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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Youths between 10 and 17 years old . It is required to be at least 10 years old at the time of the Space Camp.

Is it necessary to have prior knowledge. Don't worry, we will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy Space Camp to the fullest. And if you have prior knowledge we can delve into the missions and reach the next level together.

Is it necessary to obtain the authorization of both legal guardians to do the activities of Space Camp. This authorization have to be signed before a notary by both guardians. This is a mandatory legal requirement of the legislation on manned flight training for minors. 

We know nobody likes to go to the notary and because of that we make it easy for you; we provide you the details of our notary so that you can go without having to make an appointment. And don't worry about the price, the notary is included in the tuition of Space Camp

Space Camps take place during a week, from Monday to Friday, on the following dates.

You can choose the week that is most convenient to you:

  • Week of June 14th to 18th
  • Week of July 1st to 5th
  • Week of July 8th to 12th
  • Week of July 15th to 19th
  • Week of July 22th to 26th

 

There is the possibility of entering at 8:00 am or leaving at 6:00 pm paying a supplement of 5€/morning and/or 5€/afternoon.

Space Camp takes place within the facilities of Escuela de Ciencia located at  Street Islas Canarias 90 in Valencia y las instalaciones de Las Naves ubicada en la Calle Joan Verdeguer 16.

Participants will be informed of the starting location for each day so they can go to the appropiate location.

On the aircraft flying day, we will leave from Escuela de Ciencia to Olocau's airfield by mini-bus and later we will return to the school. Likewise, on the gravity zero day, we will leave from Escuela de Ciencia to the pool and later we will return to the school. 

The last day of the week we will depart by bus from the Escuela de Ciencia to the CUlla's Observatory.

All the departures are made from Escuela de Ciencia, leaving at 9.00 am and returning at 5:00 pm. 

Space Camp is a one-week camp for future astronauts, with a different activity each day. All days are structured in the following way:

  • Day 1: Flight in aircraft at the Olocau aerodrome.
  • Day 2: Work in zero-gravity pools.
  • Day 3: Exploration missions in Mar's Rovers.
  • Day 4: Operations in the International Space Station with Virtual Reality.
  • Day 5: Investigation about life outside the planet through biology and chemistry experiments.
  • Day 5: Exploration of the cosmos and the univers in the Culla's Observatory.

The activities are designed to teach aerodynamics, robotics, mechanical engineering, and astronomy in a practical and educative way, adapting it to the needs of the group. The organization provides an immersive experience in science and space technology.

The specific planning for each week will be made known to participants by email one week before its start.

Escuela de Ciencia have access to a private garden, a closed and bounded 700 meters located adjacent to the school. It is a facility for exclusive use for the Space Camp with all the needed services.

Las Naves has open spaces designated for participants' lunches and meals when they are engaged in activities at its facilities.

The food consists of varied and balanced menus that include a starter, a main course, and a dessert prepared by a specialized family catering.

There are special menus for people who are allergic or intolerant to any food.

On the departure day to the aerodrome and the departure day to the pool, meals will be prepared to take away. You can bring snacks or fruit from home for outings.

The univers exploration night in the Culla's Observatory, sandwiches and snacks will be providad for dinner there.

Lunches are varied sandwiches (at least two options to choose from) both salty and sweet and juices.

If you want, you can also bring lunch from home!

  • All the lunches.
  • All the materials and teams for developing the previous activities.
  • Accredited professionals, teachers, and proctors.
  • All the displacements from Escuela de Ciencia to the aerodrome, pool and observatory.
  • Space Camp t-shirt.
  • Civil liability and medical insurance.
  • Authorization of the guardians in the notary's office, Aragón 29.
  • Final accreditation certificate.

The aircraft flight day starts at 9:00 am with the departure from Escuela de Ciencia to the Olocau's airfield.

There, a team of professional pilots give a masterclass of ultralight flying, covering everything from aerodynamics to the safe handling of the aircraft.

Afterward, participants explore the airfield and familiarize themselves with the cockpit controls of the aircraft they will pilot. Each participant has the opportunity to act as a co-pilot, taking off and flying through the sky of Valencia.

If the pilot deems it appropriate, the participant will be able to take the controls, always under expert supervision.

This day is designed to offer an educative and practical experience in flight, full of excitement and safety. The return to the school is scheduled for 5:00 pm, closing a day full of learning and adventure.

In Space Camp Valencia, safety is our highest priority.

Although we can't control the weather, we make sure that every day is a learning opportunity, even if the weather conditions don't allow flying. If bad weather prevents flying, participants will receive detailed aircraft training in the airfield and will have the opportunity to fly drones and get to know the aircrafts and get into them even if they don't take off.

In addition, we will make every effort to reschedule the flight within the same week of the camp, ensuring a complete and enriching experience for everyone.

Participation in the flight is optional

We understand some participants may feel nervous about the idea of flying. For them, we offer a ground experience, where they can explore the airship and experience the feeling of being in a cockpit with the pilot inside the airship in movement, without the need to take off.

This alternative permits all participants to enjoy an unforgettable experience, respecting their limits and promoting a safe and positive learning environment.

To participate in the flight activity, the Spanish legislation requires the consent of the guardians signed before a notary.

If this consent is missing from one of the guardians, the child will not be able to fly. However, he/she will be offered a similar alternative to that provided in adverse weather conditions.

In special situations, we encourage the guardians to contact us for solutions.

When you register for Space Camp we will send you a document that you will have to print and bring to the notary's office.

You can go to our notary who knows the document and the procedure, simply indicate in the notary's reception that you want to legitimate the signatures for the authorization of Space Camp. Please, do NOT fill in the document before going to the notary. You have to fill in and sign it in the presence of the notary.

It is not needed to ask for a prior appointment and pay additional costs. The expenses of the notary are included in the price of the registration if you go to our notary.

In case the guardians can't go to the notary at the same time to sign the document, they can do it on different days by leaving the document with the notary.

Notary's office: Notaría Aragón 29, located on 29 Aragón Avenue (on the corner with Mestalla stadium). Phone: 96 351 14 48. 

Once the document is signed, the notary will keep it and will send it directly to us.

If you can't go to our notary's office, you can go to any other notary's office bringing your printed document and requesting the signature legitimization and you will have to bring the document sealed by the notary.

The gravity zero day in Space Camp is an exciting adventure where participants experience the feeling of working in an environment without gravity.

The day starts with a master class presented by professional divers on how to work underwater, without gravity, simulating the conditions of space where there is no gravity or oxygen. Safety measures and the use of the needed equipment to be able to breathe underwater and maintain neutral buoyancy are explained.

Then, participants are transported to the pool facilities in a mini-bus where they will be divided into pairs. Each pair, along with the divers' team, will do subaquatic assembly tasks, recreating the challenges that astronauts face in space.

This experience is not only educative but also exciting because of the practical vision of the work in microgravity.

To realize the experience of this day it is necessary to bring a swimsuit, flip-flops, towel, suncream, hat, sunglasses and a lycra t-shirt. If the participant has diving goggles that cover his/her eyes and nose, it is recommended to bring them.

Yes. One of the experiences is the zero-gravity that will be done in a pool with professional divers. It is needed to know how to swim to do this activity.

 

The Mars surface exploration with Rovers Day in Space Camp is a deep immersion in mechanical engineering and robotics.

Participants will embark on the challenge of designing, building, and programming their own Rovers.

This activity not only tests their creativity and technical skills but also teaches them the importance of space exploration and the search of resources like water on Mars.

This day combines theory and practice, providing a unique educative experience that emulates the real challenges engineers and scientists face in space exploration.

 

The International Space Station (ISS) Operations with Virtual Reality Day submerges the participants in the life and work of astronauts in space.

Using virtual reality technology, the young astronauts can virtually visit the ISS, do a spacewalk, and experience the take-off of the Soyuz spaceship, its coupling in the station, and the daily tasks of the ISS.

This experience is designed to teach about life in space, the operation of the ISS, and the importance of teamwork and communication with the control base on Earth, all within a safe and controlled environment that realistically simulates outer space.

 

The investigation about life outside the planet day is a fascinating journey of experimentation.

Through practical experiments in biology and chemistry, they explore the foundations of life and theorize about its possible existence beyond Earth, learning where and how to search for signs of life in the cosmos.

 

The day dedicated to exploring the cosmos, we will take a bus to the Culla's Astronomical Observatory.

Acompañados por astrónomos expertos, los participantes se adentran en el estudio del universo, observando constelaciones y desentrañando los misterios de la Vía Láctea con observación directa del cielo estrellado de la Comunidad Valenciana y usando los telescopios del Observatorio.

The departure to the Observatory take place form the Escuela de Ciencia's facilities every Friday of each week at 18.00h. The return will take place in the early morning. Detailed information will be sent to the participants before the start of the week so they are informed.

 

The maximum number of participants per group is 12 students distributed in groups of the same age to ensure that the experience is ideal for everyone.

 

Of course, participants can bring their mobile devices or tables to Space Camp.

We value the importance of learning to use these devices responsibly. While with us, participants will have the opportunity to incorporate their devices in the learning and exploration always under their own supervision.

Is important to remember that Space Camp is not responsible for any loss or damage that may occur during your stay in the camp.

The Space Camp cancellation policy allows you to cancel the registration up to 15 days before the start of the camp with a complete refund.

Cancellations made within 15 days prior to the start get a 50% refund

There are no refunds once the camp has started.

 
 

La actividad que se realiza en el exterior en el Observatorio de Culla comienza el Viernes a las 21h de la tarde/noche y estamos de vuelta a las 01h de la mañana.

La actividad tiene una duración aproximada de 4 horas, incluyendo los desplazamientos hasta el observatorio.

Es importante tener en cuenta que esta actividad se realiza fuera del horario habitual del campamento ya que se tiene que hacer de noche para poder ver las estrellas y planetas. También es importante destacar que debido a la imprevisibilidad del clima, no se puede garantizar que el cielo esté despejado.