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A Build & Fly Model Rocketry Workshop

Alan Caroll's AMRAAM taking off

9 to 11 a.m., May 14, 2022
Leonhard Recreation Center in Champaign

Here is your chance to get started in a fun and exciting hobby. This workshop is suitable for kids ages 8 to 12. We will help the kids build a rocket and then fly it. The fee includes a model rocket kit and motors. Rocket construction will take place at the Leonhard Center in the morning regardless of the weather. Flying will take take place at Dodds Park during the afternoon if the weather permits. If the weather is bad on this day we will be holding additional launches at Dodds Park in the next several months when the kids will be able to fly their rockets. To register contact the Champaign Park District at 398-2550.

We hope that conditions will be such that we can safely hold this workshop in person. However, depending on the situation with COVID restrictions at the time the workshop is scheduled we may be forced to cancel it. In any case we will probably need to limit the number of participants and everyone will need to register with the park district in advance so we will know how many will be there. We probably won't be able to have people register at the door on the day of the workshop.

A young girl and her rocket Park District ID#: 122169-01

Ages: 8-12 (with an adult)

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

Time: 9 - 11 a.m.

Location: Leonhard Recreation Center, 2307 W. Sangamon, Champaign

Fee: $24 (includes rocket kit and motors)

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