COMO Hotels and Resorts, in collaboration with the U.S. space agency NASA and Citizen Astronaut, has announced a series of Space Summer Camps for children and teenagers, scheduled for next month (July 2023).

The hotel chain says that they welcome young explorers, aged 8 to 16, to join their Island Astronauts in Space Camps at their resorts in three destinations: Maldives, Thailand, and Bali. According to an article published on Visit Maldives website citing Como, the participants will have the opportunity to learn about space through art, food, and movement, guided by veteran NASA astronaut Nicole Stott and Citizen Astronaut Sara Sabry.

The brand notes that guests staying at their resorts will have the privilege of complimentary participation in the camp throughout their residency, with the flexibility to join the camp at any time throughout its duration. Como further emphasises that the primary objective of this initiative is to offer young aspiring astronauts a unique opportunity to learn about the universe through engaging and adventure-oriented activities.

Como has now revealed the itinerary for their summer space camp, which promises to offer a range of island experiences centred around space themes. According to the brand, participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities such as constructing a rocket using baking soda, preparing astronaut food, and designing spacesuits. In addition, participants will have the chance to contribute to environmental conservation efforts through a beach clean-up event, followed by an exclusive stargazing session with Sabry along with a movie screening under the stars.

Both Stott and Sabry are famed astronauts with tremendous levels of experience under their belts. According to Stott’s biographical data published on NASA website, the aeronautical engineer has received multiple honours for her contribution to the organisation’s mission of exploring the unknown in air and space. She has performed two space flights and filled various notable positions related to her field.  Citizen Astronaut, Sabry was the first Egyptian, African and Arab woman to fly to space. The 29-year-old mechanical and biomedical engineer is the founder of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a nonprofit which aims to increase accessibility for space research.