Local students and adults searching for an “out of this world” way to spend five days this summer need to look no further than the United States Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama.
Since 1982, individuals of all ages, and from all over the world, have attended Space Camp and participated in activities such as simulated shuttle missions, rocket building and launches, scientific experiments, and lectures on the history and future of space exploration. In addition to many youth programs, there are also programs for educators to participate in to promote learning in a classroom setting.
For over 20 years, the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation has awarded local space enthusiasts with a scholarship to assist with Space Camp costs. The Lucile M. Wright Air Museum “Space Camp” Scholarship is awarded to individuals from the 4th grade through adults who have an understanding of the solar system and in interest in space travel. More than 50 local students and adults have been awarded this scholarship to attend Space Camp.
The deadline to apply for the Lucile M. Wright Air Museum “Space Camp” Scholarship is Nov. 17. Applications are available here. For more information on this scholarship, or for any questions, contact the Community Foundation at 661-3390.