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
  • STEM Careers Expo

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:

Broken Hill 12th – 15th March, 2024 (TBD)
Coonamble 4th – 7th June, 2023
Forster 15th – 18th September, 2024 (TBD)
Goulburn 2nd – 5th April, 2024 (TBD)
Inverell 4th – 7th August, 2024 (TBD)
Kempsey 12th – 15th May, 2024 (TBD)
Lightning Ridge 1st – 4th May, 2023
Moree 27th – 30th August, 2023
Mudgee 18th – 21st June, 2023
Scone 22nd – 25th May, 2023
West Wyalong 27th – 30th November, 2023 (TBD)

STEM Careers Expo:

Older participants aged 15 – 24 can also take part in our STEM Careers Expo. The Expo encourages young people to try new things and achieve their dreams. This event also increases the awareness for young people and their families around current opportunities and those that will become available into the future as emerging STEM industries further develop across Australia and the world.