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Train For Life on the Red Planet

  • Entering 7-8 Grade
  • 4 Days / 3 Overnights
  • Price: $399* 

Begin to explore space during a mission to orbit Earth, land on the Moon and begin to understand challenges of establishing life on Mars! In Mars Academy, teams of campers will focus on building a habitat for another world, understand and overcome the challenges of gathering resources necessary for life and practice skills like operating robotics and drones. This entry-level experience will introduce Cosmosphere campers to topics and skills which they will master in later camps such as rocketry and team communication.

Upon conclusion of Mars Academy campers will graduate to the Ad Astra Program as an “Astro Recruit.”


  • Complete a mission to orbit the Earth featuring the NEW Astralis capsule-based simulator modeled after the NASA Orion capsule
  • Train like an astronaut on Cosmosphere equipment like the 4-G Centrifuge, the Multi-Axis Trainer (MAT) and a Russian Soyuz Spacecraft Simulator
  • Program robots and fly drones to complete specific tasks
  • Experience the Liquid Galaxy digital 3D mapping system
  • Dive into exciting worlds using virtual reality technology
  • Build team communication and problem solving skills on Cosmosphere’s Low Ropes Course

Available Dates:

  • June 4-7, 2020  This session has been removed
  • June 11-14, 2020  This session has been removed
  • June 18-21, 2020 This session has been removed
  • June 25-28, 2020 This session has been removed
  • July 9-12, 2020
  • July 16-19, 2020
  • July 23-26, 2020
  • July 30-August 2, 2020

REGISTER NOW! You can register for this camp by SIGNING UP for a free profile on this portal or LOGGING IN to the portal if you already have a profile. If you have any questions, you can CONTACT US and we'll help you out!

* A $50 registration fee will be added to each camp at checkout.

"I have known for a long time that I wanted to work in Mission Control and I attribute my time at Cosmosphere Camps as the source of that love."
- Kayla LaFrance, Cosmosphere Camps Alumna and Operations Support Officer (OSO) at NASA Johnson Space Center