PD Day Camps


The Space Explorers Program’s PD Day camps are a 1-day camps for children in Grade 4/5/6.


The camps are run by the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, a leading organization for planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada. The Camp Coordinator, Dr. Parshati Patel, is a Western Space alumna with a PhD in astronomy and planetary science. The camp counselors are certified in First Aid and CPR-C. To know more about our team, click here.


  • October 25, 2019
  • November 15, 2019
  • January 24, 2020
  • March 6, 2020
  • June 5, 2020


NOTE The January 24th PD Day camp will be held in Room 48 of the Physics and Astronomy Building.

PD Day camps will take place at the historic Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory on the campus of Western University in London, Ontario.

Cronyn Observatory


  • $55.00 per day camp


To register your child in a PD Day camp, please visit our the Registration page.

Camp Hours:

Camp runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Extended Care:

Early drop-off between 8:00 and 8:45 am is available for an extra $5.00 per day. Late pick-up is also available between 4:15 and 5:00 pm for an extra $5.00 per day.

Note: No supervision will be offered beyond 5:00 pm. A $20 fee will be applied to your account for each 30 minutes beyond the pick-up time.


Attendance is taken at the beginning of each day. If your child is absent on the attendance list, the Camp Coordinator will first call home, and then the parent’s work to confirm that the child is absent.

If you know in advance that your child will be absent from camp, we ask that you contact us at spaceexplorers@uwo.ca (by 8 am) or call (519) 661-2111 ext 88508.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Location & Time:

NOTE The drop-off and pick-up location for the January 24th PD Day camp will be at the east entrance to the Physics and Astronomy Building.

The drop-off and pick-up location will be at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory (commonly known as Cronyn Observatory) at Western. You can find the location here: https://goo.gl/maps/pGnVKaw4g2u.

Although parking is not usually necessary for drop-off and pick-up, see UWO Parking if parking information is needed.

Drop-off is between 8:45 am and 9:00 am. Pick-up time is between 4:00 pm and 4:15 pm.

Only authorized individuals (with a valid Photo ID) will be allowed to pick up the child. Please list all authorized individuals on the registration form (Including yourself). Campers are not allowed to sign out themselves (unless 13 years old and parents have listed them on the Authorized Sign-out List).

In case of rain/thunderstorms/extreme heat advisory, the drop-off and pick-up location is the camp room in the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.