Space Camp to Examine Declining Attendance

A nice story was published in the Huntsville Times on Sunday stating that Space Camp will soon be holding a retreat to help them determine why Space Camp attendance has been declining for the past 10 years.

Space Camp has also hired an independent firm to help them gather statistics and opinions from those who have and have not attended Space Camp in an effort to help solve the problem.

The Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission, the board that oversees the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, will be looking for answers at a retreat this month.

Are kids less interested in space? Are more interests and distractions such as the Internet and video games competing for attention? Do new school schedules and shorter summer vacations make Space Camp harder to fit in around family vacations, band camps and other activities?

Or is something else at work, something that is, as yet, unidentified?

The whole article can (and should) be read right here.

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