F.A.Q.

1. How long does camp last?
Program Name Check In Check Out
International Summer Camp Sunday 1-4 pm Saturday after 10:30 am graduation
Semester Space Explorers with Robotics Sunday 1-4 pm Friday after 9:00 am graduation
Semester Space Explorers Program Sunday 1-4 pm Friday after 9:00 am graduation
Family Space Camp Friday 5-6 pm Sunday after 11:00 am graduation
Outer Space Adventure Friday 3-4 pm Sunday after 9:00 am graduation

(*)Please note that we offer customized programs. Check in and check out times will differ from those above.

2. What is the difference between the programs?

All of our programs are offered in English and Turkish primarily for ages 9-15.

The International Summer Camp is similar to the school year programs, but includes more social time such as pool activities, special events night, and BBQ party in our recreational park.

3. Can I make a teammate request?

Yes, please let us know when you register. Requests must be mutual, so please make sure the friend requests your child as well. We strive to honor all requests but they are not guaranteed.

4. Must my child have a certain grade average to attend?

No.  The only requirements are language proficiency and the desire to learn and have fun.

5. Who will be responsible of my child? What are your requirements for staff members?

Our education staff (Turkish and American) consists of college graduates and undergraduates. Some are education majors in astronomy and physics, while others are pursuing masters and doctorate degrees in various education programs. They must also demonstrate they can work well with children before assuming a staff position.

6. If I would like to attend the Family Space Camp, will my child be with me at night?

If you attend our Family Space Camp program and are of the same gender you will be housed in the same dormitory. If you and your child are different genders (male-female) then you and your child will be staying in separate dormitories.

7. Is someone responsible for the campers overnight?

Yes, there is always a responsible counselor on duty overnight as well as a supervisor if there are any problems.

8. My child has dietary restrictions-i.e. Vegetarian, vegan, no caffeine allowed, etc. Can the meals be tailored to the child’s dietary restrictions?

Yes, if your child has any dietary restrictions please write it on the ‘health form’ so we may notify our kitchen staff. We try to accommodate trainees with special dietary requirements. If the requirement exceeds our capabilities, trainees are welcome to bring their own food and/or pay the additional cost of meeting those needs.

9. My child takes medication on a daily basis. Will he/she be able to take it regularly?

The nurse will administer all medicine as prescribed on the package. A medical doctor is available during normal working hours at Space Camp’s eight-bed clinic. An emergency on-call doctor as well as the clinic’s nursing staff and ambulance services are available 24 hours a day.

10. How much money should my child bring to camp?

The amount of money to bring is up to you. All meals are included in the tuition cost after check in and before graduation. We have vending machines if the students would like to buy chips, candy bars or ice cream.

11. In case of an emergency, how may I contact my child?

You may call +90 232 252 3500. Our 24- hour security guard will answer and notify the supervisor on duty to locate your child.

12. During the program may I take my child out of camp?

No.  When your child registers during check-in, they become a team member and are expected to participate throughout the program. We want your child to get a true “away from home” experience, therefore we discourage your child from leaving our facility unless it is a family emergency.

13. May I visit my child during the program?

We understand you will miss your child while he or she is attending camp. However, we do not allow visits while camp is in session so that your child may have a true ‘away-from-home’ experience. We do encourage parents to attend graduation ceremonies and will make special arrangements for visitation in case of family emergencies.

14. What are the discounts?

Sibling Discount

When more than one child from the same family attends summer international program at the same time, one child will attend at full tuition and each additional child will receive a 10% discount. In order to receive the discount, both family members (brother/sisters) need to fax or email copies of their identity cards to the Reservations Department.

Government Employee (federal, state, local and military) Discount

15% discount for children of current and retired Turkish government employees who reside in Turkey and who would like to attend the International Summer Camp. Government employees must be classified as a 657 or 926 employee. The government employee needs to fax or email a copy of his employment identity card to the Reservations Department. Register and pay in full by April 30, 2015.

15% discount for children of current and retired Turkish government employees who reside in Turkey and would like to attend the Semester Space Explorers or Semester Space Explorers with Robotics. Government employees must be classified as a 657 or 926 employee. The government employee needs to fax or email a copy of his employment identity card to the Reservations Department. (Register and pay in full by Dec 19, 2015)

Early Bird Discounts

10% Individual Discount for International Summer Camp if you register and pay full by April 30, 2015. Applicants must reside in Turkey. Please inform our Reservations Department which date you would like to attend.

OSA Graduate Discount

15% OSA (Outer Space Adventure) Program Graduate Discount for International Summer Camp. This discount is applicable for OSA program participants who graduated between the years 2008 - 2014. Applicants must reside in Turkey. Please fax, mail or email a copy of your OSA program certificate, along with your preferred session dates, to our Reservations Department. Register and pay in full by April 30, 2015.

Partner School Science Program (PSSP) Discount

20% PSSP discount for participants in an International Summer Camp “E-Pal Week.” Please fax, mail or email a letter signed by the school`s PSSP coordinator authenticating you are a PSSP participant to our Reservations Department. Register and pay in full by April 17, 2015. For more information about PSSP please visit http://www.gftse.org/programs.html

Other Discounts

Space Camp Turkey offers special discounts for certain programs with groups of 15 participants or more. However, our online registration cannot be used for group reservations. For more information and available program dates please call our reservations department at +90 232 252 35 00, ext. 302.

  • International Summer Camp. 15% Group Discount, one chaperone free, for group of 15 students who reside in Turkey. Register and pay in full by 30 April, 2015. (Group members can have only 10% Group Discount after the early bird deadline)
  • Semester Space Explorers and Semester Space Explorers with Robotics. 10% Group Discount, one chaperone free, for group of 15 students who reside in Turkey.
15. Is it possible to combine a 10%, 15% or 20% discount with a sibling discount?

No. Applicants may only take advantage of one discount.

16. Shouldn’t it say ENGLISH instead of Turkish? For example: the text reads: Who can attend the Turkish International Summer Camp?

All applicants who have a good understanding of the written and verbal Turkish language may attend this program.