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NEW THIS YEAR: The Challenger Space Center will now offer an after-care program for kids participating in summer camp programs. After-care is 4:00pm-6:00pm and is $50 (pre-registered) per child, per week OR $20 (drop in) per child, per day. 


    

ADVENTURES IN SPACE SUMMER CAMP 2015

June 1st – July 31st, 2015
Week-long, half and full-day camps for kids ages 5-12

Space, Science, and YOU!

Every day, exciting new discoveries in space and science change our understanding of the universe around us.  Summer campers will use fun, hands-on learning to make their own discoveries and will explore how their findings affect our daily lives. This year, aspiring astronauts will explore the unique, funny and odd features of space, become familiar with each planet, create models to grasp the size and scale of our universe, see what life is like in space, explore time and space travel with Dr. Who, and apply critical thinking skills to debunk popular space science hoaxes.


Fun Photos - Previous Years - Adventures In Space Summer Camp!

 




 

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¤ ASTRO-TOTS (Entering Kdg & 1st grade)

Campers have the option to attend either the morning, the afternoon or can combine both half-day sessions to enjoy the full-day camp experience. Grade levels alternate each week, separating children entering Kdg and first grade.  Full-day campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 20 children. 

Children must be at least 5 years of age and completely toilet trained.  $110 per half-day session (5 days), per child, per week. OR $220 per full-day session (5 days), per child, per week. 

Half day sessions are 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. Full day sessions are 9:00am-4:00pm

Astro-Tots 2015 Themes:

That's Just Weird:  Have you ever seen a balloon filled with helium that seems to defy gravity? Helium was discovered on the sun before it was found here on Earth! Venus spins “backwards” compared to Earth and Pluto was discovered in Arizona. Aspiring astronauts will explore the unique, funny and odd features and forces of places in space.

June 8th-12th | June 22nd-26th | July 6th-10th | July 13th-17th | Cosmic Kids: July 27th-31st

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Meet Our Solar System: Did you know a “year” on Mercury is only 88 days long? Mars has dust storms that can cover the entire planet and Jupiter’s Big Red Spot is three times the size of Earth! Children will learn about and become familiar with each planet and get to do hands on activities related to each planet

June 8th-12th | June 22nd-26th | July 6th-10th | July 13th-17th | Cosmic Kids: July 27th-31st

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July 27th-July 31st |  Cosmic Kids Camp: Come join us for a week long space adventure consisting of Challenger Space Center "staff favorites" for activities! Campers will enjoy movies, games, rocket building, team building, science experiments, and out of this world space programs! Parents: please keep in mind that this camp is recreation based, rather than curriculum based (but still educational!) If you are looking for a curriculum based camp please select one of the earlier camp programs from June 1st-July 24th. 


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¤ MERCURY (Entering 2nd & 3rd grades)  ¤ GEMINI (Entering 4th &  5th grades)

Mercury and Gemini campers can attend either the morning or afternoon session or can combine both for a full-day camp experience. Each session includes age-appropriate hands-on activities and fun projects. Full-day campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 25 children per session.  

$110 per half-day session (5 days), per child, per week. OR $220 per full-day session (5 days), per child, per week. 

Half day sessions are 9:00am-12:00pm or 1:00pm-4:00pm. Full day sessions are 9:00am-4:00pm


Gemini 2015 Camp Themes:


It’s All Relative: How vast is the universe in relation to the matter it contains? Scientists believe that if the universe was a building 20 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 20 miles high, all the matter it contains would be the size of one grain of sand! Campers will create models to explore themes of distance, size and speed to grasp the size and scale of our mighty universe.

June 1st-5th (PM session) | July 6th-10th  (PM session)

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Life In Space: Have you ever wondered how astronauts eat, sleep, work and play? Living in an environment with almost no gravity creates special challenges for everyday activities. During the week, campers will design, construct and spend time in their own space modules! See how different life in space is compared to living on planet Earth.

June 1st-5th (AM session) | July 6th-10th (AM session) 

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We Need More Power: Can a spaceship be built to hold enough fuel for the trip to a distant planet, as well as the return trip home? Or will alternative energy sources (perhaps our own Sun) need to be harnessed? Learn about the messy, powerful energy options that may one day be used to transport us to new worlds.

June 8th-12th  (AM session) | June 22nd-26th (PM session) | July 13th-17th | (AM session) 

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Let’s Get Physical: What happens when an astronaut opens a bag of M&M'S in a spaceship? Would the same thing happen if they were outside the spaceship? We can replicate experiments with bouncing balls, rolling chairs, and turntables. Campers will help create games to play in “space” that demonstrate the forces of physics.

June 8th-12th (PM session) | June 22nd-26th (AM session) | July 13th-17th | (PM session)

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July 27th-July 31st |  Cosmic Kids Camp: Come join us for a week long space adventure consisting of Challenger Space Center "staff favorites" for activities! Campers will enjoy movies, games, rocket building, team building, science experiments, and out of this world space programs! Parents: please keep in mind that this camp is recreation based, rather than curriculum based (but still educational!) If you are looking for a curriculum based camp please select one of the earlier camp programs from June 1st-July 24th. 

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Register Here!

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Mercury 2015 Camp Themes:


It’s All Relative: How vast is the universe in relation to the matter it contains? Scientists believe that if the universe was a building 20 miles long, 20 miles wide, and 20 miles high, all the matter it contains would be the size of one grain of sand! Campers will create models to explore themes of distance, size and speed to grasp the size and scale of our mighty universe.

June 1st-5th (AM session) | July 6th-10th  (AM session)

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Life In Space: Have you ever wondered how astronauts eat, sleep, work and play? Living in an environment with almost no gravity creates special challenges for everyday activities. During the week, campers will design, construct and spend time in their own space modules! See how different life in space is compared to living on planet Earth.

June 1st-5th (PM session) | July 6th-10th (PM session)

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We Need More Power: Can a spaceship be built to hold enough fuel for the trip to a distant planet, as well as the return trip home? Or will alternative energy sources (perhaps our own Sun) need to be harnessed? Learn about the messy, powerful energy options that may one day be used to transport us to new worlds.

June 8th-12th  (PM session) | June 22nd-26th (AM session) | July 13th-17th | (PM session)

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Let’s Get Physical: What happens when an astronaut opens a bag of M&M'S in a spaceship? Would the same thing happen if they were outside the spaceship? We can replicate experiments with bouncing balls, rolling chairs, and turntables. Campers will help create games to play in “space” that demonstrate the forces of physics.

June 8th-12th (AM session) | June 22nd-26th (PM session) | July 13th-17th | (AM session) 

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July 27th-July 31st |  Cosmic Kids Camp: Come join us for a week long space adventure consisting of Challenger Space Center "staff favorites" for activities! Campers will enjoy movies, games, rocket building, team building, science experiments, and out of this world space programs! Parents: please keep in mind that this camp is recreation based, rather than curriculum based (but still educational!) If you are looking for a curriculum based camp please select one of the earlier camp programs from June 1st-July 24th. 

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Register Here! 






¤ APOLLO (Entering 6th-8th grades)

Each Apollo camp runs full-days for one week only and features hands-on activities that explore new concepts, expanding the minds of even the most skeptical young scientists. Day begins at 9am and ends at 4pm. Campers must bring a sack lunch. Maximum enrollment: 25 children per session. 


$250 per session (5 days), per child, per week. Each camp is from 9:00am-4:00pm. 


Apollo 2014 Camp Themes

Traveling with the Tardis | Dr. Who: What are Black holes? What would happen if you drilled into the Earth’s crust? What is Nanotechnology and how do we use it? Where are the stars going? Follow the Doctors through time and delve into a popular science fiction program and see how well it portrays actual science principles.

June 8th-12th | June 22nd-26th 

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Hoax Busters: What do you think about Area 51 or the lights over Phoenix? Each day campers will dive into a topic and explore the science behind the hoax. Campers will be applying their critical thinking skills to dubious claims about exploration, space visitors and humans in space.

June 15th-19th | July 6th-10th 

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July 27th-July 31st |  Cosmic Kids Camp
: Come join us for a week long space adventure consisting of Challenger Space Center "staff favorites" for activities! Campers will enjoy movies, games, rocket building, team building, science experiments, and out of this world space programs! Parents: please keep in mind that this camp is recreation based, rather than curriculum based (but still educational!) If you are looking for a curriculum based camp please select one of the earlier camp programs from June 1st-July 24th. 

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  Registration forms must be received by noon on Friday the week prior to the start of camp.

NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THE DAY OF CAMP!
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               July 27th-July 31st

A week long cosmic space adventure with “staff favorite” activities! Kids will enjoy movies, rocket building, team building, art projects, space programs, games, science experiments, and make new friends! 

 *Please note that this program is recreation based, rather than curriculum based*

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