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Registration Open for Milton Space Camp 2.0

January 2, 2020 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Due to Covid 19, we will not be able to run our Space Camp program as planned. We will have an online space camp experience as part of Summer@Milton in 2020 and will run the full program in summer 2021.

Join the crew of our FAA-approved Space Camp! Space Camp Director Melinda Viteri is a Milton educator, NASA educator, and FAA licensed pilot and educator. For one extraordinary week, our campers will immerse in an exciting and unforgettable STEM-based program with access to industry experts, behind-the-scenes and specialized tours, and hands-on learning opportunities to build rockets, conduct space-related experiments, fly on simulators, and more! In Summer 2020, we will have new activities, new NASA experiments, and will enhance and focus program elements to meet the needs of students in Grades 2-6 (camper’s grades in academic year 2020-21).

The camp will run June 22-26 and will be based at the North Campus. Cost for participation is $550; there is an early bird registration of $500, available to Milton families who register by January 31. This fee includes transportation to unique field trips, STEM-based activities and experiments at Milton, and additional programming. Space is limited, and sign up will be first come, first serve. See a schedule with program highlights. Learn more and register.

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. For the past two years, she designed the Milton Middle School Immersive Learning Week programs 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.