p51 wrote:Does anyone know much about the Canadian Space Camp?
I know quite a bit about it, though I have never been there. I helped a local school set up a program to send kids there every year. I also helped a student group get to Space Camp Canada a few years ago when their travel agent went bunk and left the kids without a trip. Space Camp Spatiale Canada doesn't offer enough in the way of older teen or adult programming to lure me over there. (It was them who referred to me to Space Camp in Huntsville for my first trip.) Flight costs to Ottawa/Laval are comparable to flying to Huntsville for me.
Space Camp Spatiale Canada is located in the Cosmodôme science centre in Laval, Québec - very close to Ottawa, Ontario. They offer week-long (6-day) programs very similar to that of Space Camp and Space Academy in Huntsville. Weekend 3-day camps are also available, much like adult academy, only for kids. Their primary language is French, with English programming also available throughout the year and for group bookings. They offer unique three-day camps too, which are great for kids who aren't sure if they would enjoy the full week, tourists, those on lower budgets, etc. Their biggest camp is a day camp in the summer, which is a week long without overnights. Similar programming throughout.
Word has it they are venturing into Mars missions in the near future, though I'm not sure what those will look like. I haven't heard anything but rumours thus far.
Their orbiter simulator is just a cockpit. Their lodging is sort of 80s futuristic space style, with dorm rooms and bunks similar to Hab 1.
Here's a photo of their training floor:
And the dorms:
Some good photos from a random camp kid:https://plus.google.com/photos/+HubertG ... 1046365857
English version has fewer details: http://www.cosmodome.org/en/
English Space Camp page: http://www.cosmodome.org/en/cosmodome-i ... pace-camp/
I hope to visit there someday... but Huntsville has more to offer for adults, making it the more appealing option.