Thanks to all for a wonderful 2014 Summer Camp season! Remember to tell your teacher you'd love to return to Challenger Space Center and bring your class for a field trip this year! Have a great school year!


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Special Announcement! All children participating in summer camps July 7 - Aug. 1 will have a rare opportunity to touch a real spacesuit! A new Spacesuits exhibition will demonstrate life in space with authentic suits that have flown in outer space! And, we've added a special camp session July 21-25 Life In Space which will incorporate curriculum from this incredible experience, courtesy of Heinlein Prize Trust.

    

ADVENTURES IN SPACE SUMMER CAMP 2014
Space, Science & YOU!

May 27 – Aug 1, 2014
Week-long, half and full-day camps for kids ages 5-13

  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.   
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, per child, per week.


Astro-Tots 2014 Themes:

It’s Different in Space:  Explore the curious properties of light, color, and gravity, and how they might be different on Earth than in the extremes of space. 

All About Planets:  Investigate how the eight unique planets in our solar system are alike and different, not only from each other but from planets beyond our solar system.

 



 

 

¤ 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, per child, per week.  


Mercury & Gemini 2014 Camp Themes:

Propelling Through Space:  For years, scientists have experimented with breaking the hold of gravity using rockets, catapults, hot-air balloons and other forms of travel.  Create and experiment with devices that propel, lift, toss and move items through air and space.

So Much Space!:  Space exploration is more than just journeying to the Moon or Mars.  Go beyond the basics to discover a universe filled with new galaxies, nebulas, exoplanets, and other objects that are just now being identified.

Sustainability in Space:  Packing enough supplies and fuel for long distance space travel is one of the biggest challenges facing scientists.  Learn how nanotechnology may provide the solution for tomorrow’s space explorers. 

Innovations in Space:  Cell-phone cameras, water filters, and ear thermometers are just a few examples of NASA technology now considered commonplace.  Discover how these and other NASA innovations benefit us every day, and what new technologies are on the horizon.

Mercury: Entering 2nd-3rd Grades:

 

 Gemini: Entering 4th - 5th Grades:

 

 






¤ 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, per child, per week.


Apollo 2014 Camp Themes

Who is Dr. Who?:  Science fiction shows offer viewers a perspective into the future and a look at where science may lead us.  Delve into popular science fiction programs and characters to see how well these shows portray actual science principles.  

Space Films:  Lights, camera, action!  Use basic cinematography techniques to create your own science-themed films.  Lab equipment, tools, and experiments will be available for campers to incorporate into their film creations.     

Advanced Astronomy:  Examine the night sky, extra-solar planets, and the factors influencing life on other planets.  Proper tools are important for astronomers, so campers will making a Galileo-type refracting telescope and use professional solar telescopes.  Presented by Tony LaConte of Stargazing for Everyone.

Life in Space: (July 21-25, 2014 ONLY) Have you ever wondered how astronauts eat, sleep, work and play in microgravity? Living in an environment with almost no gravity creates special challenges for everyday activities. During the week, campers will design and construct space modules, launch rockets, interact with a real spacesuit, courtesy of the Heinlein Prize Trust's Spacesuit Exhibit and fly a simulated space mission. 

 

 


 

 


  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 28 - Aug. 1, 2014

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