Summer Camps 2015

Real science and real fun…
here at the Challenger Learning Center of RCSD1!


Summer Camp FAQs HERE

To download the Summer Camp 2015 Flyer, click
2015 Summer Camp FLYER.

To download the Summer Camp 2015 Registration Form, click
2015 Summer Camp REGISTRATION.

Early Bird Discount
Register by May 1 and pay via PayPal and receive $5 off your camp fee!

All campers should bring a bag lunch and a drink for all camps!
All campers receive a Challenger t-shirt!
All camps run from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

Family Fun Rocket Camp!
Parents, don’t let your kids have all the fun!  Attend camp with your child!
Build and launch a rocket!
Monday, July 27, 9:00am-noon
To download the Family Fun Camp Registration Form, click
2015 Family Fun REGISTRATION.

Scroll down for descriptions of camps.

Camp Date Time Ages Cost
Aviator Academy June 1-4 Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm 11-18 yrs $100
Astronaut Academy June 8-11 Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm 8-12 yrs $180 FULL
Robot Camp June 15-18 Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $200 FULL
Intro Robot Camp June 15-16 Mon & Tues 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $100 FULL
Intermediate Robot Camp June 17-18 Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $100 FULL
Intro Aviation Camp June 22-23 Mon & Tues 9am-1pm 11-18 yrs $75
Intermediate Aviation Camp June 24-25 Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm 11-18 yrs $75
Rocket Camp July  6-9 Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm 11-14 yrs $150
Intro Rocket Camp July  6-7 Mon & Tues 9am-1pm 11-14 yrs $75
Intermediate Rocket Camp July  8-9 Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm 11-14 yrs $75
Advanced Aviation I July 13-14 Mon & Tues 9am-1pm 11-18 yrs $75
Advanced Aviation II July 15-16 Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm 11-18 yrs $75
Advanced Rocket Camp July 20 Mon 9am-1pm 11-14 yrs $35
Rocket Fundamentals July 21 Tues 9am-1pm 8-11 yrs $35
Intro Robot Camp July 22-23 Wed & Thurs 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $100
Family Fun Rocket July 27 Mon 9am-noon $35/$10
Intermediate Robot Camp July 28-29 Tues & Wed 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $100
Advanced Robot Camp July 30 Thurs 9am-1pm 9-14 yrs $50
Astronaut Academy Aug 10-13 Mon-Thurs 9am-1pm 8-12 yrs $180FULL

Astronaut Academy

As an astronaut preparing for your mission, you will explore robotics and rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission!  Campers will fly a full Space Mission, visit the e-Planetarium, and fly planes with our flight simulators.  Campers will keep the robot they assemble and the rocket they construct and launch.

Rocket Camp

Be a rocket scientist! Learn how to build and launch rockets!  Campers will keep the rockets they construct; if your rocket goes too high and is not recovered, we will provide you with another rocket kit before you leave camp.  Each camp constructs different rockets, and the Advanced Camp will construct a different rocket every summer.  Campers registering for Fundamentals and Intro do not need prior rocketry experience; campers registered for Intermediate and Advanced should have some prior rocketry experience.

Robotics Camp

Build a robot to keep every day!  Each camp builds different robots, and the Advanced Camp will build a different robot kit every summer.  All camps will also work with Mindstorm EV3 robots.  (Students will not be allowed to keep the robots constructed with the Mindstorm kits.)  Campers registering for Intro do not need prior robotics experience; campers registering for Intermediate and Advanced should have some prior robotics experience.

Aviation Camp

Come fly with us!  Let our Certified Flight Instructor guide you through pilot training lessons on our flight simulators.  Each camp will explore different topics related to aviation.  Campers will receive a flight logbook documenting their training.  Campers registering for Aviator Academy or Intro do not need prior aviation experience.  Pre-requisites for Intermediate, Advanced I, and Advanced II camps:

Intermediate Aviation Pre-Requisites

  • Students can identify and name:
    • four forces of flight
    • three axes of rotation
    • airplane control surfaces
    • airspeed indicator (ASI)
    • attitude indicator (AI)
    • altimeter (ALT)
    • heading indicator (HI)
  • Students understand how runways are numbered
  • Students can perform the following in a Cessna 172 (or similar plane) (on a simulator):
    • trim the airplane for level flight
    • perform level turns
    • turn to assigned headings
    • climb/descend to assigned altitude
    • land the airplane (and keep it on the runway)
  • Students can use a chart to
    • determine an airport’s identifier (and use that identifier to locate information about the airport in an airport directory)
    • plot an airport-to-airport course and determine true course and distance

Advanced Aviation Pre-Requisites

  • Students can
    • explain the relationship between flight control movements and corresponding control surface movements
    • explain how control surface movements cause the aircraft to rotate around the three axes of rotation
    • identify and label all seven flight instruments and the tachometer (gauges or glass panel G1000 cockpits)
  • Students can perform the following in a Cessna 172 (or similar plane) (on a simulator):
    • perform level turns using specific bank angles as directed
    • climb/descend using specific pitch angles or rates of climb/descent as directed
    • fly level and trimmed at various airspeeds with or without flaps extended as directed
    • land the airplane (and keep it on the runway) without crashing
  • Students can use a chart to:
    • enter an airport’s identifier into the aircraft’s GPS and interpret the GPS displayed information to navigate a cross-country flight
    • maneuver the aircraft from the en route phase of flight to a position in which a landing on an assigned runway can be accomplished