Highland Road Park Observatory
2017 Stargazers Camp
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.
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
INTERMEDIATE CAMP: for ages eight to ten
ADVANCED CAMP: for ages eleven to thirteen
$120.00 per in-parish child / $144.00 per out-of-parish child
In-parish registration begins Saturday, 25 March at 9:00 am.
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.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 10:17 AM.