Learn to Fly



Receive hands-on flight instruction on FAA certified simulators

Take off on a 30-minute discovery flight with a local flight school

Complete all of the checks necessary to finish the “Pilot” program


Explore Careers



Visit Air Traffic Control facilities like Dulles Tower, Potomac TRACON, and the Air Traffic Control Center

Explore an aircraft mechanical school Speak to experts in the commercial airspace and cyber security fields

Dive Into STEAM



Test aerodynamics in two indoor skydiving experiences

Get in the engineering mindset with daily design challenges

Launch a high-altitude weather balloon


Build Confidence



Track progress and capture milestones in a personalized flight log book

Work in teams to solve real-world problems

Connect with Museum staff, female aviation professionals, and our iconic artifacts to build lifelong relationships

Locations and Dates



Students can participate in one of three sessions, two hosted at the Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia, and one hosted by Har-Ber High School in Springdale, Arkansas.

In Chantilly, VA

New Campers
Monday, June 22 - Friday, July 3 
Weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Returning Campers
Monday, July 20 - Friday, July 31 
Weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
This Level 2 camp is only open to prior camp participants.


In Arkansas


Har-Ber High School, Springdale, AR
Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 17
Weekdays, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Each session will consist of 30 students. Lunch, snacks, and transportation to activities is provided. 

How to Participate

Explorers with a passion for learning and aviation in grades six through eight are asked to submit an application. Students should live in DC, Maryland, Virginia, or Arkansas and must attend a Title I school or Title I eligible school or qualify for free or reduced lunches. Nominations should include the following:

  • A few sentences about why you’d like to participate

  • A recommendation from a teacher or community leader that speaks to your interest in aviation

  • Whether you attend a Title I school or qualify for free or reduced lunch

Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2020.  Explorers selected for the camp will be notified by May 15, 2020.

By the Numbers: Women in Commercial Flight

  • 1,903 Female Captains

  • 6,755 Female Captains and Pilots

  • 125,871 Total Pilots Male or Female

  • 5% of Pilots Are Female

Apply Now Through April 30, 2020

S.H.E. Can STEAM Summer Camp Sponsors

Walton Family Foundation, recommended by Steuart Walton 
DaRin Butz Foundation