The Virginia Space Flight Academy is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to inspire and empower the next generation of scientists, engineers, and technicians through a week-long summer, residential space adventure camp for ages 11 – 16. The camp’s unique curriculum facilitates an experiential learning environment that inspires and engages interest in STEM careers through activities using robotics, model rocketry, drones, 3D printing, coding and more!
Virginia Space Flight Academy’s unique location near NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, the Navy’s Surface Combat System Center, and a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) facility provide a dynamic backdrop for the camp experience. Through partnerships with these agencies, field trips are built into the camp experience which provides students a unique opportunity to meet and learn from experts in the STEM fields. Campers meet engineers and pilots, tour launch pads and rocket integration facilities, and go behind the scenes at Range Control Center.
The engaging STEM curriculum and unique location, paired with evenings full of fun at the neighboring beach destination of Chincoteague and Assateague Island, make this camp an experience of a lifetime!