A professional development day can often strike panic into the heart of parents as we contemplate how to best provide care for our kids and still provide a fun experience outside of the regular school routine. This is where Alberta Aviation Museum PD Day Camps come to the rescue and shine! All bases are covered this school year with six incredible camp offerings that are guaranteed to bring high-flying fun on your child’s next day out of the classroom.

For more than 80 years, the Alberta Aviation Museum’s Hangar in Edmonton’s Blatchford Field played hub to a bustling aviation community where hundreds of men and women let their dreams take flight. Now kids aged 6 to 12 can let their own dreams soar as they learn more about the bush pilot explorers, daredevil aviators, flight training, jets and more that once pioneered our skies.

During each PD Day Camp, aviation-fueled adventure awaits with fun themes and activities like sitting in the cockpit of an aircraft, designing and testing flying objects, or experiencing flight on one of the museum’s RedBird Flight Simulators.

Alberta Aviation Museum PD Day Camps

2022/2023 PD Day Camps:

History Explorers PD Day Camp | October 21, 2022
Come explore the museum and get an in-depth look of at the history of aviation in Alberta! Campers will get the chance to dress in historic uniforms and put themselves in the pilot seat as they learn the tale of how Katherine Stinson delivered the first airmail in Western Canada, join Wop May in the hunt for the Mad Trapper, and discover all about the famous Mercy Flight of 1929.

Crash Scene Investigators Day Camp | November 14 & 15, 2022
Campers will need to bring their investigative caps for this brand-new expanded Crash Scene Investigation. Young sleuths will help solve the mysteries of historic events, learn to break codes, and work together to break out of an aircraft escape room. And if that wasn’t enough, they will get an up close look of actual crash scenes by exploring some of the museum’s crashed aircrafts!

History Explorers PD Day Camp | January 30, 2023
Come explore the museum and get an in-depth look of at the history of aviation in Alberta! Campers will get the chance to dress in historic uniforms and put themselves in the pilot seat as they learn the tale of how Katherine Stinson delivered the first airmail in Western Canada, join Wop May in the hunt for the Mad Trapper, and discover all about the famous Mercy Flight of 1929.

Alberta Aviation Museum PD Day Camps

BCATP Training School PD Day Camp | March 2 & 3, 2023
Are you ready for take-off? Campers will find themselves transported back to the 1940’s as part of the training school that was once offered in the Alberta Aviation Museum’s hangar. Here they will explore different jobs in aviation and learn the skills different crew members must master to help keep military and commercial flights running smoothly.

Spring Break Flight School PD Camp | March 27-31, 2023
There’s something new and exciting each day during the first ever spring break camp! During Flight School, campers will get to experience the best of activities from Training School, STEM Lab, and Crash Scene Investigation day camps as well as new activities to make history take flight! Activities will include interactive scavenger hunts, flight simulator practice, designing gliders & parachutes, and more!

Science of Flight PD Day Camp | April 28, 2023
Campers will get scientific as they learn all about the mechanics of flight! Learn how planes fly and how to fly them through fun flight based activities like an interactive scavenger hunt, flying on the flight simulators, and experimentation in the paper airplane lab.

The Alberta Aviation Museum PD Day Camps calendar has been created around the Edmonton Public (and Catholic) Professional Development Day schedules. Camps run daily from 9 am to 4 pm out of the Museum Hangar, centrally located in downtown Edmonton.

Limited spots are now open for new pilots to take part in each of these unique training opportunities. Visit here to register your child in one or more of these fabulous PD Day Camps and prepare to soar this school year!

Alberta Aviation Museum PD Day Camps:

When: October 1, 2022; November 14 & 15, 2022; January 30, 2023; March 2 & 3 , 2023; March 27 – 31, 2023; April 28, 2023
Time: 9 am – 4 pm. (Early drop-off begins at 8:30 am and late pick-up goes until 4:30 pm.)
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
Address: 11410 Kingsway NW, Edmonton
Cost: Camps are $60/day. Museum Family Membership Holders receive 10% off Camp Admissions.
Website:
albertaaviationmuseum.com