The National Corvette Museum, Historic RailPark, and the Aviation Heritage Park have teamed up to create a unique week long summer camp titled, “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles”.
Who can attend (ages): Camp is geared towards students who will be entering 2nd through 5th grade for the coming school year.
Dates: Monday-Friday, June 17-21
Locations: National Corvette Museum: June 17-18
Historic RailPark & Train Museum: June 19-20
Aviation Heritage Park: June 21
Time: 8:00-4:30 Monday – Friday with camp “graduation” scheduled for Friday at 3:00pm
Cost: Flat Fee of $150 per registered camper
How to Sign up/Register: We will have a link on our website to register click here .
Deadline to Register: Deadline to register will be Monday, June 3rd
Space is limited to 40 campers. Camp t-shirt included in cost. Snacks will be provided, but campers will need to bring their own sack lunch each day. Camp graduation ceremony will be held on Friday afternoon at 3:00
At the Aviation Heritage Park, campers will…
AHP Tour– Hear the extraordinary story of the pilots honored by each plane.
See the F-4D Phantom piloted by Brigadier General Daniel Cherry responsible for shooting down a North Vietnamese MiG-21. Place your hand on the NASA T-38 flown by every man to set foot on the moon. Experience the newest addition to the park- a UH-1 Huey helicopter. More: F-111 flown in the 1986 raid on Libya, Blue Angels F9F-5 Panther, and T-33 Shooting Star.
Science of Flight– Learn the parts of a plane, how those parts work, and the four opposing forces that gets it into the air- lift, force, thrust, and drag. Then campers can try their hand at flying a large glider and compete to see who can glide the farthest. Also, build and throw their own mini glider!
Military Paint Schemes– Learn how the military paints camouflage and other markings to help disguise their planes based on where the planes will be flying. Campers will be given a photo of a location to create their own camouflage paper airplane and shadow box.
Weather and Planes– Learn how the weather effects plane travel. Campers create a water cycle bracelet.
At the Historic RailPark and Train Museum, campers will…
Tour the Museum- Campers will explore the Historic RailPark and Train Museum to learn about the history of American railroading. This includes our two-story museum as well as our five restored railcars.
Weather & A Special Guest- Special guest Cody Bailey, a meteorologist at WNKY News, will come to the RailPark to teach campers about how weather conditions affect the operation of planes, trains, and automobiles.
Escape Games- Campers will experience the RailPark’s Mercy Train or Caboose Crash escape games. They will utilize team work to break free before time runs out!
The Life of Hobos- Campers will learn about the life and culture of migrant workers, known as “hobos.” They will engage in an activity that will teach them the hobos’ secret language.
Early Technology- Campers will learn about early train technology and how it has evolved through the years. They will discover that some of the same technology is still used today!
At the National Corvette Museum, campers will…
Tour the Museum– Campers will enjoy a guided, scavenger hunt tour the Corvette Museum to learn about the unique history behind America’s Sports Car. In addition, they will have the opportunity to explore our latest exhibit, “From Gas Station to Space Station: How NASA Conquered Low-Earth Orbit” which includes a large scale (1:15) replica of the Space Shuttle Atlantis along with many impressive NASA artifacts from LEO missions.
Road Science & A Special Guest – Campers will learn about “road science” behind asphalt with a special guest from Scotty’s Contracting. Campers will learn about different types of rocks and binders used in creating the asphalt that pave our roadways around the region as well as some unique things they did to make our Corvette Motorsports Park track.
Street Smarts– Campers will discover how to be a street-smart pedestrian and bike rider. They will create a group poster
Tire Traction & Friction– Campers will learn about the life of a tire tread and how physics, (force and friction) come into play as they learn about traction from our Museum’s Preservation and Maintenance Technician. They will also create a balloon-powered paper plate racer to race against friends and measure distance traveled.
Early Design– Campers will learn about early car design techniques that are still in use today. Campers will try their hand at sculpting a model of a Corvette out of clay.
Get Your Kicks – Campers will discover the unique history behind Route 66, learn a bit about our country’s geography in the process, and create their own vanity license plates.
Interested in volunteering during Planes, Trains and Automobiles camp? Visit this link to learn more.