Weekend Camps

WEEKENDS THAT ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD.

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Spend the weekend with PARI and immerse yourself in the wonder of space, science, and the natural beauty of the Pisgah Forest region.  We offer two kinds of weekend getaways that will inspire guests of all ages and interests.

Check out out Calendar for specific dates and themes.

Educational Weekend Science Camps

Educators and scout leaders are invited to supplement their STEM curriculum or fulfill badge requirements at PARI, where we provide a fast-paced, hands-on learning experience in the classroom and the untouched natural beauty of our surroundings.

Examples of Programming:

  • Robotics
  • Secret messages (Cryptography)
  • Meteorite identification
  • Radio Astronomy
  • 3D design and printing
  • Coding & computational thinking
  • Astrobiology
  • Space missions and scenarios
  • Space exploration merit badges
  • Forest and waterfall exploration
  • Microclimate/temperate rainforest investigation
  • Additional outdoor scouting badge activities
  • LODGING IS PROVIDED BY AGE AND GENDER WITH APPROPRIATE SUPERVISION.
  • MEALS ARE INCLUDED.
  • SPECIAL RATES AVAILABLE FOR ACCOMPANYING ADULTS ACTING AS CHAPERONES.

Astronomical Event Camps

Centered around an astronomical event such as a meteor shower, eclipse, visible planets or other celestial bodies, these promise to provide an exciting adventure exploring our universe for guests from K to Gray.

  • PROGRAMMING CAN INCLUDE SITE TOURS, RELEVANT EVENT TALKS AND A DEDICATED VIEWING PERIOD.
  • LODGING OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS.
  • MEALS ARE INCLUDED.
  • RAIN OR SHINE— ALTERNATE ACTIVITIES WILL BE OFFERED IN THE EVENT OF BAD VIEWING WEATHER.

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Camp Refund Policy

No refunds will be given.

If a camper is unable to attend camp FOR ANY REASON, other than COVID19, a camp credit will be permitted if an email request is received 14 days prior to the beginning of their scheduled camp.

If camper cannot attend due to a positive COVID19 test within 3 days prior to the start of the camp, the camper will be issued a camp credit after proof of positive test.  The camp credit will be valid for another PARI camp.

The camp registration fee is non-refundable.