“The sky is not the limit, it’s where the fun begins!” – This is the motto of the European Space Camp, an annual one-week summer camp at the Andøya Space Center in northern Norway.
The next camp will take place in August 2023 (exact date to follow) and will offer 24 young adults the unique opportunity to spend six days performing various aspects of a real rocket campaign, including the launch itself. Throughout the week, there will be a series of lectures from some of Europe’s best scientists and engineers on a variety of topics from rocket physics to the northern lights.
Of course, the week will not only consist of group work and lectures – there will also be numerous social activities organized. Participants can look forward to a hike up the mountain to the ALOMAR research station, swimming under the midnight sun followed by a sauna, a volleyball game and a GPS challenge – all in the breathtaking surroundings of Andøya Space!
- Send us a 2 to 4 minute application video in English that convinces us why YOU are the European Space Camp participant 2023: Describe why you want to participate in the European Space Camp, what your hobbies are, if you are active in space-related clubs, what your future plans are.
The two best entries will be rewarded by a jury with a ticket to the European Space Camp. The stay including accommodation and meals at the European Space Camp is free of charge. A maximum of € 1,000 each is available for travel expenses.
All ESC participants will stay in the Space Center hotel in a double room, together with another participant. All rooms are equipped with a private bathroom, bed linen and towels are provided, as well as WLAN. All meals are taken in the Space Center’s cafeteria, and all moderate dietary requirements are accommodated.
The Space Center also has an auditorium, smaller meeting rooms and workspaces equipped with computers. In addition, there is a sauna and a game room with a pool table and ping pong table.
- Application period: 10/17/2022 to 01/31/2023.
- Age: 17-20 years (born 01.01.2003-31.12.2006)
- Strong interest in physics/MINT subjects
- Good English skills (the whole camp will be held in English!)
- Attendance of an Austrian school located in Austria
- Good social skills (e.g. ability to work in a team, communication skills, willingness to learn, reliability, flexibility)
- Application by video (2-4 min.)
Source: European Space Camp