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2019?

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:12 pm
by p51
Happy new year!
Who's planning on Space Camp this year?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:48 am
by Conan
I am planning on going for the Alumni Fest since this is the 50th Moon Landing Anniversary. Not planning on attending an actual camp at this time. Who else will be there for the Alumni Fest in July?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:33 pm
by blachwk
My wife and I will be going to a 3 day Adult Space Academy in May. Due to a job change and other things going on career wise there is no way we could do it on our actual anniversary so this was as close we could get. (Which was only a couple weeks early anyways). It was a mutual gift we bought for each other when the Black Friday sale was going on.

I do have a question for the Adult Space Academy, are name tags no longer being issued or log books provided? Are wristbands only being issued?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:24 pm
by p51
blachwk wrote:My wife and I will be going to a 3 day Adult Space Academy in May. Due to a job change and other things going on career wise there is no way we could do it on our actual anniversary so this was as close we could get. (Which was only a couple weeks early anyways). It was a mutual gift we bought for each other when the Black Friday sale was going on.

I do have a question for the Adult Space Academy, are name tags no longer being issued or log books provided? Are wristbands only being issued?

When I was there on November, tjhey only issued the name tag badges without lanyards. Thankfully I had brought my own lanyard, the one from my first time at SC, which I always use.
The log books, we practicall had to beg for and only got them at the end of camp.
Frankly, the last 3 times I've been, I've seen a noted decline in overall what you get, proprtionally, worse each time.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:19 pm
by majtom7
I would like to yet given your experience with the last weeklong camp, i.e., 3 missions totaling 5 hours, I am very hesitant. Why set yourself up for frustration? Now if they want to do an Advanced schedule like I did in 1993, I might be in. (Sorry, I have that schedule in a jpg and it's too large to attach.) I don't think that they'll believe that I am just 18 so I could do ASA Elite.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:58 pm
by airkale
Guys,

I need a life line here. Are there any 2019 Alumni activities this year? My son wants to go to a program during the summer and I would like to have it the same time as one of the activities. Is the 50th anniversary concert the same as Summer Fest from previous years? Is anything else going on?

Can someone help me out? I texted Jason and Vince, but they must be busy in the sims because they haven't gotten back to me. :-)

Thanks,

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:46 am
by Hotdog
The Hall of Fame dinner is the weekend of July 13, but the rest of the Summerfest alumni activities will be the weekend of July 20th. There's just so much going on that week with all of the Apollo 50 stuff. While the Summerfest stuff is still being nailed down, here is a run-down of the Apollo 50 events:
https://www.rocketcenter.com/apollo50

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:26 pm
by SpaceCanada
Sounds like you need to send your son to camp the week of 13-20 July and add a few days on either end to attend the special events.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:55 pm
by airkale
Ok update, we locked him in for AC Mach II the week of summer fest and 50th anaversery. So I'll be up in Huntsville for the festivities this year. Be good to see everyone again.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:11 pm
by blachwk
2019 is going to be a busy year at SC for my family. As mentioned previously, my wife and I will be attending Adult Space Academy. Then a few weeks later, my oldest daughter will be attending Space Academy through the Girl Scouts Destination Program. The ladies in my life were wondering what the schedule(s) would be like for these programs. Does anyone have a recent itinerary for either program that they would be willing to share?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:48 pm
by majtom7
Email USSRC and ask for one... I've done that in the past.

P.S. I checked and the one I have is a year old. I am unable to attach it here as its pdf file extension is invalid.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:18 pm
by blachwk
Majtom, I sent you a PM.

I did reach out to customer support and could not be provided any kind of itinerary.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:47 am
by majtom7
Took a little bit of twisting to get it into text.. This sample schedule is almost exactly a year old.

Friday

TIME

ACTIVITIES

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Program Starts & Orientation

200 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Team Photos

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Mission Overview & Positions

3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Mission Training

4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Astronaut Trainng Simulators

5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Dinner

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Simulated Spaceflight Mission

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Rocket Construction

9:00 p.m.

End of Day





Saturday

TIME

ACTIVITIES

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Mission Patch Design

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Mission Training

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Docent Tour

11:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

IMAX or National Geographic Theatre Movie

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Teambuilding Activities on the Low Ropes Challenge Course

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Rocket Launch

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Heat Shield Design Activity

5:15 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Dinner

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Extended Duration Simulated Spaceflight Mission

9 p.m.

End of Day

Sunday

TIME

ACTIVITIES

7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.

Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.

Science on Orbit Presentation

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Time in Museum

9:45 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Space Shot, G-Force, Climb the Mars Wall Simulators

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

End of Camp Debrief

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Prep for Graduation

11 a.m.

Graduation Ceremony

Re: 2019?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:34 am
by SpaceCanada
I always wish the docent tour was longer, around 2 or 3 hours... I could listen to them all day long.

That sounds like such a short weekend, but packed with activities for new campers. The last morning seems a bit anticlimactic. I'm sure many repeat campers would enjoy it, too, but some may find it lacking in depth. I've been spoilt too much with the 8-day and corporate camps now, but I do miss some of the simpler and sillier Space Camp activities like Space Shot and rocketry, if only for the laughs.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:04 pm
by airkale
Do we have any further specifics on the July 13 and July 20th weekend activities? Is there anything happening interesting on the 12th?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:19 am
by majtom7
SpaceCanada wrote:That sounds like such a short weekend, but packed with activities for new campers. The last morning seems a bit anticlimactic.


That's because it is a short weekend. Back in the good old days LOL, weekend camp started at 8am Friday and ended 6pm Sunday. That's right, 3 full days. I've attached that schedule as a JPG.

I am just as spoiled as you are, Braids, maybe even more LOL.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 12:01 pm
by majtom7
USSRC posted on Facebook about openings for the Memorial Day weekend camp. I looked at that webpage and it seems to indicate that you perform 1 mission, an EDM, during the camp. (I'm guessing a 3 hour.) Does anyone know if that's correct?

Re: 2019?

Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:53 pm
by majtom7
I asked about this on Space Camp's Facebook page and was told that there are 2 1 hour missions during a weekend camp. OK, so why does the bottom of this page mention EDM?

https://www.spacecamp.com/space/adult

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:01 pm
by blachwk
majtom7 wrote:USSRC posted on Facebook about openings for the Memorial Day weekend camp. I looked at that webpage and it seems to indicate that you perform 1 mission, an EDM, during the camp. (I'm guessing a 3 hour.) Does anyone know if that's correct?


For what it is worth, my wife and I will be attending camp next week (the Memorial Day weekend camp that there are openings for still). Just like your other posting, I called Space Camp and was told there were 2 - 1 hour missions. I called a few times and sent emails asking about the missions as well as inquired about an example itinerary. Consistently I was informed that it was 2 - 1 hour missions and could not be provided an example itinerary. I was directed to check the website for an example itinerary and kindly let them know that I remember that it used to be on the website, however it is no longer there. I also did explain that the website said 1 EDM but did get a feeling that the website was inaccurate for this item as well. Likewise, I did get a feeling that those answering the phone were not aware of website changes or some of the content on there.

Re: 2019?

Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 7:20 am
by majtom7
Please let us know how it goes. Hope that you have a great time!