Frequently Asked Questions:

The Moon Camp Challenge is an educational and inspirational school project that uses innovative learning technologies to challenge students to create their own space habitat.

New!  In the 2023-2024 edition, the Moon Camp Challenge has one single category. Teams can submit different types of projects in the same category.  

NEW! This year your can choose different space locations in our Solar System. Your project can be based on the Moon, but also Mars, Mercury, Venus, Titan, Ganymede, or even an asteroid.

General information about some locations in our Solar System can be found in the Choose your space location section.

For more information about the space environment visit the Resources section of this website, that include animations, infographics, tutorials, webinars, and classroom resources.

Moon Camp is an online sharing community for teams to showcase their projects related to the design of a space habitat. Teams can submit different types of projects: 

  • Arts and crafts
  • 3D design
  • 3D printing
  • Robotics
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Scientific experiments
  • Other types of projects that relate to the design of a space habitat are also eligible.


For examples visit the Choose your design tool and techniques section.

This year you can participate in the Moon Camp Challenge from 21 September 2023 to 25 April 2024.

Moon Camp is open to individuals or teams, and you can be supported by a teacher, educator or parent. The team’s mentor has to create an account and submit your project using the online submission platform.

Register for an account on the website and submit your project to us to have your project shown on the platform and receive certificates.

There is no limit to the number of projects you can submit for Moon Camp Challenge.

Yes. The teacher/educator can support multiple teams.

Participation is open worldwide to teams of students aged up to 19 years old. Moon Camp Challenge is open to individuals or teams. The projects must be submitted by a teacher, educator or parent. Students attending a postsecondary/tertiary institution are not eligible to apply.

Yes. The Moon Camp Challenge is a competition open worldwide.

No. Your project doesn’t need to be in English, you may submit your project in any language. Please note that automatic translation of the projects may take place, so we do suggest to submit your project in English to avoid incorrect translations. Primary communication about the challenge will also be in English, or automatically translated emails.

Autodesk Tinkercad and Fusion 360 are free to use for educational purposes. For more information on Tinkercad, click here. For more information on Fusion 360, click here.

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web-based app for 3D design. Find out more information here.

Fusion 360 is a free 3D design software for students, educators, and academic institutions.  Find out more information here.

If you are sharing a 3D design created using Tinkercad you need to share a public link of your project for us to be able to access your design. Find out more here.

Yes, you will receive an e-mail confirming that your entry has been received. If you have any issues or are unsure about the status of your submission, please contact us at

Moon Camp is a non-competitive challenge. All individuals/teams that submit an entry that complies with the guidelines will be granted a participation certificate, their projects will be published in the gallery and these teams will be invited to participate in a final online event with an ESA astronaut and space experts.

All valid projects will be displayed on the Moon Camp online platform gallery.

All teams that submit a valid project will receive a participation certificate and will be invited to participate in a final online event with an ESA astronaut and space experts.

The projects will be published soon after their  submission. Your Moon Camp project can not be withdrawn after submission. If you would like to request the deletion of a published project please contact us via email:


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