Kennedy Space Center Offers Fun Day Camps For Kids

Camp Kennedy Space Center Celebrates New Space Shuttle AtlantisSM Attraction with Fun Day Camps for Inquisitive Kids

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Campers Entering 10th and 11th Grades Now Accepted

 

For a summer camp experience that educates, entertains and engages children ages 8 to 16, Camp Kennedy Space Center day camp provides young people with an inspiring week of fun and enriching activities.

Camp KSC runs Monday through Friday for nine weeks beginning June 9. This year’s theme – Space Shuttle Atlantis: From Sketch Pad to Launch Pad – focuses on the orbiter and the global impact of its 33 missions into space. Along with many other activities, campers will experience the new home of Space Shuttle AtlantisSM, participate in a simulated Space Shuttle Mission, engage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities, learn hands-on about the science of space travel, and hear real-life stories from a shuttle astronaut.

For the first time, programs have been added for students entering 10th and 11th grades.

Campers are divided into teams based on their grade level for age appropriate instruction and activities.

Campers entering 6th through 9th grade will form robotics teams to design a working robot, compete in a robotics challenge, and learn about NASA’s robotic exploration programs.

The Camp KSC program is designed for children entering 2nd through 11th grades and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with early drop-off offered at 7:30 a.m. for an extra fee. Camp instructors are specially trained educators. All campers receive lunch and afternoon snacks, a Camp KSC T-shirt, and a Camp KSC certificate of completion.

The camp will run during the weeks of June 9-13June 16-20June 23-27June 30-July 4July 7-11July 14-18July 21-25July 28-Aug. 1 and Aug. 4-8.

Camp Kennedy Space Center is located at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame’s® educational facility, just off US 1 near the west entrance to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Tuition is $295 per week plus tax, paid in advance. For more information or to book a reservation, visit   www.kennedyspacecenter.com or call 866-870-8285.

 Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities, including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the Angry Birds Space Encounter, Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100 million home for Space Shuttle AtlantisSM opened June 29, 2013. Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season.  Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $75 + tax for adults and $60 + tax for children ages 3-11.  For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.

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