Frequently Asked Questions
|#||Program Name||Check In||Check Out|
|1||Galactic Summer Camp||Sunday 1-4 pm||Saturday after 10:30 am graduation|
|2||Semester Space Explorers with Robotics||Sunday 1-4 pm||Friday after 9:00 am graduation|
|3||Semester Space Explorers Program||Sunday 1-4 pm||Friday after 9:00 am graduation|
|4||Family Space Camp||Friday 5-6 pm||Sunday after 11:00 am graduation|
|5||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.
All of our programs are offered in English and Turkish primarily for ages 9-15.
Galactic 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.
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.
No. The only requirements are language proficiency and the desire to learn and have fun.
Our education staff (Turkish and International) 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.
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.
Yes, there is always a responsible counselor on duty overnight as well as a supervisor if there are any problems.
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.
There is a nurse on duty at all times and an eight-bed infirmary in the camp. The nurse will administer all medicine as prescribed on the package.
On the weekdays between 8.00am-6.00pm, health problems are treated by our camp doctor. Outside normal working hours, there is a camp doctor who can come to the camp if the nurse and/or camp doctor deems it necessary.
Children, in cases deemed necessary by the camp doctor, can be transferred urgently to a hospital that is contracted with Space Camp Turkey and located very close to the camp. There is a 112 emergency ambulance station located near the 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.
You may call +90 232 252 3500. Our 24- hour security guard will answer and notify the supervisor on duty to locate your child.
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.
If requested, participants' transportation to the camp from the International Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport or bus terminal may be provided by Space Camp Turkey uniformed officers. Transportation fees are not included in the program fees. You can contact our reservation department to arrange your transportation.
Participants can only make calls from their mobile phones they bring with them (or from the phone calls on campus) at the time intervals defined as "Prep for day" and "Back to bays" in the program. Mobile phones, tablets, cameras, cameras, etc. are not covered by the insurance but are completely the responsibility of the participants. If lost or stolen, Space Camp Turkey and the Aegean Free Zone can not be held accountable in any way.
Participants will wear the clothes they bring with them. It is recommended to bring the following when coming to the camp.
- Combination or key padlock (Can also be obtained at camp for an extra fee)
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Body soap, deodorant, shampoo, hair brush / comb, hair dryer
- Sleepwear, underwear, casual clothes
- Socks, sneakers, slippers
- Outdoor clothing suited to weather (jacket, sweatshirts)
- Sunscreen, swimsuit, swimming cap (summer programs only)
- Phone card (can also be obtained at camp for an extra fee)
- Coins for vending machines (sodas, cookies, etc.)
- You may bring a mobile phone with you to use at appropriate times. The mobile phones and cameras that you may bring to Space Camp with you are not covered by our insurance in case of loss or theft.
Note: We ask that your children do not bring portable music players, laptop computers, tablets and valuables to the camp.
Bed sheets, blanket, pillow, pillowcase and bath towels are provided by Space Camp Turkey.
Space Camp Turkey is located within the Aegean Free Zone *. Customs inspections are carried out by officers at the entrance and exit of the region. Senior camp staff and a specialized security staff are on-site or on call 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week when camp is in session to ensure the safety of all campers. At no time are campers allowed off site individually or as a group without an accompanying adult. Off-site trips are limited to those included in the program curriculum. Security of personal items is the camper's responsibility. Campers will be assigned a locker to store items of value; however, we suggest that campers do not bring items of high value to camp.
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.
In cases where one or more child from the same family attends the Semester Space Explorers, Semester Space Explorers With Robotics, Galactic Summer Camp or Customized programs, the first child to attend will be charged full price and each sibling who participates in any of these programs at any given time will receive a 20% discount. In order to receive the discount, both family members (brother/sisters) need to fax or e-mail copies of their identity cards to the Reservations Department.
Government Employee (federal, state, local and military) Discount
10% discount for children of current and retired Turkish government employees who reside in Turkey and would like to attend the Galactic Summer Camp, 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.
Early Bird Discounts
10% Individual Discount for Galactic Summer Camp if you register and pay full by May 31, 2019. Applicants must reside in Turkey. Please inform our Reservations Department which date you would like to attend.
10% Graduate Discount for participants that have participated in one of our accommodated camp programs. Please fax, mail or email a copy of your program certificate, along with your preferred session dates, to our Reservations Department.
Partner School Science Program (PSSP) Discount
10% PSSP discount for participants attending the Galactic 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. For more information about PSSP please visit here
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.
- Galactic Summer Camp. 10% Group Discount, one chaperone free, for group of 15 students who reside in Turkey.
- Semester Space Explorers and Semester Space Explorers with Robotics. 10% Group Discount, one chaperone free, for group of 15 students who reside in Turkey.
No. Applicants may only take advantage of one discount.
All applicants who have a good understanding of the written and verbal Turkish language may attend this program.