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.

NEW this year

New this year in Advanced Camp robotics will be the opportunity to create your own electronic satellite payload using sensor hardware from Phase I of Virginia Space's ThinSat Program. Students will be able to test their payload using either balloons or drones.

Some pre-camp computer-based homework may be required for rocketry and robotics. It will give you a head start once you arrive at camp. Field trips will also be part of the week-long program.