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Rock Climbing

About Us

AstroCamp takes pride in hiring the highest quality staff. All of the AstroCamp instructors are required to have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics or Astronomy, and it is not uncommon for our instructors to have a Masters Degree or PhD. Additionally, many of our staff have research experience with their universities, as well as fellowship and research experience at some of the top science institutions in the US such as NASA, JPL and the NSF.

One of the lasting legacies of Guided Discoveries is our faculty. We serve over 52,000 students every year at our 5 facilities. With safety being one of our primary goals, instructors are required to have First Aid, CPR-PR, and Waterfront Lifeguard certifications. They are also trained in AED and emergency oxygen administration and receive comprehensive on-site training.

The AstroCamp and Guided Discoveries Alumni are far reaching with hundreds teaching in schools throughout the country. Many of our former faculty can also be found in major aquariums, national sanctuaries, and at science centers and museums throughout the US. The growth and development of Guided Discoveries is a direct result of the energy, enthusiasm and contributions of our many faculty over the years.

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Our Directors
Andy Balendy
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Andy Balendy

Director AstroCamp

Michelle Ferrara Peterson
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Michelle Ferrara Peterson

AstroCamp Program Director

Doug Jann
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Doug Jann

AstroCamp Food Service Director

Outdoor Water exploration
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Jacob Guy

Maintenance Director

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