Summer camps

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. 

Summer Camps

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!

 

Camp Launches

in Summer 2020!

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Frequently asked questions

Summer Camps

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 camp@galaxyexplorers.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?


Yes: Both the states of Virginia and Maryland require all summer camp attendees to have a current record of immunization for tetanus.




Can I help?


Yes, please! We love to have high school siblings, parents, and family as daily helpers and guest speakers. Please send us an email at camp@galaxyexplorers.org with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject line, or call us at 610.981.8511.




Who are your camp counselors?


Our counselors are selected based on the following criteria:
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.




Who do I contact in an emergency?


The primary point of contact for each camp will be our Camp Director. You may reach him/her at the number provided in your confirmation email. Additionally, you can call our headquarters at 610.981.8511.




Can my camper be picked up by another parent?


We will not release campers to other adults unless the Camp Director receives written authorization to do so beforehand.





Contact Us

 
ABOUT US

Nonprofit (501(c)(3) space education for the next generation, Federation of Galaxy Explorers is supported by an extensive network of professional volunteers, forward thinking individual and corporate partners. 

ADDRESS

6404 Ivy Lane Ste 810

Greenbelt, MD 20770

United States

610 981-8511

 

info@galaxyexplorers.org

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