An FMS Adventure
Space Camp is an expeditionary learning experience for Freeport Middle School 6th Graders that integrates topics in space science, astronomy, history, geology, archeology, anthropology, and teamwork in a fun, adventure-filled week in and around Huntsville, Alabama.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is “Space Camp”?
Space Camp has been an expeditionary learning tradition at Freeport Middle School for more than thirty consecutive years. It is a week-long experience for students to extend their studies outside of the classroom into the hills of northern Alabama.
Where is Space Camp?
Huntsville, Alabama is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, an interactive museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the history of America’s space program. Space Camp is a multi-day experience that gives students behind-the-scenes access to the museum,training on space simulators, team-building exercises and competitions, and the opportunity to plan a complete shuttle mission in the center’s simulators.
When is Space Camp?
The FMS Space Camp expedition takes place sometime late in the month of May. All attempts will be made to minimize conflicts with other FMS programming. We typically fly to Huntsville International Airport on a Tuesday and return to Portland International Jetport the following Sunday.
Who can go to Space Camp?
Any FMS sixth grader is is eligible to go on this trip so long as you have solid grades in all of your classes. If you are selected to be part of the Space Camp team, you will be expected to attend after-school meetings every other week for about an hour. These sessions will focus on teamwork and building the background knowledge and skills that will make your Space Camp adventure a great learning experience.