Pack-Away Trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center!

Posted on Sat, Dec 19, 2015:

New Info Added / Updated as of February 2nd!

Pack 459’s spring 2016 pack-away trip will be to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL on March 12-13 2016!! -UPDATED FEBRUARY 2ND-

Pack 459 will be taking part in the SURVEYOR Overnight Program…

About the program:

Surveyor™ is a great way to experience the excitement of spaceflight! Surveyor is a one-night, structured educational adventure that allows the opportunity to explore the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®.

Trainees in the Surveyor program prepare for a tumble spin on the Multi-Axis Trainerhttp://www.spacecamp.com/img/2015/learnmore.png and experience the Five Degrees of Freedomhttp://www.spacecamp.com/img/2015/learnmore.png Chair! They see an IMAX® or a digital movie, and build and launch paper rockets. They also have a science briefing that is correlated to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) national education standards. Adult chaperones participate in Surveyor.

Activities & Information:

http://www.spacecamp.com/space/groups/surveyor

About the U.S. Space & Rocket Center: http://rocketcenter.com/

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

PACKING LIST

HABITAT GUIDELINES

STUDENT TEAM GUIDELINES

ADULT GUIDELINES

ON-SITE LODGING

For our overnight guests, the US Space & Rocket Center has three on-site Habitat facilities, described below. Each is designed to provide comfortable, climate-controlled accommodations. Room assignments are made by gender; chaperones share accommodations with students of the same gender.

If your students or chaperones have special physical requirements such as wheelchair accessibility, please inform your Reservations Agent four (4) weeks in advance, so we may reserve appropriate accommodations.

-Please note, housing arrangements are determined by availability and group size.

 HABITAT 1

Habitat 1 is designed to look like an imagined space colony one might find orbiting the Earth. Each room is about the size of the living area of the Space Shuttle, and houses a Shuttle-sized crew of seven students in bunk beds (5 top bunks). Lockers are provided for personal belongings. Phones, water fountains, bathrooms and shower facilities are located on each floor.

 HABITAT 2

Habitat 2 houses students in larger, barracks-style rooms called “bays” with 30-60 beds per bay. Lockers are provided for personal belongings. Phones, water fountains, bathrooms and shower facilities are conveniently located near each bay.

 HABITAT 3

Habitat 3 is located on our Aviation Challenge campus, a short drive from the main Space Camp complex. Habitat 3 also houses students in barracks-style rooms. Lockers are provided for personal belongings. Phones, water fountains, bathrooms and shower

facilities are located near each bay.

SECURITY

Your students’ safety is important to us. A resident counselor is on call for each building to assist with emergencies. Security officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, and an officer is stationed in the Habitat area overnight.

PARKING

When you arrive, please proceed to the Space Camp Parking lot and the Space Camp Red Towers

Should you have any questions, please contact our Cubmaster, John Leekley, at JTLeekley@yahoo.com, or come to the Pack Meetings or Monthly Committee meetings!

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

-Updated as of 2/2/2016-

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