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Astronaut Academy (6th - 9th grade)


Astronaut Academy (6th - 9th grade)

This Astronaut Academy camp was rescheduled from 2020 to July 19-23, 2021. 


Janet Ivey of the award-winning "Janet's Planet" and President of Explore Mars, Inc. is proud to return to Newberry for a second year of STEAM camps. This year we are adding the Astronaut Science Technology Engineering Arts & Mathematics Academy geared towards rising 6th - 9th graders.


Monday, July 19, 2021 at 9:00 A.M.
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Do you have the right stuff to become an Astronaut Candidate? Are you ready to become a specialist in all things aviation and rocketry? Join Janet of Janet's Planet and her Mission Specialists for an out of this world adventure! Buckle up and be prepared to be inspired by all things SPACE, SCIENCE, AVIATION, CYBERSECURITY, and ROCKETS at Janet's Planet Astronaut Academy! Mission Packed Days that Zoom from Earth to the Moon to Mars and Beyond! Come get prepared to launch your LIFE with a cosmos of STEM/STEAM experiences! Janet's Planet, Let's GO! This 5-day camp will run from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. July 19-23, 2021. Each day will include STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) activities, physical activities, "Astronaut Training" journaling, and even lunch.

This adventure will be lead by Janet Ivey of PBS's "Janet's Planet" and Explore Mars, Inc. and her team of experts.

$200 fee includes 9:00-5:00 P.M. Pre-packed snacks and lunch will be provided.

Camp While Living with COVID-19 Procedures 

•Parents are asked not to enter the facility – just drop-off/pick-up students from the car line.

•Only one door will be open for entrance (patio door off of McKibben St.)

•All students’ temperatures will be checked every morning upon entry. Any student with 100.4 temperature or higher will be asked to not attend that day’s session. (You may want to check before you leave the house.)

•Students who are ill or have been exposed to those who are ill are asked not to attend.

•As social distancing may not always be possible, students are encouraged to wear personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves. Please put your student's name on their mask.

•All staff and volunteers will wear masks and gloves and will be temperature checked before working.

•Cleaning and sanitation regiments have been increased especially for high touch surfaces such as railings, seats, and door handles.

•Students will be divided into pods and kept together in their smaller groups all week to limit exposure.

•Hand sanitizer will continue to be available throughout the venue.

•Students will be asked to provide their own lunch each day. Pre-packaged snacks will be provided at other times during the day.

•Please send students with their own water bottles and a beach towel.

•Activity packets (including scissors, etc.) will be packaged separately for each student.

•Materials (such as recyclables for building space ships, etc.) will be sanitized with UV light and sanitation solutions.

•Graduation will be broadcasted on Facebook Live on the last afternoon of camp. An outdoor option may be discussed for this special event on the final day.