ALLEGANY - The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center will once again be offering two space camps this summer.
Rocket Girls is a one-week camp open exclusively to girls who have completed at least fifth grade. The camp runs from July 16 to July 20 from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
A second summer space camp will be offered July 30 through August 3, also from 9 a.m. to noon each day. Entitled "Rockets: The Way to Space," the one-week camp is open to all students who have completed at least fifth grade.
In both of summer camps, students will explore rocket propulsion - first by designing, cutting, shaping, building and racing carbon dioxide powered cars - then by building, customizing and launching solid fueled rockets. The students will also spend time each day preparing to fly a final day simulated mission.
The cost for each space camp is $125 a person.
Reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information or to download reservation forms, call 379-8686 or visit DRCLC.org. Applications are due by Friday.
A $50 deposit is required at the time of application with the balance due by June 30.
The Dresser-Rand Challenger Learning Center, a not-for-profit organization, is a space-themed learning program designed to stimulate interest in science, technology, engineering and math (or STEM education) through a series of hands-on experiences and simulations that are tied to classroom learning and team building.