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Join us each summer for an exciting new round of STEAM summer day camps for all ages!


This previous year focused primarily on the principles of flight and accessibility for youth of all ages.

Camps will be divided by age groups and take place at our Aerospace Training Center (Portland, OR), Pearson Field Education Center (Vancouver, WA), and partner locations (Hillsboro, OR) each week.


A young student folds a sheet of white paper into an airplane

Foundations of Flight

Entering grades 2-4

Come learn, create, and play through hands-on experiments exploring Newton’s Laws and Bernoulli’s Principle. Learn about air and atmosphere while engineering functional gadgets. Soar through this STEAM camp by applying your knowledge of aviation principles to create wind and art, along with stunning STEAM-inspired masterpieces.

A group of student surround a sitting student demonstrating a mockup of an airport with runway, towers, hangar, and more

Flight is Fun

Entering grades 5-8

Let’s have some fun with flight! Join the millions of people who love to make things fly. Campers experiment with air, methods of lift, engineering, and how weight affects flight. Build and design kites, gliders, and rockets. This camp includes a discovery flight with a certified flight instructor.

A student works with an empty 2-liter bottle, scissors, tape and straw

Your Future in Flight

Entering grades 9-10

Explore your future in aviation. Start the week with Ground School 101 where you will learn about the principles and practice of flight. Enjoy exclusive tours of local businesses and educational institutions where you can pursue your own path to a career in science or aviation. The camp concludes with a Discovery Flight with a certified flight instructor.

Camp Rules and Guidelines

Airway Science Summer Camp Guidelines


  • Children need to arrive between 8:45-9:00am and must be picked between 3:00-3:15pm. Parent/guardian must park their vehicle and walk their child into the Camp and sign the child into the Camp.
  • There will be a late-fee assessed for children who are picked up after 3:15 pm. The late fee is $1.00 for each minute past 3:15 pm. Repeated late pick-ups may result in the removal of the participant from the program, with no refund for programs.
  • ASK staff is not permitted to administer medication to program participants. In the event of a medical emergency, staff will administer first aid, CPR, and rescue in the best interest of the child. Parents will be contacted if care is administered. Allergy medications may be administered if directed in writing by the child’s parent/guardian.
  • Parents and guardians are required to inform ASK in writing of any special circumstances which may affect the child’s ability to participate fully and within the guidelines of acceptable behavior, including, but not limited to, any serious behavioral problems or special circumstances regarding psychological, medical, or physical conditions. Once the notice is submitted, a conference will be scheduled with the parent/guardian to discuss the special circumstances and whether the ASK can accommodate the circumstances.
  • For safety reasons please wear clothing that is not loose fitting or restrictive and is appropriate for the activities (climbing in and out of planes, visiting businesses, etc.) that will take place during the week. We suggest t-shirts, jeans, cargo shorts or something similar and some type of athletic shoe or sneaker in order to participate in activities. Sandals, flip-flops, rubber “crocs”-style shoes, and other open-toed shoes are not allowed due to safety concerns. If you’re unsure or have any questions about attire please email us at
  • Please put the child’s name on all articles of clothing, snack bags, bags, etc. Children may not bring toys, mobile phones, electronic devices, jewelry, money, or any possession of value with them to any of the programs. Children will be responsible for their belongings.
  • ASK staff will create a fun and safe environment for participants in the program. Praise and positive reinforcement are used as effective methods of behavior management. Children who do not respond to these methods or who are destructive to others or to property will be addressed in a professional, positive, and timely manner to correct the behavior. Refunds for missed days due to a discipline dismissal will not be granted.NOTE: Immediate dismissal from the program can occur at any time given severe circumstances.
  • Lunch is not provided. Children must bring their own lunch, drink and a morning snack. Drinks must be in a non-glass container each day. Snacks and lunch should be in a paper, plastic, or reusable lunch box clearly labeled with the child’s name. Snacks must be peanut-free. Please do not send gum or candy.

Would you like to help support summer camps?

In an effort to support our mission of providing equity and opportunity for historically underserved communities while remaining sustainable, we are offering an opportunity to donate to support summer camps this year. Every donation helps cover the costs of running camps and discovery flights for kids but are not required for students to attend!

If you would like to submit an optional donation to help fund summer camps you can do so here.

Can’t attend summer camp this year?

Check out our collection of virtual and DIY STEAM activities that can be done any time of year with minimal preparation.


You can also make time for a quick Virtual Field Trip! Explore the the world famous Spruce Goose at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum, take a tour of the Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center, or walk through the only guided missile submarine open to the public, the USS Growler, all from the comfort of your own home.

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What’s a Virtual Field Trip? Well, you can read about them at or…

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