Astronomy Camps


IAYC – The International Astronomical Youth Camp is a fantastic opportunity for 16-24 year olds. Every year the camp takes place in a different European country and is a wonderful way to meet students from all over the world whilst delving into a research project. The IAYC is so addictive that I have attended 6 camps thus far – it will be my 7th camp this year!

ISEC – The International Science Engagement Camp offers astronomy as well as other scientific projects, for 16-24 year olds. It lasts for two weeks and will be in the Czech Republic in August, 2020.

AstroCamp – an academic program for secondary school students from the EU, held in Portugal in August every year.

ESC – The European Space Camp is located in the Andøya Rocket Range, Norway, for 17 – 20 year olds. Fantastic lectures, group work, rocket launching and excursions up mountains or to the sauna!

ESO – This Winter Astronomy Camp is located in Saint-Barthelemy, Italy, for international high school students between 16 and 18.

Space School – For high school students in the UK, run by the University of Leicester.


Astronomy Camp – An international camp in Arizona.

Alfred University – An astronomy camp in Western New York State, for grade 10-12 students.

Arecibo Observatory Space Academy – A 10 week programme in Puerto Rico for 9th-12th grade students, at the largest radio telescope in the world!

SSP – The Summer Science Program, with generous grants available.

13 thoughts on “Astronomy Camps

  1. Melissa Maccarone

    Could you tell me if you offer any programs for a high school student this summer 1-2 weeks in the New England area?

  2. Aleksandra K

    Hi, could you tell me if it’s possible to attend the IAYC camp if you turn 16 a month after the camp, or would you have to wait till next year?

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