Campers attending Space Camp reach for the stars

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HUNTSVILLE,Ala. (WHNT)- Thousands of people travel from all over the world to come to Space Camp here in Huntsville. Every year one week of Space Camp is designed specifically for deaf students.

Students from deaf schools all over the United States enjoyed everything Space Camp has to offer this week.

David Oyler teaches science for the Utah School for the Deaf. David said, "There are so many opportunities here to empower the students you know we have such bright students here, and they can put that to use here."

Some of his students are even attending camp for the second time. Patrick Epperly came to space camp in 6th grade. Patrick said, "This year I was just more interested because I am going to be graduating soon." Space camp actually encouraged him to pursue certain career goals, "I want to do engineering just something different in that, I like hands on experience and work."

Itzel Garcia is also a returning camper. She came to Space Camp as a freshman. Itzel said, "It's just an amazing experience and I mean just a lot of activities we get to do." It is also nice having other people your age that you can relate to, "it is interesting just to learn their different signs you know because different states have difference signs sometimes."

The Space and Rocket Center has interpreters from all over the United States help with Space Camp.