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.
Early Bird Discounts
Semester Space Explorers / Semester Space Explorers with Robotics
10% Discount for participants who register and pay full by December 16, 2019. Applicants must reside in Turkey.
Galactic Summer Camp
10% Discount for participants who register and pay full by June 1, 2020. Applicants must reside in Turkey.
In cases where one or more child from the same family attends the Semester Space Explorers, Semester Space Explorers With Robotics, or Galactic Summer Camp program, the first child to attend will be charged full price and each sibling who participates in the same program during the same period will receive a 10% 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.
For group reservations of at least 10 participants for accommodation programs outside the Family Space Camp Program, one chaperone is free of charge for every 10 participants.
Payment by Installments
Those who reside in Turkey and have credit card belonging to the member banks of the bonus platform can register to the accommodation programs by paying in 6 installments without any maturity. (In case of individual payment, installments are also available for group reservations.)
For information on how to pay by installments in case of payment by mail order method
Phone: +90 232 252 35 00 (Ext: 301/302/312)
- Discounts cannot be combined.
- Discounts cannot be applied to extra fees regarding accommodation, food, and transportation, etc.
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.