gift certificate is available for use at a future date. Each camper will also receive a 10% discount coupon on future purchases of a family pack of 10 flights.
Saturday Workshop: Campers can also attend an optional in-person Saturday workshops at the War Eagles Air Museum (8:30 am – 12:30 pm) for a full morning of hands-on science of flight activities in small groups in a large open hanger surrounded by a collection of a collection of more than 30 military and civilian aircraft of the World War II-Korean War period. Campers will work at individual activity stations spaced at least six-foot away from other campers not from the same household, prompted to wash and sanitize hands frequently, and required to wear a mask during each workshop. Parents are welcome to stay during the workshop to tour the museum.