Going to AstroCamp is out of this world!
Posted on 04/17/2019
ANES students at AstroCampStudents from Antietam Elementary School experienced space exploration, engineering, and physical science on a whole new level at AstroCamp in Clover, VA. Gifted education teacher Kathy Lamont arranged for 33 of her fourth and fifth-grade students along with chaperones to participate in this one-of-a-kind weekend-long field trip.

The STEM program at AstroCamp provides students learning opportunities in a variety of scientific and engineering topics related to exploring and living in outer space. The students had fun as they applied their newfound knowledge in a hands-on environment designing Mars landers like engineers, launching rockets, and conducting experiments to learn about the different gases on our planet and others. At night, students used telescopes to view the night sky without the glare from city lights and learned to identify constellations in the night sky.

At the end of this amazing trip, the students brought home new ideas to continue exploring and learning about. Providing one-of-a-kind STEM experiences for students is Positively PWCS!