Summer Camps 2022

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 Challenger@richlandone.org 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 2022 Flyer, click
2022 Summer Camp FLYER.

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!
If no one in your group has built a model rocket before,
please sign up for Intro.
If anyone in your group has built a model rocket before,
you may sign up for Intro or Advanced.
Intro, August 5, 9am-1pm
Advanced, August 12, 9am-1pm
2022 Family Fun Day ONLINE Registration HERE

Scroll down for descriptions of camps.

2022 Camps

Dates

Times

Ages

Cost

Aviation Academy June 8-9 MT
2 days
9am-1pm 8-10 yrs $50

Intro to Aviation 

June 13-16

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

11-18 yrs

$100

Robot Camp 

June 13-16

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

8-12 yrs

$200

Astronaut Academy 

June 20-23

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

8-12 yrs

$180

Intro to Drone

June 20-22

MTW
3 days

9:00-1:00

11-18 yrs

$125

Remote Pilot Test Prep

June 27-29

MTW
3 days

9:00-1:00

15-18 yrs

$150

Artemis Rocket Intro

June 27-28

MT
2 days

9:00-1:00

7-9 yrs

$75

Artemis Rocket Adv

June 29-30

WTh
2 days

9:00-1:00

7-9 yrs

$100

Mercury Rocketry Intro

July 11-12

MT
2 days

9:00-1:00

10-12 yrs

$125

Drone Academy 

July 11-12

MT
2 days

9:00-1:00

8-10 yrs

$100

Mercury Rocketry Adv

July 13-14

WTh
2 days

9:00-1:00

10-12 yrs

$150

Drone Academy 

July 13-14

WTh
2 days

9:00-1:00

8-10 yrs

$100

Drone Academy 

July 18-19

MT
2 days

9:00-1:00

8-10 yrs

$100

Astronaut Academy 

July 18-21

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

8-12 yrs

$180

Intro to Aviation 

July 25-28

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

11-18 yrs

$100

Robot Camp 

July 25-28

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

8-12 yrs

$200

Adv. Aviation

August 1-5

MTWTh
4 days

9:00-1:00

15-18 yrs

$125

Adv. Flying Fixed Wing

August 8-9

MT
2 days

9:00-1:00

15-18 yrs

$75

Adv. Flying Rotary Wing

August 10-11

WTh
2 days

9:00-1:00

15-18 yrs

$75

 

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 Intro and more skills (advanced gluing, finishing techniques, and Newton’s Laws) in Advanced.  Campers will keep the rockets they construct.  Campers are encouraged to bring sunglasses to wear during rocket launches.  Campers who complete the Mercury Advanced 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 Camp

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.)

Aviation

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 or Rotary Wing camp.***

Drones

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 Remote Pilot Test Prep.

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