Aerospace Camp brings STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and aerospace education to young people.

Over four days and three nights, students attending Aerospace Camp 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

Each camp has 32 places for local students. One Giant Leap Australia Foundation works with schools and community organisations to identify potential camp attendees, who will be fully accommodated over the four day program. Participants will be identified and selected by set criteria such as regional school enrolment, address and interest.

Aerospace Camp is delivered during the school term and is a curriculum-based program. The combination of lessons and talks by various experts and practical 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.

All participants will be strongly encouraged to freely contribute to the discussions during the planning, design and building phases of the activities. Participants meet new people and make new friends to broaden their networking skills. Everyone is made to feel comfortable being surrounded by like-minded people who share their interests in STEM.

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.

Location and Dates:

Inverell: 29th July – 1st August, 2024
Monaro: 16th – 19th September, 2024

Upcoming camps

Previous camps

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    Broken Hill, NSW
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    Coonamble, NSW
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    Forster, NSW
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    Goulburn, NSW
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    Lightning Ridge, NSW
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    Moree, NSW
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    Mudgee, NSW
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    Scone, NSW
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    West Wyalong, NSW