Summer Experiences

NESSP partners including CWU, the Museum of Flight, OSME, and the Pacific Science center offer summer camps that are either free or offer scholarships to qualified students.

Washington Aerospace Scholar at the Museum of Flight

WASHINGTON AEROSPACE SCHOLARS (WAS) is an online distance learning course and summer experience specifically designed for high school juniors interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) career pathways through the exploration of space and space travel. Students that successfully complete the online curriculum can earn five units of college credit from the University of Washington, and are invited to a multi-day Summer Residency at The Museum of Flight. During the Summer Residency, students have the opportunity to tour local aerospace organizations and work with STEM professionals, NASA scientists, and university students to plan a human mission to space.

Are you a student, teacher, or industry professional interested in learning more about the Washington Aerospace Scholars? Visit our website and add your name to our interest form: www.museumofflight.org/WAS

Hear what students have to say about the program!

Impact Video: https://vimeo.com/606702558

Facebook Video: https://www.facebook.com/museumofflight/videos/872338443479127

  • Age: High School
  • Location: Online Course, Residential Camp at Museum of Flight
  • When: Spring-Summer

Montana Aerospace Scholars

The Montana Aerospace Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to explore STEM education and career pathways while interacting with like-minded peers from across the state. Learn more and apply.

  • Age: High School
  • Location: Online Course, Residential Camp at Montana Learning Center
  • When: Spring-Summer

Explore Mars Academy

Students will take a journey to space as they plan a mission to return samples from Mars. Participants will learn about planetary geology, space flight, robots, and rockets through hands-on activities. Learn more and apply.

  • Age: High School
  • Location:  Residential Camp at Central Washington University
  • When: July or August

High Altitude Balloon Academy

Students will plan, build and pre-launch a high-altitude balloon. Participants will learn about flight, sensors, payloads, and ballooning through hands-on activities. Learn more and apply.

  • Age: High School
  • Location:  Residential Camp at Central Washington University
  • When: July or August

Red Tailed Hawks Aerospace Science Camp

Aerospace Science Camp is a three-day experiential learning experience for teams of rising 6th-8th grade students. Held the first weekend in August (Friday-Sunday), this fun, hands-on camp will introduce key science, engineering, and mathematical concepts that are important to the technology of the aerospace industry. We will also ground the campers in history as we help them imagine themselves shaping the future. Learn more and apply.

  • Age: Middle School
  • Location: Day camp in Seattle, WA
  • When: August