If you are 11-16 years old, interested in NASA, robotics, rockets or engineering then the Virginia Space Flight Academy is the place to be this summer! All programs are a mixture of excitement and fun, with hands-on experiences. Come and meet new friends and enjoy the adventure of learning about space.
Established in 1998, the Virginia Space Flight Academy is held near Wallops Flight Facility, an operational NASA and US Navy installation located on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and adjacent to Chincoteague Island, a picturesque family vacation destination.
Six co-ed residential camps (6 days 5 nights) will be held the last week of June through the first week of August.
Besides the fun-filled classroom activities, you'll actually visit many operational NASA, NOAA and Navy facilities. Field trips include a visit to NASA's Range Control Center, Payload Testing & Assembly Center, Launch Sites, Aircraft Control Tower, Fire & Rescue Station, NOAA'S Command & Data Acquisition Station and the U S Navy Aegis Training Center.
Since SFAC is held at NASA Wallops Flight Facility, an operational NASA base, students can expect to see F-18's, C-130's, P-3's, research aircraft, as well as Coast Guard & Navy aircraft.
Fun-filled evenings include trips to a Chincoteague Island amusement park and Assateague Island National Wildlife Refuge.