Choosing Your Electives at AstroCamp

From doodling to D&D, from board games to yoga, from jamming with your friends to relaxing in the meadow – and everything in between – there are tons of awesome electives here at AstroCamp. These classes are quick, one-off adventures led by an instructor who’s excited to share this time with you. If you want to hang out with your friends and do something chill, we have those! If you want to challenge yourself and do something incredible, we have those, too!

Regardless, there are so many options that it can be a challenge to choose which one to do. Thankfully, we’ve written this guide to help you! These lists are by no means completely comprehensive, but they will give you an idea of what to expect.

The Outdoorsy

If you love playing outside, getting your hands dirty, or just want to enjoy the summer sun, these electives are great options! There are the crazy ones that push you out of your comfort zones, the ones that pit you and your friends against each other, or just plain calm enjoyment of nature.Electives

  • Sports
  • Ropes Courses
  • Rock Climbing
  • Nature Walk
  • Chill in the Meadow
  • Geocaching
  • Quidditch

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The Games

Electives 1There are tons of games being run on camp at any given time. Whether you’re competing against each other or working together, the options are many!

  • Risk
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Two Rooms and a Boom
  • Werewolf
  • Settlers of Catan


Electives 4The Creative

If working with your hands to make something cool is your jam, check out any of our art electives. Use your imagination and let loose your inner designer. If music is your art, we have guitars, keyboards, even a full drum set for you and your friends to rock out!

  • Cat Doodling
  • Face Painting
  • Tie-Dye
  • Pinecone Picking/Painting
  • Jam Session


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The Nerdy (aka The Awesome)Electives 7

Campers often affectionately refer to AstroCamp as “Nerd Camp,” and these electives embrace it! You can come together for cooperative storytelling, play scifi video games, or even grab a foam sword and fight your friends!

  • Magic: The Gathering
  • D&D
  • Star Wars RPG
  • LARP
  • Artemis

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The Silly

If all you’re looking for in an afternoon is to be weird and silly, then these electives are the best option for you. No matter which one you choose, you’re guaranteed to have an odd – but fun – time.

  • Tall People Things
  • Calvin Ball
  • Absurdist Family Feud
  • Southern Dinin’ Etiket

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Remember, electives are all about you! Keep an open mind while you’re signing up. If you don’t get your first pick, that might be an opportunity for you to try something new! No matter what you choose, it’s bound to be great.

Written By: Scott Yarbrough


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