Summer Science Camp Applications Due

The National Youth Science Camp (NYSC) is an intense month-long camp for young scientists conducted during the summer after they graduate from high school. In a rustic setting in West Virginia, students from around the country are challenged academically in exciting lectures and hands-on studies on current science topics. The program also offers participants the opportunity to experience a wide variety of outdoor activities that have a minimal impact on the environment. The NYSC is an all-expense-paid program, with round trip transportation arranged from an airport near the delegate’s home to Charleston, WV.

Two students will be chosen to represent Virginia as delegates to the National Youth Science Camp. Winners will be notified by March 8.

Information and applications may be obtained at the National Youth Science Camp Web site, The application must be received by the Virginia Department of Education no later than Feb. 15. Questions should be directed to Eric Rhoades, acting director, Office of Science and Health Education, by e-mail at or by telephone at (804) 786-2481.