1. Get a Space Camp Crew - you need a team of
staff to help you run your Space Camp and ensure that
you have the appropriate child to adult ratios following
the advice of your local authority. You will need a first
aider, people to lead workshops and a breakfast support
team. It might be that some of your volunteers just
come to help with one aspect of the Camp to take the
pressure off the sleepover supervisors.
2. Plan for safety -it is each individual school’s
responsibility to fully assess any hazards and levels
of risk in their setting and carry out the required
precautions to ensure safety for all. There is advice in
this guide and on our website to help you with that. It is
important that you plan a Space Camp experience that
works for your setting.
3. Plan your programme - Will you have a theme?
What activities are you going to do? How will you
organise your time? There are several sections in this
guide to get you started with putting together an
awesome programme, designed especially for your
4. Choose your date - if you are going to be stargazing
there are often more clear nights in the winter months
and of course it gets darker earlier so the children don’t
have to stay up too late to get started. Nevertheless,
Space Camps can work equally as well in the summer
months so go with what ever fits well with the school
5. Space Camp Resources - Arrange to borrow the Space Camp kit from the lead school in your partnership and book
visitors and any additional resources that you intend to
6. Communicate plans - Let parents and carers know
the plan, collecting information about dietary and
7. Catering - Plan refreshments and a breakfast fit for an astronaut.
Some resources need to be booked well in advance such as 'Borrow the Moon' resources from the STFC.