This is hands-on, experiential science at its best! During US Space Camp, young astronauts participate in missions in our Space Flight Simulator and Mission Control Center. Each week of Space Camp has a different destination theme, and your child can participate in flights to the International Space Station on the Space Shuttle, or to the Moon and Mars on Orion, NASA’s newest spacecraft!
Enrollment is limited to 24 campers per session, so register early for this very popular camp!
The week begins with team-building exercises to improve communication and familiarity within the student groups or “crews.” In addition, throughout the week campers will build and launch model rockets, straw and soda bottle rockets, parachutes, and balsa gliders, all of which can be taken home. The campers will also be working with Lego Mindstorm kits to create programmable robotic rovers!
The US Space Flight Simulator is a superb, one-of-a-kind facility ready to launch campers into an unforgettable space adventure. The Simulator is a full-sized, two-story replica of the mid and flight decks of the Space Shuttle that can be converted for historical or future NASA flights. It is attached to our International Space Station module where ‘in-flight” activities can take place. The Mission Control Center is located separately from the simulator, and each camper will perform the role of a Mission Control officer as well as an astronaut. Campers will conduct investigations much like those carried out by astronauts on the actual NASA Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Computer-controlled graphics are used to simulate space flight. Radio communication between Mission Control and spacecraft allows participants to fly real-time missions with NASA-inspired scripts.
Our connection to NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland adds exciting features to our summer program including a weekly field trip to the Great Lakes Science Center’s NASA Glenn Visitors Center! Finally, campers will also have the opportunity to swim in our indoor pool several times during the week.
Campers are grouped by age with a curriculum of hands-on activities to meet their developmental needs. A US faculty member with a passion for space education leads each "crew" group.
Extended Day options (before and after camp) and shuttle bus services are available.
Campers bring their own bagged lunches and drinks. Refrigeration and mid-morning snack are provided.
For more information about US Space Camp, contact Robert Farrell
: 216.321.8260 ext. 8291 or firstname.lastname@example.org