Clemson and PARI Space Exploration Camps




Clemson University and the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute have partnered to create new Summer Research Experiences.

  • Explore the universe with state-of-the-art STEM technology, including NASA built radio telescopes, research-grade optical telescopes, and one of the world’s largest archives of astronomical data
  • Conduct independent and group research under the mentorship of astronomers and scientists.  Campers will earn an official research certificate and will have their work published in PARI’s summer research proceedings, with an opportunity to submit their work to a regional conference
  • Tour cutting edge astronomy research labs at Clemson University and hear guest speakers share their experiences working in space science
  • Stargaze under world-class dark skies

PARI’s skies regularly exceed the International Dark-Sky Association’s Gold level rating for darkness, making a perfect spot for viewing outer space. See our dark sky data at

  • Have a blast with fellow campers through STEM challenges, field trips, games, and more!  (river tubing, hiking, waterfalls, photography competitions, scavenger hunts, PARI ball, campfires, swimming, and rocketry competitions, to name a few)
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Registration Information

Register for Clemson PARI Space Camp

High School Research Experience

Milky Way Trailblazers Mission: Galactic Cartography


Limited scholarship opportunities. Details coming soon!

Middle School Space Exploration Camp

Secrets of a Spy Station Mission: Data Encryption

Clemson Field Trips

Find out what field trips you may take while at Clemson…


Learn more about PARI…

Summer Scholars

Have your child ‘try on’ Clemson for a week this summer.