Summer Camp


The Space Explorers Program’s summer camp is a 1-week camp for children in Grade 4/5/6. At the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), we aim to empower children with the basic knowledge and workings of the many branches of planetary sciences. Campers 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.

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Summer Camp:

We will be offering two distinct themes in 2020:

Theme 1: Set your Sights on Satellites!

  • Set your Sights on Satellites!

Theme 2: Universe!

  • In the week,  the campers will learn about the celestial bodies, big and small, in our Solar System as well as in the Universe! Activities may include building your own Solar System, creating a cosmic calendar and visit to the Cronyn Observatory to test their own star finding tools.

If your child is interested in the search for life beyond Earth, robotics, astronomy, or simply the thrill of exploration, this camp is a perfect outlet for their curiosity and creativity!


The camps are run by the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration (Western Space), a leading organization for planetary science and exploration research and training in Canada. The Camp Coordinator, Dr. Parshati Patel, has 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.


Summer camp will run for 6 weeks in 2020, during the months of July and August.

For the camp schedule and registration, please visit the Schedule page!

Camp guides and detailed schedule available in the month of June.

Camp hours:

Summer camp runs from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.


The camps will run in the Physics and Astronomy Building (PAB), Room 26, on the campus of Western University in London Ontario.


  • $275.00 for 5 day weeks (Week 1, 2, 3 , 6 & 7)
  • $220.00 for 4 day week (Week 5)


The registration for summer camp will begin at 12pm on February 1, 2019. To register, please visit our the Registration page!


Attendance is taken at the beginning of each day. If your child is absent on the attendance list, the Camp Director 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 (by 8 am) or call (519) 661-2111 ext 88508.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up Location & Time:

The drop-off and pickup location will be at the circle in front of the Middlesex College. In case of rain, the campers need to be dropped off in Physics and Astronomy Building Room 26. 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 and 4:15 pm. Only authorized personnel (with a valid ID) will be allowed to pick up the child. Please list all authorized personnel on the registration form. Campers are not allowed to sign out themselves.

In case of rain/thunderstorms/extreme heat advisory, the drop-off and pick-up location is the camp room which is located in room 26 in Physics and Astronomy Building on the basement floor.

Middlesex College
Physics and Astronomy Building

Extended Care:

Early drop-off between 8:00 and 8:45 am is available for an extra $25.00 a week. Late pick-up is also available between 4:15 and 5:00 pm for an extra $25.00 a week.

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.