Highland Road Park Observatory


Wednesday, 27 December and Thursday, 28 December
8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Mission Theme: Robotic Space Exploration
Rockets: the Mosquito and the Viking
STEM Activity: Real-Time Rover

Registration in progress!
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.)
Six children must be registered by 20 December for the Camp to take place.

Attention, parents—your children can learn about propulsion and flight at HRPO’s Winter 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 Winter 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 spunky Mosquito and the sturdy Viking!

Mosquito Viking
Mosquito Viking

HRPO personnel also include a theme connected to a NASA mission, and a special STEM activity related to spaceflight.

Parents can register in person at HRPO. Parents can also register online at WebTrac. Finally, parents can call 768-9948 and register over the phone; please provide your credit card number (no one else’s).

Registration is not complete, regardless of payment, until HRPO has received filled copies of the camp forms, which are available below. Don’t wait until the last minute to register!

2017 Winter Rocket Camp PDF

Rocket Camp Pic 1
Rocket Camp Pic 2
Rocket Camp Pic 3

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Updated by Frederick J. Barnett on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 11:19 AM.