Summer camp: European Space Camp

Location: Andøya Rocket Range, in Norway

Dates: Summer 2021

Age: 17-20

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: European Space Camp

Cost: FREE: To be accepted as a participant for ESC 2021 participants must receive a scholarship”. Depending on the scholarship, transportation to camp might not be covered, but all other costs are.

European Space Camp

The European Space Camp is a summer camp taking place in summer 2021 in Andøya Rocket Range, in Norway.
High-school students worldwide, from 17 to 20 years old, interested in space and science, and having a background in physics and mathematics are invited to apply.

They will spend a week doing technical experiments involved in a rocket campaign, working as real rocket scientists, learning how to exploit knowledge they already possess, and broadening their understanding of applied science.
Working in groups, they have to use their creativity and learn to cooperate. The programme includes hands-on activities related to the rocket launch, lectures and social activities.

Eligibility
– Participants worldwide, should be between 17 and 20 years old (born between 1st January 2001 and 31st December 2004).
– They should be fluent in English and have a passion for science.

How to apply
– To be accepted as a participant for ESC 2020 participants must receive a scholarship”. Depending on the scholarship, transportation to camp might not be covered, but all other costs are.
– To apply, entrants need to create a profile on the site and navigate to the application tab in the profile section. There they will have to answer five short questions, upload their CV, two recommendation letters, a transcript of theirr latest grades and proof of English proficiency.

Deadline: 1 April 2021.

European Space Camp is an annual week-long summer camp held at the Andøya Space Center in Northern Norway. The next camp is held during the summer of 2021. ESC gives the opportunity to 24 young adults to spend six days running different aspects of a real rocket campaign including the launch itself. Scattered throughout the week are a number of lectures from some of Europe’s top scientists and engineers on topics varying from rocket physics to the northern lights.

The week is not purely group work and lectures, plenty social activities are organised too. There is a hike up the mountain to the ALOMAR research station, swimming under the midnight sun followed by a trip to the sauna, as well as volleyball and a GPS challenge, all in the stunning surroundings of the Andøya Space Centre. If you are interested, head over to the apply tab to find out how to be a part of ESC.

All ESC participants stay at the Space Center’s hotel in a double room, shared with another participant. All rooms come equipped with an en suite bathroom and sheets and towels are provided, as well as wifi. The Space Center’s cafeteria caters for all of the meals at camp, and all moderate dietary restrictions are catered for.

The Space Center also comprises an auditorium, smaller meeting rooms and working rooms equipped with computers. In addition, there is a sauna and a games room complete with a pool table and table tennis table.