Space Camp® launched in 1982 to inspire and motivate young people from around the country to join the ranks of space pioneers who persevere to push the boundaries of human exploration. Today, with attendees from all 50 states, territories and more than 60 foreign countries, the immersive program continues to challenge young people to dream of a future in space. With the U.S. Space & Rocket Center® as home base, trainees have an unparalleled environment to spur imagination.

The Space Camp Alumni Association (SCAA) represents all Space Camp®, Aviation Challenge® and Robotics Camp STEM education program alumni. The SCAA serves to harness the knowledge, abilities, and resources of camp program trainee and staff alumni for the advancement of programs, projects, and initiatives benefiting Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center as a whole, while also inspiring both current and future alumni to action.

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Dr. Wernher Von Braun and Edward O. Buckbee helped envision and launch Space Camp almost 35 years ago. To celebrate their vision, alumni from across the globe are gearing up to raise money for scholarships to send the next generation to Space Camp.

Are you interesting in doing something within your community to raise scholarship funds? Reach out to the Alumni Advancement Board and coordinate local Drive to 35 scholarship drives by emailing us at info@spacecampalumni.com.


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The Spring Edition of the Alumni Newsletter is now available! Click below to read about Space Camp Summer Fest 2016, Drive to 35 Scholarship Campaign, and more!

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The Space Camp Alumni Festival returns July 14-16, as Space Camp Summerfest 2016. This is THE monster 80’s party of the Summer of ’16! Click below to read about the weekend events and purchase tickets!


Meet The Team

Ben Chandler
John Ratnaswamy
Christopher Key
Board Member
Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger
Board Member
Maj. Phillip A. “Ritz” Smith
Space Camp Hall of Fame Representative
Dr. Gretchen E. Green
Board Member
Dr Andrea Hanson
Jason Lanier
Board Member - USSRC Representative
Kate Schulz
Board Member
Beth Mitchell Gencel
Board Member
Kristy Ingram
Board Member
Dr Danielle Maack
Board Member
  • “I have learned to use the word ‘impossible’ with the greatest caution.”

    Wernher von Braun