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Glenfield College USA Space Camp Tour 2020

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4-16 July 2020

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEAM) is everywhere and shapes our everyday experiences, meaning STEAM education is vital and we need to encourage students to understand and embrace these core subject areas. Combining learning and fun is the perfect recipe for a hugely successful tour. Students will engage with all aspects of STEAM in a 6-Day intensive Space Camp at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Combined with time at the home of NASA – Kennedy Space Center – and two full days at Universal Studios including a ride design educational program, students will benefit enormously from the fun, engaging and varied environment throughout this tour.

This is a once in a lifetime experience for the students of Glenfield College. They will be exposed to a whole new realm of learning which could in turn develop into an exciting and prosperous STEAM based career, as well as creating those lifelong memories!

Trip Itinerary


Fly from Auckland to Huntsville USA, transfer to your hotel for the evening and catch up on some rest before starting Advanced Space Academy.


Enjoy some free time in the morning before checking in to Space Camp and receiving an orientation of the US Space & Rocket Centre that will be your home for the next 5 days.


A typical day at Space Camp will include a range of activities, from team building and leadership, through to astronaut training simulators and rocket construction.


Briefings on the past, present and future of space exploration are conducted amid space artifacts, to show students real-world applications of STEAM.


Train on astronaut simulators including Multi-Axis Trainer, the five degrees of freedom chair and the 1/6 gravity chair.


Experience movies in SpaceDome IMAX or in the National Geographic Theatre. Discover the thrill of simulated space missions and, as you are enrolled in Advanced Space Academy, trainees can experience a scuba based microgravity orientation in the underwater astronaut trainer!


Celebrate your achievements during the graduation ceremony in your official Space Camp flight suit! This afternoon, hop on an afternoon flight to the Sunshine State - Florida and be met at the airport by your Haka Educational Tour Guide.


There’s no better way to start your time in Orlando than a day at Universal Orlando Resort, which is an entire universe of action, thrills and excitement! You have access to one of the parks today - Universal’s Island of Adventure.


Today you are off to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center for an action packed space adventure. Your amazing day includes Space Shuttle Atlantis, Rocket Garden, Lunch with an Astronaut, IMAX Theatre experience, NASA Bus Tour and more!


We’ll return to Universal Orlando Resort today to visit the second theme park - Universal Studios. Your day here will include a STEAM Educational Workshop so you can get behind the scenes of how these rides are developed.


This morning you will have some free time to do a spot of last minute shopping before departing for your flight back to New Zealand.


Travel time - Cross International Dateline.


Arrive back in Auckland today as your USA tour comes to an end, but rest assured the adventures, memories and friendships will last a lifetime!


Flights and transfers

3 star triple-share hotel accommodation

Space Camp Academy 5-day programme, including all meals for students

Daily breakfast, 3 dinners & 1 lunch (outside of Space Camp)

Expert Haka Educational Tour Guide in Orlando

Activities as per itinerary


  • Become fully immersed in all aspects of STEAM.
  • Learn about the mental and physical demands for astronauts, engineers, technologists and microgravity.
  • Learn what it’s like to live onboard the ISS.
  • Develop team-building, communication, leadership and decision-making skills.
  • Witness the past history and present developments of space science at two key STEAM facilties.

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Do you have any questions about this trip or would you like to register interest for your child? Please contact the lead teacher for the tour at Glenfield College, David Aston, using this form.

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