Old Town Family Fun Hosts AeroLab Summer Camp

CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) – While normally known for their mini-golf and arcade games, this year Old Town Family Fun will focus on educating local youth in aerospace science. Camps will focus on air and space-themed projects that involve building gliders, firing rockets, and even building drones from scratch.

The program takes place over six weeks in summer with different axes such as simplified flight, such as hot air balloons. Other courses will cover space travel so students will study things like missions to Mars.

Old Town Family Fun will also be holding classes in the fall as part of an after-school program. The after-school program runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will include more curriculum-based learning as well as projects each week.

“It kind of started with me going to camps, so hopefully it’s the same for these kids and inspires them to look at the aerospace industry because there’s a huge shortage in this field, so we need people to replace the people who are working in it now, and I hope that with all these projects that we are carrying out, we can contribute to it, ”said Angelica Harvey, aerospace coordinator of the program.

Although Angelica is only a sophomore in college, she has studied in the field of aerospace for much of her life. She is studying in the University of Kansas Aerospace Program and is excited to share her experience and knowledge with the young people of Casper.

“I’m really excited to report back to Casper AeroLab because the college I’m going to is attracting people from industry and I hope to report this directly to Casper AeroLab because they give you links on how to get started with the careers, the type of careers available, and then the internships, the scholarships, they bring all that information to my university, so I want to pass it on to Casper AeroLab,” Angelica said.

The program is open to middle and high school students and is sponsored by the Nita M Lowey 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant. A link to register for the camp can be found here.

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