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Join the Crew of Our FAA-Approved Space Camp

April 15, 2019 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

MILTON launched an FAA-approved Space Camp for summer 2019. Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri is a MILTON educator, NASA educator and FAA licensed pilot and educator. For one extraordinary week, campers will immerse in an exciting, and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, get behind the scenes and specialized tours, and hands-on learning opportunities to build rockets, conduct space-related experiments, fly on simulators, and more! Click here to see the exciting itinerary.

The camp will run from June 24-28 from 8:30am to 3:30pm (with optional aftercare until 6:00pm). MILTON’s Space Camp will be based at the North Campus. Cost for participation is $500 and includes transportation to three unique field trips, STEM-based activities and experiments at MILTON, and additional programming. Don’t miss this out of this world opportunity! Register here.

OUR MISSION: MILTON’s Space Camp is designed to fuel children’s curiosity and interests through dynamic, real world experiences. Guided by industry experts, our students will participate in engineering projects, physics experiments, junior ground school, STEM lab activities, and more. They will gain a broad understanding of flight and space through hands-on activities, interactions with industry experts, and private tours of NASA Goddard, College Park Airport Museum, Udvar Hazy and the Potomac Airfield.

ABOUT MELINDA VITERI: Veteran educator Melinda Viteri established her own aviation nonprofit – Aviation Youth Mentorship Program – in 2015 in the US. She is the Education Chair for the Royal Aeronautical Society and site on several aerospace boards. In 2018, she qualified as a NASA-certified educator. Earlier this year, she designed the MILTON Middle School Immersive Learning Week program on Flight and Space. On weekends, Melinda enjoys family time at the airport, flying, and hosting flight simulator sessions for local students. She loves to rebuild airplanes with middle and high school students and mentoring young people about aviation and space.