The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country and the world are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and have voluntary opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors, and establish friendships that last a lifetime. This program is available to graduating high school students and is presented at no cost to students selected to attend. Learn more about the National Youth Science Camp.
The NYSF is looking forward to the second pilot session of our new program, the Youth Science Discovery Experience (YSDE), to begin later this year. This project-based program provides high school teachers and sophomores with a research experience guided by scientists in a variety of fields. These advisers include scientists from Fernow Experimental Forest, Azimuth Solar, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, and Canaan Valley Institute. YSDE is based in Tucker County, WV and takes advantage of local opportunities for field research in such areas as hydrology, geochemistry, and energy technology. Canaan Valley Institute hosts YSDE’s academic activities at its innovative Research and Education Center in Davis. Learn more about the Youth Science Discovery Experience.
The West Virginia Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science (GSMS) is a free summer residential program providing academic enrichment in the areas of science and math for selected rising 9th graders living in and attending school in West Virginia. The National Youth Science Foundation operates GSMS Green Bank, a program taking place at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory. Learn more about the West Virginia Governor’s School for Mathematics and Science.
In cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Education, the Foundation operates the West Virginia Youth Science Camp (WVYSC) attended by West Virginia 10th grade students.
The Youth Science Leadership Institute is an intense two week-long immersion into science and leadership for young scientists from throughout the Western Hemisphere. In a rustic setting, students will be challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies, and will have opportunities to push themselves physically in an extensive outdoor program. At present, the YSLI is held in conjunction with the National Youth Science Camp.