2017 Wisconsin 4-H Advanced Space Camp
Depart Saturday, January 21st return Saturday, January 28th, 2017.
WHAT: A fun-filled educational week at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL. Participants will complete an in depth science experience. They will be part of a 6 hour simulated Space Shuttle/Space Station mission, experience-training simulators, train as a pilot simulator or in a Micro-Gravity environment. They will tour the U.S. Space & Rocket Center and learn about becoming an astronaut.
WHO: Enrolled 4-H members in good standing in their counties who are in 10th-12th grades may apply. This trip has a limited enrollment with a maximum of 32 students selected from the state. Up to two male and two female Adult Advisors will accompany the group of 32 youth on the trip. Applications are due September 1st,2016.
WHEN: Youth and Adults will Travel to Huntsville, Alabama on Saturday, January 21st 2017. They will travel home on Saturday, January 28th. A mandatory teleconference orientation is scheduled for 7:00-8:15 pm., Thursday, November, 3rd, 2016 to discuss and transmit travel details. Details will also be provided in a confirmation letter sent out by September 30th.
WHERE: U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Local travel points will be identified for members when enrollment is closed. The goal being to locate areas as near as possible to the students. Return sites will be the same.
COST: We will be taking a Euro-Coach Bus. Tentative registration fees are approximately $1,300 depending on other transportation costs. Final fees will be confirmed and announced by September 30th. Only written cancellations will be accepted. No cancellations can be accepted and no refunds will be issued after November 1. Medical emergencies will be considered for partial refund on a case by case basis. Same-gender substitutions may be made until December 15. In the case of substitutions, applicant will be responsible for reassignment fees unless other arrangements are made. A payment plan has been set up. $500 is due upon acceptance by October 10th. A second payment of $400 will be due November 10th. The third payment will be due December 10th for the balance of travel costs estimated to be $400. Please make all checks payable to “Monroe County 4-H Leaders’ Association”, and send to Monroe County 4-H at 14345 County Hwy B, Room 1, Sparta, WI 54656.
HOW: Call your county UW Extension 4-H/Youth Development office or go on-line https://monroe.uwex.edu/4-h-youth-development/advanced-space-camp/ at the Monroe County UWEX page to obtain an Advanced Space Camp application. The completed application must be postmarked to Monroe County 4-H, 14345 County Hwy B Room 1, Sparta, WI 54656 by September 1st. Applications may also be scanned and emailed up to 4:30pm on September 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org. ALL applicants will be notified of their status (confirmed or on waiting list) shortly thereafter. Be sure to complete your 4-H Online health form before January 1.