The Kennedy Space Center is launching a virtual summer camp designed for elementary school students that will transport them into orbit without leaving home.
According to a news release, the camp offers hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities and costs $65. Each camper will receive a kit with materials needed to complete the activities and experiments centered on NASA-based science and engineering from home.
“Virtual Camp KSC allows us to connect with the next generation of space explorers, and share our love of science, technology, engineering and math,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “We’re excited about this new opportunity for kids to learn, and explore, at home.”
Session One: Rocketry – Forward to the Moon.
Campers complete hands-on missions based on the Apollo and Artemis programs.
Session Two: Living and Working in Space — Welcome to LEO.
Mission challenges are inspired by the shuttle program and the International Space Station.
Session Three: Mars Base One — Exploring the Red Planet.
Campers travel virtually to Mars, where they practice skills needed to colonize another planet.
A kit containing camp supplies for the activities will be mailed to each camper prior to the program.
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Virtual Camp KSC includes one (1) Zoom video conference access code and one (1) Camp Kit.
A link to camper’s zoom camp meeting and a kit containing camp supplies will be sent to camper’s prior to the program. Only one (1) Virtual Camp KSC purchase is required for each household. Campers of the same household do not need separate zoom access codes to participate in Virtual Camp KSC. Additional Camp Kits are available for purchase for an additional $15 per kit.
A computer with the free Zoom Client for Meetings program and internet access is required to participate in Virtual Camp KSC.
Virtual Camp KSC: $65 (plus tax)
Additional Camp Kits: $15 (plus tax)
VIRTUAL CAMP KSC DATES:
July 28 – 30, 2020 from 10 AM – 1 PM
August 4 – 6, 2020 from 1 PM – 4 PM