Enroll your child in space camp with Janet's Planet and her JP Space Crew! This week-long camp will challenge, inspire, and help campers blast off with a love for science. They will zoom through the solar system, create their own mission patches, build their own spacecraft and more! 

The camp closing will include an "Astronaut in Training" Graduation, to be held on Friday at August 2, 2019 to celebrate every camper who attends. Parents will be invited to attend.

Cost: $250 (includes snacks, water bottle and a bag for each child)
Ages: 8 - 13
Dates: July 29 – August 2 | Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Required campers form: Emergency Contact and Photo Release

Pick-up and drop off location: Map

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Frequently Asked Questions
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What will my child learn from this experience?

Through imagination and expression, campers will explore the solar system in which we reside and the reaches of outer space. Grounded in the most relevant scientific fact, campers will have a blast while they learn the planets and the stuff in which stars are made. They will keep an astronaut training journal, determine their mission, zoom through the solar system, celebrate Apollo, ceate their own mission patches, build their own spacecraft, create a martian habitat and more. 

Will my child be outside during the day?

Yes, campers will participate in various activities outside during the day as well as travel between various campus buildings. Alternative activities will be provided in the event of extreme temperatures or rain. Please dress your child accordingly and provide any prescribed EpiPens or Inhalers.

Will you take any field trips?

No. We are fortunate to offer campers many unique experiences right here on the College campus.

What should I pack for my child?

  • Lunch, if you have not selected a lunch plan
  • A lunch is available for an additional fee of $70 or you may pack your own
  • Clothing that is comfortable, cool and can withstand outdoor activities
  • Sneakers or other closed toed shoes (please no flip flops or sandals)
  • Books and sketch pads for quiet moments
  • Prescribed Epipens and inhalers (College employees are not permitted to administer medication)
  • Creativity and sense of adventure!

Do NOT bring:

  • Mobile phones will not be permitted. If a child needs to bring a phone it should be powered off and not be seen. If a child uses a device, the device will be kept in a basket and returned to the parent at the end of the day.
  • Additional electronics (ipads, gaming devices)
  • Valuables (jewelry, toys)
  • Please do not bring candy or gum

What time can I drop my child off? Do you have a late pickup policy?

Drop off is 8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. Please do not bring your child earlier than 8:30 a.m. as supervision will not be provided.

Arrangements should be made for children to be picked up promptly at 5 p.m. A late fee will be assessed in 30 minute increments thereafter.

What is the camper-to-teacher ratio?

Campers will be divided into groups of about 12-13 children.  With our 5-6 group leaders, our ratio is about 1:8.

What qualifications do your teacher possess?

Janet Ivey is committed to enriching the lives of children through education and programming. With over 17 years in the media, Ivey has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work and she has received 12 Regional Emmy®s and 5 Gracie Allen awards for her work.

MCCC’s Iain Campbell has many years of experience working in the entertainment industry and is the Program Coordinator for Montgomery County Community College’s Lively Arts Series. He has served as the Managing Director of the Theatre School at Studio Theatre Arena in Buffalo, NY. In the Philadelphia region, Iain has also worked in positions that have supported the summer camps at Wilma Theater and the Walnut Street Theater. Iain has also served as the Lighting Designer and Technical Director for Pennbrook Middle School Theater in North Wales, PA.

Janet and Iain will be supported by Lively Arts staff and interns, a majority of which are active Montco students. All individuals have prior experience working with the Lively Arts Family Series and Young Arts Explorers programs. Additionally, part of the hiring process for these positions is conducting background clearances.