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“Just because I can't see the stars, doesn't mean I can't reach for them” - SCIVIS Alumni


"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 visually impaired students attending Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students. Go to Space Camp for forms and programming information for non-visually impaired students. 

SCIVIS Facebook Group - for photos, messages, and other information about SCIVIS



Dates: Oct 6 to 10, (departure Oct. 11)

Pricing: Camp, Academy, MACH 1 & 2 - $1325, MACH 3 & Advanced Academy - $1450

Airport Transportation: $60 round trip

Early Arrival: $125/night

Bedding packs (sheets, blankets, etc.) are available for a rental fee of $5 for the week. This will be made available upon registration. So no more packing sheets.

SCHOLARSHIP applications are OPEN for 2024

Eschenbach Scholarship form Deadline: July 15, 2024

Age Requirements

Space Camp & Aviation Challenge MACH 1 – Ages 9-11, grades 4-6 at the time of camp

Space Academy & Aviation Challenge MACH 2 – Ages 12-14, grades 7-9 at the time of camp

Advanced Space Academy & Aviation Challenge MACH 3 – ages 15+, grades 10-12 at the time of camp

As always, I will be happy to answer questions by email scivis.oates @ or by phone 304-851-5680.  If you call, please leave a message or I will assume it is a spam call and block the number.


There are hotels nearby for chaperones, parents and guests. The Marriott at the US Space and Rocket Center is the closest. Watch the SCIVIS Facebook page for group rates. Chaperones may stay at an off site hotel at their own expense. 

SCIVIS 2025 - 35th Anniversary

Dates: Sept. 28 to Oct. 2, (departure Oct. 3)

NASA Internships

NASA Internships, Fellowships, and Scholarships (NIFS) at Summer 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 or Dr. Robert Shelton (robert.o.shelton at sign