Contact Victor Williamson with your questions about simulator based experiential education programs for your school. Director@SpaceCampUtah.org

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The Troubadour, Semi-Live From the Black Hills of Dakota. The Space Academy's Leadership Camp, A Great Time Had by All. Thank you for the Birthday Wishes. The CMSC is Cleaning House for the Big Move. Anything Interesting to You? The Imaginarium.

The Space Academy's June 24-27th Leadership Space Camp Staff and Cadets
     Renaissance Space Academy held its first space camp for the 2019 summer season last week running from June 24-27th with more to come in July and August.  This camp's focus was leadership training - preparing our cadets to be tomorrow's leaders. 
     From 8:00 - Noon each day the cadets were instructed by Major Vidinha, Renaissance Academy's middle school science teacher and a retired major in the United States Army.  The cadets spent several hours learning how to command and lead effectively.

The Academy Cadets in the gym learning to command a platoon and issue effective and clear orders
Time for a quick break before moving to their next activity
Saving the universe from those who wish us harm is hard work requiring a bit of time in the holodeck to unwind.
The June 24-27 Space Academy leadership Camp
   
     Proper instruction begins with clear learning objectives; then comes practice to enforce the learning and give it a practical application. The Space Academy follows this instructional strategy. 
     After lunch, the cadets were given mission objectives, a mission briefing, and then sent into the Academy's two state of the art starship simulators to put what they learned into practice.  

Lunch is over and now it's time for the cadets to put what they learned in the leadership classes under Major Vidinha  to the test in the Space Academy's two simulators: The Nighthawk and the Voyager
     


     Space Academy Leadership Camp cadets spent their afternoons in the Academy's two simulators: the Nighthawk and the Voyager.  The two ships were joined in the same mission with the small Nighthawk running short and daring side missions to compliment the Voyager's primary mission objective.   

The Renaissance Space Academy, where theory and practice meet preparing students for the wonders of what is to come
      The leadership space camp was an awesome start to the summer camp season.  
     The Space Academy experience is directed and taught by a gifted and talented faculty who have decades of experience running space camps. Six of the Academy's faculty are educators at two Utah charter schools, two of whom are former directors of Alpine School District's Christa McAuliffe Space Center.  We are proud of the program we've developed and welcome you to join us this summer for our unique space camp experience. 
SpaceCampUtah.org 
     
Mr. Williamson

The Christa McAuliffe Space Center is Clearing House for the Big Move in April. Anything Interest You?



     The CMSC is clearing out some long term storage items today as they prep for the new building. This gives you a bit of a peek at history when you consider a 5 CD changer worked for some simulators, but others used the big whopper of 300 disks. You also see our bone yard of smoke machines and other various tools that served their time well before being put to rest.  Nostalgia definitely kicks in followed by excitement for what's to come.
     Much of this will be for sale on the Alpine School District Surplus site for those interested.
Contact James Porter for more information.  spacecenter@alpineschools.org

For the Next Two Weeks The Troubadour Will be Headquartered at Thunder Gulch in the Beautiful Town of Deadwood, South Dakota. 

My green and yellow John Deere (or Green Bay Packers) colored home on Williams Street

     The Troubadour will be headquartered out of my home (Thunder Gulch) in Deadwood, South Dakota for the next two weeks. Every year I need to return to my roots in the Black Hills to recharge and relax.  Thunder Gulch is full all summer with family and friends who, like me, have found refuge from life's trials and tribulations in the green, ponderosa pines of these ancient mountains. 

The Welcome Mat. Deadwood is only a few miles from Sturgis, home of the big motorcycle rally held every year.



     When we get bored of home projects we cross the street, go down a few stairs onto a parking structure, then down the elevator and step onto Deadwood's busy main street, a tourist mecca with old west gambling, shopping, restaurants, and main street shootouts twice a day as the sheriff goes after that cowardly Jack McCall, who shot Wild Bill Hickok right there in Saloon #10.   



      I've got my full set up taking up the dining room table. That's ok, we take our meals on the deck anyway. By the way, my brother in law is the artist (Bob Coronado) who does those rodeo posters you see behind my chair. 
     Now, If you'll set your eyes on the photo above the fireplace........ 


     We Dakota Williamson's had our picture took down at the Photo Emporium to go above the fireplace.  This is the clan all together, rascals and all.  We know our way around a six shooter and don't tolerate fools easily.     
     If you're having a hankering for an old west experience then I urge you to satisfy that itch in the Black Hills of Dakota.  

Victor 

Thank You for the Kind Birthday Wishes

Thank you all for helping me into 61 years kindly, warmly, and gracefully

The Imaginarium
The Best Videoettes from Around the World Edited for a Gentler Audience





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