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. Moon Base Camp is designed for grades 3 and 4, Mars Camp is created for grades 5 and 6, and Robotics hosts grades 7 - 10. This summer's camps are located in Chantilly, VA.
Moon Base ONE Grades 3 - 4 Mars Base Grades 5 - 6
Moon Base One and Mars Base summer camps are co-ed 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, grown your own space plants, run simulations in Mission Control and the Moon Base, and launch rockets!
Camp staffers are teachers, scientists, and engineers with experience in a wide variety of space-related science and engineering fields.
ROBOTICS Grades 7 - 10
In this software-intensive, week-long session, campers will build a robot with a gripper. They will learn to program the robot and control it with a USB joystick. At the end of the week, campers will remotely control the robot with a tablet or cell phone. Campers keep the robot they build!
Frequently asked questions
What are the camp hours?
The camps run from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day. We do not offer extended care.
Do you provide food?
We do not provide snacks or meals. Your child must bring lunch and a snack to camp each day. There are no facilities available for refrigeration.
What if my child has medical issues?
If you have not already indicated medical conditions and/or allergies on your child’s registration form, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘MEDICAL ISSUE CAMP’ in the subject line, or call us at 610.981.8511 as soon as possible.
Do I have to provide a date of last tetanus shot?
Can I help?
Who are your camp counselors?
1. Experience working with children in a camp setting
2. Knowledge of space and engineering
3. Maturity, reliability, organizational skills
4. Our senior camp leader is a teacher
Each camp counselor must complete a Maryland and Virginia background investigation and undergo CPR and First Aid training. The counselor – student ratio is typically 15 to 1. In addition, we have adult and teen volunteers.