Take Summer Camp Home with You
Take Summer Camp Home with You

The time has come for AstroCamp summer camp to end. It’s been full of adventures, silliness, and memories. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be gone from your hearts forever. Here are a few ways to keep living the camp lifestyle even as the new school year comes rolling on in. Sing and

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Technology vs. Technology!
Technology vs. Technology!

Technology is practically inescapable in today’s day and age. Everyone has a smart phone, computer, tablet, gaming system, or some combination. It is used every single day for communication, entertainment, or as a tool. Here at camp we highly encourage all of our students to put away their electronics and focus on the experience at

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Cooking Up Life Skills
Cooking Up Life Skills

No matter your age, knowing how to cook for yourself is an invaluable skill, and the earlier you start, the easier it is in adulthood. Whenever campers show up on arrival day, they can grab some lemonade or a snack at AstroCantina, but many will return for a cooking class later in the week. This

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Art and Creativity at Camp
Art and Creativity at Camp

Art is subjective, it is different and unique to each and every person and comes in different forms and mediums! We believe there is no right or wrong way to pursue art and we strive to foster our campers imaginations and creative abilities in a positive direction. That is why AstroCamp offers many outlets for

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Experiencing Nature Hikes at AstroCamp
Experiencing Nature Hikes at AstroCamp

When campers come to AstroCamp, the cool classes and challenge of the ropes course are just part of the benefits. With our camp located right next to the San Bernardino National Forest, students can gain a better appreciation for nature; made stronger by engaging in the day/night hike and wilderness survival courses. There are several

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Building Character at Camp
Building Character at Camp

Summer at AstroCamp means throwing out preexisting ideas of what people think of you and finding yourself instead. It is a place to build upon you as a person, while being surrounded by a network of positive and inspiring individuals. AstroCamp prides itself in being a safe space for campers to be the people they

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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 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 whole facility.

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