Rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders. 

Program cost: $800.00

Sunday evening check-in, Saturday morning check-out 

Our theme for 2018 is From Earth to Space and Back!  This residential camp is designed for older campers. Since campers stay in the dorms on campus, we have more opportunities to observe the night sky and learn about features we might see when we look up in the evenings.  Campers will explore what it means to launch an Earth-observing satellite, visit JMU’s Science on a Sphere Theater, and utilize the John C. Wells Planetarium, which is a $2 Million state-of-the-art hybrid facility. Highlights include a trip to the Udvar-Hazy Center of the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, VA.  We will also go to the Math-Science Innovation Center in Richmond to engineer our own space mission and visit the Science Museum of Virginia later that same day. There will be science activities, opportunities to go to the campus recreation center, and a movie at JMU’s Grafton-Stovall Theater, as well as lots of other fun events over the course of the week.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Will JMU provide any public safety for the duration of the program?

The program participants and program staff’s emergency contact information will be shared with the JMU Public Safety office so that the office is aware of who is on campus and where they are staying to provide the appropriate security.

Can I contact my participant during the program?

Parents and legal guardians will be able to contact the participants during the program, details of which will be provided in the confirmation email that is sent out closer to the camp start date.

Does the camp provide medical care or medical insurance?

No. Upon accepting the participant, a Medical Treatment Authorization form will be required by each program participant to provide the host with important medical information of the participant(s) as well as share important medical statements to parents and legal guardians.

My participant is a minor. Will he or she ever be unsupervised?

All programs will be supervised at all times by at least two or more authorized adults or by the minor’s parent(s) or legal guardian(s) while on university property and any approved excursions.

Who will be staying with the participants overnight?

A staff member will reside in the housing unit with the minors during the program to provide appropriate levels of supervision.

How are camp counselors and authorized adults approved to work with minors?

All authorized adults participating in the program will need criminal background checks to be satisfactorily completed before being allowed to participate. 

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