Availability for visits during summer of 2021 is full.  Contact info@pari.edu if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.

Recreational Activities


Plan your visit to PARI

Our exciting recreational activities encourage campers to build community, discover new interests and develop resilience and independence outside of the classroom. Campers will participate alongside their research teams, roommates and house teams, offering many opportunities to make connections and form friendships that last a lifetime.

Some activities and excursions may include:

  • Night observing of planets, stars, galaxies, and more, using PARI’s large optical telescopes
  • Swimming, tubing, visits to waterfalls, and other locations and water activities
  • Hiking, fishing, and exploring the forest for unique flora and fauna
  • Scavenger hunts, outdoor games, and other team activities
  • Cultural activities like music, movies, shows, museums, etc.
  • Visits to other camps or education facilities
  • Restaurants, ice cream shops, other food venues
  • Visitors centers, shops and stores, downtown areas
  • Recreation room with air hockey, ping pong, pool table, foosball, board games, and puzzles
  • Video game night, dance night, talent show, ice cream social, celebrations of astronomical events