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Space Camp Alumni Volunteer to Help Prepare for Reopening

Space Camp Alumni held an Alumni Volunteer weekend on April 10th and 11th, 2021 to help support the reopening of Space Camp!

Many activities around campus needed to be completed, since the facility was not used at full capacity in 2020. There are also general maintenance items that need to be done every year, and special attention was needed at Aviation Challenge due to the program being temporarily halted in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Space Camp programs operated at a much lower capacity in 2020 and opened up to a 50% capacity for 2021 programs.

This slightly higher capacity allowed for the return of Space Camp programs, including Aviation Challenge and U.S. Cyber Camp. There was much work to be done to ready the campus for new trainees!

At the Space Camp Alumni Volunteer Weekend, the Space Camp Alumni Association put the call out for volunteers to come help during different shifts the second weekend in April. On Saturday, crews divided up to help repaint and spruce up the second floor of the Habitat.

And on Sunday, alumni came back and laid rubber mulch around the aircraft at Aviation Challenge to help protect them and provide a bit of beautification to the area.

These were just a few of the many tasks that it took to reopen Space Camp programs in 2021, and the alumni volunteers were a helpful part of reading the facility for trainees to once again take part in Space Camp programs. Thank you to all of the alumni that came out to help! And if you are interested in being a part of future alumni volunteer opportunities, please email [email protected] for more information.


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