Mars has captured human imagination for centuries and has served as a setting for many science fiction novels. Scientists have looked to Mars as a unique resource, holding clues to the origin of the solar system as well as the potential for future colonization. Numerous autonomous satellites and rovers have been sent to the red planet. With each successful mission we learn more about our most accessible celestial neighbor.

Whether you dream of one day traveling to Mars or just want to learn more about our celestial neighbor, this course is for you. Did you know Mars is home to the largest volcano in the solar system? Or that it has a gigantic canyon 10 times wider and deeper than Earth’s Grand Canyon?

We will deep dive into Mars’ surface geography and unique tectonics, look at its ice caps, and talk about whether water was present on Mars before. We will also learn more about current explorations of Mars and how we may prepare for human travel there.

MISSION TO MARS LEVEL 1
SUMMER CAMP

No prerequisites
1 week
12-15 years
4-7 students
5 classes, 2 hours each
$365, incl. headset rental
Students will understand how Mars is similar to Earth and how it is unique and why scientists believe life is possible on Mars.

Students will learn about Mars’ historical and contemporary geography, tectonics, and chemical composition.

Students will become familiar with the current research and preparations for future Mars explorations, including those to send humans to Mars.

COURSE TAKEAWAYS

Surface geography
Tectonics
Radial cracks
Polarized ice caps
Asteroids

VOCABULARY

SUMMER CAMPS FAQs

What's included in every summer camp?
  • Real-time learning with an experienced certified VR instructor.
  • Average of 5 students per class, allowing for both individual attention and social time with new friends.
  • A balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration per day, for 10 hours a week.
  • Access to classes in our virtual classroom using Oculus Quest 2 headset.
How much does it cost?
  • Each week-long camp is $365, including the cost of equipment rental.
  • Learn more and save more - additional weeks cost only $300/ week.
  • Have your own Oculus Quest 2 headset? Save $65 on the first camp. Select Use your own headset option during check out.
What VR equipment do I need?
  • Students will use Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset.
  • If you don’t own it, we will send it to you. Rental is free with your summer camp tuition. You only pay for the cost of shipping.
  • Want to keep your equipment after the camp program is over? Buy it at cost for only $299 + taxes.
What dates and times options do we have?
  • Mission to Mars summer camp is offered starting June 21, 2021, and will continue through August 27, 2021.
  • Daily, Monday-Friday.
  • We offer four convenient time slots each day to accommodate your schedule:

—— 10am-12pm EST

—— 1pm-3pm EST (10am-12pm PST)

—— 4pm-6pm EST (1pm-3pm PST)

—— 7pm-9pm EST (4pm-6pm PST)

1) Enroll in one weekly camp at $365
2) Enroll in your first camp and you will receive a discount coupon for the next camp - every additional camp at a discount
3) Already have a headset? Select the “Use your own headset” option during check out and save $65 on the first course.

ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

1 week camp
$365 / 1 week / 10 hours


  • Mission to Mars Level 1
  • 1 week (Mon-Fri) - 2 hours each day - 10 hours total
  • 4-7 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
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2 week camp
$665 / 2 weeks / 20 hours

Save $65
  • Choose any 2 camps
  • 2 weeks (Mon-Fri) - 2 hours each day - 20 hours total
  • 4-7 students in the group
  • Price includes Oculus Quest 2 rental
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