Summer Academy Dates:

  • Week 1:  June 22- June 28, 2019
  • Week 2:  July 6 – July 12, 2019
  • Week 3:  July 27 – August 2, 2019

Student Drop Off on Saturday

Parents will drive students to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) directly.

Parent Drop off time: Between 2:00 – 3:00 no earlier than 2:00 PM on Saturday at the UMES.

Students should be dropped off at the UMES Wicomico Dormitory in the lounge area. You will see the registration table awaiting your arrival. This will enable students to get settled into dorm rooms and get to know teammates.


*There will be a parent meeting at 3:00 p.m. at the Henson Center.


Wicomico Dormitory:  

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

11868 College Backbone Rd, Princess Anne, MD 21853

Driving Directions:

Thursday Panel Presentation

On the Thursday of your VSCS week, your parents and family members are invited to attend the VSCS Panel Presentations. These presentations take place at NASA Wallops from 1:00 -3:15 p.m. in building E100. Guests had to register one month prior to attending the panel presentation.
Directions to E100, Room 109:   From Main Gate (guard) continue straight on Fulton Street. Turn slight left onto Stubbs Blvd.  Continue down Stubbs Blvd. Turn right into parking lot between the E100 auditorium and cafeteria (E2).  If parking is not available, there is additional parking across the street behind the flag poles or behind the building near the runway. While on NASA Wallops Flight Facility you will not be able to go to anywhere else on the facility.

Student Pick Up on Friday at NASA Wallops Visitor Center After the Closing Ceremony

For a printable pdf of directions to Wallops Visitor center, click here.

Closing Ceremony (parents are encouraged to attend!):  10:00 -11:30 on Friday at the NASA Wallops Visitor Center.

The Visitor Center has no physical address. The Visitor Center is located on Route 175, six miles east of US-13 and five miles west of Chincoteague Island, VA. It is a 60-minute drive south from Salisbury and Ocean City, MD and a 90-minute drive north from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Since the Visitor Center has no physical address, you might find it easier to locate the Visitor Center using the GPS coordinates:


For additional driving directions, please visit the Visitor Center web page

If you still need help finding the Visitor Center call: 757.824.1344 or 757.824.2298 for information!


Seating is very limited at the Visitor Center. Each Scholar will be permitted to have 2 guests attend the Closing Ceremony. It is highly recommended that alternate arrangements for very young children be made.

Maps and additional information will be mailed to parents.  You can also check out the VSCS website

**Students will need to pick up their luggage from the bus after the closing ceremony in parking lot

What to Bring

For the printable pdf of what to bring, click here.