National Youth Science Camp

2020 NYSCamp application now open

Submit applications at apply.nyscamp.org The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a residential science education program for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two are selected to represent each state and Washington, D.C.) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities…

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Dr. Kinghorn selected to Direct NYSCamp

The NYSF is pleased to announce that Dr. Brian E. Kinghorn has been selected to direct the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp). Dr. Kinghorn is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundations at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Dr. Kinghorn earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology from Michigan State…

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Thanks, Mountaineers, for supporting Youth Science Camp

written by Laura Stowater, original article can be found here. I recently spent over three weeks in your fine state of West Virginia thanks to an opportunity through the National Youth Science Camp. As a recent high school graduate from rural Iowa, I had never been to West Virginia. While I was there I had…

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2019 NYSCamp: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing?

written by Sarah Berment, original article can be found here. When I shared the news that I would be attending the National Youth Science Camp, most of my conversations consisted of these 3 questions: Where is it? What’s the cost? What will you be doing? Initially, all I knew was that all expenses were covered by a…

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Science Camp Broadens Horizons

Written by Alex Gwizdala, original article can be found here. If you had asked me last March what I was going to do with my summer after graduation, I probably would have told you that I would try to get an internship at some local lab or just wind up doing nothing. I certainly wouldn’t…

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National Youth Science Camp has life-changing effect of Utah youth

Written by Joshua Bishop, original article can be found here. I am writing to you to inform you of my recent, once-in-a-lifetime experience at the 2019 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp), which is held annually in Camp Pocahontas, West Virginia. My name is Joshua Bishop, and I was exceptionally fortunate to represent the state of…

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2019 NYSCamp: Scientific Illustrations Capture Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

The 2019 NYSCamp delegates returned from their third overnighter in the Monongahela National Forest. Delegates had the option to either Scientific Illustrations with Erica Schwarz or backpacking, climbing, caving, and mountain biking with Staph. Erica Schwarz is a PhD candidate working in the Cardiovascular Biomechanics Computation Lab at Stanford University. Her work deals primarily with simulating the growth…

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2019 NYSCamp Directed Studies, Continued

Tessa Mott (ME) plans to attend Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt. However, Mott is still undecided about her major. During this directed study block, she picked an activity that focused on the identifying symptoms of sick patients in the Emergency Room. Tessa Mott said, “It was really fun to figure out what was wrong with the…

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Wild and Wonderful: 2019 NYSCamp Overnighter

The 2019 NYSCamp delegation recently returned from their first overnighter in the Monongahela National Forest. Delegates had the option to either fossil hunting with Ryan Haupt or backpacking, climbing, caving, and mountain biking with Staph*. Collin Preston, a Kentucky delegate, was excited that he had the opportunity to swim on the Seneca Creek trial, a hike in the…

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2019 NYSCamp: Directed Studies, Block 1

The hustle of fly-in calmed down and delegates begin to settle into their spaces at NYSCamp. The first full three days of NYSCamp were filled with the first block of directed studies, they included: Mathematics of Games with Dr. Tom Fleming There’s a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea with Dr. Katie Inderbitzen Mini…

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