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.

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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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