Cosmosphere Camps

Ignite Curiosity

Summer 2025 Registration opens October 1

Inspire Explorers

Expand Horizons

Some things are rocket science. Expand minds, inspire confidence with Cosmosphere Camps.

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A curious mind.

That is the common quality among students who have come to Cosmosphere Camps for the past 35 years. Curiosity leads to wonder, which, as Neil Armstrong said, “is the basis of man’s desire to understand.”

Cosmosphere Camps give participants deeper understanding of all things related to science, technology, engineering and math—from learning about the solar system and conditions required for a lunar base in elementary school to how to build a settlement on Mars in high school. 

The impact on learning and confidence in STEAM subjects is impressive, yet the lifelong skills in communication, teamwork, leading and problem solving gained might be the greatest hallmark of Cosmosphere Camp. Past campers report that those lessons shaped their future.

Below are the descriptions of the camps for each age range. With the exception of travel camp, there are no prerequisites, so a participant can join the camp adventure at any grade level.

Young Explorer Day Camps

Campers will gain a greater understanding of our solar system by learning about the planets and sun through hands-on science activities.
Entering 3-4 Grade •
5 Days
$350 + $70 registration fee
Campers take on the challenges of living on the Moon and explore past, present and future lunar missions.
Entering 4-5 Grade •
5 Days
$350 + $70 registration fee
Campers take a serious look at what it would be like to find alien life. This includes not only exploring the science behind how alien life would be possible, but also what an alien culture could look like.
Entering 5-6 Grade •
5 Days
$400 + $70 registration fee
Campers learn more about Earth’s life systems as they consider how humans survive in space.
Entering 6-7 Grade •
4 Days / 1 Overnight
$450 + $70 registration fee

Ad Astra Program Overnight Camps

In Mars Academy, teams of campers will find out if they have what it takes to survive on Mars! Activities and training will center around building a sustainable colony on Mars where campers will compete to earn various resources.
Entering 7-8 Grade •
5 Days / 4 Overnights
$650 + $70 registration fee
In Mission: Moon Shot, campers will work to successfully complete a mission to observe the Moon from Lunar orbit mirroring the Apollo 8 and Artemis 2 missions. Activities include a focus in robotics and rocketry, and introduce campers to careers in the arts, communications, Education, IT, and STEM.
Entering 8-9 Grade •
6 Days / 5 Overnights
$850 + $70 registration fee
As Astro Recruits progress toward their end goal of establishing life on another planet, they must first successfully live in outer space. In Mission: Astro Lab, campers will work as a team to send a crew using the Astralis capsule-based simulator to a space station. Activities include a focus in SCUBA training and experimentation and introduce campers to careers in business, health science, human services, and marketing.
Entering 9-10 Grade •
6 Days / 5 Overnights
$1,050 + $70 registration fee
Having proven that life is possible in outer space, in Mission: Lunar Trek, Astro Recruits shift focus to landing humans on the moon using the Altair Lunar Lander. Activities include a focus in flight and drone training and introduce campers to careers in construction, finance, hospitality, and transportation.
Entering 10-11 Grade •
6 Days / 5 Overnights
$1,350 + $70 registration fee
Now that campers have landed on the Moon, they are moving on to the next challenge: Mars. Learn what it takes to build and survive in a Martian Settlement. Activities include a focus on living on Mars, and introduce campers to careers in food, government and law, and manufacturing.
Entering 10-12 Grade •
6 Days / 5 Overnights
$1,550 + $70 registration fee
Back by popular demand! Road trip to one of the biggest space cities in the US: Houston, TX. In order to attend this trip, campers must complete Mission: Martian Base (can be done in the same summer). Previous Colorado campers are welcome. More information will be released as we book different venues.
Entering 11-12 Grade •
6 Days / 5 Overnights
Price Coming Soon
Campers will flex their creative muscles through the combination of art and science. Art types include drawing, embroidery, painting, photography, and 3D printing.
Entering 11-12 Grade •
3 Days / 2 Nights
$600 + $70 Registration Fee

Seasonal Camps

4th-6th graders can train with an astronaut this spring break! Astronaut Steve Swanson joins Spring into STEM campers this year! Steve Swanson is a retired NASA astronaut that has flown two shuttle flights and one Soyuz flight logging over 195 days in space with 5 spacewalks under his belt.
Grades 4-6 •
5 Days
$350 + $70 registration fee

Start Your Camp Story Here.

Gain lifelong skills in communication, teamwork, leading and problem solving to shape your future.

The renovated galleries in the Hall of Space are open. While many artifacts are on display during this time, the exhibits and graphics won’t be fully completed until late 2024.​