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 teach the role of government and citizenship, and the promise of space expressed in art, writing, history, and business.
Join us for a space adventure during the summer at our day camps. We offer three camps for different age groups. Camp staffers are teachers, scientists, and engineers with experience in various space-related science and engineering fields. Return to this page in a few months to discover our summer camp 2023 dates and locations.
Moon Base ONE (Grades 3 - 4)
Moon Base One 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! Explorers will learn that to live on the Moon in a space base takes planning and is fun! Throughout the week, they will wear spacesuits, test meteor impact craters, design a Lunar habitat, grow their own space food through hydroponics, run Mission Control for the Moon Base simulations, and launch rockets!
Mars Base (Grades 5 – 6)
Take on the role of scientists and engineers in this one-week camp, where you learn 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 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
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!