Space Camp itself is a tremendous STEM-related experience located in Huntsville, Alabama at the US Space and Rocket Centre. Over 850,000 people have graduated since 1982. The camp features everything you could ever imagine. Many things await you at Space Camp including tough engineering challenges, which force you to think outside the box and immersive missions, which put you in the roles of astronauts and mission control operators. These activities develop teams to finish missions successfully.
Walking into Space Camp evoked an explosion of emotions within me which I cannot describe and can only be likened to sheer excitement, passion, inspiration and awe. Everywhere I turned there was another relic from the fantastic American space race which resonates with my ambition of one day becoming an engineer.
At Space Camp, the engineering challenges were difficult, but interesting. We always had a budget and we always had a goal, but we always succeeded. We all worked together in our engineering groups to assemble rockets and heat shields to protect our precious eggs, space suits for an apple, and a Mars rover. The engineering challenges where fun. They presented enough of a challenge that we had to focus, but easy enough that we had fun while making our serviceable instruments out of regular household items.