Advanced Space Academy

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Explore the opportunities as you jump start your career in engineering, science, or technology.

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About the Trip

Explore college and career preparation through an immersive experience in science, technology, engineering and math. Trainees experience a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges and teambuilding activities all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission.

During your six-day Advanced Space Academy® experience at Space Camp® in Huntsville, Alabama, you and other Girl Scouts are challenged to step up as leaders, work together and communicate as a team. Experience the thrill of a simulated space mission, build and launch model rockets, train on astronaut simulators including the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th Gravity Chair and Experience neutral buoyancy while SCUBA diving in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer!

Earn your wings and join our Space Camp® alumni! 35,000 trainees complete our program every year and go on to become scientists, doctors, engineers, teachers and even astronauts.  Do you have “The Right Stuff”? Find out at Advanced Space Academy!

Click here for more details about Advanced Space Academy®.

(Advanced Space Academy is for trainees between the ages of 15-18. Click HERE for Space Academy for ages 12-14.)

Where You Go

Huntsville, Alabama

What to Know

Trainees need to have an interest in STEM.

Trainees must submit a SCUBA form that is signed by a physician. Forms that are incomplete prevent the trainee from participating. Certain health conditions that prevent participation in SCUBA activities are, but not limited to, asthma and epilepsy.

The Dates

June 21-26, 2020 OR December 27, 2020 - January 1, 2021

Must be 15–18 years old at the time of the event.

Be sure to select "Summer" or "Winter" when applying!

What to Bring

A detailed packing list is contained in the confirmation kit you receive upon acceptance to this event. You’ll definitely want to bring some SWAPS for the SWAP party! You might also want to bring your uniform or sash/vest to represent Girl Scouts at your graduation ceremony.

The Cost

Program Fee: $1,125

A $250 deposit is due immediately upon notification of acceptance to this camp program. This deposit is applied toward the total tuition cost.

There is a $50 round-trip transportation fee per trainee from the Huntsville International Airport to Space Camp®. Parents can drive participants to Space Camp® for check-in and pick-up after graduation. Meals and lodging are included in the tuition. Each trainee receives a t-shirt, wings and team photo as well.

Download Application Forms
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Contact Information

Mikayla Mast
Sales & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 1-800-637-7223
girlscouts@spacecamp.com