AstroCamp boasts one of the premier science and adventure programs in California. Campers design their own acitivity schedules by choosing from more than 40 different activities. All of AstroCamp's programs are hands-on and designed for campers to gain new skills and experiences, all while enjoying time with friends and staff members.
Each morning campers participate in 2 activity periods, with each period lasting an hour and a half. These programs are specialized and designed for each individual camper. Before coming to camp, campers receive a list of all of the specialized programs, and create their own schedule by prioritizing their choices. Programs will meet every other day, and up to 4 times throughout the session, progressing after each meeting as well as year after year. For example, first year campers can choose to participate in the Intro to Rockets program and learn the basics of building and launching water rockets. The next summer, campers take Advanced Rockets and build on the skills gained the previous year.
During the afternoons, campers will get to choose 2 periods of electives, with each period lasting an hour and a half. These programs are designed to be fun, adventurous, scientific, educational, exciting, and unique. Electives change each afternoon, and programs will be offered multiple times throughout the session, so that all campers receive a chance to try all of our amazing programs and acitivities. Some electives are like specialized programs, and give those campers not enrolled in those acitivites a chance to experience a program for future years at camp. Other electives are new and exciting programs that allow campers to try new things.
Beyond all of the great science, adventure, and hands-on programs that campers experience throughout the day, the camp fun and traditions begin with our one-of-a-kind social program. Each and every night, we've planned some amazing summer fun. Crew nights are a chance for campers of the same age to participate in interactive and engaging social activities. On elective nights, campers will choose from a variety of fun, unqiue programs like Space Art, Rock n Roll Rock Wall, Star Trek, and more. The social program kicks into gear during the middle of the session Carnival. Counselors go all out decorating our dining hall into an arena of games, dance floor, and bar. The Carnival theme is picked at the beginning of each summer and campers and staff go all out to get dressed up in accordance to the theme. All of our social programs are fun, interactive and engaging.