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Kennedy Space Center Celebrates New Space Shuttle Atlantis
Angry Birds Space™ Attractions with Fun Day
Camps for Inquisitive Kids
Day Camps Begin June 10 and Continue Through Early August
Kennedy Space Center Celebrates New Space Shuttle Atlantis (SM) and Angry
Birds Space™ Attractions with Fun Day Camps for Inquisitive Kids
Canaveral, FL – May 2013 / Hospitality 1ST / For a summer camp experience
that educates, entertains and engages children ages 8 to 14, Camp
Kennedy Space Center day camp provides young people with an inspiring
week of fun and enriching activities.
year, Camp KSC features two new, interactive attractions that will help
launch kids into a galaxy of fun as they pursue science, technology, engineering
and math (STEM) through exciting educational activities.
celebration of the June 29 opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis (SM),
the new $100-million educational attraction at Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex, the camp is themed “Atlantis: Celebrate
the Journey.” Campers will learn firsthand about the engineering marvel
of the space shuttle through a look inside the new attraction, which will
tell the incredible story of NASA’s 30-year Space Shuttle Program through
a host of multimedia presentations and more than 60 interactive exhibits
and high-tech simulators. Campers visiting June 10 through June 28 will
receive an exclusive sneak peek inside of the attraction before it opens
to the public.
KSC’s curriculum includes an opportunity to:
campers will experience the new Angry Birds™ Space Encounter, which opened
at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in March. As the first comprehensive,
interactive Angry Birds attraction in the United States designed for people
of all ages, it incorporates concepts of human space exploration and physics.
The attraction was developed in partnership with Rovio Entertainment, which
had worked with NASA on the popular Angry Birds Space game.
in interactive, hands on STEM activities that surround the science performed
during Atlantis’ historic missions.
in a simulated space shuttle mission that demonstrates the teamwork and
ingenuity of NASA engineers, scientists and astronauts. During the mission,
campers may deploy a satellite, dock and transfer supplies to the International
Space Station or perform scientific experiments while in simulated orbit.
astronaut training, including simulators and virtual skills. Students will
hear real-life experiences from a space shuttle astronaut and learn about
the risks and rewards of space flight.
team to build, test and compete against other teams in the Angry Birds™
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, see a space shuttle launch pad and
Camp KSC program is designed for children entering 2nd through 9th grades
and runs Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with early drop-off
offered at 7:30 a.m. for an extra fee. Camp instructors are specially trained
educators. All campers receive a Camp KSC certificate, an Annual Pass for
free admission to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and a specially
designed Atlantis-themed Camp KSC shirt. Lunch and snacks are provided.
camp will run during the weeks of June 10-14, June 17-21, June 24-28, July
1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9.
Kennedy Space Center is located at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame’s®
educational facility, just off US 1 near the west entrance to Kennedy Space
Center Visitor Complex. Tuition is $295 per week plus tax, paid in advance.
For more information or to book a reservation, call 877-313-2610.
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S.
space program, offering a full day or more of fun and educational activities,
including the Kennedy Space Center Tour featuring the Saturn V Center with
an actual Saturn V moon rocket, the new Angry Birds™ Space Encounter, Shuttle
Launch Experience, 3D IMAX® space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration
Space: Explorers Wanted and many other interactive exhibits. The new $100
million home for Space Shuttle Atlantis (SM) opens June 29, 2013.
Admission also includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, featuring
historic spacecraft and the world’s largest collection of personal astronaut
memorabilia, which opens daily at noon and closing times vary by season.
Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is
$50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11. The Kennedy
Space Center Visitor Complex Commander’s Club Annual Pass is $63 + tax
for adults and $53 + tax for children ages 3-11. For more information,
call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com.
Space Center Visitor Complex is operated by Delaware
North Companies Parks & Resorts at KSC, Inc., a division of Delaware
North Companies, one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service
providers. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is not funded through tax
dollars or appropriated funds. The revenue generated by ticket, food and
merchandise sales support the operation, maintenance and development of
the Visitor Complex, including the new Space Shuttle Atlantis.
About Delaware North Companies
Parks & Resorts
North Companies Parks & Resorts is an industry leader providing
Stewardship and Hospitality in Special Places (SM), with hotel, retail,
food service, recreation and transportation operations at historic and
scenic properties in North America and Australia. The company operates
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and in Yellowstone, Grand Canyon,
Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, including The Ahwahnee and other Yosemite
lodges; Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite & the Cottages at Tenaya Lodge; Harrison
Hot Springs Resort & Spa in British Columbia; Niagara Falls State Park;
The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ohio; Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga;
Holiday Inn West Yellowstone, Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and Yellowstone
Park Hotel. The company also owns and operates five luxury resorts in Australia:
Lizard Island Resort, Heron Island Resort, Wilson Island Resort, Kings
Canyon Resort and El Questro Homestead and Wilderness Park. To learn more
about Delaware North Companies’ hospitality management expertise, visit
To learn more about Delaware North Parks & Resorts, visit www.DelawareNorth.com/Parks-and-Resorts.aspx.
About Delaware North Companies
North Companies is one of the largest and most admired privately held hospitality
companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly
100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service. Its family
of companies includes Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Delaware
North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, Delaware North Companies Travel
Hospitality Services, Delaware North Companies Sportservice, Delaware North
Companies International and Delaware North Companies Boston, owner of TD
Garden. Delaware North Companies has revenue exceeding $2.6 billion annually
and 55,000 associates serving half a billion customers in the United States,
Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. For more information,
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