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  • What are the camp hours?
    The camps run from 9:00am to 3:00pm 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 marta@galaxyexplorers.org with ‘MEDICAL ISSUE CAMP’ in the subject line, or call us at 571 206-8005 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 marta@galaxyexplorers.org with ‘Volunteer’ in the subject line, or call us at 571 206-8005.
  • 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 Our Camp Counselors are often alumni who have returned after graduation to help. They are pursuing a degree in a field or are currently in a career related to science and engineering in space. 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. Our curriculum is designed and written by a George Mason University professor and a Naval Research Laboratory engineer. Whenever possible, we consulted with professionals related to the activity.
  • 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 571 206-8005.
  • 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.

Open to Middle School

&

High Schoolers!

 

Robotics Camp is a day camp that introduces robotics and programming. Campers build a robot, 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!

July 15-19

St. Veronica's Catholic Church

Chantilly, Virginia   

Summer Camps

Our Summer Camps introduce the role of government, citizenship, and the promise of space expressed in art, writing, history, and business. This is an extension of our Mission Team program that runs during the school months. A George Mason Engineering Professor and Naval Research Lab engineer designed the curriculum. 

We have launched registration for our 2024 Robotics Day Camp held in Chantilly, Virginia!

 


 

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