Highland Road Park Observatory

2018 Stargazers Camp

OVERVIEW

Stargazers Camp is Baton Rouge’s original astronomy-oriented day camp. For twenty 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 is very popular. Early registration is strongly recommended.

DESCRIPTIONS

Beginner Camp: This in the introductory session. 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. NOTE: This is an educational camp. There will be no nap time.

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 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.

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!”

SESSIONS BY AGE RANGE

BEGINNER CAMP: for ages six and seven

  • Session Two: 11 June to 15 June
  • Session Six: 16 July to 20 July

INTERMEDIATE CAMP: for ages eight to ten

  • Session One: 4 June to 8 June
  • Session Four: 25 June to 29 June
  • Session Five: 9 July to 13 July
  • Session Eight: 30 July to 3 August

ADVANCED CAMP: for ages eleven to thirteen

  • Session Three: 18 June to 22 June
  • Session Seven: 23 July to 27 July

SESSIONS CHRONOLOGICALLY

  • Session One: 4 June to 8 June / ages eight to ten
  • Session Two: 11 June to 15 June / ages six and seven
  • Session Three: 18 June to 22 June / ages eleven to thirteen
  • Session Four: 25 June to 29 June / ages eight to ten
  • Session Five: 9 July to 13 July / ages eight to ten
  • Session Six: 16 July to 20 July / ages six and seven
  • Session Seven: 23 July to 27 July / ages eleven to thirteen
  • Session Eight: 30 July to 3 August / ages eight to ten

COST

$120.00 per in-parish child / $144.00 per out-of-parish child

REGISTRATION

In-parish registration begins Saturday, 24 March at 9:00 am.
Out-of-parish registration begins Tuesday, 3 April at 3:00 pm.
Registration can be accepted via three routes…
*online using Webtrac
*in-person at HRPO
*postal mail [not recommended unless other two routes are not an option]

Intermediate Class

Advanced Class


Previous page Back to top Next page


Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11:31 AM.