Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Family Tech : High Tech Summer Camps

One of the best experiences my son and I have shared was attending Aviation Challenge together when he was eight.

Aviation Challenge is another summer camp put out by the same people who do Space Camp.  It wasn't all geeky stuff. There were zip lines into a swimming pool (simulating an ejection from a plane), escape from a partially submerged fuselage (simulating a ditched aircraft), and paint ball battles.

On the geeky side, we got to fly flight simulators and sit in an actual B-52 flight simulator and tour Castle Air Force Base's excellent aircraft museum.

Not all summer camps are about hiking, canoeing, and athletics.  There are some for the little geeks in our homes, and for us as parents to sometimes share with them.

This is the topic of this week's Family Tech column.

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