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Mission: Moon Shot

In Mission: Moon Shot, campers will work to successfully complete a mission to observe the Moon from Lunar orbit. Campers will launch high powered rockets, program Sphero robots using JavaScript to send a coded message, and produce a press-conference where they will discuss their upcoming lunar mission. Building on life skills from previous camps, Astro Recruits will work to overcome obstacles and focus on career paths such as journalism and strategic communication, audio/video production and IT systems.

Entering 8-9 Grade
6 Days / 5 Overnights
$800 + $70 registration fee

Check-In: HCC dorms 12:00-12:45 pm

Orientation: 1:00 pm on first day

Graduation: 10:00 am on final day

2024 Dates

  • June 1-6, 2024
  • June 8-13, 2024
  • June 22-27, 2024
  • July 13-18, 2024*
  • July 20-25, 2024
Registration Opens September 1

*Astronaut John Herrington will be a part of the July 13-18 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.

Please check out the Preparing for Overnight Camp document. 

*If the camp your camper wishes to attend is sold out, please email camp@cosmo.org with your name, the camper’s name, and camp date to be placed on a waitlist.


  • Complete a mission to orbit the Moon using both the Cosmosphere’s Mission Control Center and Astralis capsule-based simulator modeled after NASA’s Orion capsule
  • Design a model rocket and test maximum altitude. Next, launch a powerful 2-stage model rocket with a payload to test launch conditions.
  • Plan and conduct a live press conference.
  • Train like an astronaut in the 4-G Centrifuge, the Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT), and a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Simulator!
  • Learn to code. Start with block coding our EV3s to pick up parts of a crashed spacecraft and then learn how to write JAVAscript code using our Sphero robots.
  • Learn to fly drones through an obstacle course.
  • Use your engineering skills to build a Rube Goldberg machine.
  • Dive into exciting worlds using virtual reality technology.
  • Build team communication and problem-solving skills on Cosmosphere’s CosmoWorks Challenge Course.

Career Clusters Focus:

  • Arts, A/V Tech and Communications
  • Education and Training
  • Information Technology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Click HERE for more information about the importance of Career Clusters and download a complete list HERE.

Activities are subject to change. Significant changes will be communicated prior to camp.

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