Space Explorers Program

Through the Space Explorers Program, Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX) at Western University offers Space Science and Technology themed programming on-campus during the summer and throughout the school year.  

At CPSX, we aim to empower children with the basic knowledge and workings of the many branches of planetary sciences. Our programs will expose your child to 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:

*NEW* PA Day Camps

Starting in September 2018, Space Explorers Program will be offering PA Day camps on-campus for children in Grade 4/5/6.

For more information, visit the PA Day Camps Information Page!

*NEW* March Break Camps

Starting in March 2019, Space Explorers Program will be offering a week long camp during March Break (March 11-15, 2019) for children in Grade 4/5/6.

For more information, visit the March Break Camp Information Page!

Summer Program:

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 2019).

We also offer summer camp at the David Dunlap Observatory for children ages 9-12 in partnership with the Town of Richmond Hill. For more information, visit RichmondHill.ca/RHCamps.

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 CPSX faculty and/or graduate students.

For more information on  our academy, visit the Information Page!

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!

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!