The U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville will be offering a special 3-day Jedi Experience overnight camp during the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit from June 25 – Sept. 6. The camps will use both Space Camp and the rocket center’s museum facilities for their activities. Programs include overnight lodging with the option of a Parent/Child weekend Jedi Experience or a 3-day/2-night youth Jedi Experience during the week. Both programs are designed for 7-12 year olds. A Jedi Experience day camp is also being considered.
Jedi Experience focuses on the principals and moral codes surrounding the training of a Jedi Knight. It is an educational look into the scientific, technological, historical and cultural trappings of the Star Wars universe, with real world parallels. Parent/Child Jedi Experience campers spend Friday afternoon through Sunday morning immersed in the world of Star Wars. Each team (one parent or guardian and one child ages 7-12; two parents and two children, etc.) will be guided through their training by a Jedi instructor. All of the camp’s events take place in various Star Wars themed classrooms. All attendees receive log book, pen, T-shirt, graduation certificate and team photo. The 3 day/2 night youth experience is Monday – Wednesday. Cost is $450 per person for either camp. There will be a limited capacity and camps are expected to fill up quickly.
“Between the exhibit itself and now, Jedi Experience, we believe this summer, Huntsville will be the place to be,” says Holly Beach, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Vice President of Marketing. She adds, “It has the potential to bring millions of dollars into the local economy.” “We want the people who will come to Huntsville to see the Star Wars: Where Science Meets Imagination exhibit to stay a little longer and do a little more. It’s a great opportunity to show off what we have here in North Alabama and everyone will benefit,” Beach says.
For more information on the Jedi Experience please see http://www.spacecamp.com/landing/jedi/