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US SPACE CAMP
For Boys & Girls entering
grades 4 - 8

WHERE
Shaker Campus

WHEN

Week 1
Space Shuttle to the International Space Station
June 12 - 16

Week 2
Orion to the Moon
June 19 - 23

Week 3
Mission to Mars
June 26 - 30

TIME
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

FEE
Any 1 week $600
Any 2 weeks $1,150
All 3 weeks $1,700
 
DIRECTOR
Robert Farrell
rfarrell@us.edu
216.321.8260 ext. 8291

Coed Space Camp

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!

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. 

Enrollment is limited to 24 campers per session, so register early for this very popular camp!

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 rfarrell@us.edu.

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES K-8
Phone: 216.321.8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, OH 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216.831.2200
University School serves 870 boys in grades K-12 on two campuses in suburban Cleveland, Ohio. The School’s mission is to inspire boys of promise to become young men of character who lead and serve. Dedicated faculty, rigorous curriculum, and experiential programs foster intellectual, physical, creative, and moral excellence.