Our Mission

Virginia Space Flight Academy is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to offer and inspire young people in programs that enhance their interest in science, technology, engineering and math and related career opportunities.

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Established in 1998, Virginia Space Flight Academy is celebrating
20 Years of Brain Stretching and Hands-on Fun.


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If it’s “brain-stretching” fun you seek this summer and thrive on the science of space adventure, check out the Virginia Space Flight Academy’s Summer Camps. For middle school students, ages 11-15, it’s an opportunity to build and launch model rockets. You also build and program robots to perform specific tasks. Add some drone flying to the mix, and you have the formula for a fun week at summer camp.


Taking Lego Robotics to the Next Step with Arduino Coding

For Advanced Camp in 2019, campers will build their robots using gears, circuits and metal parts with coding using Arduino. Their efforts will culminate in a challenge to design, build and program a robot to carry and set a model rocket for launch.