National Youth Science Camp

A residential honors program with a curriculum including science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Delegates representing each state, Washington, DC, and several countries are invited to participate in the program the summer after high school graduation.

NYSFoundation’s Lecture Library

The National Youth Science Foundation’s Lecture Library is an on demand service that provides past programming lectures to the general public. Visit our Youtube Channel here to see the newest videos.

Learning Lab

The Learning Lab will take place at the National Youth Science Center (NYSCenter), 494 Riverstone Rd. Davis, West Virginia.  We have accommodations for sixteen students to utilize distanced workspaces with broadband internet connection. The Learning Lab is opening on Tuesday and Thursday from 5pm to 8pm. In addition to the physical workspace, this programming will provide adult supervision and education assistance for all students participating in the Virtual Learning Lab.  Director Ike Kahler, a certified WV math teacher, may be reached at ike.kahler@nysf.com.

STEM Seminar

A series of public-interest lectures on STEM topics at various convenient locations such as the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences and the National Youth Science Center.

STEM Explorations

A two-day program for groups of 12 students and 2 teachers. This program includes field trips, drone technology, cybersecurity, coding, makerspace/technology activities, and introductions to STEM research. Specific content varies and is customized to students’ and teachers’ needs.

STEM Academy

A week-long program conducted as both day and residential camps and include outdoor recreation opportunities and special events. The STEM Academy incorporates many aspects of the National Youth Science Camp-model and is supported by state funds, tuition, fees, and private sponsorships.

STEM Conference

A one-day event that showcases activity and achievements in STEM. This program consists of a traditional science conference format (concurrent sessions, keynote speaker and poster presentations) and STEM competitions (such as science fairs, Cyber Patriot Competitions, etc.).

STEM Teaching

Credit-bearing professional development activities for pre-service and in-service middle school and high school teachers. Specific activities include observations and participation in NYSF STEM education programs or workshops at the NYSF’s National Youth Science Center or other suitable location.


Partners include the Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences, the June Harless Center for Rural Education Research and Development, and the Air Force Association and Northrop Grumman for cybersecurity programming.