Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) will be in the 28th year of the program this fall. Since its inception in 1990, over 3800 students who are blind or visually impaired, from mostly every state and over 20 foreign countries, have spent their “week in space”. This year’s program is Sept. 23-28, 2017 at Space Camp at the U. S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL.
Last September, 211 students from 24 states, 6 Canadian provinces, Australia, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Israel, India and South Africa, attended the program.
Programs are held for students from the 4th grade through their senior year. Space Camp now offers three different programs:
Astronaut Training - Space Camp (grades 4-6), Space Academy (grades 7-9) and Advanced Academy (grades 10-12)
Aviation Challenge – MACH 1 (grades 4-6), MACH 2 (grades 7-9) and MACH 3 (grades 10-12)
Robotics – Camp (grades 4-6) and Academy (grades 7-9)
All programs are $795 with the exception of Advanced Academy ($895). Additional cost for airport transportation and early arrival and late departure may be charged.
During the week, adaptations are readily available, which include large and Braille, electronic magnification, support from vision professionals, and most importantly, social interaction with your visually impaired peers. Every one of the Expanded Core Curriculum concepts and skills exist to challenge your students.
There are numerous scholarships for students to assist in tuition cost. Those can be found on our new website at http://www.scivis.org
. Also students are encouraged to seek funding locally since scholarship opportunities are limited.
Registration will be open in the spring and can be accessed through our website – http://www.scivis.org
. Scholarships applications are due in the spring. Please share this information on your list serves, blogs, and friends around the country and the world!
Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students
mobile: (304) 851-5680
SCIVIS videos are on You Tube!