National Youth Science Camp

The National Youth Science Camp is one of the nation’s premier programs in secondary science education.  Since its inception in 1963 as part of West Virginia’s Centennial Celebration, the residential summer program has offered educational forums and recreational activities that encourage the development of thoughtful scientific leadership. Two students are selected to represent each state;  delegates must participate in the entire NYSC program. 


The NYSC is an all-expenses-paid program.  The National Youth Science Foundation will arrange round trip transportation from an airport near the delegate’s home to Charleston, West Virginia. Incidental expenses are not covered. Alternate travel arrangements are possible – please contact the Foundation for restrictions and requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be candidates for high school graduation between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012;
  • Must demonstrate superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics and/or the sciences;
  • Must demonstrate an application of leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in both school and community activities;
  • Must demonstrate skills and achievements outside the realm of science and outside the realm of academic pursuits; and
  • Must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.

Deadline: February 17, 2012


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