California's Premier Science and Space Camp
Experience the summer camp of a lifetime at AstroCamp California, one of Southern California’s finest residential science and traditional summer camps for ages 8-17. Space Exploration, Mountain Adventure, Memories, Friendships and FUN are in store for you at an exciting one-week or two-week session. Explore the sky through our state-of-the-art telescopes, Rock Climb on Mars, Fly Across Camp on our Canopy Tour Zip Line, Hike the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains, Build and Launch Rockets, and experience an amazing social community of campers and staff from around the world.
Our one-week summer camp allows campers to try all of our exciting activities. View the night sky, play in our lights & lasers lab, blow up a hydrogen balloon, climb the surface of Mars, zip on the zip line, soar on the sky coaster, climb the power pole, view the sun through our solar telescopes, and conquer a mock space mission all while making friends and having fun.
During the two-week summer camp campers choose their own adventure by participating in a college style program that progresses during the session and summer to summer. Campers can choose from science classes like astronomy, future engineers, roller coasters, and rockets to advanced rockets. Our mountain adventure brings mountain biking and advance mountain biking, rock climbing, bouldering and advanced rock climbing, and our ropes course. Finally, campers can really challenge themselves with digital photography and advanced photography, animation, two levels of dungeons and dragons, and astronaut training. Aside from our amazing program, AstroCamp offers great traditional programs like campfires, camp outs, laser tag, pool parties, dances, casino night and many other unique social programs.
Where is AstroCamp located?
AstroCamp is in Idyllwild, California, a small mountain town nestled into the San Jacinto Mountains. About 2 hours east of Los Angeles and 2 hours northeast of San Diego, AstroCamp boasts a beautiful, private 90-acre campus complete with comfortable dorms and dining hall, state-of-the-art labs, as well as a heated pool and full gymnasium.
During the summer temperatures range from 75-85 degrees during the day and cool down to between 50-65 degrees at night.
"Astrocamp has been revolutionary to my life as a whole. Astrocamp is grounding for my shared interests. It is great to come to a place where others are just like me. This is what defines Astrocamp as such a fantastic place to be." -Tom, age 15
"I love Astrocamp and I can't wait to come back. It's so much fun and I won't ever forget the friends I've made and the things I've learned." -Malli, age 12
"Astrocamp is a place where you get time away from your family to just take a break, enjoy yourself, and spend time with your friends and nature. Also, I enjoy trying different things you might never get a chance to do elsewhere, like rock climbing or lights and lasers." -Abby, age 13