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Deke Slayton Space Camp

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Name: Deke Slayton Space Camp
Date: July 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018
Event Description:
This one of a kind experience gives students a sense of what it takes to be an astronaut and inspires them to be our next generation of explorers! During this week long day camp students will learn from experts in their fields such as the Magnetosphere chief of NASA's Goddard Space Center about topics including how space affects the human body, sustainable environments in space, landing and take off through a planet's atmosphere, the history of space flight, and plans for future exploration to Mars! The students will also build and code robots and they each get to construct and launch their very own rocket! Throughout the day students will also participate in team building actives and work on STEM challenges with their fellow space campers; great teamwork skills are a must for all astronauts! There are hands on actives and experiments at every activity. Wednesday is our field trip day and students will get to see radio control airplanes, visit the Sparta airport and see planes up close and talk with pilots, conduct zero gravity experiments at the Sparta pool, and visit the planetarium in La Crosse. Our week ends on Friday with a presentation from a NASA astronaut and a graduation ceremony Friday evening followed by a dinner for students and their families. It's an amazing week with once in a lifetime experiences. 
Event Media:
Deke Slayton Musuem
200 W. Main St.
Sparta, WI 54656
Date/Time Information:
July 30- August 3
Monday- Friday, 8:00 am- 5:00 pm daily
Friday, 5:30 pm- 8:00 pm- Graduation ceremony & dinner.
Contact Information:
Deke Slayton Museum- 608-269-0033
The all-inclusive fee for the entire week is $400 per student. This includes a custom t-shirt and drawstring bag with the student's name, water bottle, all snacks and lunch each day, all transportation and supply costs, and the graduation ceremony and dinner for the student and their family Friday evening. 

*Space Camp is open to students going into 5th, 6th, and 7th grade.

*The application will be available March 2018, if you'd like to be put on our contact list for the camp please call the museum at 608-269-0033.

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