Challenger Learning Center offers summer camps

Posted: Friday, June 16, 2000

The Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, which opened this spring, is offering a series of one-day activities and week-long camps for children this summer.

Young Astronaut Day -- Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades one through three; cost is $25.

Family Astronomy Nights -- Monday and June 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring the Starlab Portable Planetarium; admission is $5 for children and $7 for adults.

Astronomy Workshop -- Sessions are June 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children in kindergarten through grade two (cost $20), June 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades three through six (cost $35) and June 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades six through eight (cost $35). The sessions use the Starlab Portable Planetarium.

Mars City Alpha Camp -- June 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades six through eight; cost is $250.

Microgravity -- July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades six through eight; cost is $250. Special guest instructor is Greg Vogt, astronaut trainer from the Johnson Space Center. He also will conduct a teacher training workshop.

Living in Space -- Sessions are July 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children in kindergarten through grade two (cost $20), July 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades three through six (cost $35) and July 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades six through eight (cost $35).

Atmospheric Science -- July 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades three through six; cost is $40, including materials.

Cosmic Adventures -- July 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades three through six; cost is $250.

Robotics Workshop -- Sessions are July 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for children in kindergarten through grade two (cost $20), July 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades three through six (cost $40) and July 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades six through eight (cost $40).

Flight Overnight -- Sessions are from 9 a.m. July 31 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 for children in kindergarten through grade two, from 9 a.m. Aug. 2 to 4 p.m. Aug. 3 for grades three through six and from 9 a.m. Aug. 4 to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 for grades six through eight; cost for all ages is $100.

Designer Space Craft -- Aug. 7-11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades four through eight; cost is $250.

Navigation and GPS -- Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for kindergarten through grade three; cost is $15. Aug. 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for grades four through eight; cost is $30.



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