SPACE CENTER
SUMMER CAMPS

Space Center Summer Camps UT - Space Camps UT

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.

DAY CAMP

Be the command crew from dawn to dusk in our day camp. Take your place next to your friends as the officers leading one of our starships on one of our thrilling missions. This is our most popular camp and can be attended multiple times to experience each ship’s unique challenges.

  • 8:30am – 5:30pm
  • Ages 10-14
  • $45
  • Lunch is provided

Rank Hours
6 Flight  /  2 Training

OFFICER CAMP

Are you ready for the challenges as a command officer aboard a starship? Enlist in an officer camp to refine your skills in security maneuvers, tactics, diplomacy and science. Afterward your improved skills will be put to the test with a challenging mission.

  • 8:30am – 8:30pm
  • Ages 10-14
  • $65
  • Lunch & dinner provided

Rank Hours
6.5 Flight  /  4.5 Training

EXTENDED CAMP

Step into our most immersive and longest continuous experience. From the time you step in the door you become a character in our mission for 10.5 continuous hours. The longer duration of the mission offers a challenge for our more experienced space center fans.

  • 9:00am – 7:30pm
  • Ages 12-16
  • $65
  • Lunch & dinner provided

Rank Hours
8 Flight  /  2.5 Training

AGE REQUIREMENT: 10 YEARS AND OLDER

LEADERSHIP CAMP

Learn how to lead and work in a team as never before in a three-day immersive experience with 36 hours of new content. Join us this August for a fresh challenge and an adventure like no other.
  • Ages 14-18
  • $200
  • 9:00am – 9:00pm
  • Lunch & dinner provided each day

SUMMER CAMP DATES & REGISTRATION

Spokes America: MIT & Stanford Workshops

It is our privilege to host free camps at the Space Center which are operated by students from MIT and Stanford. These students bike from once side of the United States of America to the other. During their ride they stop and hold workshops for youth to engage their minds and introduce them to new principals related to their fields of study.

Free for Ages 12-16

July 8th & July 20th

Beginning in June participants will receive flight and class hours for their service protecting the galaxy. Returning officers can work their way up through the ranks from Ensign to Fleet Admiral in this online database.

Additional Features:
-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 we will provide 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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

MULTIPLE CAMP ATTENDEES: The easiest way is to register under your name multiple times. When arriving for the day of the camp our staff will ask for their name or the name of the parent they are registered under.

If a group of friends or family sign up together, can they be in the same ship?

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.

What food is served for the camps?

Our menu rotates through several different options and campers will be offered items such as sandwiches or pizza along various sides. With each meal we offer fruit, juice, soda, Go-Gurt, and some type of treat such as a cookie.

Why is the age requirement 10 years old??

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.

What should I do if they have special medical needs?

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.

Can I attend multiple camps?

Yes. We are developing new missions for our simulators to provide a new experience for our recurring fans. You can attend multiple Day Camps and 2 Day Camps. If you desire to attend multiple Extended camps please contact us.

What exactly am i signing my child up for?

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.

What if we have to cancel or reschedule?

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 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.