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K – 1st Grade Camps

Registration is open online 24/7 or in-person with an appointment only, as staff often work off-site.

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Dates and Times: Weekly camps from June 21 – August 20 • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pricing: Members: $260 per week • Non-members: $280 per week
(Includes camp T-shirt and 3 exhibit guest passes. Guest passes are provided so your camper can show you all of the amazing things they get to see and do during their week of camp and are valid Monday-Sunday only for the week of camp.)

Before Care (8am – 9am): $50 • After Care (3pm – 5:30pm): $100 (snack included)

Other Information: Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the coming school year (rising grade level). Campers must be at least 5 years old before the start of camp in order to attend. All activities are subject to change. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins.

*While every child is welcome at our summer camps, our staff is not trained to care for special needs campers. While this in no way limits your child’s ability to attend our summer camps, should their behavior move beyond our abilities/disturb other campers, your child may be removed from the camp with no refund. We reserve the right, in consultation with parents/guardians, to ascertain whether the program is appropriate.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration for camp, you must do so no later than two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s session for a 50% refund. Otherwise, you may reschedule for another week of camp if there are openings. Rescheduled weeks of camp are not eligible for refunds. No refunds will be made for missed classes or dismissal from the program for disciplinary reasons.

Week 1: June 21-25 | NASA Robotics I |

Enter the robot revolution! Robots galore for young scientists to explore and use. See how robots are everywhere in our daily lives. Find out what a robot really is when you build your own in our NASA Robotics Lab. Experiment with different types of robots. Enjoy programming robot races, while also learning about NASA’s latest and coolest space tech. Discover the interesting ways robots are used in our world and in space!

 


Week 2: June 28-July 2 | NASA Air Academy I |

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the science of flight! Take an aviation adventure as you explore the world of flight. Our Mysteries of Flight demonstration will show you firsthand the forces of flight. Learn about Bernoulli’s principle and explore the effects of thermals on natural flight and learn how to overcome coastal winds. Investigate aviation careers such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and discover the anatomy of an airplane. Engage in aviation fun while learning about some of the coolest aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems being developed by NASA engineers and scientists.

 


Week 3: July 5-9 | NASA Moon Base Alpha I |

Pack your bags for a trip that is out of this world! What do you need to survive in space? Find out what research has taught us about other planets and learn the challenges of exploring a planet with a rover. Train to be an astronaut as you explore living, working and playing in space. Learn more about the Earth, Moon, Sun, and beyond. Space, here you come! Space may be the final frontier, but getting there requires rockets! Experiment with different types of fuel to see which causes the biggest blast, create edible rockets, and build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for the highest lift-off!

 


Week 4: July 12-16 | NASA Build It! I |

Discover the world of simple machines by using them to design and create amazing contraptions. Build a marble run while being introduced to Rube Goldberg and chain reactions. Gear up your imagination as you explore the world of force and motion. Perform science experiments to investigate gravity and friction. Predict and test how gravity will make objects move as you conduct experiments with ramps. Construct a simple machine with teammates that will perform a task using rolling balls, domino bricks, catapults, weights, levers, water wheels, and more! Experiment with forces to observe Newton’s Laws of Motion in action. Delve into engineering with bridge design, implementing design processes as you create and test your ideas.

 


Week 5: July 19-23* | NASA Robotics I |

Enter the robot revolution! Robots galore for young scientists to explore and use. See how robots are everywhere in our daily lives. Find out what a robot really is when you build your own in our NASA Robotics Lab. Experiment with different types of robots. Enjoy programming robot races, while also learning about NASA’s latest and coolest space tech. Discover the interesting ways robots are used in our world and in space! (*Really LOVE robotics?! Great! The principles of robotics haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 1.)

 


Week 6: July 26-30* | NASA Air Academy I |

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the science of flight! Take an aviation adventure as you explore the world of flight. Our Mysteries of Flight demonstration will show you firsthand the forces of flight. Learn about Bernoulli’s principle and explore the effects of thermals on natural flight and learn how to overcome coastal winds. Investigate aviation careers such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and discover the anatomy of an airplane. Engage in aviation fun while learning about some of the coolest aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems being developed by NASA engineers and scientists. (*Really LOVE flight?! Great! The principles of flight haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 2.)

 


Week 7: August 2-6* | NASA Moon Base Alpha I |

Pack your bags for a trip that is out of this world! What do you need to survive in space? Find out what research has taught us about other planets and learn the challenges of exploring a planet with a rover. Train to be an astronaut as you explore living, working and playing in space. Learn more about the Earth, Moon, Sun, and beyond. Space, here you come! Space may be the final frontier, but getting there requires rockets! Experiment with different types of fuel to see which causes the biggest blast, create edible rockets, and build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for the highest lift-off! (*Really LOVE space?! Great, us too! The principles of space exploration haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 3.)

 


Week 8: August 9-13* | NASA Build It! I |

Discover the world of simple machines by using them to design and create amazing contraptions. Build a marble run while being introduced to Rube Goldberg and chain reactions. Gear up your imagination as you explore the world of force and motion. Perform science experiments to investigate gravity and friction. Predict and test how gravity will make objects move as you conduct experiments with ramps. Construct a simple machine with teammates that will perform a task using rolling balls, domino bricks, catapults, weights, levers, water wheels, and more! Experiment with forces to observe Newton’s Laws of Motion in action. Delve into engineering with bridge design, implementing design processes as you create and test your ideas. (*Really LOVE building things?! Great! The principles of engineering haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 4.)

 


Week 9: August 16-20* | NASA Robotics I |

Enter the robot revolution! Robots galore for young scientists to explore and use. See how robots are everywhere in our daily lives. Find out what a robot really is when you build your own in our NASA Robotics Lab. Experiment with different types of robots. Enjoy programming robot races, while also learning about NASA’s latest and coolest space tech. Discover the interesting ways robots are used in our world and in space! (*Really LOVE robotics?! Great! The principles of robotics haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Weeks 1 and 5.)

Please contact camps@vasc.org with camp related questions. Due to an overwhelming response, the camp waitlist has been closed.

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