As a space and science education center, Space Camp Turkey is primarily focused on motivating young people from around the world to pursue careers in science, math, and technology. Through interactive, space-related simulations, both youth and adults learn about communication, teamwork, and leadership in a dynamic, fun-filled environment.
Programs at Space Camp Turkey focus on simulators to give participants the sensations of working and living in space. It takes 8 1/2 minutes to reach space, but years to prepare for a real mission. At Space Camp Turkey, we pack years of mission training into 2 through 6-Day programs.
Education and entertainment center Space Camp Turkey, which was opened on June 12, 2000 has been visited by more than 240 thousand young people and adults from over 60 countries. Our state-of-the-art facility offers an ideal environment where young people from different nations can come together and make long-term friendships and understand other cultures.
Space Camp Turkey is the third Space Camp in the world. We are proud to have the only such facility in Turkey, the Middle East, Europe and Asia. It is located in the Aegean Free Zone, a high-tech industrial park in Izmir, operated by ESBAS.
Izmir is a vibrant Aegean city on the western coast of Turkey with a population of over 4 million. The camp is 5 minutes from the international airport, 15 minutes from the city center, and one hour from world famous attractions.
Space Camp Turkey is recognized as a science institution by the Turkish Ministry of Education and is a member of the Camp Association of Turkey. It is also licensed with the Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama.
Space Camp Turkey is a member of the following school organizations:
ECIS - European Council of International Schools
ICF - International Camping Fellowship