Camp Kennedy Space Center®
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 Kennedy Space Center:
Tuition: $350 (plus tax)
Please note that Camp KSC is not currently available for purchase.
2020 summer sessions run Monday-Friday. Weeks include:
- June 1 - 5, 2020
- June 8 - 12, 2020
- June 15 - 19, 2020
- June 22 - 26, 2020
- June 29 - July 3, 2020
- July 6 - 10, 2020
- July 13 - 17, 2020
- July 20 - 24, 2020
- July 27 - 31, 2020
- August 3 - 7, 2020
Please note, for Camp KSC 2020, after care will not be offered.
*Bus Transportation will be available during these weeks for additional cost (limited availability, advance reservation required):
|June 10-14||Publix Shopping Center, 12231 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL|
|June 10-14||Holland Elementary, 50 Holland Ct, Satellite Beach, FL|
|June 24-28||Publix Shopping Center, 12231 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL|
|June 24-28||Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL|
|July 15-19||Publix Shopping Center, 12231 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL|
|July 15-19||Holland Elementary, 50 Holland Ct, Satellite Beach, FL|
|July 22-26||Publix Shopping Center, 12231 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL|
|July 22-26||Viera Regional Community Center, 2300 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL|
Camp KSC is sold out for the 2019 summer.
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 - A Summer to Remember
February 6, 2019 | BY DEE