DesMoines, IA Chapter – Catholic Schoolhouse

Civil Air Patrol Club

June 20, 2018

Catholic Schoolhouse- Des Moines is happy to announce the launch of our very own Civil Air Patrol- STEM Club dedicated to hands-on learning with free programs including:

  • STEM Kits in astronomy, robotics, flight simulation, coding, engineering, rocketry, quadcopters, and more; and
  • Aerospace Education Excellence (AEX) six-lesson award program.

Enrollment is open to 12-18-year-old children of registered Catholic Schoolhouse families. Students will be grouped by age for hands on activities.  This is a drop off activity, however, parents are welcome to stay and observe or assist.

This club will meet monthly at a local metro library on the second or third Friday afternoon.  Our kick-off  will include a tour of the Iowa Wing of the Civil Air Patrol.

The instructor leading students through the STEM activities and curriculum is a licensed pilot, and a certified flight and instrument instructor.

Because this is offered at no cost to our group, there is no fee to participate.   However, students will be expected to assist with room set-up, clean-up, and to sign up to bring a snack to share.

Registered families can visit the CSH Des Moines basecamp for more detailed information.

About CAP from

Since Civil Air Patrol’s formation during the earliest days of World War II, this vigilant organization of citizen Airmen has been committed to service to America. Founded on Dec. 1, 1941, to mobilize the nation’s civilian aviation resources for national defense service, CAP has evolved into a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed — in the air and on the ground.

As a Total Force partner and Auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol is there to search for and find the lost, provide comfort in times of disaster and work to keep the homeland safe. Its 56,000 members selflessly devote their time, energy and expertise toward the well-being of their communities, while also promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education and helping shape future leaders through CAP’s cadet program.

Civil Air Patrol’s missions for America are many, and today’s adults and cadets perform their duties with the same vigilance as its founding members — preserving CAP’s 75-year legacy of service while maintaining its commitment to nearly 1,500 communities nationwide.
Mission Statement
Supporting America’s communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development and promotion of air, space and cyber power. 

Vision Statement
Civil Air Patrol, America’s Air Force auxiliary, building the nation’s finest force of citizen volunteers serving America.

Core Values
Integrity, Volunteerism, Excellence and Respect.