During our summer camps, we teach space-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics using our core curriculum based on Engineering, Rocketry, Space Science, Earth Science, and Space Citizenship.
Join us for an adventure this summer at our day camps. We offer three camps for different age groups. Camp staffers are teachers, scientists, and engineers with experience in a wide variety of space-related science and engineering fields. This summer's camps are located at St. Veronica's Catholic Church in Chantilly, VA.
Moon Base ONE Grades 3 - 4 July 25-29 9:00-3:00pm
Moon Base One and Mars Base summer camps are day camps that introduce children to space exploration in a dynamic and tangible environment. Spend the week training like an astronaut to create the first permanent outpost off our home planet! Either on the Moon or Mars, learning how to live in a space base takes planning and is fun! Wear spacesuits, test meteor impact craters, design your own Lunar habitat, grow your own space food, run simulations in Mission Control and the Moon Base, and launch rockets!
Mars Base Grades 5 – 6 July 18-22 9:00-3:00pm
Take on the role of scientists and engineers in this one-week camp where you learn all about Mars. Do you know why it is Red? What’s its history? Has life existed on this planet, and can it thrive and survive? As you explore Mars and its scientific mysteries, you will team up and collaborate to research and plan a trip to Mars. You will prepare for your crew to have a safe Mars Landing and a site to build a Mars Base Camp, try out hands-on science experiments to learn more about the Red Planet and its aerology, and use the engineering design model to program a rover and robotic arm! This class’s curriculum is designed by a George Mason Engineering Professor and Naval Research Lab engineer. It is taught by a FoGE Alumni and Aerospace Engineering student attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
ROBOTICS Grades 7 – 10 July 11-15th 9:00-3:00pm
Robotics camp is a day camp that introduces robotics and programming. Campers get to build a robot and program it to operate with sensors and have friendly robot competitions. They learn how to use sensors and remotely control the robots using WiFi. Each camper keeps the robot they build!