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Air Zoo blasts off with summer camp experiences

Full and partial scholarships available

April 12, 2012

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Kids looking for out-of-this-world summer camp experiences need look no further! The Air Zoo is offering a variety of aviation and space-related camps for kids ages 4-17.

Summer camps include:

  • Two is Twice the Fun
  • Earn Your Wings
  • Family Rocket Clinic
  • Cosmic Space Camp
  • Beginner R/C Camp
  • Boys Science Academy
  • Girls Science Academy
  • Advanced Boys Science Academy
  • Advanced Girls Science Academy

All camps include an Ultimate Ace wristband for kids to enjoy the Air Zoo's rides and attractions, an Air Zoo T-shirt, a daily snack and juice, and a summer camp patch. For camps held past noon, a $5 per day lunch option is available. Summer camp prices range from $100-$300 per child. SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive 10 percent off.

Full and partial scholarships are available from the Air Zoo Legacy Foundation. To apply for one, campers must write a one-page essay about themselves, explaining why they want to attend camp and how they became interested in science, flight, and space. Applicants must include the name of the camp they want to attend, along with the amount of scholarship they are requesting-full or partial. Essays should be sent by June 1, 2012 to:

Air Zoo Legacy Foundation
Attn: Debra Mixis
6151 Portage Rd.
Portage, MI 49002

For more information on the Air Zoo's summer camps, including pricing and dates, visit To register for a camp, call 269.350.2848.

The Air Zoo is a nonprofit organization located at 6151 Portage Rd. in Portage, Mich. It is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers a restaurant, gift shop and banquet facilities. General admission is $8 per person. Unlimited rides and attractions may be purchased with a wristband package (Ultimate Ace-$15, Junior Flyer-$12, Co-Pilot-$8), which includes general admission, or tickets can be purchased individually for rides. Children who are 4 years old or younger are free.

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