July 29, 2019
For students entering 2nd - 6th grade in the fall, 2019. This session is held July 29-30
Memorial Balloon Field & Indianola YMCA
$50. Registration deadline Monday, July 22, or when full
Flying High! Hot Air Balloon Camp - Session 1
Monday, July 29, 2019
Flying High! offers a behind-the scenes adventure into the world of hot air ballooning. Participants will learn the history of ballooning, the basic science of how balloons operate, and other important factors in piloting a balloon. This camp offers a unique opportunity for hands-on activities and learning with licensed balloon pilots, experienced crew members, and staff from the National Balloon Museum. Camp activities will take place at the Memorial Balloon Field from 9:00 am - Noon each day. A visit to the balloon museum will also be included. Transportation will be provided from the balloon field to the YMCA midday for more fun, balloon-themed and recreational activities in the afternoon. Parents may pick up their students at the YMCA at 4:00pm or before.Bring a sack lunch each day and a swimming suit and towel. All activities at the balloon field will be subject to weather conditions. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and closed toe shoes (no flip flops or sandals).