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NASA camp returns to One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center

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Students attend One Stop RHCC Summer Camp for the first time since the pandemic started. (Photo courtesy of One Stop RHCC Summer Camp)

One Stop Richmond Hill Community Center, located at 110-08 Jamaica Avenue, recently brought back its two-week summer camp program since the start of the pandemic. 

The NASA program was successful, according to the community center, and the children were able to partake in fun educational video conferences and craft projects. The camp lasted from July 18 to July 28, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m. 

The NASA program teaches students about space, Earth and future NASA space programs such as the Artemis Program. Students were engaged daily with various experiments and edible crafts, like making lava lamps or Earth cookies. 

Students building their own Mars Rover. (Photo courtesy of One Stop RHCC Summer Camp)

Students learned about gravity, constellations, living in space and much more during the two-week session. Campers also had the opportunity to make their very own International Space Station and craft a Mars Rover or helicopter out of recycled materials.

There was also a three-session video conference with Dr. Gary Kitmacher of NASA about the exploration of space and spacecraft design. Kitmacher also answered questions that students were curious about. 

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