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Welcome to the 2013 West Virginia Ambassador Camp where you will spend a week celebrating social studies and the arts in recognition of our state’s 150th anniversary.

This ambassador program is sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Education, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, the Sesquicentennial Commission, the City of Charleston, the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, the West Virginia Power baseball team, the University of Charleston, and various other state agencies and nonprofit organizations.

During the event, you will have the opportunity to explore our state’s rich history and modern influences as you visit the West Virginia Capitol Complex, including the state museum, capitol, state archives and state library. You also will have the opportunity to explore your artistic side with hands-on-art projects as well as events with the West Virginia Dance Co. and the Charleston Light Opera Guild.

We study history because it helps us understand people and societies. We study the arts because they serve to connect our imagination with the history of human existence. Studying civilization and creative expression throughout history and across cultures enables you to experience diversity and is multiculturalism, and to have fun, too.

When you complete your adventure, you will be ambassadors for our great state to your school and your community. Enjoy your experience, and become a vocal and proud ambassador for the great state of West Virginia.


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Governors Mansion-Mock legislature-Dance-Theater-Visual Arts-Supreme Court

Clay Center - Kanawha State Forest - Mayor welcomes students to Charleston



Contact Information

Social Studies Coordinator, Robert “Joey” Wiseman (

Assistant, Veronica Barron (

Office of Secondary Learning

Phone:  304-558-5325                 FAX:  304-558-1834

1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Building 6 Room 603, Charleston, WV  25305