Highland Road Park Observatory

2017 Stargazers Camp

OVERVIEW

Stargazers Camp is Baton Rouge’s original astronomy-oriented day camp. For over fifteen years it has been fostering the innate interest children have in space and physics. Stargazers Camp might not create future athletes—but it just might create future astronomers, engineers and astronauts! For one week, children are immersed in the fascinating world of astronomy and space science. They have the opportunity to learn about planets, moons, comets, asteroids and craters. They will also enjoy hands-on activities; every year new activities are introduced and scheduled alongside old favorites! NOTE: Stargazers Camp is very popular. Early registration is strongly recommended.

DESCRIPTIONS

Beginner Camp: This in the introductory session. Here, children first experience the concepts of enormous distances and incredibly lengthy time periods. They begin to learn the characteristics of different planets and moons, and prepare themselves for the higher-level sessions. NOTE: This is an educational camp. There will be no nap time.

Intermediate Camp: This is the workhorse session, for those children who are just starting to reach the age of more independent study. This age range occupies the lion’s share of each summer as a high percentage of them are both just starting in the skygazing hobby and continuing an interest obtained years earlier. At the end of this week parents receive a listing of other programs specifically designed for eight- to ten-year-olds.

Advanced Camp: his is the challenging session, for those children who are up to the task. Cleverly created mind-building activities, special access to certain demonstrations, electronic experiments and a unique field trip put this session head-and-shoulders above the others. There’s so much “advanced” that we hesitate to call it “camp!”

SESSIONS BY AGE RANGE

BEGINNER CAMP: for ages six and seven

  • Session Three: 19 June to 23 June
  • Session Seven: 24 July to 28 July

INTERMEDIATE CAMP: for ages eight to ten

  • Session One: 5 June to 9 June
  • Session Four: 26 June to 30 June
  • Session Five: 10 July to 14 July
  • Session Eight: 31 July to 4 August

ADVANCED CAMP: for ages eleven to thirteen

  • Session Two: 12 June to 16 June
  • Session Six: 17 July to 21 July

SESSIONS CHRONOLOGICALLY

  • Session One: 5 June to 9 June / ages eight to ten
  • Session Two: 12 June to 16 June / ages eleven to thirteen
  • Session Three: 20 June to 24 June / ages six and seven
  • Session Four: 26 June to 30 June / ages eight to ten
  • Session Five: 10 July to 14 July / ages eight to ten
  • Session Six: 17 July to 21 July / ages eleven to thirteen
  • Session Seven: 24 July to 28 July / ages six and seven
  • Session Eight: 31 July to 4 August / ages eight to ten

COST

$120.00 per in-parish child / $144.00 per out-of-parish child

REGISTRATION

In-parish registration begins Saturday, 25 March at 9:00 am.
Out-of-parish registration begins Tuesday, 4 April at 3:00 pm.
Registration can be accepted via three routes…
*online using Webtrac
*in-person at HRPO
*postal mail [not recommended unless other two routes are not an option]

There are no longer paper registration forms for Stargazers Camp. Registrants will be asked to answer a series of questions on the WebTrac system during the payment process.

2017 Stargazers Camp Sign-In/Sign Out Log PDF

Intermediate Class

Advanced Class


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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:17 AM.