About Summer Camps
Moon Base I / Mars Base
Join us for the adventure of a lifetime! Moon Base and Mars Base Summer Camps are one-week coed day camps that introduce children to space exploration in a dynamic and tangible environment. Spend a week training like an astronaut create the first permanent outpost off our home planet! Either Moon or Mars, learning how to live in a space base takes planning and is fun!
Camp staffers are teachers, scientists and engineers with experience in a wide variety of space-related science and engineering fields. Moon Base Camp is designed for grades 3-5, Mars Camp is created for grades 6-8, and Rockets & Payloads is designed primarily for grades 8-12. These camps are located in the northern Virginia, central Maryland, and DC areas.
Rockets and Payloads
How do scientists explore space today? Campers get hands-on experiences with the technology used to explore the outer reaches of space and the planets in our solar system. Using what they learn about space technology, science, and engineering, campers plan and operate rover missions, assemble and program a miniature satellite, build and launch a high-powered rocket, and land a planetary lander. At the end of the week, campers test their knowledge and skills on a trip to Great Meadows to launch their rockets. Previous experience with moon landing and rocketry construction is not required.
Camp staffers for Rockets and Payloads are teachers, scientists and engineers with experience in a wide variety of space-related science and engineering fields. NASA engineers and aerospace industry professionals offer inspirational guest instruction.
What are Camp Hours?
Do you provide food?
What if my child has medical concerns?
Do I have to provide a date of last tetanus shot?
Can I help?
Who are your camp counselors?
1. Experience working with children in a camp setting
2. Knowledge of space and engineering
3. Maturity, reliability, organizational skills
4. Our senior camp leader is a teacher
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.
Who do I contact in an emergency?
Can my camper be picked up by another parent?
Summer Camp Registration