Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 15, 2017 (All day)


6th grade

September 13th - 15th, 2017


Nestled in a little meadow, high in the San Jacinto Mountains of Southern California, the Desert Sun Science Center is the perfect location for hands-on, outdoor science and the Astrocamp program.

Shaded woodlands, grassy meadows and endless blue sky become the classrom - the universe becomes the campus. Guided by well-trained instructors, students learn by firsthand observation... seeing for themesleves the mysteries of the heavens. Nebulae with swirling gases, the rings of Saturn and the wonder of billions fo stars unfold before their eyes as they gaze through a variety of high powered telescopes, video telescopes and giant binoculars.

Laboratories equipped with all kinds of scientific apparatus provide the students with the necessary tools to participate in the scientific method and experience the thrill of discovery.


Because of the variable inclement weather in the spring, we have moved Astrocamp to September. This year, sixth graders will be going to Astrocamp from Wednesday, September 13th, and returning on Friday, September 15th.

The total cost of the trip is $400.00, which includes luxury coach transportation, meals, lodging and classes. If you would like your child to participate in this wonderful opportunity, please complete both the LCP Field Trip Permission Form and the Astrocamp Medical Release Form, and return both forms to the office by Friday, September 1st. Space is limited. The payment of $400 for the camp will be charged through FACTS as an incidental fee.

On the day of departure, students will need to bring a sack lunch, including plenty of snacks and drinks, in a clearly labeled disposable bag.

A mandatory parent meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 6th at 4:40 pm on the LCP campus.


Astrocamp Information

  • Students will depart promtly from La Canada Preparatory at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday and return to the school at approximately 3:30 pm on Friday. Free Dress Policy is in effect for the entirety of the trip.
  • Classes will include Whirling Windmills, Atmosphere and Gases, Planetary Science and more.
  • No cell phones or any electronic devices will be permitted on this trip. The LCP office will be notified upon the students' arrival at the camp.
  • Astrocamp is located at 26800 Saunders Meadow Road in Idlyllwild, CA 92549.
  • Astrocamp has a store with various items. Students may bring money, but they must be solely responsible for that money. Sweatshirts cost approximately $30.