Camp KSC 2021 has sold out. Check back later this year for the opening of 2022 camp reservations.

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.

Campers are divided into teams based on their age at the time of camp attendance.

  • Pathfinder (ages 7-8)
  • Spirit (ages 9-10)
  • Opportunity (ages 11-12)
  • Curiosity (ages 13-14)
  • InSight (ages 15-16)

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

Camp KSC Tuition

Tuition: $350 (plus tax)

Camp KSC 2021 Dates

Camp KSC 2021 has sold out. Check back later this year for the opening of 2022 camp reservations.

2021 summer session run Monday-Friday. Weeks include:

  • May 31 - June 4, 2021
  • June 7 - 11, 2021
  • June 14 - 18, 2021
  • June 21 - 25, 2021
  • June 28 - 2, 2021
  • July 5 - 9, 2021
  • July 12 - 16, 2021
  • July 19 - 23, 2021
  • July 26 - 30, 2021
  • August 2 - 6, 2021
  • August 9 - 13, 2021

Please note, for Camp KSC 2021, after care will not be offered.

Reserve Camp KSC

Camp KSC 2021 has sold out. Check back later this year for the opening of 2022 camp reservations.


To speak to a Reservations agent about reserving Camp KSC, please call 1.855.433.4210.

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

The Payload Blog
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