Highland Road Park Observatory


formerly known as Rocket Camp

Monday 19 November and Tuesday 20 November
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Mission Theme: engineering
Rockets: Quark and Viking
STEM Activity: bridge construction
[Registration in progress.]

Total Cost: $57.00 per in-parish explorer
$68.40 per out-of-parish explorer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty explorers
(All materials are provided.)

Attention: Six children must be registered by 12 November for Space Exploration Camp to take place.

Children learn about the American Space Program, rocketry and STEM at HRPO’s Space Exploration Camp!

For over a century, thanks to the solid work of the Wright brothers, Robert Goddard and others, rockets and spacecraft have been sent into low-Earth♁ orbit, to land and orbit the Moon, to land on Venus♀ and Mars♂, to land on Mercury☿ and to flyby the gas and ice giants. Soon, recreation and leisure flights will commerce, and actual human beings will go to Mars♂ and an asteroid!

    At the inaugural Fall Space Exploration Camp, kids can expect…
  • an overview of recent exoplanets discoveries
  • construction of a model bridge
  • tips on how to view the upcoming Geminid Meteor Shower
  • the latest news on the Mars InSight Lander
  • building and launching of two chemical rockets (for each kid)

Parents can register in person at HRPO. Parents can also register online at WebTrac (updated).

Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received completed copies of the camp forms below. Tell all the other parents you know, and don’t wait until the last minute to register!

2018 Fall SEC Camp Forms PDF

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, October 25, 2018, 04:08 PM.