Astronomy Overnight Camp

Astronomy Overnight Camp
Date 8 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, -
8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022
CostCamp is $300.
Registration Registration will open on April 1 and closes on June 1. Register

Event Description

This camp is for students who are interested in space exploration! This will be a hands-on camp with Bethel Physics and Engineering faculty, including possible topics such as: telescope basics and set-up, observational astronomy, colonization of planets/moons, rover robotics, rocketry, how stars change over time, solar observation, and spectroscopy.

This is an overnight camp. Exact schedule will be sent at a later date.

Overnight accommodation will be provided in Lissner Hall. Housing is suite-style with each suite having 3 bedrooms, a living area, a private bathroom with separate rooms for toilet/showers, and a vanity area. Each bedroom has 2 twin XL beds, 2 desks and chairs, and a wardrobe. Students will be housed with other students from their camp, with up to 6 students per suite. Roommate requests can be emailed to Students will be supervised by a Bethel Resident Director and a team of overnight Hosts hired from our pool of Bethel Student Resident Assistants.

Academic Enrichment Summer Program Scholarships are available for qualified students.  If you meet these requirements and would like to apply for a scholarship, please complete the registration form, do not complete the payment section, and email  You will receive a link to an additional application form for the scholarship.

Student Eligibility Requirements

·         MN resident,

·         For the 2021-2022 school year student must be in grades 3-11,

·         Students who are currently in grades 7-11 must have either an overall C average or a C average in the programs academic subject area,

·         Be income eligible for free or reduced-price lunches; Acceptable documentation would include:

                 - Form from school indicating the student is eligible for free or reduced-price lunches,

                 - A statement from a school official indicating they have informed knowledge that the student qualifies for free or reduced-price lunch, or

·         Meet qualifying income levels for free or reduced-price lunch.

                 -  A copy of the family’s 2021 or 2022 federal tax form to verify that the income meets the federal income requirements needs to be submitted.


Cancellations will be accepted until June 1. The payment will be refunded, less a $30 service fee.


Please email Alyssa Hamre Kontak at


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