Challenger Learning Center of Maine Announces 2015 Summer Camp Series | Events

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Challenger Learning Center of Maine Announces 2015 Summer Camp Series

A Summer of Exploration is in store for students entering grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 at the Challenger Learning Center of Maine!

Astronaut Academy provides students entering grades 6-8 with the opportunity to test their skills, as they train to live and work in space during the week of August 3-7. Challenger's astronaut cadets will practice agility, build shelters, conduct scientific experiments, work through emergencies, learn about launch systems, see how space suits work, and meet food intake requirements using only space-approved food. Their week-long training will prepare them to fly a space mission where they will work together as mission controllers and astronauts, using Challenger's mission control, spacecraft, and space lab simulators. Special NASA guest speakers and offsite trips help to create an out of this world experience for Challenger's 6-8 grade astronauts in training!

For students entering grades 3-5, Challenger offers four full weeks of exploration. Beginning July 6 and 13,  the subject of animals will be explored. From camouflage, to eggs, bones, and pelts, campers will learn about animals near and far. Wildlife experts will provide special insight. Campers will solve animal mysteries using animal detective skills. Which animals have gone to space? How do animals help people? Challenger campers will know! 

Beginning July 20 and 27, campers in grades 3-5 will have engineering fun for two weeks, working with robots, rovers, hovercrafts, circuits, and conducting exciting engineering challenges -- including one that features Mars and an Ewok Engineering Challenge! 

For young campers, Challenger is the place for fun with science during the week of June 22-26! Students entering grades K-2 will explore many topics and themes, including: Star Wars, a mad science Lab, the science of music, Mars engineering, planets and gravity, circuits, nature detective and LEGO's.

For a complete schedule and registration details, visit or contact the Challenger Learning Center of Maine at (207) 990-2900,