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2024 AO Summer Camp

Astronaut Training Camp

Astronaut Training Camp

Discover the wonders of the AISL Outdoor’s Science Quest International Astronaut Training Camp, a programme that propels students into a visionary era of interstellar exploration set in the year 2249. Here, participants engage in an enriching, Montessori-inspired educational experience that fuses fun with learning across a landscape of adventure.

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Hua Quan Village, Jiangxi, China

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For residential camps, the fee encompasses accommodation, meals, study materials, and Public Liability Insurance, ensuring a comprehensive package for the duration of the stay.

For day camps, the fee includes study materials, providing the necessary resources for each student's daily activities and learning experiences.

Please be aware that transportation to and from the camp, flight tickets, visa fees, and personal travel insurance are not included in the camp fees and should be arranged separately by the participants.

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Programme Background

As China pioneers lunar colonization and interplanetary trade, echoing the grandeur of the ancient Silk Road, our students prepare to carry humanity's intellect and culture to the stars. This multidisciplinary curriculum spans General Science, Rocket Design, Chinese Culture, Performing Arts, and more, emphasizing practical life skills and mindfulness to cultivate future-ready, holistic thinkers. Participants emerge not just as learners, but as pioneers equipped with the knowledge, creativity, and resilience to excel in a rapidly evolving universe.


  • Authentic Cadet Induction: Students will experience the thrill of becoming true space cadets, starting with a specialized medical examination as part of an immersive biometric science activity. Following their clearance, students will be assigned unique call signs and fitted with custom uniforms, complete with badges—lasting symbols of their achievements and the extraordinary journey they've embarked on at camp.
  • Physical Endurance and Teamwork: An obstacle course that develops physical fitness, promotes intellectual growth, and enhances collaborative skills through biometric tracking and analysis.
  • Applied Agricultural Science: Participants engage in advanced agricultural methods and sustainable practices by growing herbs in simulated extraterrestrial soils and constructing a functional green wall with an integrated irrigation system.
  • Electronics and Engineering: Tailored electronics education where students design and implement a distress beacon, with older students focusing on microelectronics and younger ones learning the fundamentals.
  • Rocketry and Payload Design: Students are immersed in aerospace engineering, designing and constructing rockets along with a Payload Delivery Module, applying scientific principles to ensure functional launch capabilities.
  • Planetary Geology Exploration: An interactive study distinguishing between various rock types and minerals, providing students with a foundational understanding of planetary geology.
  • Extraterrestrial Chemistry: A hands-on lesson where students use analogs to Martian and lunar soils to neutralize acidic substances, simulating chemical challenges faced in space exploration.
  • Astrophotography Techniques: A practical exploration of photography settings that teaches students how to capture celestial objects and phenomena in the night sky.
  • Space Habitat Prototyping: A design and development project that challenges students to create viable living quarters for lunar or Martian environments, fostering innovation in space habitat concepts.
  • Survival Skills and Geological Discovery: A comprehensive outing that combines first aid and survival training with an overnight stay in a space habitat simulation, set against the backdrop of geological exploration at a UNESCO site.

Learning outcomes

  • Resilient Skill Mastery: Students will emerge as adaptable problem-solvers, showcasing the growth of new competencies essential for life's various arenas.
  • Unity in Action: The camp experience will cultivate a profound sense of teamwork, with students appreciating and leveraging the synergy of collaborative endeavors.
  • Unwavering Dedication: Participants will exhibit a steadfast commitment, engaging with each task with focus and determination that sets the stage for future success.
  • Strategic Agility: Students will display a keen ability to strategize and execute plans, reflecting a mature understanding of effective project management.
  • Global Citizenship: With an eye towards global challenges, students will develop a sense of international awareness and readiness to contribute to a harmonious future.
  • Principled Choices: Guided by strong ethical frameworks, students’ decisions will mirror the integrity and values expected of 21st-century leaders.
  • Diverse Skill Acquisition: The dynamic range of camp activities will serve as a springboard for students to broaden their skillset and discover untapped potential.
  • Self-Exploration and Advancement: In a nurturing environment, students will unlock personal talents and chart new pathways for growth, setting the foundation for lifelong learning and development.

Upon completion of the programme, students will be celebrated through a suite of prestigious recognitions: a Certificate of Achievement for their overall efforts, a sequence of merit badges—including the coveted astronaut ‘Wings’—for their activity prowess, targeted certificates for specific accomplishments, and Special Awards celebrating the exceptional display of 21st-century skills such as critical thinking and innovative problem-solving, distinguishing them as leaders of tomorrow.

About Hua Quan Village

A stone’s throw from Longhu Mountain, one of China’s most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the birthplace of Taoism, south of Jiangxi province and spanning across 41 acres, Hua Quan Village was founded to be a place for people of all walks of life to experience personalized journeys of creative exploration. Curated by the nation’s leading artists, musicians, and cultural experts, and the residence of local and international artists and artisans, Hua Quan Village provides a rare opportunity to explore numerous galleries, studios, and museums, and experience unique activities designed to meet the needs and interests of every visitor.

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Camp Details

Dates: 8-13 July; 15-20 July; 22-27 July 2024

Location: Hua Quan Village, Jiangxi, China

Age Group: 8-16 years old

Location: Hua Quan Village

Duration: 6-day residential camp

Group Size: 80 to 100 Students 

Instructional Language: English and Chinese

Terms and Conditions

We have a number of policies in place to assure the quality of our programmes, their administration and the safety of the children and staff who take part in them. Please take a moment to review our policies and guidelines.

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