Space may feel far away but Space - The Final Frontier Camp is only months away and offers an intense, hands-on challenge to design, build, and fly a small satellite. This camp is unlike anything campers will have ever experienced before and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the edge of outer space.

This summer, curiosity knows no bounds when the wonders of the cosmos come to life. Dreaming of distant planets or fascinated by the science of space? This camp provides the perfect launchpad to explore the final frontier.

Space is Limited: Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.


Date: July 14-17, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 10th - 12th graders
Capacity: 48 students
Registration Fee: $950 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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Using high school-level math and science skills, each camper will design and construct a small spacecraft that they will then help launch on a high-altitude balloon to 100,000 feet. Throughout the camp, instruction will include satellite building and testing, laboratory tours, and interviews with aerospace engineering faculty and students.

The camp will conclude with a high-altitude balloon launch, during which campers will track their satellite as it travels to the edge of space. After the satellites are recovered, campers will receive images and data captured by their satellite from the edge of space that have never been seen before!

Camp Activities include:

  •         Introduction to soldering and electronics basics
  •         Introduction to Arduino programming and sensors
  •         Design and construction of satellite structure
  •         Ground testing and troubleshooting
  •         Launch logistics and tracking
  •         Q&A with Aerospace Engineering Students
  •         Tour of Space Systems Engineering Laboratory

Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

All camps will have a $50 non-refundable fee. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

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Summer Camps at S&T

Suite 104, 1200 N. Pine St, Rolla, MO
Phone: (573) 341-6204

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.