During our week-long summer camps, we teach space-based Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics using our core curriculum based on Engineering, Rocketry, Robotics, Astronomy, GeoScience, Biological Science and Space Citizenship.
We have four primary camps: Moon Base, Mars Base, Robotics, and Rocketry. Moon Base Camp is designed for grades 3 and 4, Mars Camp is created for grades 5 and 6, and our Robotics camp is designed primarily for grades 7-12. Camps are located in the northern Virginia and Maryland areas. Affiliated summer camps are held State College, PA. At the end of all our summer camps, all campers, parents and even friends are invited to our end of the year rocket launch. Here, we will launch our rockets.
Moon Base Grades 3 - 4 Mars Base Grades 5 - 6
Moon Base and Mars Base summer camps are one-week, 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 - 12
Build a rover with a rocker suspension system similar to the Mars rovers, program the rover to maneuver through an obstacle course autonomously, add sensors to help the rover make it through the obstacle courses more easily, and learn how to program the rover to operate remotely via infrared and radio control.
At the end of the week, you keep the rover and all the software.
Build the rover and Introduction to programming.
Motor control and sequential programming.
Using sensors, ultrasound, light, IR ranging.
Remote control, wireless, infrared.
Programming in C/C++ and Java