Virginia Space Flight Academy | Wallops Island VA
Virginia Space Flight Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to offer and inspire young people in programs that enhance their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and related career opportunities.
If it’s “brain-stretching” fun you seek this summer and thrive on the science of space adventure, check out the Virginia Space Flight Academy’s Summer Camps. For middle school students, ages 11-15, it’s an opportunity to build and launch model rockets. You also build and program robots to perform specific tasks. Add some drone flying to the mix, and you have the formula for a fun week at summer camp.
ADVANCED CAMP 2020
Taking Lego Robotics to the Next Step with Arduino Coding
STEM Initiatives on the Easter Shore
VSFA’s residential space camps bring young people from around the country to Wallops Island every summer.
Our Newest initiative is to build off season programs offering a variety of STEM-based programs that will build enthusiasm and inspiration for the next generation of home-grown space scientists, technicians, and engineers, sharing the many career opportunities that are right next door at Wallops Island.
Now Hiring Summer Camp Counselors
Registration is Open
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No Time to Be Bored!
I just picked up my 13 yr old son. It was his first time away ever and I had to drive 4 hrs to bring him. He roomed with a friend from school. I can’t say enough great things about the program and staff! Highly recommended! He learned so much this week and is talking about next year. I felt very comfortable leaving him there. The program is well tuned with no time to be bored!
Looking Forward to Returning Next Summer
What an amazing week for my daughter. It proved to be beyond what we had expected. She hasn’t stopped talking about her experience and adventures or the friends she’s made and is already looking forward to returning next summer.
From the time we left him, to the time we picked him up, until now. he continues to tell us so much of what he has learned, you have truly satisfied his appetite and ignited his passion even more just like the rocket he created and launched. It is an absolute honor to be a part of this enriched program. Thank you all for everything.
Walking to the Rocket Launch Pad
Fantastic week last week for my 12 year-old! He was so enthusiastic about everything they did, and the first thing he said was that he wants to go back next year. He loved seeing the hangar where they build the rockets and walking over to the rocket launch pad. Great week!
A 10 out of a 10
My daughter has attended many camps in her 15 years but this is the first time she has come home raving. She gave her experience ‘a 10 out of 10’ which never happens! Thank you for giving her that.
Good mix of field trips, presentations, hands-on activities
I’ve enjoyed checking in on this site during the week to see what types of activities my son has been doing. It seems like a good mix of field trips, presentations and hands-on activities. I like that evening meals are at various sites that helps the local economy and allows my son to see parts of this area as if he’s on vacation. Good value for the money.
Both My Boys LOVED this camp
I can not say enough about this camp. Both of my boys LOVED it and want to go back next year. I am blown away by all of the things they got to do. I am also thankful for the pictures that were taken and the Facebook updates. I felt like I was there with them and was glad to see their smiling faces! THANK YOU VSFA!!
My 13 year old son just finished his week at VSFA, he loved it! A big thank you to all the supporters, organizers and camp counselors who make this possible.
Great experience for our son and the other campers!
Rocketry & Robotics
Amazing opportunity for adolescents to learn about rocketry and robotics. Wonderful program.
I would love to work at NASA or NOAA one day
“When I passed security and entered the NASA facility, I was absolutely astonished at what I saw. So many complex buildings; people working; huge planes and rockets! I would love to work at NASA or NOAA one day.”
Are Like Me
“The people here at Space Camp are like me; it’s kinda hard to find people like that outside of Space Camp.”
“This camp was very fun and educational. My favorite part was creating a robot and battling them against the other kids and also making/launching the rockets.”