Summer Camps 2023

Model Rocket launches at Challenger!

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

Explanation of Summer Camp Deposits:
A $50 deposit is required to reserve your child’s summer camp registration.
This deposit is applied toward the summer camp fee.
For example, if the summer camp fee is $75, you will need to pay $50 to reserve your child’s spot.  Your remaining balance would be $25.

You may mail your registration/camp fee payment to us,
or you may pay online using a credit card (through PayPal).
(Please include the camper’s name in the comment section, if paying with PayPal.)

link to PayPal

Camps have limited enrollment!  Register early to get the camp you want!

Online registration available HERE!

Please contact us at [email protected] or (803) 929-3951 if you are not able to access the online registration form.

If you complete online registration, you will also need to complete a
Challenger Summer Camp PERMISSION FORM.
You can either send in now,
or we will have a copy for you to sign on the first day of camp.

Summer Camp FAQs HERE

To download the Summer Camp 2023 Flyer, click here.

All campers should bring a bag lunch 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!
August 4, 9am-1pm
2023 Family Fun Day ONLINE Registration HERE

Scroll down for descriptions of camps.

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2023 CampsDates TimesAgesCost
Astronaut Academy 1
camp is full!
May 30-June 2TWThF 4 days9:00-1:008-12 yrs$190
Intro to Drone 1May 31-June 2WThF 3 days9:00-1:0013-18 yrs$125
Intro to Aviation 1
camp is full!
June 5-8MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:0011-18 yrs$100
Robot 1
camp is full!
June 5-8MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:008-12 yrs$200
Drone Academy 1
camp is full!
June 12-13MT 2 days9:00-1:009-12 yrs$110
Aviation AcademyJune 14-15WTh 2 days9:00-1:008-10 yrs$50
camp is full!
June 12-15MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:007-9 yrs$175
Astronaut Academy session 2
camp is full!
June 19-22MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:008-12 yrs$190
Intro to Drone session 2June 20-22TWTh 3 days9:00-1:0013-18 yrs$125
Advanced DroneJune 26-28MTW 3 days9:00-1:0015-18 yrs$150
Intro to Aviation session 2
camp is full!
July 10-13MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:0011-18 yrs$100
camp is full!
July 10-13MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:0010-12 yrs$200
Advanced AviationJuly 17-20MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:0015-18 yrs$125
Advanced Flying Fixed WingJuly 24-25MT 2 days9:00-1:0015-18yrs$75
Advanced Flying Rotary WingJuly 26-27WTh 2 days9:00-1:0015-18 yrs$75
Advanced Flying InstrumentsJuly 31-Aug 3MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:0015-18 yrs$100
Robot session 2July 31-Aug 3MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:008-12 yrs$200
Family Fun Rocket CampAugust 4F 1 day9:00-1:00 $65
Astronaut Academy session 3
camp is full!
August 7-10MTWTh 4 days9:00-1:008-12 yrs$190
Drone Academy session 2
camp is full!
August 8-9TW 2 days9:00-1:009-12 yrs$100
Drone Academy session 3August 10-11ThF 2 days9:00-1:009-12 yrs$100
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Astronaut Academy

As an astronaut preparing for your mission, you will explore robotics, rocketry and aviation as you prepare for your first mission!  Campers will fly a Space Mission, visit the e-Planetarium, and fly planes with our simulators.  Campers will keep the robot they assemble and the rocket they construct.  (Campers will also learn how to program EV3 robots, but they will not be allowed to keep the EV3 robots.)

Rocket Camps

Be a rocket scientist!  Learn the basic skills of rocketry (measuring, cutting, simple gluing, and launching) in Artemis and more skills (advanced gluing, finishing techniques, and Newton’s Laws) in Mercury.  Campers will keep the rockets they construct.  Campers are encouraged to bring sunglasses to wear during rocket launches.  Campers who complete the Mercury Camp will have fulfilled requirements of the National Association of Rocketry’s NARTrek Cadet program (Mercury Level).

***Campers must attend Intro in order to attend Advanced.***

Robotics Camps

Build a robot to keep every day!  All camps will also work with Mindstorm EV3 robots.  (Students will not be allowed to keep the robots constructed with the Mindstorm kits.)


Learn about careers in the aviation industry and the basics of flight. These camp focus on how to fly through simulation. Students will also get an opportunity to learn about the history of flight, airplane structural designs and basic flight maneuvers.  For students who would like to earn their Private Pilot Certificate, our Advanced Aviation camps include seminars on topics tested on the FAA’s Private Pilot Knowledge Exam.

***Campers must attend Intro in order to attend Advanced.***

***Campers must attend Advanced in order to attend
Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, or Instruments camp.***


Campers will learn how to fly a drone safely and ethically.  After learning about the principles of flight, campers will learn drone flight maneuvers and participate in flight control and accuracy challenges.  The Remote Pilot Test Prep camp also includes seminars on topics tested on the FAA’s Remote Pilot Certification Exam to prepare students for the exam.  At the conclusion of camp, campers will keep the drone they built.

***Campers must attend Intro to Drone in order to attend Advanced Drone (Remote Pilot Test Prep).

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