Day Camps

Experience all the excitement of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center® at Day Camp! Crew trainers guide trainees through the past, present and future of flight or space exploration, using actual jets, shuttles and rockets as the backdrop. 

Trainees choose from three distinct camp options: Space, Aviation or Robotics. Tuition includes lunch and a snack daily. Early drop-off and late pick-up are available for a small fee. Each camp session begins on a Monday and runs through Friday.

All programs are held in Huntsville, Alabama.

Ready to take summer to a whole new level?  Book your Day Camp experience today by calling 1-800-637-7223 or 256-837-3400.

Don’t know which day camp program to choose?  Here’s some more information to help you decide:

Robotics Day Camp

  • Work in teams to design and build robots
  • Explore basic computer programming
  • Sharpen communication and team-building skills
  • Complete engineering and design projects
  • Participate in critical thinking and logic-building activities
  • Design a rover
  • Learn principles of digital design and modeling
  • Compete in end-of-the-week team robotics challenge
  • Enjoy water activities during your weeklong adventure*
*Weather permitting


Space Day Camp

  • Take part in interactive lab activities led by our education department
  • Experiment with International Space Station science projects
  • Learn rocketry principles by building and launching rockets
  • Gain an understanding of a day in the life of an astronaut
  • Draw and design a mission patch
  • Explore museum activities, including museum exhibits and simulators like the Mars Climbing Wall and Mission to Mars
  • Learn how Huntsville took a man to the moon
  • Enjoy water activities during your weeklong adventure*
*Weather permitting


Aviation Day Camp

  • Gain an understanding of the principles of flight
  • Fly an F-18 cockpit simulator
  • Learn basic survival skills
  • Train in water-survival scenarios
  • Practice hands-on training in fire and shelter construction
  • Construct a model balsa wood glider
  • Explore design principles of aviation with our 12 on-site  aircraft
  • Enjoy outdoor activities, including simulators and swimming*
*Weather permitting


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