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Summer Astronomy Camp - Telescope Kit Included!

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 09/15/2023
Children ages 5-13 (Grades K - 8) can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. Learn about the mysteries of the universe and the latest in space exploration in this award-winning program from a real astronomer - a Consultant for NASA who worked with space telescopes. Each week-long camp meets M-F from 3:00pm to 5:00pm ET each day and includes dozens of fun STEM hands-on activities.

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Looking for a Fun Astronomy Camp done Virtually, well this one's Out of this World! With our Summer Astronomy Camp, children ages 5-13 can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. The spark of interest often ignites in young minds where the abc's of the universe are brought to light.  For other age ranges of campers and weeks outside of what is listed here, please contact the Camp Director.

Exciting week-long sessions for children grades K-8 begin in May and extend into September, with lots of fun STEM hands-on activities as they are guided into the mysteries of the universe by a real astronomer who was a consultant with NASA and worked with a space telescope.  The entire week is filled with constant fun and excitement as everyone experiences a supernova explosion of new knowledge and understanding in this virtual journey throughout the cosmos.  With the understanding of some simple terminology and concepts, they are better informed about space and the celestial objects that reside overhead. Some of the many outrageous activities include constructing a starfinder, using Oreo cookies to see the phases of the Moon, and building an actual telescope from a kit provided by the camp.

Some of the comments made by previous campers and parents include the following:

Jan 16, 2023: I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful camp my son had several days ago. He really enjoyed it! Thanks so much for your dedication and hard work towards this wonderful experience. - Karen Centeno

Mar 19, 2022: This class was a great experience for my 6-year-old son. He is interested in space and always has lots of questions that we can not answer. Many thanks to Mr. Manning for answering his questions and inspiring him. Mr. Manning is really a professional, knowledgeable, and patient instructor. My son really enjoyed this class and looking forward to taking more different classes with Mr. Manning. Highly recommend it for those interested in space and the universe. - Ting Q.

Mar 18, 2022: Kevin is very knowledgeable and patient. My son was engaged in the class the whole time. - Hsuan-Wen Chen (Yo-Wei, 12 years)

Dec 31, 2021: This was amazing! Kevin is an incredible teacher. He's kind, patient and clearly passionate about space. Our five-year-old thoroughly enjoyed this experience and learned a ton. I would highly, highly recommend this experience to other parents. - Kelly O.

​August 16, 2021: Very hands on and well organized. My daughter had a great time at this virtual camp. - Jennifer Strauss

​​Jun 17, 2021: We absolutely love this class. My daughter looks forward to it all week. She's learned so much. Kevin helps promote self-confidence, safety, hard work, fun and encourages students to do well both inside and outside of class. - Elizabeth Tucker
Summer Astronomy Camp - Telescope Kit Included

June 10, 2021: Kevin's program is so much fun and informative for those curious young minds. I would highly recommend to those who are interested in having STEM programs. - Gloucester City Library

​May 20, 2021: The camp staff are so knowledgeable about Astronomy. We learned so much! - Catherine Klehm

April 21, 2021: Very informative and hands-on. - Caroline Chen

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Contact name: 
Kevin Manning
The event has already taken place on this date: 
3:00PM - 5:00PM