Old Town Family Fun holds AeroLab Summer Camp

Published: Jul. 22, 2022 at 7:16 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Although they’re normally known for mini-golf and arcade games, this year Old Town Family Fun will be working to educate local youth in the field of Aerospace sciences. The camps will focus on both air and space themed projects which involve building gliders, shooting rockets and even getting to build drones from scratch.

The program is held over six weeks in the summer with different focuses such as simplified flight, like hot air balloons. Other classes will cover space travel so students will study things like missions to Mars.

Old Town Family Fun will also be hosting classes in the Fall as part of an after school program. The after school program is held from 3:30 to 6:30 and will include more curriculum based learning along with projects every week.

“It kind of got started by me going to camps so I hope that it’s the same way for these kids and kind of inspires them to look at the aerospace industry because there is a huge shortage in that, so we do need people to replace the people that are working in there now, and I’m hoping that with all these projects we’re doing that we can help that,” said Angelica Harvey, the Aerospace Coordinator for the program.

Although Angelica is just a sophomore in college she has been studying in the aerospace field for much of her life. She studies in the University of Kansas aero space program and is excited share her experience and knowledge with Casper youth.

“I’m really excited to bring information back to Casper AeroLab because the college I go to brings in people from the industry and I’m hoping to directly bring that back to Casper AeroLab because they give you connections on how to get started with the careers, what type of careers there are out there, and then internships, scholarships, they bring all that information to my college so I want to pass that down to Casper AeroLab,” Angelica said.

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

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