Highland Road Park Observatory


Tuesday, 18 April and Wednesday, 19 April

8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Rockets: Star Trooper and Yankee
Registration begins 4 March!
Total Cost: $57.00 per in-parish Rocketeer
$68.40 per out-of-parish Rocketeer
Ages: nine to thirteen
Maximum Capacity: thirty Rocketeers
(All materials are provided.)

Attention, parents! Your children can learn about propulsion and flight at HRPO’s Spring Rocket Camp!

For centuries humanity wondered what it would be like to fly, and then fly into space. Of course, it’s no longer fantasy due to the hard work of the Wright brothers, Robert Goddard and others. The thrill of watching (or being inside) a hot-air balloon, helicopter, jet, rocket or spacecraft never seems to leave us.

At Spring Rocket Camp, kids will learn a brief history of flight as well as the basics of rocket science. They will also learn the safety procedures required for a safe launch and recovery. Then—the kids will build and fly two rockets! After the flights, the children take their rockets home. The rockets this go-round will be the courageous Star Trooper and the zippy Yankee (pictured below)!

Star Trooper Yankee
Star Trooper Yankee

These constructions and launches are supplemented with other astronomy- and aeronautic-related activities.

Parents can register in person at HRPO. Parents can also register online at WebTrac.

Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received filled copies of the camp forms, which are available below. Tell all the other parents you know, and don’t wait until the last minute to register!

2017 Spring Rocket Camp PDF

Early drop off begins at 7:30 am. Late pickup ends at 5:30 pm.

Rocket Camp Pic 1
Rocket Camp Pic 2

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 05:02 PM.