Led by Astronaut Nicole Scott and Sarah Sabry
This summer, Como Hotels and Resorts are inviting young explorers to become Island Astronauts, through a one-of-a-kind camp at COMO Maalfushi, COMO Point Yamu and COMO Uma Canggu. Open to guests aged 8-16, this unique space camp will provide first-hand knowledge about space from NASA veteran astronaut Nicole Stott and citizen astronaut Sarah Sabry. Through a captivating program focused on art, food, movement, and the environment, participants will be immersed in a world of exploration and education.
Discover the thrill of adventure as you explore the wonders of space in an unforgettable and impactful way. Led by renowned experts Nicole Stott or Sarah Sabry, the space camps offer a complimentary opt-in itinerary designed to educate and inspire aspiring astronauts.
During the camp, young explorers will embark on an exciting journey where they will have the chance to experience the power of teamwork through the creation of stunning body art visible from above, emphasizing the importance of unity. They will also delve into the world of space nutrition as they craft and taste their very own space food creations, gaining insights into the unique challenges of eating in space. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to explore the role of art in space by assisting in the design and personalization of a space suit, allowing their creativity to take flight in the cosmic realm.
Whilst the guests won’t get to go to space themselves, what they create will. The space suits will be worn by real astronauts and their handwritten letters will be sent up into orbit through Nicole Stott’s ‘Postcards to Space’ project, to put a smile on the brave travellers faces before being returned to the guest as a special keepsake. The excitement continues as guests are invited to bring their families along to create their own mini rockets and witness the exhilarating blast-offs.
The space camp itineraries are fun, educational, and immersive, but that’s not all. Set in some of the world’s most beautiful locations, each space camp is thoughtfully designed to harmonize with its natural surroundings, providing guests with a unique chance to make a positive impact on our planet, which can be observed from space. Engaging in various environmental activities, participants are offered exclusive insights from renowned experts like Nicole Stott and Sarah Sabry, enlightening them about the visible deterioration of our environment from above.
Here are the details for each space camp:
COMO Uma Canggu, Bali, Indonesia: July 17th – July 23rd, 2023 with Nicole Scott
Take part in a river clean-up activity with Sungai Watch and contribute to preserving the natural beauty of Bali.
COMO Point Yamu, Phuket, Thailand: July 9th – July 14th, 2023 with Nicole Scott
Protect our planet by planting mangroves on the East coast of Phuket, enjoying the breath-taking views of this tropical paradise.
COMO Maalifushi, Maldives: July 28th – August 6th, 2023 with Sara Sabry
Join astronaut Sarah Sabry in a beach clean-up on a neighbouring island, contributing to the conservation of the stunning Maldivian ecosystem.
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The COMO Group, headquartered in Singapore, represents Christina Ong’s unique vision of contemporary living. The Group encompasses the hospitality collection, COMO Hotels and Resorts, which offers personalised luxury travel experiences through individualised service, a commitment to holistic wellness, and award-winning cuisine. Each hotel is developed in response to the destination it inhabits. The Group also includes the international luxury fashion retailer Club 21, the award-winning wellness concept COMO Shambhala, COMO Lifestyle including COMO Dempsey in Singapore and the philanthropic COMO Foundation. Get a glimpse of the beautiful destinations and follow exciting adventures on Instagram @comohotels.
About Nicole Stott
Nicole Stott is a NASA astronaut (retired), aquanaut, artist, author, engineer and mother. She is also the co-founder of the Space for Art foundation. Her career at NASA spanned almost three decades. She has spent 104 days in space at the International Space Station (ISS) and was the tenth woman in history to conduct a spacewalk.
About Sarah Sabry
Sarah Sabry is an accomplished astronaut, engineer and advocate for increasing accessibility and diversity in the space industry. She has made history as the first Egyptian astronaut, the first Arab woman in space, and the first woman from the African continent to go to space. Sabry is the founder and executive director of Deep Space Initiative (DSI), a non-profit organisation dedicated to increasing accessibility and opportunity in the space field while enabling deep space exploration for all. She has been recognized with the IAD Emerging Space Leader award for her humanitarian efforts in the field.