National Youth Science Camp

National Youth Science Camp Now Accepting Student Applications

Deadline: February 28

The National Youth Science Camp is an honors program for two high-achieving high school graduates from each state in the United States and eight additional countries. This unique residential experience has been held in a rustic setting in West Virginia’s eastern mountains since 1963.


  • Lectures and seminars with leading scientists
  • Directed studies alongside visiting and resident STEM professionals
  • Dedicated natural science, physical science, computer science, creative arts, performing arts and outdoor recreation program areas
  • Participants attend free of charge with air transportation included

Application requirements:

  • Graduate from high school between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018
  • Documented superior academic proficiency
  • Recognition for notable achievement in mathematics and/or science
  • Skills and achievements outside of STEM and outside academics
  • Intent to pursue higher education and a career in STEM
  • Available to participate in the entire NYS Camp (June 27-July 21, 2018)

Access the application here.