Entering Grades 5 & 6

Surviving on Mars

What supplies would you bring with you on a trip to Mars, our most habitable neighboring planet? In this camp, young explorers will “blast off” into cutting-edge science and plan for the first human trip to “the Red Planet.” Together, we will investigate the prospect of sustaining life on the martian surface, separating science from science fiction. During this program, your camper will design and test systems for providing water, oxygen, and warmth, and will even build a model remote-controlled rover to collect samples from the planet’s surface. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of Mars, learn how we can identify potentially habitable planets, and explore the engineering design process.

A camper is drawing the solar system and orbit of the planets during the Surviving on Mars Summer Camp.

Camp Info

Entering Grades 5 & 6

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Lawrence Hall of Science

$1395.00 for 2 weeks


Session 1: June 5–16, 2023

Session 3: July 3–14, 2023 (Holiday Exclusion July 4)

Session 5: July 31–August 11, 2023