Space Academy

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Do you have the desire to journey to the moon or command a space shuttle?

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About the Trip

Experience firsthand the future of space travel and train to solve technically challenging anomalies in order to save the space mission. Girl Scouts practice clear communication through an activity in the Underwater Astronaut Trainer and put engineering skills to the test as they construct an ablative shield during the Thermal Design Challenge.

During your six-day Space Academy® experience at Space Camp® in Huntsville, Alabama, you and other Girl Scouts are challenged to step up as leaders and work together and communicate as a team.  Experience the thrill of simulated spaceflight missions, train on astronaut simulators including the Multi-Axis Trainer and 1/6th Gravity Chair.

Earn your wings and enjoy our Space Camp® alumni community of more than 750,000 graduates! Over 35,000 trainees complete our program every year and go on to become scientists, doctors, engineers, teachers and even astronauts.  Do you have what it takes to be “The Right Stuff”? Find out at Space Academy!

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

Where You Go

Huntsville, Alabama

What to Know

Trainees need to have an interest in STEM.

The Dates

June 17 - 22, 2018

Must be 12–14 years old at the time of the event.

What to Bring

A detailed packing list is contained in the confirmation kit you receive upon acceptance to this event.

The Cost

Program Fee: $875

A $250 deposit will be due immediately upon notification of acceptance to this event. This deposit will be put toward the total tuition cost.

The fee does not include transportation to/from Huntsville, Alabama. 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.


Two adult chaperones are needed for this camp. If selected, travel expenses to and from Huntsville, Alabama, are the chaperones’ responsibility. Lodging and meals are provided. Adult chaperones need to take photos and videos of the trainees in activities, observe their interactions and serve as onsite emergency contacts. Chaperones must have the ability to walk long distances in summer temperatures, from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. daily.
To apply to be a chaperone, send a résumé and letter of intent explaining why you would like to be a chaperone to with the subject line “Girl Scouts Destination Chaperone Résumé.”

Download Application Forms
Destinations Application 2018-2019
Contact Information

Amanda Hancock
Group Reservations Coordinator
Phone: 256-837-3400 Ext. 7876