What: The YMCA Space Squad is for students in Years 7-9 who love Space! Over five packed days, our campers will be immersed in Space and the Space Industry. We will answer questions like how do we get to Mars? How does Australia contribute to the Global Space Industry? What’s it like to be an astronaut?
When: Our next camp will be held from 01 – 05 October 2018
10 – 14 December 2018 21 – 25 January 2019 12 – 16 April 2019 08 – 12 July 2019
Where: Camps will be held in Canberra with participants staying at the YMCA Bush Capital Lodge in Canberra. Campers will be bussed from their accommodation to sites around Canberra.
Who: The Camps are organised by YMCA Canberra, who have organised camps and children’s activities for over 75 Years in Canberra. Each camp has an experienced camp leader, as well as a team of dedicated volunteers. Transport details will be made available to successful applicants.
Why: We love Space! Canberra has some of Australia’s greatest Space attractions. In fact, some of the first images of a man walking on the moon were beamed from Honey Suckle Creek, a tracking Station in Canberra. It’s an experience not available anywhere else in Australia.
Cost: $499 per student, plus transport to Canberra.
Space Squad it is an action-packed space experience that you won’t want to miss. For 5-days, we’ll learn all about space, meeting scientists, engineers, physicists, astronomers and Astrophysicists, who are working on NASA missions. We’ll visit and experience the Advanced Instrument and Technology Centre (AITC) and touch satellites, look at dwarf galaxies orbiting around Centaurs A, hear about how stars collide and the first ripples in space which are known as gravitational waves, as well as visiting NASA deep space communications complex and launching rockets and flying drones. These are just a few of the experiences we have when you join our action-packed Space Squad!
Latest Information: For updates on the application process, photos, videos, exciting news, visit the Space Squad Facebook page.