Camp – Operation Nebula Mars – Mini Session
July 26 - August 6
CAMP OPERATION NEBULA (A good precursor to – Camp Above & Beyond)
Operation NEBULA is a simulated space mission that teaches leadership, teamwork, and STEM principles while exposing everyone to fun and creative experiences. The camp is an exciting, immersive journey amidst our campus’ history, and its critical role in the space race. Each instance of Operation Nebula will be different. One is a mission to Mars the other will be a mission to a mystery exoplanet.
• Learn the critical components of a space mission
• Explore factors ranging from science objectives and physical requirements of a space craft to human health
and safety and political and social implications of long-term missions
• Form teams to be responsible for one facet of a complex mission and coordinate with other teams to ensure
all teams are working to form a cohesive successful plan
• Present findings and recommendations and advocate for your teams plans to the larger group
• Get hands-on experience with tools researchers use to study space
• Recreational and fun activities, including exploring the gifts of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day
trips such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional
outfitters), interacting with other local camp activities, places and events.