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.

Share YOUR alumni story!

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


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


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


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

Briefing Room


Welcome to EAA Airventure 2014! We’re here!

This year the Space Camp Alumni community joined forces with Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, Space Camp Robotics, and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center to support a week-long experience at the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration: EAA Airventure.

Alumni have stopped in to visit us going all the way back to the first year of Space Camp to a few alumni from just last week!


Claire popped in this morning for a spin on the MAT and to show off her homemade hat from her time at Space Academy this year! We presented her with her official Space Camp Alumni patch to add to her design.



Lastly, we had the father of an alumni from the very first year Space Camp was hosted, this Auburn alumn burst with pride entering the Space Camp/Aviation Challenge/Robotics Camp space here in Oshkosh. Here, Alumni Board President John Ramsey presents him with his son’s official Alumni patch.

Chip Yarbrough and Art Nicotera, though unable to join us onsite in Wisconsin, celebrated with their alumni colleagues on @SpaceCampAlumni:

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Alumni Board President, John Ramsey, was also interviewed about his experiences at Space Camp and we look forward to sharing that interview with you all later in the week.

We’ve also been busy meeting up with our colleagues and alumni from Flying Magazine, NASA, ATK, and Boeing, and have no fear, we took pictures to share!

We’re here all week running the MAT, flight sims, and…we are working toward taking some dronies with Ram Jet! Be sure to follow our adventures and fun out here in Oshkosh at #OSH14.



What flight crew are you most interested in hearing from this week up in Oshkosh? Tweet us @SpaceCampAlumni.


Whether you’re a first-generation Space Camp graduate from the 1980s, or a new trainee about to attend one of the many fantastic programs at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center for the first time hoping to “peek under the curtain” – I’m glad you stopped by!

SpaceCampAlumni.com is operated by the recently formed Space Camp Alumni Advancement Board as a place for all Space Camp alumni to call home. This site is all about YOU – one of more than 600,000 alumni that have earned their wings since 1982 – and this is a forum for you to reconnect with others whose lives were touched by Space Camp and share your own story of what life has been like “after camp.”


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Join us July 28 – August 3 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for the “world’s greatest aviation celebration,” at EAA AirVenture!

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Meet The Team

Ben Chandler
Chair Emeritus
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
Sean Squire
Board Member
Dr Andrea Hanson
Amber Williams
Board Member - USSRC Representative
Beth Mitchell Gencel
Board Member
Dr Danielle Maack
Board Member
Wendy Fong
Board Member
Brooks Martin
Board Member
Dr. David Cole
Board Member
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