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OUT OF THIS WORLD SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES!

Explore the universe and beyond with the Learning Center at PARI!

Our Astronomy/Planetary-focused residential camps are launching in June 2019 and registration is now open! These one-of-a-kind experiences are offered at our historic, 200-acre campus in the Pisgah Forest and offer campers a truly otherworldly adventure.

CAMP COSMOS!
Campers become fully immersed with hands-on experiences to explore the universe! Learning Center educators take learners on a journey of planetary science, rocketry, astronomy, and dark sky observing. Campers will have the ability to conduct their own research using our historic instruments that NASA astronomers and international scientists have been using for 60+ years! That’s right! This incredible, astro-camp experience allows campers to work with instruments used to communicate and track both unmanned and manned missions during the NASA “Space Race” era and the Cold War!

 

Camp Cosmos experience includes:
• Learning the latest discoveries in planetary science
• Building and launching your own rocket
• Conduct your own space research on world-class radio telescopes
• Learning constellations and map the night sky with state-of-the-art optical telescopes
• Recreational activities, including visiting local waterfalls, swimming holes and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Schedule:
Camp Cosmos is available to students, grades 6th – 8th, as a one-week residential camp.
- June 9 - 14, 2019 (GIRLS)
- June 23 - 28, 2019 (GIRLS)
- July 14 - 19, 2019 (BOYS)
- June 28 - August 2, 2019 (BOYS)

3D PLANETS!
Have you ever wanted to explore, map and 3D print the exact location Neil Armstrong took his “one giant leap for mankind,” or the Martian volcano Olympus Mons? Now is your chance! This Lunar & Planetary Institute recognized camp not only teaches 3D design and printing, but also gives campers the exciting opportunity to explore planetary geology, and tactile communication like Braille by utilizing data from NASA satellites to model the surfaces of the Moon and Mars!

 

3D Planets experience includes:
• Designing and creating 3D models of planetary surfaces
• Learning constellations and map the night sky with state-of-the-art optical telescopes
• Visiting local waterfalls and swimming holes and hike in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Schedule:
3D Planets is available to students, grades 6th – 8th, as a one-week residential camp.
- June 16 - 21, 2019 (GIRLS)
- July 21 - 26, 2019 (BOYS)

It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
It was the best summer camp ever! I had great time here and have
met a lot of new friends! I’ll be back!
Methew Green7 y.o.
Lisa Simpson10 y.o.
Alisia Mann9 y.o.
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Meet Our Leadership

Ann Daves
Ann Daves
Director of Finance & HR
With 18+ years of service, Ann serves as the true foundation for the Learning Center. As a member of the Leadership Team, along with John...
Brad McCall
Brad McCall
Caretaker
Passionate is the best word to use when describing Brad's relationship with PARI and its historic campus. In the early 1960s, Brad's father was...
Callie Chappell
Callie Chappell
Hospitality / Education
Callie's versatility, combined with her eagerness to learn, makes her an essential part of the Learning Center's growth and focus moving forward...
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Address: 1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC 28772
Phone: 828.862.5554
EMail: programs@pari.edu