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Summer Camps for Rising 5th-8th Grades

April 27, 2020 Announcement:

Most of us are wondering what the rest of 2020 will hold as well as what life will look like in the short term and beyond. We can reasonably say that the next few months will not be back to business as usual due to COVID-19 social distancing policies and safety protocols. Your child’s health and safety, and the well-being of our staff, are paramount. Vanderbilt University recently announced the decision to cancel all campus summer camps and workshops; therefore, we must cancel our July summer camps as well. This was a very difficult decision for all as we consider our camps to be one of the most important things that we do at Dyer Observatory.


The Dyer Observers Space Science Camps support middle-school students in their exploration of the worlds of science, math, engineering, and technology, and opens up their minds to future career possibilities in these fields.

If your child has a strong interest in astronomy and space science and would like to be a part of the Dyer Observatory Space Science Camps, please download and fill out the application below.

The cost for camp includes all materials and transportation, lunch, and tour of the United States Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. Merit scholarships are not awarded, but financial aid is available to those students who demonstrate financial need. Please include a note with your application.


Questions may be directed to Alex. Rockafellar at