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A typical week in the life of a Junior Astronomer Camper

Below is a sample schedule for a typical week at camp, activities and times may change. Because we are an astronomy camp many of the activities we do will be after dark. Because of this schedule campers sleeping schedules may be slightly affected.  We will supplement their sleep times with nap time for younger campers and rest time for those older.  You child will get a full 7-8 hours of sleep per night.
 
SUNDAY
12-1 PM - arrival at camp 12:00 Noon, check in at camp office, Lunch or snack.  All campers/guests will be escorted from office  to bunkhouse.
1-2 PM- meet staff, tour of camp, goodbyes, counselor/camper meeting
2-3 PM- Campers unpacked & get settled in.
3-5 PM- Free time/ get to know where things are in camp.
5-6 PM- Dinner STAFF INTRODUCTIONS
7-8 PM- Introduction to the Night Sky, the importance of DARK SKIES
9-?? PM- Open observing
 
MONDAY
9-10 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, bunk duties
10-11 AM- Breakfast 10-11 AM- Introduction to Golf/Fishing
12-1 PM- An introduction to the Sun
1-2 PM- NAP/REST TIME
2-3 PM Lunch
2-3 PM- Introduction to telescopes
3-4 PM- Nature hike/ SNACK TIME
4-5 PM- FREE TIME
5-6 PM- Supper
6-7 PM- Astronomy for beginners
8-9:30 PM- Camp fire Stories: Join our director as she unveils the many myths, legends and folklore surrounding our 88 constellations
10-??- Observing: Astronomer guided night sky tour
 
TUESDAY;
9-10 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, bunk duties
10-11 AM- Breakfast 10-11 AM- Golf/Fishing
12-1 PM- An introduction to the Sun
1-2 PM- NAP/REST TIME
2-3 PM Lunch
3-4 PM- Astronomy workshop; Space careers & Our Galaxy 
4-5 PM- Nature hike/ SNACK TIME
5-6 PM- FREE TIME
6-7 PM- Supper
7-8 PM- Astronomy for beginners'
8-9:30 PM- Rest/Nap
9:30 -??- Observing
 
WEDNESDAY
8-9 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, bunk duties
9-10 AM- Breakfast
10-11 AM- Golf/Fishing workshop
11-12 PM- Sundials
12-1 PM- NAP/REST TIME
1-2 PM Lunch
2-3 PM- Astronomy workshop: Meteors, comets & Space Junk
3-4 PM- Wildlife viewing/ SNACK TIME
4-5 PM- FREE TIME
5-6 PM- Supper
6-7 PM- Astronomy for beginners', star maps and charts
7-8 PM- Observing with binoculars
9-10 PM- Night Hike
10-??- Observing
 
THURSDAY
8-9 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, bunk duties
9-10 AM- Breakfast
10-11 AM- Golf/Fishing workshop
11-12 PM- TBA
12-1 PM- NAP/REST TIME
1-4 PM- Forest Exploration/fishing
4-5 PM- Constellations
5-6 PM- Supper
6-7 PM- Astronomy workshop; star finders
7-10 PM- Camp Fire Night
10-?? - Observing
 
FRIDAY
8-9 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, bunk duties
9-10 AM- Breakfast
10-1 PM- Golf workshop; 9 holes of golf with real golf pro
1-2 PM Lunch
2-3 PM- Astronomy workshop
3-4 PM- Nature hike/ SNACK TIME
4-5 PM- FREE TIME
5-6 PM- Supper
6-7 PM- Astronomy workshop: Meteors, comets & Space Junk
7-8 PM- The Moon
10-??- OPEN Observing (ALL CAMPERS MUST ATTEND)
 
SATURDAY
8-9 AM- Rise & Shine, showers, clean up bunks
9-10:30 AM- Breakfast/Awards; with the President; the President of HHNLEC and his staff prepare a breakfast of fresh blueberry pancakes for the campers.
10:30-12 Noon- Packing
12 -1 PM- Departure