Reach for the Stars - Space Camp

Space Camp 2013 Participants

Where would you rather spend a week--in the classroom or training like an astronaut?

Each spring, Reach for the Stars (RFTS) sends a group of youth from several Minneapolis area schools to Space Camp/Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama. There the young people will participate in a six-day camp in which they will experience astronaut training activities and simulated space shuttle and space station missions. The purpose of exposing young people to these technologies is to spark their imaginations and stimulate their curiosity. We believe they will return with ideas and interests that will enrich their study of math and science throughout their academic careers.

In order to prepare the group for this experience, RFTS provides monthly courses on rocketry and related science to prepare the participating students for the week at the USSRC.

Reach for the Stars is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to promote math and science education in the Greater Minneapolis Area Public Schools. Launched in 1996, the organization is a group of interested parents, teachers, and community members seeking to provide informal, inquiry-based, hands-on educational experiences for elementary and middle-school-aged youth.

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