Facing Your Fears
Facing Your Fears

Going to camp for the first time can be nerve wracking for some kids; they’re in a new place, away from their family, and facing all new challenges. Luckily, there are ways to face these fears and come out of camp stronger and more confident than you went in. The easiest way to become comfortable

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Innovative Arts & Crafts
Innovative Arts & Crafts

Arts & crafts instructor Rayah prepares dyes for a camper project. There’s no place like summer camp for letting your creative side shine! From Doodle Daze to Face Painting, arts and crafts programs offer valuable opportunities for self-expression. Face Painting elective, summer 2016. In addition to providing a safe creative space, art classes are a

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Adventure Lessons
Adventure Lessons

To most natives of Southern California, AstroCamp’s hometown of Idyllwild is a quaint tourist destination. Some are drawn to this mile-high haven’s local businesses, secluded vacation homes, and panoramic vistas. Then there are those for whom the mountains aren’t a background, but a playground.Idyllwild holds a storied place in the development of rock climbing. Lilly

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The Real Life Skills of Fantasy!
The Real Life Skills of Fantasy!

Elves, dwarves, hobbits, spaceships, lasers, dragons, knights, princesses and more! Science fiction and fantasy have been huge in the popular scene over the past decade, with huge feature films from Lord of the Rings to Harry Potter to Star Wars. These fantastic adventures allow the imagination to run wild, and offer a fun temporary escape

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The Coolest Thing About Gemini
The Coolest Thing About Gemini

June 14, 2016, Cerro Tololo We started the day by visiting AURA Recinto to listen to presentations from staff in different scientific areas that all work for the observatory. It takes all sciences to make an observatory run. We then loaded up and started our trek to Cerro Pachon and Cerro Tololo. Leaving the city

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A Haven for Stargazing
A Haven for Stargazing

June 12, 2016, Observatorio Astronómico Andino Today’s highlight was visiting our first of many observatories, the Observatorio Astronómico Andino (https://www.oaa.cl/en/) just outside of Santiago.  Unfortunately, it was cloudy.  However, that did not stop our wonderful hosts from putting on an incredible spread and showing us what astrotourism is all about. Beautiful metal sculptures adorned the

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Kids And Their Robots
Kids And Their Robots

Rough terrain. Unsurpassable obstacles. Navigating the rocky unknown with little help from home. These are the challenges space robots face as they explore distant worlds– and the engineering problems summer campers solve as they build and program their own LEGO rovers. Introductory classes focus on teamwork and getting familiar with the robot-building process. Campers are

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You Are Here! It’s Earth Day!
You Are Here! It’s Earth Day!

We live in a tiny place in the middle of a vast emptiness. Our rocky planet orbits an average-sized home star at an almost unimaginable distance of 93 million miles.The fastest spacecraft in history, as of this writing, are Helios I and II; at their peak speeds of over 150,000mph, they’d take three and a

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Human Foosball it’s WERK!
Human Foosball it’s WERK!

Sometime AstroCamp Foosball can be WERK! Don’t miss out on all the fun this summer sign up today!!! Summer Camp 2016 AstroCamp Summer • One-Week Sessions Coed Ages 8 – 14  One-Week Session 1:  June 11 – June 17         $1,200 One-Week Session 2:  June 18 – June 24      

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Just Dance & Be You
Just Dance & Be You

I would never have become the person I am without camp. Growing up I was shy, easily embarrassed, and lacked confidence. Forget about dancing in front of people, I barely liked talking in front of them. Camp changed all of that for me. Everything that I have accomplished and the stronger, more confident person I

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Archery, Skill, & Imagination
Archery, Skill, & Imagination

Take a moment out of your crazy day, close your eyes, clear your mind, and picture yourself or your child at our archery range. What are the first thoughts that come to mind? Possibly…dread of never hitting the target, or feelings of joy and excitement or maybe all you image is Katniss Everdeen. Now remove

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Why Summer Camp?
Why Summer Camp?

There are many reasons why summer camp is beneficial for children of all ages. We live in an era of growing consumption of technology. Even children under the age of two spend an average of an hour per day plugged in.  This makes it even more critical for children to disconnect from both technology and

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