Update: The 2018 Space Camp Essay Competition has closed.

MDE-LIO and Camp Tuhsmeheta are pleased to sponsor the 2018 Space Camp Essay Competition! Two winners (one male and one female) will be selected by the Space Camp 2018 essay committee to receive an all-expense-paid trip September 29 - October 4 to the Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students (SCIVIS).

During the camp, the winners will travel to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, AL, to train in the Advanced Space Academy. Trainees will undergo a variety of astronaut training exercises, engineering challenges, and team-building activities, all culminating in an extended-duration simulated space mission. Sound exciting? Enter the competition today!

Competition Details

The competition is open to students in grades 7-12 who are blind/visually impaired. Students must have an interest in math, science, and space science, be able to navigate new surroundings, and enjoy new social learning experiences.

The topic of the essay is "Why I should be chosen to go to Space Camp." Entries should be no more than one written page (or two, if in braille), and should include the student's name, address, phone number, and email address.

Send your entry to:

Michigan Department of Education, Low Incidence Outreach
P.O. Box 30742
Lansing, MI 48909


Essays must be postmarked by April 30, 2018.

Contact Information

Have a question about the competition? Contact Jereme Vanden Heuvel at vandenheuvelj1@michigan.gov or 517-373-2887.