One Giant Leap Australia Foundation presents Aerospace Camp Lightning Ridge as part of the New South Wales Government’s Regional Youth – Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.

Aerospace Camp will bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and aerospace education to young people in the Lightning Ridge community.
Thanks to the support of the NSW government, attendance at Aerospace Camp Lightning Ridge for all participants is completely free of charge.

Over four days and three nights, students attending Aerospace Camp Lightning Ridge will experience activities that are immersive, interactive, fun and have an underlying emphasis on wellbeing and the development of employability skills including team building, creativity and problem solving.

The program includes:

  • Astronomy and the Australian night sky
  • Australia’s contributions to space exploration
  • Artemis Missions to the Moon and Mars
  • Designing and building galactic habitats
  • Designing, building and launching a variety of Rockets,
  • Constructing, driving and exploring a range of Rovers
  • Problem solving challenges utilising Robotics
  • Living and working sustainably on the Moon and Mars
  • History of Space travel and exploration

The camp has 32 places for students in Year 5 to Year 8. One Giant Leap Australia Foundation will work with the local school and community to identify camp attendees, who will be fully accommodated over the four-day program. The camp will be located at Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club and Wallangulla Motel.

Aerospace Camp Lightning Ridge will be delivered during the school term and is a curriculum-based program. The combination of lessons and talks by various experts and practical problem solving scenarios will lead to some very exciting days. Immersive activities incorporate problem solving, team building, design processes, critical and creative thinking whilst raising the students’ awareness of the breadth of STEM.

Participants work with and experience technologies such as flight simulators, robotics, drones, and virtual reality headsets which they usually do not have regular, or any, access to.

Presentations by STEM specialists, especially in the space and aerospace fields, will provide insight about professionals working in the industry, encouraging students interested in STEM to pursue related subjects at school and/or select STEM career pathways.

Aerospace Camp is proudly funded by the Office for Regional Youth, part of the Department of Regional NSW.

To apply for this life changing camp, students must be aged 12 to 14 at the date of the camp and currently enrolled at Lightning Ridge Central School. See Lightning Ridge Central School for more details.

Aerospace Camp
NSW Government


Lightning Ridge District Bowling Club and Wallangulla Motel

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Aerospace Camp Lightning Ridge 2023