Highland Road Park Observatory
2014 Stargazers Camp
Stargazers Camp is Baton Rouge’s original astronomy-oriented day camp. For over fifteen years it has been fostering the innate interest children have in space and physics. Stargazers Camp might not create future athletes, but it just might create future astronomers, engineers and astronauts! For one week, children are immersed in the fascinating world of astronomy and space science. They have the opportunity to learn about planets, moons, comets, asteroids and craters. They will also enjoy hands-on activities; every year new activities are introduced and scheduled alongside old favorites! NOTE: Stargazers Camp registration reached a very high percentage in 2013. Early registration is strongly recommended.
Beginner Camp: This is the introductory session, kept to a half-day due to the participants’ young ages. Here, children first experience the concepts of enormous distances and incredibly lengthy time periods. They begin to learn the characteristics of different planets and moons, and prepare themselves for the higher-level sessions. The beginner camp is 8:00 am to 1:00 pm daily.
Intermediate Camp: This is the workhorse session, for those children who are just starting to reach the age of more independent study. This age range occupies the lion’s share of each summer’s session as a high percentage of them are both just starting in the skygazing hobby and continuing an interest obtained years earlier. At the end of this week parents receive a listing of other programs specifically designed for eight to ten-year-olds. The intermediate camp is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
Advanced Camp: This is the challenging session, for those children who are up to the task. Cleverly created mind-building activities, special access to certain demonstrations, electronic experiments and a unique field trip put this session head-and-shoulders above the others. There’s so much “advanced” that we hesitate to call it “camp”! The advanced camp is 8:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.
SESSIONS BY AGE RANGE
BEGINNER CAMP: for ages six and seven
INTERMEDIATE CAMP: for ages eight to ten
ADVANCED CAMP: for ages eleven to thirteen
Beginner Camp (8:00 am to 1:00 pm): $90.00 per in-parish child / $108.00 per out-of-parish child.
In-parish registration begins Saturday, 15 March at 9:00 am.
Please keep in mind that registration is not complete until the parent or guardian completes and turns in the required forms below.
Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Friday, March 14, 2014 10:31:20 AM.