Does Astrocamp Offer Scholarships or Financial Aid?
Yes. However, applications for financial aid must be received prior to March 1 for that year's summer program. Please contact the Astrocamp Registrars for an application and more information.
How Is The Staff Trained and Hired?
We take pride in employing a well-trained staff of the highest quality!
All cabin counselors are current university students with a background working with children. Applicants go through a rigorous hiring process including multiple interviews, a background check and drug testing. Additionally, many cabin counselors were AstroCampers themselves!
Counselors go through an 8-day training program prior to any campers arriving at camp. They are trained in team-building, group-leading, child development, safety, and being sensitive to individual campers needs and life experiences. Camp logistics and the camp program are also taught and counselors participate in a number of role-playing activities to prepare for situations that could arise during the summer.
Our instructors come to Astrocamp from all over the United States and occasionally from overseas. We have approximately 28 instructors either teaching classes or being helpful hands as techs. Requirements for being an instructor are a Bachelors degree, a strong desire to teach and a love for working with children. We pride ourselves on hiring fun exciting people that have a strong knowledge base and want to work with children.
If My Child Is Flying In How Will They Get To Astrocamp?
Astrocamp Counselors will meet your camper at his/her gate, accompany them to get their luggage and on a bus to Astrocamp where they will meet their counselor.
Approximately 40% of our campers fly in each summer.
Can My Camper Write or E-mail Me From Camp?
Your camper can write you from camp. Stamps, postcards and stationary are available in the camp store. It's not a bad idea to send stamps, envelopes, and paper with your camper to camp. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to allow your camper to call or e-mail you from camp.
You can e-mail your camper by setting up an account. Complete information is contained in your syllabus
You can write your camper at:
Camper's Name Team Number c/o Astrocamp PO BOX 3399 Idyllwild, CA 92549-3399
Can I Send My Camper Care Packages?
Please DO NOT send care packages as they will be returned!
Can I Call My Camper Throughout The Camp Session?
You cannot call your camper while she/he is at camp. If there is an emergency or you want a report on how he/she is doing, you can call the camp directors at camp at 951.659.6062
Please see the for more information.
What Is The Weather Like At Astrocamp In The Summer?
Due to the elevation, the days are often mild (mid to upper 70s) but the nights can get cold. We recommend packing long pants and a sweatshirt the camper can wear to evening activites.