Bring home a galaxy of fun and learning with Virtual Camp KSC, offering hands-on science, technology, engineering and math activities for elementary school age students. From the safety and comfort of home, campers can complete engaging and fun activities centered on NASA-based science and engineering.

Virtual Camp KSC is a 3-day online camp, with each session lasting three hours. Campers will connect in real-time via Zoom video conference to a member of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex education staff. Campers will complete activities, focused on STEM learning, hosted from a variety of locations at the visitor complex.



Activities: all new missions!

Session One: Launching and Landing.
Using common household materials, campers will learn build and launch a tube rocket, a chemical rocket with a parachute, a foam glider, a lunar lander, and a device that demonstrates the principles of Keplerian orbits.

Session Two: Exploring Deep Space.
Campers will use chemistry, physics, and artistic creativity to build different models of the solar system, planets, moons, and galaxies.

Session Three: Living and Working in Space.
Campers will perform experiments and engineering design challenges to gain a better understanding of the challenges of living in microgravity and on another planet.

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 shipped to each camper approximately a week prior to the program.


Inclusions:

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 campers 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 $25 per kit.

A computer with the free Zoom Client for Meetings program and internet access is required to participate in Virtual Camp KSC.


Cost:

Virtual Camp KSC: $65 (plus tax)
Additional Camp Kits: $25 (plus tax)


Upcoming Camps:

December 22 – 24, 2020

  • 10 AM Eastern (9 AM Central, 8 AM Mountain, 7 AM Pacific)
  • All New Camp Activities

December 29 – 31, 2020

  • 1 PM Eastern (12 PM Central, 11 AM Mountain, 10 AM Pacific)
  • All New Camp Activities

Currently, no dates are available for Virtual Camp KSC. Check back soon as more sessions become available.

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