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Lowell Observatory Kids Camp.

We are pleased to add the Lowell Observatory Astronomy Camp to our growing family of summer camp opportunities. This activity-based, week-long day camp is geared toward middle school students who will be going into 8th or 9th grade in the fall. The camp meets Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 9:30 P.M. each day.

Over the course of the week, a Lowell educator, a local middle school teacher and an astronomy club member will lead a total of 20 campers through hands-on exercises designed to teach them about various concepts in astronomy. The camp will have both daytime and evening components. During the evening, campers will learn how to identify constellations and objects of interest within them. They will also learn how to view and image objects with telescopes. During the daytime, campers learn about the objects they will observe during the evenings and the equipment they will use to make those observations.

Dates Hours
*July 21st-25th 3:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

*Note change from original date of June 9th-13th.

These astronomy-themed camps engage students in all areas of STEM and feature an informal research component. Activities are designed to develop participant's observational skills, to foster their ability to think critically and to instill in them a sense of excitement about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Another aim of the camps is to strengthen a longstanding yet still-growing partnership with the local school district.

In this, our inaugural year for hosting the Astronomy Camp for 8th and 9th graders, we are offering FREE registration! This special offer is on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to register soon!

Diana Weintraub
Lowell Observatory
1400 W Mars Hill Rd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
(928) 233-3206


Make reservations here.