The 2017 Schedule will be available soon

 

Here is the 2016 Deke Slayton Space Camp Schedule

Monday, August 1st - Friday, August 5th, 2016

Areas that are bolded list the different guest speakers and their topics, and the history lessons which all vary throughout the week. There are also 2 hours total per day of team building activities which will change and be different each session.

Monday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Toni Wissestadt- How space affects the human body

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Dietitian- Food and nutrition in space, dehydrate food

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

History lesson: Mercury 7 and the beginning of the Space Race

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Tuesday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Mike Clatworthy- Multistack- sustainable living environments in space

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Chris Amundsen-Sparta STEM school- take off and landing procedures for entering and exiting earth’s atmosphere

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

History lesson: Apollo program and the race to the moon

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

  

Wednesday: (this is our one day that breaks from the schedule we use for the rest of the week; it is our off-site day in which we travel to the airport and planetarium.) 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Laurel Brandt- Aviation and Navigation

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 12:00pm- Lesson block 2

Visit to the Sparta Airport to see and explore 5 different airplanes at the hangar and talk with various pilots

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 4:00pm- Afternoon activity

Visit to the Planetarium at University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

4:00pm- 4:30pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Thursday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Dave Schroeder- Evolution of communication from the telegraph into space, part 1

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

Dave Schroeder- Evolution of communication from the telegraph into space, part 2

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

History lesson: Shuttle program and the International Space Station

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

 

Friday: 

8:00am- 8:30am- Student drop off

8:30am- 9:00am- Daily introductions, team building activity

9:00am- 10:00am- Lesson block 1

Video conference with Astronaut Mark Lee and a presentation about his time on the International Space Station

10:00am- 10:30am- Morning Break- exercise regime, morning snack

10:30am- 11:30am- Lesson block 2

11:30am- 12:00pm- History Lesson

History lesson: Mars and the future of space exploration

12:00pm- 1:00pm- Lunch Break

1:00pm- 2:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

Skype session with a current NASA astronaut who is in training for future missions to Mars

2:30pm- 3:00pm- Afternoon Break- team building activity, snack

3:00pm- 4:30pm- Robotics/Rocketry

Fire off the rockets that students have been building all week

4:30pm- 5:00pm- Daily wrap up, log book reflection.

5:00pm- ?

Graduation for our astronauts in training, presentation of certificate of completion and special lapel pin

PARTY- celebration including dinner afterward for the students and their families, the space camp instructors, donors of the space camp, and anyone else who has made a contribution to this wonderful project.