Highland Road Park Observatory Camp

2024 Highland Road Park Observatory Camp

Activity #231180

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

$125 per EBR Parish resident

$150 per out-of-parish resident

Registration limited to one session per child. 

More info: 225-768-9948

AstroStarters: Ages 6-7

In this introduction, children will first experience the concepts of enormous distances and incredibly lengthy time periods. They begin to learn the characteristics of different planets and moons and prepare themselves for the higher-level sessions.

  • Session 2: June 10-14
  • Session 8: July 22-26

AstroPros: Ages 8-10

This session is for the more advanced campers who are just starting to reach the age of independent astronomical study. AstroPro campers, each summer are both just starting in the skygazing hobby and continuing an interest obtained years earlier. This camp will focus on expanding their skills and knowledge, opening the door for more programming curated for AstroPros ages eight to ten. 

  • Session 1: June 3-7
  • Session 4: June 24-28
  • Session 6: July 8-12
  • Session 9: July 29-Aug. 2

Force of Nature Explorers: Ages 11-13

This one-week-only session focuses on the four forces of nature: the weak nuclear force, the strong nuclear force, gravity, and the electromagnetic spectrum (gamma rays, x-rays, ultraviolet, color, infrared, microwaves and radio). Campers will investigate the spacecraft and instruments studying these forces, perform indoor and outdoor experiments demonstrating the presence of these forces in our lives and build basic devices connected to these inquiries! There will be special guests throughout the week to explain the process for obtaining an Amateur Radio Service license. 

  • Session 3: June 17-21

Lunar Explorers: Ages 11-13

This one-week-only session focuses on accomplishments of Lunar Explorers! There will be simulated moondust, overviews of transcripts and audio from actual Moon landings, and previews of actual human beings headed back to the Moon, then on to Mars…

  • Session 7: July 15-19