"We are all here to learn with our peers. Let us celebrate our similarities and our differences. Let us respect other cultures, religions, and languages. At our beginning, many were given little chance but due to the people in our lives, we find ourselves in a wonderful place with wonderful people. Let us flourish in our learning, find joy in our experiences and remember our friends and knowledge we gained at Space Camp." -- Dan Oates
Note: the forms on this site are specifically for blind and visaually impaired students attending Space Camp for Interested Viaually Impaired Students. Go to Space camp for form and programming information for non-visually impaired students
Program Dates: Information
Registration - Sat. Sept 26, 2020, no earlier than 11 AM (see Note below)
Graduation - Thurs. Oct 1, 2020.
Departure - Friday Oct. 2, 2020
Program Costs: $965 - Camp, Academy, Mach I, II, III, Robotics
Program Cost for Advanced Academy $1135
NOTE: Transportation to/from airport will be $50, Early Arrival / Late Departure will be $99
Students arriving before 11 AM for registration will have to pay a $25 day-of-early-arrival fee UNLESS a chaperone is responsible for the students. Registration will not start before 11 AM.
Hello to all scholarship applicants and teachers,
As you all are aware, the world is in unchartered territory and a different path than ever before. While I am certain we will all come through this pandemic, it does leave events, such as SCIVIS, uncertain.
At present time, we are proceeding toward September 2020, with the plan that SCIVIS will take place. This is not a decision that I will make. It is a decision that Space Camp will make, and for which we will abide. Their governing body is tasked with the operation of the camp and the safety of their staff and trainees.
The deadline for all scholarships was March 15 and those scholarship applications are being evaluated now. Those applications will be processed with the idea that the program will be held.
Currently, money has been received by the Space Camp Education Foundation for the Lighthouse Vision Scholarships and the Northrop-Grumman Scholarships. Delta Gamma monies aren’t normally sent until May, so there is a chance they will elect not to send it because of the current economy. At this point, anything is possible.
I have already received word to withdraw an application from Australia since their government has banned all school trips abroad until 2021. If you are aware of a similar situation in your country, please notify me immediately so that I can withdraw your application. If the camp is cancelled, I will hold all scholarship applications until SCIVIS 2021 and there will be no need to reapply. If the camp is held and you are unable to attend, then you will need to reapply for 2021. Scholarship awards are not transferrable to other persons.
I cannot begin to predict when Space Camp will make the call as to the future of SCIVIS 2020. You can rest assured they are as anxious to have us there as you are to attend.
I look forward to reading and evaluating all of the scholarship applications. It was a big year! We had 54 applications for all of our scholarships.
In the meantime, let’s keep hoping and praying for the good health of our students, families and ourselves!
NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at http://intern.nasa.gov/. Summer 2016 internships run from early June until early August for college students and from late June until early August for high school students. All student interns get paid. Contact information for students with visual impairments Dr. Craig Moore (craig.e.moore at sign nasa.gov) or Dr. Robert Shelton (robert.o.shelton at sign nasa.gov.
- SCIVIS 2015 Graduation video Thanks to Vincent Vazzo (Space Camp Hall of Fame - 2007) for recording and posting this!
- SCIVIS 2014 entire Graduation Video Huge Thanks to Vincent Vazzo for recording and posting this!
- Why attend Space Camp? - Kate's Story
- WAAY TV Newscast about SCIVIS 24 Sept. 2012
- SCIVIS Attendance Survey
- YouTube of a Heidi Jackson singing her original song about space. She will be attending SCIVIS in the fall. The lyrics are included on the YouTube page.
- A chance to Reach for the Stars
- SCIVIS video from AMI Sports Access Show in Canada. Filmed at 2013 SCIVIS
- Article from WonderBaby.org by students who attended SCIVIS
- Nic Boone, from Australia, attended SCIVIS in '99 and '00 is getting his Ph.D. in Astronomy. He is talking about his experiences at SCIVIS on YouTube.
- 2013 Photo Site
- NASA Podcast of SCIVIS 2011 Advanced Academy web conference with professional at NASA who are visually impaired. Contact Jim Allan if you want a disk version of the NASA Podcast.
- Interview about Space Camp, the movie A Smile a Wide as Big as the Moon, with 2 former SCVIS student and Dan
- **SCIVIS makes cover of Space Camp Program Guide**
- SCIVIS discussion group formed (Chaperones only)
- SCIVIS in the News Updated for 2011
- A week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
- Coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired
- Accessible; computers used by students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print
- Participatory - students participate fully (each student is screened based on their eye medical condition --limitations may be placed on some)
SCIVIS is actually 5 separate programs.
- Space Camp
- Space Academy
- Advanced Academy
- Aviation Challenge (Mach I, II, III).