Youth Groups

Please Note: Due to restrictions due to COVID-19 we are not currently accepting youth group registrations. When restrictions are lifted or modified in a way that allows it, we will continue our youth group program.


What rocket supplies should we bring?

You will need to provide your own rockets, motors, and accessories (e.g., recovery wadding, motor starters, igniter plugs). ROC provides launch pads and a centralized launch control system. We usually have on-site vendors who sell motors, but come prepared just in case.

To maximize attendee safety, ALL flights at ROC events must be processed through our safety check and launched from our range.

Can we get discounts on rockets or motors?

Groups can save money and simplify building sessions by purchasing Educator Bulk Packs containing multiples of the same kit or motor. One of our onsite vendors, Discount Rocketry, produces a line of kits available in bulk; contact them directly to order in advance.

What are the rules for launching?

Please familiarize your group with our Launch Procedures and Rules.

Everyone MUST pay attention to the PA system announcements and obey any instructions given by the launch officials.

The onsite portable toilets should only be used for their intended purpose. Do not place anything besides human waste, toilet paper, and sanitary items in them.

Our range is set up, run, and taken down by volunteers. Please volunteer to help out!

What’s the best launch to attend?

The October launch (ROCtober) is our annual youth outreach event. We use adjusted launch processes and additional launch pads to help us launch a larger volume of model rockets at this event.

We’re a college team planning to launch high power rockets. Do we need to register?

College groups that register in advance can take advantage of the youth group discounts. For a test flight of a single project (e.g., USLI or ESRA competition rockets), a single team member of the appropriate high power certification level can be the flyer of record; in this case, you won’t need to contact us in advance.