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Challenger Learning Center Summer Camps

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah will be offering a variety of summer camps with learning fun for kids of all ages. Early registration is encouraged as camps fill quickly. Preregistration is required.

Each camp is designed for students who will be entering kindergarten through eighth grade in August 2012. All camps will be held at the Challenger Center on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

  • Astrotot Camp for kindergarten through firstgraders. The camps will be offered in two-hoursessions with a cost of $15 per session. Campers can register for the 9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. or the 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. session for the following:
    • Rockin Rockets - June 8
    • Mighty Magnets -June 19
    • Cosmic Constellations -June 29
  • Space Discovery I and II -- cody $30; $35 includes lunch
    • Space Discovery I -- offered for second through third graders -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- June 7, June 11, June 20, July 12
    • Space Discovery II -- offered for third through fourth graders -- 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. -- June 12, June 21, July 13
  • Expedition: Moon
    Be among the next generation of space travelers to arrive on the Moon! Campers will Return to the Moon as they fly a mission in the hands-on simulator. They will explore just what it takes for astronauts to survive in the Moons desolate environment. Expedition: Moon will be offered to fourth through seventh graders. The one-day camp will be held from 8:30-3:30 on June 18 or July 16. The cost is $40, $45 with lunch.
  • CSI Camp (Challenger Special Investigator)
    Become a Challenger Special Investigator! Read the ransom note and follow the fingerprints, fibers and other clues. Campers will use their powers of observation and conduct scientific tests to help solve the mystery of the missing Mars rocks. CSI camp will be offered to students in the fifth through eighth grades. The two-day camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 13-14. The cost is $90, $100 with lunch.
  • Mission to Mars Camp -- cost $130; $145 includes lunch
    Be the first human on Mars! Campers will travel to the Red Planet during a Voyage to Mars mission in the hands-on simulator. After arriving on Mars, campers will build a life-size colony where they will live, work and train like real planetary astronauts. Mission to Mars Camp will be offered to fourth through seventh graders. The three-day camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:
    • June 26-28
    • July 18-20
  • Rocket Camp
    Rocket Camp will be offered to students in the fifth through eighth grades. After learning about the basics of rocketry, participants will build and launch several different types of rockets including eggstronaut rockets and model rockets. The three-day camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 20-22. The cost is $130, $145 with lunch.
  • Underwater Astronaut Camp
    Learn all about how astronauts train underwater to simulate working in space! Participants will receive basic SCUBA instruction (in a swimming pool) from Mermet Springs, and then participate in an underwater astronaut-training program. Participants must be able to swim and medically fit to dive. The three-day camp will be offered to 11-14 year olds only. SCUBA gear is provided. The three-day camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 24-26. The cost is $170, $185 with lunch.

For more information about the CLC summer camps, visit clcpaducah.org or call the Challenger Learning Center at 270-534-3101.