Have you heard? Baylor is offering a space and rocketry camp led by previous SpaceX engineer turned educator Andrew Voss!
Voss was an engineer at SpaceX for four years but left in 2020 to pursue his vision to transform education, a vision now embodied in his education startup, Tiger Team. According to Voss, NASA coined the phrase “Tiger Team” to refer to a small, elite group of problem solvers assembled to complete a difficult mission in a short period of time. While working on “Tiger Teams” at SpaceX on tough challenges like making reusable rockets, Andrew noticed a culture and common set of character traits that was setting the Tiger Teams apart as experts in collaborative problem solving. His startup, Tiger Team, brings this culture and character to a school setting. He now leads over 100 students weekly on Tiger Teams at six different schools and from all over the world.
“I couldn’t be more excited for these summer camps and the opportunity they present for campers. If I’ve learned anything this past year running Tiger Teams, it’s that the kids will thrive with the all-day, every day summer camp format of collaboration and enrichment. I know we will have a blast launching amazing and innovative rockets, and enjoying summer on Baylor’s sensational campus and engineering facilities,” said Voss.
Voss is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where he majored in mechanical engineering and led Vanderbilt’s Rocket Team to four straight NASA Student Launch Competition victories. He worked across the engineering teams at SpaceX from 2015-2020, as the company transitioned from a small, risky startup to the most active, innovative, and reliable rocket launcher in the world. Andrew worked on Falcon 9 rocket landings and rocket reuse, manned spaceflight on the historic Crew Dragon program, took on a leadership role on the Starlink Satellite program, and helped guide the initial engineering of Starship, the rocket planned to bring humanity to Mars.
We are offering both day and overnight space and rocket engineering sessions!
Day: June 7-11 (ages 11-15), 9 - 4 p.m. - Campers will design, build, test, and launch their own model rockets while learning the fundamental first principles of science, math, and engineering that will take them and their rockets to new heights.
Overnight: June 13-25 (ages 13-17) - Campers will design, build, test, and launch their own model rockets while learning the fundamental first principles of science, math, and engineering, while learning how to apply 3D printing to their rocket projects, as well as computer-aided design, computer coding and analysis, and simple machine shop tools. They will also have the opportunity to enjoy additional activities between rocket activities at night, including hikes, swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding, stargazing, and a movie night!
Learn more about space and rocket engineering sessions and all of our enrichment opportunities here.
Don't wait too late to register! Camps are filling up and some sessions now have waiting lists!
- We offer convenient before and after care for all day camp sessions.
- We have added weekly COVID-19 testing for all of our staff.
- Want to sample an overnight camp? Campers can extend their day camp adventure by spending the the night at Camp Over !
- Swim lessons are back! Junior Raiders can opt for lessons as an activity where they will learn fundamental skills to help them feel comfortable in the water all summer long! Lessons take place in our brand new outdoor pool!