Camp KSC® is a weeklong day camp experience with lifelong impact, launching kids into a galaxy of fun and learning! Kennedy Space Center, NASA's launch headquarters, specializes in STEM learning at its best, offering a week full of hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for students ages 7 through 16. The program centers on NASA-based science and engineering and will challenge campers with curriculum comprised of exciting and educational adventures that are catered to fit each age group.

 

Camp KSC 2022 is not yet available for purchase.  Additional information regarding the program and availability will be posted no earlier than late 2021. Information found on this page applies to Camp KSC in 2021, and is subject to change for 2022.

 

Camp KSC activities take place throughout Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, including the Astronaut Training Experience (ATX)®, Mars Base 1, Apollo/Saturn V Center, Space Shuttle Atlantis® and more. Each team participates in a variety of hands-on STEM challenges, labs and astronaut-training simulations designed specifically for their age group. Future space explorers will learn what it is like to live and work in space and will also have an opportunity to meet a veteran astronaut.

At the visitor complex, campers will dive into missions such as:

  • Mars habitation operations to solve possible emergencies
  • Spacewalk microgravity simulator, learning to work in a frictionless environment
  • Simulated spaceflight from Kennedy Space Center to Mars
  • Mars surface exploration using virtual reality
  • Botany Lab vegetable growth and harvesting, sending data to real NASA scientists
  • Mars rover robotics to optimize power for the Base
  • Engineering builds, themed to each age group
  • Hands-on STEM challenges
  • Team building, communication and collaboration
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Due to the instructional and participatory nature of Camp KSC, English fluency is a mandatory requirement to participate. For international groups, please see Camp KSC International programs.

Camp KSC® Activities

International Camps

Mars Base 1

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Two Camp KSC student work with robotics.

Camp KSC - A Summer to Remember

As summer approaches, Dee from our Education team shares why the new Camp KSC® is the perfect summer camp for aspiring astronauts who may one day travel to Mars.

February 6, 2019 | BY DEE