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Astro Camps at the Children's Museum - July 13-17, 2020
Gillian Rabalais
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Astro Camps at the Children's Museum - July 13-17, 2020

Blast off with the Children's Museum of St. Tammany for the Summer of 2020! Astro Camp is back for two sessions.

The goal of ASTRO CAMP® is to provide opportunities for learners to engage in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) educational activities that capitalize on NASA’s unique assets, content, and ASTRO CAMP® methodology to expose the next generation of explorers to STEM career possibilities aligned with NASA’s Mission Directives.

ASTRO CAMP® is a challenging, science-based non-residential series of camps designed to:

Inspire future generations to learn about space explorations and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics developing pathways to STEM careers

Present nationally aligned math and science principles through fun, hands-on activities, teaching teams of campers to work together to complete missions through ASTRO CAMP® methodology

Integrate NASA’s unique resources through visits to the NASA Center or Visitors Center, presentations and demonstrations from NASA scientists, engineers, or educators, and immersion into current NASA missions

Spark student’s interest in learning the basics of engineering, rocketry, robotics, and supporting the NGSS alignments while having fun.

ASTRO CAMP sessions are aligned with NASA's current themes: Flight, Space Technology, Earth/Solar System, Humans in Space and Mission Moon to Mars.

NASA’s vision is to inspire the next generation of scientists, researchers, and engineers to pursue careers in STEM fields. By tapping into the curious minds of our youngsters, NASA is planting the seeds necessary to attract and retain students in STEM education from classrooms to careers. ASTRO CAMP® is an important “stepping stone” in developing our future workforce for tomorrow!

ASTRO CAMP® will be held at the Children's Museum of St. Tammany, located at 21404 Koop Drive, Mandeville, LA 70471.

The tuition is $250 per camper for ASTRO CAMP® (Incoming Grades 2nd-4th). Camp tuition covers the cost of materials used in the course of camp, including daily snacks, t-shirt, camp journals and consumables for hands-on activities, and a field trip to Stennis Space Center in Pearlington, MS. Camp activities and curriculum will be repeated each week of camp.

You will receive a camp packet within one week of registering that contains important release forms that must be signed and returned during our scheduled parent orientation day on Saturday, June 27th at 9:00am.

Campers must bring lunch each day. An afternoon snack will be provided. Campers may pack their own afternoon snack.

Campers will receive one camp t-shirt to be worn each day. Additional t-shirts may be purchased at $10.00 per shirt.

All registration forms and payments must be received before the first day of camp. You will receive a packet in the mail with all forms, camp rules, etc. within one week of receiving your application.

At least one parent/guardian and all campers must attend ASTRO CAMP® orientation on Saturday, June 27th, at 9:00am at the Children's Museum of St. Tammany. We will review camp rules, drop-off and pick-up procedures and the schedule for the week. Camp hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm daily. Carline will begin at 3:15pm.

ASTRO CAMP® 2020 dates are:

July 13-17, 2020
July 27-31, 2020

To register click here

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