Suit up for the ASG Space Camp sponsorship

The world is split into two: those who scoff at the idea of UFOs and aliens, and those who wonder whether we are truly alone in the universe.

If you belong to the latter group, you wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity to have a space adventure at the US Space & Rocket Centre in Alabama in July 2019.

Every year the International Space Camp holds a special week-long camp to encourage international cooperation. Since 2009, each year ASG sends two Australian secondary school students to the Space Camp.

At this special invite-only camp, students from across the world, including two lucky space aficionados from Australia will get to experience:

  • a spaceflight mission
  • learn what it’s like to live onboard the International Space Station
  • use technology to design and construct a futuristic Martian colony, and more.

Complete your Space Camp application for a chance of a lifetime.

The sponsorship is open only to ASG members’ nominated beneficiaries. The student will have to be enrolled in an Australian secondary school and aged between 16 and 18 by end of July 2019.

Applications close at 5pm on 11 February 2019. Space Camp 2019 Terms and Conditions apply.

Get more details about the Space Camp at https://www.spacecamp.com/space/camp.

Selection process

The two student ambassadors are selected based on their application to ASG. The ASG selection panel assesses students on their suitability as ASG and Australian student ambassadors.

How to apply

  1. Fill in your details in the form below
  2. Provide your responses to the Space Camp challenges in the form below
  3. Upload your Student Statement
  4. Upload your School Statement
  5. Upload your signed Privacy and Consent Authorisation Form
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 11 February 2019.

School contact information

Parent / guardian contact information

Parent permission


Space Camp 2019 Challenge

Respond to all the three questions below. There are no right or wrong answers.

The final frontier…

You are nearly there… you and your team have travelled for many hours to get to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. You haven’t slept for days dreaming of this exact moment when all the rehearsals and brainstorming come to fruition, and you will participate in the opening ceremony. There are representatives from 35 countries in their national costumes, plus a teacher from every U.S. state, waiting for the music to begin.

The U.S. team are on the stage first; next is Argentina, and then Australia… the other countries follow after.

The U.S. kids welcome the visitors. The Argentinians are up next to do their presentation. And, then it’s your turn. You and your team move forward to share an opening address.

Most participants may not have heard an Aussie talk but they know our reputation for fun and being laidback. They expect to laugh and be surprised by our accent. They want to hear what you have to say…

Here’s your challenge

What will your opening address be?

This is your only opportunity to represent Australia formally, so it’s important that you make a good impression. You will be the first natural English speaker to address the audience after the Americans. It’s recommended that you don’t speak for too long just enough for them to hear you speak ‘Australian’ and to get your message across. Think about how you can share the stage with your team so that everyone gets to speak. No PowerPoint or other help is available just you.
Here’s an example of the Opening Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqRv8EexgvA

What do you suggest the Australian delegation wear as their national costume?

Something convenient and casual? Something cool or formal? Something conservative or humorous? Will everyone in the team wear the same? Who organises it? Remember, clothes take up valuable luggage space.

What souvenirs will you give at the closing ceremony?

This part of the ceremony involves the formal, serious, and possibly tearful presentation of awards (there are no speeches at this point). The custom is to give small gifts or souvenirs from your home to everyone in your group including your trainers (about 15 people). What items from Australia will you carry all that way? How much will it cost? Where do you think you can get the items?

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Privacy Statement

The information provided by you will be used to assess your eligibility, and your suitability for selection. The general particulars from this form may be used by ASG to promote and/or publicise the International Space Camp. We may share this information with the Australian International Space School and/or the U.S. International Space & Rocket Centre. We will not sell, rent or trade any of your personal information to any person, except with your express consent or as required by law. You can request access to your information. By completing and sending this form, you consent to ASG contacting you via your email address/es and/or telephone number/s as provided.