Space Camp Cornwall

Space Camp Cornwall

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Truro & Penwith College




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Applications are open for Space Camp Cornwall! SCC is a non-residential summer school for students in year 9/10 who are interested in space.

About this event

Applications are now open for Space Camp Cornwall! To apply, fill out the registration form and answer three short questions:

  • Tell us about yourself
  • Why do you want to attend Space Camp Cornwall?
  • What's your dream job?

We expect to be oversubscribed so will use your answers to allocate spaces. Applications will be open until the end of March, and we will send acceptances in early April. Please note that Space Camp Cornwall 2022 is only open to students living in Cornwall.

Ever wondered how rockets work? Or how we communicate with satellites? Or what a comet smells like? Or how space can help to save lives on Earth?

If you’re in year 9 or 10, join us for a free week of fun and all things space at the first ever Space Camp Cornwall!

What will I do at Space Camp Cornwall?

At Space Camp Cornwall, you’ll get to:

  • Design, build and launch your very own rocket
  • Visit Spaceport Cornwall & other space sites nearby
  • Attend lectures and interactive workshops from experts in the space industry
  • Get advice on how to get a career in space, science, or engineering
  • Find out what college and university is really like

At the end of the week, you'll get to celebrate your achievements with a graduation ceremony. Your parents, guardians, and families are welcome to join this buffet and graduation evening.

What do I get out of Space Camp Cornwall?

You'll get a unique look into the space industry!

You'll get hands-on experience with engineering challenges (including designing, building, and launching a rocket) and science workshops (including how telescopes work, how to build a comet).

You'll get behind-the-scenes access to some of the most exciting space sites in Cornwall, and hear from experts in the space sector.

You'll also get careers guidance and advice on how to get a job in the space sector. You'll develop a range of skills including teamwork, engineering, critical thinking, and problem solving, communication, and an awareness of the space sector and opportunities that lie within Cornwall.

And last but not least, you'll make new friends with the same interest in space, science, and engineering as you.

When is it happening?

Space Camp Cornwall will run from Monday 25th - Friday 29th July 2022.

We'll start each day at about 9am and end at about 4pm. We'll end slightly later on the last day.

Where is it happening?

We'll be holding most of Space Camp Cornwall at Truro College. We'll also be visiting space sites across Cornwall.

How much does it cost?

Free! We will not charge students a fee for attending Space Camp Cornwall.

How do I get there?

We'll be providing free transport from key 'hubs' for those that require it. Transport has been kindly sponsored by Wilmott-Dixon.

Alternatively, you can be dropped off at Truro College.

What about lunch?

We'll be providing snacks and lunch for all students every day. You only need to bring a water bottle.

Who's organising it all?

Space Camp Cornwall is being organised by a team of people who love space and work at Truro and Penwith College. We're being supported by other companies including Spaceport Cornwall, Aerospace Cornwall, Wilmott-Dixon, Blue Abyss, and many more.

What if I don't get a place?

We're really sorry if you don't get a place this year, but we hope Space Camp Cornwall will be back in 2023 with more spaces! We'd also like to keep your parent's email address so we can let them know about space opportunities that you can be involved in.

Any other questions?

Get in touch with Heidi at

This week is organised by the CSATT project*, which is delivered by Truro and Penwith College and part-funded by the European Social Fund as part of the Meeting Smart Specialisation Business Needs through Higher Level Skills project. CSATT is supported by Aerospace Cornwall, Spaceport Cornwall, and Goonhilly Earth Station. You can find out more about CSATT here:

*The project is receiving up to £1.73m of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations. For more information visit


The information you provide to Truro and Penwith College will be shared with the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) and used to evaluate this project and to report to the Truro and Penwith College and European Social Fund for monitoring purposes, in line with European Commission regulatory requirements.

Your information will also be shared with research organisations working on behalf of the Department for Work & Pensions who may contact you to discuss your involvement in the project for research purposes. Participation in research is voluntary and you will be asked to consent before taking part in any research activity you may be contacted about.

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