In Mars Academy, teams of campers will find out if they have what it takes to survive on Mars! Campers overcome the challenges of gathering life-sustaining resources while operating robotics. After teams complete the Settlement Challenge, they will embark toward a low Earth orbit mission in Cosmosphere’s Astralis capsule-based simulator.
Check-In: HCC dorms 12:00-12:45 pm
Orientation: 1:00 pm on first day
Graduation: 2:30 pm on final day
- June 5-9, 2024
- June 12-16, 2024
- June 19-23, 2024*
- June 26-30, 2024
- July 3-7, 2024
- July 10-14, 2024
- July 17-21, 2024**
- July 24-28, 2024
*Astronaut Don Thomas will be a part of the June 19-23 session, $100 additional fee applies.
**Astronaut John Herrington will be a part of the July 17-21 session, $100 additional fee applies.
To register for a camp, a parent or guardian can log in to an existing profile on the Camper Portal. New users will need to create a new profile. For more information about registering for a camp, view the FAQ page. If you have questions or need help, please contact the camp support team from the CONTACT page.
*If the camp your camper wishes to attend is sold out, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, the camper’s name, and camp date to be placed on a waitlist.
- Complete a mission to orbit the Earth using both the Cosmosphere’s Mission Control Center and Astralis capsule-based simulator, which is modeled after NASA’s Orion capsule
- Train like an astronaut in the 4-G Centrifuge, the Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT), and a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Simulator!
- Use teamwork and communication skills to collect crates using our Sphero RVR rovers.
- Dive into exciting worlds using virtual reality technology.
- Build team communication and problem-solving skills on Cosmosphere’s CosmoWorks Challenge Course.
- Complete engineering design challenges to build robot arms and a Mars Lander.
For more information, please check out the Preparing for Overnight Camp document.
Activities are subject to change. Significant changes will be communicated prior to camp.