ABOUT US

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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Space Camp has attracted more than 750,000 trainees since its inception.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE SPACE CAMP, AVIATION CHALLENGE, ROBOTICS, AND CYBER CAMP ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AND GET YOUR OFFICIAL ALUMNI WINGS

After registering, you can enter your last name and your birthday to pull up your camp attendance records from 1989 – 2015! Armed with the programs and dates you attended, head over to our Space Camp Alumni Facebook Group where you can share your memories of camp and connect with your teammates!

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VOLUNTEERS

Throughout the year, volunteers are often needed to create the success at our events around the globe. Volunteer Now!

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Anchors the global community of alumni uniting them all for enticing events, celebrations and opportunities.

FUNDRAISING

Endows the goals of the Board and the dreams of our future leaders. Help Fund a Space Camp Scholarship!

PROJECTS

Operationalizes and spearheads efforts to achieve the vision and goals of the Board and Camp through hands-on engagement.

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Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center will be hosting live and online events leading up to- and during- NASA’s Orion Exploration Flight Test-1 Mission. As part of these activities the USSRC and Space Camp Alumni are seeking alumni stories and testimonials to be included in media opportunities including digital, web and social media. This also includes a possible opportunity for you to be part of a live television interview during the launch coverage event with Space Camp.

Please follow the link <http://goo.gl/forms/998GDCvQN4> and complete the short questionnaire to submit YOUR Space Camp story for consideration.
Question? You can email us at: info@spacecampalumni.com

Attention Alums!  There are some great opportunities for you to volunteer and assist Space Camp and the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.  If you’re interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities below, please send an email to volunteers@spacecampalumni.com.

Thanks in advance!

 

Girl Scout 2014 National Council / 53rd Convention

Salt Lake City, UT (Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center)
Thursday, October 16th – Saturday October 18th

Exhibiting Hours:

  • Thursday, October 16: 1:30PM – 6:30PM
  • Friday, October 17: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
  • Saturday, October 18th: 9:00AM – 4:00PM

Volunteers Needed: 2-3 (preferably female, preferably a Girl Scout alumna)

Type of Work: Helping at exhibit booth, including speaking with Girl Scouts and troop leaders about Space Camp and our programs, handing out materials, getting troop leaders to sign-up for more information.

 

Scoutfest Boy Scout Event

Point Mallard Park, Decatur, AL
Saturday, November 8th 7:00AM – 7:00PM

Volunteers Needed: Requesting 4 or 5 volunteers (could be split into a couple shifts) for the day

Type of Work: Staffing the sales booth and talking with visitors about camp experience and programs, getting them to opt-in for email updates or sign up for alumni newsletter, etc.  Expecting 8,000-9,000 scouts.

 

Rocket City Marathon

Huntsville, AL (for course segment at U.S. Space & Rocket Center)
Saturday, December 12th 9:30AM – 2:00PM

Volunteers Needed: 5 to 6 people to help

Type of Work: Race Marshalls – people who can direct racers & museum guests through Rocket Park during the race.

This summer at Alumni Weekend, Katie Roller Schulz Ditchen, Chair of the Fundraising Committee, and I, Ben Chandler, your Vice-Chair of the Alumni Advancement Board, had the privilege of presenting four incredible alumni with awards to honor their commitment to alumni advancement during the Hall of Fame dinner. These particular alumni have devoted a substantial amount of time and resources to mobilizing the community and getting the word out about our movement. With this first night of recognition, we hope to have carved the path forward to continue recognizing the accomplishments, leadership, and contributions of our Alumni community.

The CEO Leadership Award was given to AAB Chair John Ramsey. John has been a constant driving force within the AAB over the last year. His commitment and work ethic are inspirational. Through John’s leadership the AAB has successfully raised $70,000 towards the movement of the Shuttle Training Aircraft, organized a significant alumni presence at EAA/Oshkosh 2014, and along with Chris Key, a fellow AAB board member, helped honor the Tuskegee Airman with our rededicated Red Tail F-16. BIG THANKS, JOHN!

The Space Camp Foundation Award was presented to Darlene Perry Smith. The Foundation Award is given too an alumni whose fundraising efforts have helped further the USSRC and its missions. Darlene, a past AAB Board member, has shown us what is possible when intelligence, creativity and opportunity are combined. Many, many thanks, Darlene!

The Space Camp Pinnacle Award went to alumni Brian Matney, whose innovation and creativity designed our new Alumni logo. Brian is truly an artist. We are very fortunate to have him engaged with Space Camp and donating his time to the Alumni community. His logo designing skills were, of course, fostered at Space Camp designing mission patches for his teams as a child. Truly impressive Brian!

It came as no shock that Whitney Zatzkin received the Space Camp Spirit Award for her contribution to outreach. Whitney and her husband Jake are the only reason we have launched SpaceCampAlumni.com. As if that wasn’t enough, Whitney spent 7 days at Oshkosh, serving as the social media lead for the multiple accounts of USSRC and the newly launched accounts for AAB. She is without a doubt one of the most capable/hardworking people I have ever met.

Truly an evening with leaders! We sincerely hope these recognitions inspire the next year of activity and dedication to the Alumni community here at SpaceCampAlumni.com.

Further, we hope it inspires your commitment to join us in 2015 at Alumni Weekend! See you there!

 

Ben Chandler

Vice-Chair of the Board

Space Camp Alumni Advancement Board


Meet The Team

Ben Chandler
Chair
John Ratnaswamy
Secretary
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
Co-Chair
Jason Lanier
Board Member - USSRC Representative
Kate Schulz
Board Member
Beth Mitchell Gencel
Board Member
Kristy Ingram
Board Member
Dr Danielle Maack
Board Member
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    Wernher von Braun




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