Dark Skies, Bright Kids

Summer Astronomy Program

Come explore the universe with the Dark Skies, Bright Kids Astronomy Summer Program! You will have the opportunity to:

  • explore the night sky and travel to other planets with DSBK’s portable planetarium

  • learn about constellations, distant solar systems, and other galaxies

  • make your own comets here on Earth, just like the ones in outer space

  • discover how we use invisible light to solve mysteries of the Universe.


We will also host a Star Party at the end of the week where you can look through telescopes and enjoy the beautiful, starry night sky! 


Summer 2021 Camp

This Summer, DSBK will be hosting our second ever remote astronomy Summer Camp!

Explore the Universe from the comfort of your home!

Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 16

Applications can be found here.


Please return applications by June 12, 2021*
Return applications by scanning or taking pictures of the application and emailing them to dsbk_summercamp@virginia.edu.

Alternatively, you can mail the document to DSBK at

P.O. Box 141, Covesville, VA 22931


Other options:

Fill out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/11Fg9BJg5541pHTr5

Request a copy to be mailed to you, and return via mail/email

*After June 12th, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis until the club is full.



Our remote summer camp is open to all students who will enter 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in Fall 2021, and who are excited to learn about rockets, stars, galaxies, and the Universe!

No science background is required; we're here to teach you!