Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) is a week-long accessible camp designed to introduce students to the world of space travel or aviation. It takes place at The Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Students participate as groups in exciting simulation experiences and team building activities as well as fun learning experiences such as IMAX movies. For some, the week even includes the opportunity to experience a zero-gravity chamber.
The registration deadline for the 2016 Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students is approaching! There is scholarship funding available through various sources, so be sure to check eligibility requirements and the timeline for applications.
What do graduates of the programs think?
Devin is a young man with visual impairment who thoroughly enjoyed his Space Camp experience. He was truly excited to encourage other students with visual impairment to attend. He describes in detail four missions he participated in and the role he played in each. These roles include Flight Engineer, Communications, and Mission Specialist. As he had the opportunity to be involved in the process from various angles, he came away from the experience excited and more knowledgable about the incredible work NASA does!
When asked about the relationships he built with his team members at Space Camp, Devin describes a "powerful moment" during an activity in which team members could not complete the goal without working together. He considers the bonds he built with his team members to be a truly valuable part of his Space Camp experience.
Listen to an interview with another student
Learn more in a related blog post from last year: Why YOU should send a student to SPACE CAMP!