Join Us at Space Camp!

What is Space Camp?

Space Camp is an educational camp in Huntsville, Alabama, on the grounds of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. It is the ultimate educational experience that illuminates real-world applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Students work as a team and confront mission scenarios that require dynamic problem solving and critical thinking — 21st century learning skills required in the workplace.

Throughout the week, students are immersed in astronaut training techniques using equipment adapted from NASA’s astronaut program. They learn about space hardware, enjoy an educational water activity and experience a spaceflight mission while learning about aerospace career opportunities.

How do I go to Space Camp?

Step 1

Participate in our programs! At Taking Up Space we want to get to know participants and build upon their interests before they attend Space Camp.

Step 2

Successful completion of our programs makes participants eligible for a full scholarship (valued at $2,000) to NASA's Space Camp, in the summer of 2021, at the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.

Interested?

All programs are free! Online gatherings are planned to begin July 2020. No prior technical experience needed. Keep scrolling to see our programs!

Our Programs

1. Sisterhood of Native American Coders (SONAC)

We are partnering with SONAC to provide an online introduction to coding for 9 – 12 year old Native American girls. The program creates projects, hosts guest speakers, and concludes with participation in coding events. The program will be engaging, challenging, and, most importantly, lots of fun.

2. 36-week Colloquium

This 36-week colloquium is preparation for our Space Campers! During our virtual sessions we discuss the fundamentals of aerospace, body positivity, and Native American arts and culture not only educates our girls of their unique (and much needed) place in STEM but empowers them to take up space! Within these 36 weeks, we emphasize strong and visible role models by inviting speakers like Josh Harrington and Nicole Stott to talk about their experiences. We also take field trips (pre-Covid), and conduct virtual science experiments, activities, and so much more!

3 One-on-One Mentoring

Contact our program director Czarina Salido to get started!  

Meet Our 2021 Space Campers!​

Seven outstanding young ladies were selected to attend NASA’s Space Camp in 2021: Maya (11), Jordan (11), Felicity (9), Sky (12), Mahate (10), Alana (10), and Suvi (10). We are so excited and proud to introduce the future of STEM! 

Check Out These Photos from Space Camp!

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