Are you signed up for Utah’s best summer camp?
If you’re looking for an exciting, fun, and educational summer camp in Utah, then come visit the Christa McAuliffe Space Center. Our camps offer many different stories so that you can attend multiple immersive experiences all summer long. Sign up to be the command crew from dawn to dusk and don’t miss your chance for a summer full of memorable adventures.
School Year Camps
Posting for 2022-23 school year camps is on hold as we train additional staff to handle the increased demands for flights. Some specialty camp events will be posted as opportunities arise. Follow us on social media for updates on offerings: facebook.com/asdspacecenter
CAMP DATES & REGISTRATION
Camp dates are available below. If no dates are listed then all spots have been filled. We will continue to add camps, but spots often fill fast. A waitlist may be available for higher volume summer camps.
AGE REQUIREMENT: 10 YEARS AND OLDER
Be the command crew from dawn to dusk in our day camp. Beginning with an introductory 2.5 hour flight you and your friends will gain valuable experience before taking on the challenge of a 5 hour mission. This is our most popular camp and can be attended multiple times.
- 8:30am – 5:30pm
- Ages 10-14
- Participants need to bring a sack lunch from home. No food is available for purchase.
6 Flight / 2 Training
Are you ready for the challenges as a command officer aboard a starship? Our officer camp courses will refine your skills in security maneuvers, tactics, diplomacy and science. Afterward your improved skills will be put to the test with a challenging mission in our simulators.
- 8:30am – 8:30pm
- Ages 10-14
- Bring a sack lunch
- Dinner is provided
6.5 Flight / 4.5 Training
Participants receive flight and class hours for their service protecting the galaxy for every flight. Thanks to an external company, returning officers can work their way up through the ranks from Ensign to Fleet Admiral in an online database.
-Printing your rank certificate in case a Targ ate it.
-Notes typed during your mission are saved to your online officer’s log.
-History of flights – Can’t remember what missions you’ve done before? Now you have a record to track your progression as a defender of freedom across the galaxy.
All these features are absolutely FREE via the external services of spaceedventures.org. Consider signing up before your next group mission or camp. If you forget to plan ahead you can enter your email at the end of the flight to be sent a unique code you can use at home to connect your account to your mission information.
*spaceedventures.org is not an entity of the Christa McAuliffe Space Center or Alpine School District.
REGISTERING MULTIPLE CAMPERS: You do not need to register for each person individually. When you show up for a camp our staff will ask for the name of the individual or the parent they are signed up for. It also shows if multiple spots were purchased.
We can almost always figure something out to make that possible. If it is a larger group of 5 or more it can be difficult. We make sure that every participant is going to experience something new which might necessitate splitting larger groups. If 2 participants came together it is really easy to keep them in the same ship.
After trying to find which friends or family are together, we find out what missions they have done so we can get them into a flight that they have not done. To save time we also use the ranks earned from past attendance as a simple way of providing a variance between campers.
All of our simulators offer a great and varied experience so there isn’t one ship that is better than another. Most camper preference comes from the positive experiences they have had in the past. So our system tries to meet everyone expectations and desires while trying to minimize on time used in choosing between equally good options.
All participants must bring their own lunch in a bag or other container. No access to a microwave or other heating is available. A break of 30 minutes is provided for eating.
Officer camps have a dinner meal of pizza, fruit, yogurt, juice, pop, and cookie treats. If dietary needs such as allergies would prevent you from consuming the meal described we are happy to provide extra portions of what you can eat but are unable to provide an alternative meal. You are welcome to bring a secondary meal and in this specialized circumstance we can arrange for access to a fridge.
Water fountains and water-bottle refill stations are available.
Our simulators offer a heart pounding and exciting experience that can some times be overwhelming for younger patrons. The controls for the simulator can also be too complex for them to grasp in the limited time they have to learn them. We want all who participate to get the full experience and make sure they are getting their money’s worth.
Talk with our staff when you arrive. We can’t administer any medicine, but if you bring an enclosed container we can keep that in our office area to be accessed by the participant.
Yes. We develop new missions for our simulators every year to provide a new experience for our recurring fans. Our Extended camp is the only exception to this and only gets 1-2 new stories each year.
Visiting the Space Center they will be assigned as a member of the crew for one of our futuristic starships and given a mission to complete. These tasks may have them encountering alien lifeforms, stellar anomalies, battling through blockades, or any number of amazing challenges. Interacting with an adaptive environment they must utilize math, science, technology, content knowledge, and many other skills. If they have the what it takes to work as a team and apply some leadership skills they just might come out of this adventure alive.
Here is a video about the experience: https://youtu.be/7mmLFATkDks
Here’s the full policy: spacecenter.alpineschools.org/cancellation-policy
The basic guide to follow is contact us quickly so we have plenty of notice and we can almost always work something out to get you rescheduled. If it is just a few days before that puts us in a bind so plan ahead and confirm plans with all that are participating as best you can. We do have to pay for credit card processing fees and our staff, so the closer to the day of the reservation the higher the portion of the deposit that can’t be refunded.