Every year, the Kennedy Space Center organizes a five-day summer camp for students between 7-16 years of age. The camp offers hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math activities designed to entertain and challenge them. It takes place across the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex exhibits and attractions with a curriculum consisting of fun educational adventures designed to cater to each age group.
Read on to know more about the Kennedy Space Center Camp, how and why you should attend, what it includes, and more.
The Kennedy Space Center Summer Camp hosts different kinds of activities such as hands-on STEM challenges, labs, and astronaut-training simulations specially designed to cater to each age group, team-building exercises, and communication and collaboration exercises. Campers train in three areas - Launch Operations, Mars Operations, and Microgravity Operations. They learn to work together to dock their spacecraft and deal with emergencies.
Campers get to take part in various missions like engineering builds, engaging in habitation operations and surface exploration of Mars through virtual reality, working in a frictionless environment during a simulated spacewalk, sending data to real NASA scientists on the vegetable growth and harvest in the Botany Lab, taking a simulated space flight from the space center to Mars, and optimizing power for the Base using Mars rover robotics.
Campers are divided into teams based on their date of birth. They are divided into five teams - Pathfinder, Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, and InSight. Campers will be required to select their birth date range while making their reservations.
The Kennedy Space Center Camp offers a unique and memorable experience to international students through a 3 or 5-day program that focuses on STEM challenges using authentic NASA science. It helps them understand the space agency’s mission to study and understand Mars to achieve their goal of being able to land humans on its surface in the future. Students train in two programs - Astronaut Training Experience and Mars Base 1 - where they get to participate in guided tours of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Apollo/Saturn V Center as well as interact with a real NASA astronaut in private.
As part of the Astronaut Training Experience Center - Exploring with Lockheed Martin, Mars Base 1 offers students the opportunity to travel to the Red Planet through the Mars Transporter Vehicle for a day and learn to deal with the challenges and difficulties of living on its surface, managing the Base Operations Center on Mars, growing and harvesting plants in the Botany Lab, and collecting and analyzing data to be sent to real NASA scientists. Campers will also be required to program robots to clear debris from solar panels with the aim to optimize energy intake for the Base. It is a unique opportunity for students to understand and learn to adapt to life away from Earth.
The Kennedy Space Center hosts a 5-day summer camp every year for students between 7-16 years of age where they offer hands-on STEM challenges and activity-based learning.
The Kennedy Space Center summer camp will be held from 29 May to 31 July this year.
Students between 7-16 years of age are allowed to attend the Kennedy Space Center camp.
No, Camp KSC is only open to students between 7-16 years of age.
Students aged 7-16 years can attend the Kennedy Space Center summer camp.
Campers get to take part in hands-on STEM challenges, lab astronaut-training simulations, and team-building and communication exercises.
To attend Camp KSC, you need to call the Reservations Team at 1-855-433-4210 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST and book your spot.
Attending the Kennedy Space Center Summer Camp will cost you $350 plus taxes.
Camp KSC challenges you with exciting educational adventures, missions, and hands-on STEM activities that will definitely leave an impact on every camper who chooses to attend it.
The Kennedy Space Center camp tickets are priced at $350 plus taxes.
Only annual pass holders and badged NASA employees can avail of a discount on the Camp KSC tuition.