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The Learning Center at PARI

  • Program Address:

    1 PARI Drive
    Rosman, NC 28772, US

    Toll Free:
    Toll Free: 828-862-5554
  • Winter Address:

    1 PARI Drive
    Rosman, NC 28771, US

Directors: John Holloway

OUT OF THIS WORLD SUMMER CAMP EXPERIENCES IN 2020!!

Explore the universe and beyond with The Learning Center at PARI! Our Astronomy/Planetary-focused residential camps are launching in June 2020 and registration is now open! These one-of-a-kind experiences are offered at our historic, 200 acre campus in the Pisgah National Forest and offer campers a truly otherworldly adventure.

CAMP ABOVE & BEYOND

Above & Beyond is an in-depth, experience that is designed to expose campers to the multi-faceted world of space science and research. Originally designed as a partnership between The Learning Center at PARI and the Duke TIP Field Studies program, this camp explores the universe through astronomy, physics and astrobiology. This camp models the process that college graduates, undergraduates and researchers in the field use to produce publishable work.

ABOVE & BEYOND CAMP OBJECTIVES:
-Learning and applying the fundamental concepts of astrophysics & astrobiology
-Independent and group research projects
-Hands-on Instrument (radio and optical) training and understanding of their purpose as they relate to the fields of physics, astronomy and astrobiology -Develop research methodology through planning and implementation
-Analyze data consistently with prior research
-Formulate conclusions of the nature of celestial objects using scientific data
-Curriculum parallels material taught in college-level courses working with the same instruments and resources available to researchers that work with The Learning Center
-Special guest speakers
-Recreational activities, including visiting local waterfalls, swimming holes and hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains

SCHEDULE:
Above & Beyond is available to students ages 11-17 as a residential camp. Campers can attend the full three week session or a mini two week portion.

CAMP OPERATION NEBULA

Operation Nebula is a simulated space mission that taught leadership, teamwork, and STEM principles while exposing everyone to fun and creative experiences. Program instruction is aligned with computer science and technology education standards for North Carolina. The camp is framed as an exciting, immersive journey amidst our campus' history, and its critical role in the space race.

SCHEDULE:
Opoeration Nebula is available to students ages 11-17, as a residential camp. Campers can attend the full three week session, or a mini two week portion.

  • Camp size:
    40
  • Cost, 2 weeks:
    $3960
  • Cost, 3 weeks:
    $5994
  • Directors:
    John Holloway
  • Founded:
    1998
  • Gender:
    Co-ed
  • Maximum age:
    17
  • Minimum age:
    11
  • Season opens:
    June 1, 2020
  • Season closes:
    August 6, 2020

Activities

  • Space Science
  • Robotics
  • Computers
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • River Tubing
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Campfires
  • Tours
  • Astronomy
  • Programming
  • Mathematics


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