Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS)
(Registration opens January 2020)
Each year, the Lighthouse provides visually impaired and blind children ages 9 to 18 years, tuition scholarships to SCIVIS, Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students. The scholarships granted cover the $880 or $1050 tuition for meals, lodging, programming and materials. STUDENTS MUST BE IN THE 4TH GRADE OR HIGHER TO ATTEND CAMP.
Scholarship recipients will be provided with round-trip transportation by bus to and from St. Louis (campers must arrive to catch the bus very early Saturday morning). Numerous qualified, responsible chaperones will accompany the students. Recipients of a scholarship ARE responsible for the $50 non-refundable registration fee plus $20 to cover the cost of lunch to and from camp.
The SCIVIS program uses space to excite and educate students in the fields of math, science and technology. Among the many benefits associated with attending SCIVIS; teamwork, self-confidence and communication skills are taught through state-of-the-art simulations, missions, rocket building, robotics and conducting experiments on the International Space Station.
The SCIVIS week is coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired from all over the United States. Special considerations are extended during this week to put the students at ease including enlarged print and attention to mobility hazards.
The blind students will also benefit from the latest technology in the field, including tactile Braille displays, CCTV’s, large print output, and synthetic speech for computers. Siblings or friends of the visually impaired students are also welcome to attend during the week.
Funding and scholarships are limited, so please apply soon (applications will be released January 1, 2020). Awards will be made on a first come first served basis. ALL FULLY COMPLETED applications are due by May 1, 2020 (PENDING AVAILABILITY).
Camp Activities May Include:
Experiencing Astronaut Training.
Constructing and launching your own model rocket.
Learning what it’s like to live onboard the International Space Station.
Discovering the newest rocket that will carry NASA astronauts to Mars.
Using technology to design and construct a futuristic Martian colony.
Launching simulated missions to the International Space Station and beyond.
Developing team-building and communication skills in an aquatic activity.
Competing in camp-wide Challenge nights.
FOR A DETAILED LIST OF THE EFFECTS SPACE CAMP SIMULATORS HAVE ON EYE CONDITIONS CLICK HERE
How to Apply
All steps below MUST BE completed to be considered for a scholarship.
(1) Complete the Space Camp Application
Please read the attachment to the application to determine if your child is qualified to attend Space Camp.
APPLICATIONS DUE AUGUST 20th
SPACE CAMP APPLICATION 2020 (Coming Soon!)
ACCESSIBLE SPACE CAMP APPLICATION 2020 (Coming Soon!)
THE ACCESSIBLE APPLICATION MUST BE SAVED AFTER COMPLETING AND EMAILED TO THE ADDRESS BELOW.
PLEASE MAIL THE COMPLETED APPLICATION, A CURRENT EYE REPORT and $50 REGISTRATION FEE MADE PAYABLE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE BLIND to:
Lighthouse for the Blind
Attn: Angie Yorke
10440 Trenton Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63132.
OR Email the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Complete the Online Registration
After Lighthouse for the Blind receives your scholarship application you will receive an invitation via email to complete the online registration. You will complete all information at this time and then registration is complete.
All registration must be completed for your child to attend camp.
If you register online without waiting for the email invitation from us then you will not be included as part of the Lighthouse group.
Call Angie Yorke at 800.542.3697 x132
The SCIVIS program includes: Space Camp and Robotics (more academic programs) and Aviation Challenge (more action oriented than academic)
- Space Camp (grades 4-6)
- Space Academy (grades 7-9)
- Advanced Space Academy (grades 10-12, college bound)
- Robotics Camp (grades 4-6)
- Robotics Academy (grades 7-9)
- Aviation Challenge MACH I- ( grades 4-6)
- Aviation Challenge Mach II – (grades 7-9)
- Aviation Challenge Mach III- (grades 10-12)
Want to Learn More? Click to Watch Videos!
- Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) Part 1
- Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS) Part 2
- 2018 opening ceremony from Space Camp
2018 Opening Ceremony for Space Camp
- 2018 Space Camp Graduation
2018 Space Camp Graduation
- Space Camp video from 2013
- Space Camp video from 2015
- Space Camp video of Lighthouse Visions scholarship recipients
- Video made by a Lighthouse Visions scholarship recipient all the way from Belgium!
“I learned more than I ever thought possible within a week. I learned how to command the launch of a spacecraft from “mission control,” what astronauts would bring with them on an excursion into space, what the gravitational pull of the moon felt like, and so much more than I ever imagined. I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate again because I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I learned an immense amount.”Hazel