Space Explorers Program
PLEASE NOTE: Western summer camps suspended.
In-person summer camps at Western have been suspended due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols. This includes the Space Explorers Programs – Summer Camp and Summer Academy. If you registered your child in our summer program, you will receive a full refund. Please allow 4 – 6 weeks for processing.
We understand maintaining routines and finding activities for your children is especially challenging and complicated by physical distancing protocols. While we can’t be together in person, Western is planning virtual camp programs to keep children active and engaged in learning from home.
Please visit Virtual Camps at Western for details and be sure to check back regularly, as the site will be updated as new programs become available.
For ongoing updates from the university regarding COVID-19, please click here.
Through the Space Explorers Program, the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space) at Western University offers Space Science and Technology themed programming on-campus during the summer and throughout the school year.
At Western Space, we aim to empower children with the basic knowledge and workings of the many branches of planetary sciences. Our programs will expose the wonders of space science and technology and aim to fuel your child’s imagination to explore the universe. Participants will engage weekly in hands-on activities, daily projects, and demonstrations highlighting space focused issues in the fields of astronomy, biology, engineering, geography, and geology.
School Year Program:
PD Day and March Break Camps
The Space Explorers Program is offering Space Science and Technology themed PD Day camps as well as a week long March Break camp on-campus for children in Grade 4/5/6.
In the summer months of July and August, we offer a Space Science and Technology themed summer camp for children in Grade 4 to 8 (entering in September 2020) at Western University in London, Ontario.
Registration for Summer Camp and Academy is now open!
For Summer Camp registration, click here!
For Summer Academy registration, click here!
Summer Camp (Grade 4, 5 and 6)
Campers will engage themed weekly in hands-on activities, daily projects and demonstrations highlighting space focused topics in the fields of astronomy, biology, engineering, geography, and geology.
For more information on summer camp, visit the Information Page!
Summer Academy (Grade 7 and 8)
Summer Academy is a 1-week summer camp for children in Grades 7 and 8. This is a more academic version of the camp with a blended learning experience where the participants will be learning about various topics in space science and technology and will engage in several experiments, hands-on activities, as well as discussions led by Western Space faculty and/or graduate students.
For more information on our academy, visit the Information Page!
If your child is interested in the search for life beyond Earth, robotics, astronomy, or simply the thrill of exploration, this program is a perfect outlet for their curiosity and creativity!