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Virginia Space Flight Academy

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: Educational camp for students

Target demographics: boys & girls aged 11-18

Direct beneficiaries per year: 146 residential campers, 120+ scouts

Geographic areas served: Wallops Island area

Programs: STEM initiatives of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math through robotics and rocketry. Week long summer residential programs. Day and weekend programs for school and scouting groups.

Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This camp truly makes science and engineering come alive. Between the behind the scenes tours of the NASA base and the robotics and rocketry programs the campers are having so much fun they have no idea they’re learning. The staff is knowledgeable and always eager to do whatever they can to make sure the kids are safe, learning and above all having fun.


Rating: 5

I sent my grandson to the academy last and I could see how much he learned and enjoyed the experience. He will be returning this year.

I also gained great respect foe the Executive Director and the staff. I have the desire to become involved in helping in whatever way I can.

Ginger R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My son came to the Virginia Space Flight Academy for the first time last summer and had so much fun he is a returning camper this coming year. He had the best time and he said that the counselors were wonderful. Thanks for this great opportunity for kids to learn about space flight, rocketry and exploration.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What a wonderful organization that encourages young people to learn more about robotics and rocketry, which includes the STEM initiatives. Their summer Camp is well run with knowledgeable staff. There are daily field trips to appreciate the "behind the scenes" look at NASA, US Navy, NOAA, and others. Brain-Stretching Fun is the tag-line, and it is just that.