High School (Campers entering 9th–10th grades)

Summer Camps for Kids Entering Ninth through Tenth Grades

Mission Near-Space

If you choose to accept this mission, you will become part of a unique team of engineers and astronomers whose goal is to prepare, launch, track, and retrieve a scientific payload sent to the stratosphere aboard a high altitude balloon. The week ends with a showcase in which participants present their exploration results to family members.

Learn more about Mission Near-Space.

Entering grades 8 – 10 in Fall 2018

2018 Dates
August 6 – August 10SOLD OUT

Camp Length
Full week session including a balloon launch field experience

Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–3:00 pm with one extended day trip (Date and length of the extended day trip is determined by weather conditions. Details will be given by Tuesday morning of your camp week.)
Sign in starts at 8:30 am and sign out is at 3:00 pm.

2018 Pricing
General Public: $495
Members (Family Plus or Above): $465

Registration for 2018 summer camps is now closed.

General Information

For additional questions, check our 2018 Summer Camp FAQ Packet, email us at summercamp@adlerplanetarium.org, or call 312.322.0329.

Registration for 2018 will begin on February 6, 2018, at 10:00 am CT.

Cancellation Fees and Refunds
Cancellations made until and including May 1 will incur a 10% cancellation fee.  There will be no refund for cancellations made after May 1.

In the case of low enrollment, we may cancel a camp up to 72 hours before it is scheduled to meet.

The scholarship application period for 2018 Adler Summer Camp has ended.

Additional Info
Adler Waiver
Adler Allergy Policy
Adler Terms and Conditions