W.Va. Promotes Science Learning with Summer Camp for Kids

March 14, 2013

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Department of Education and the National Youth Science Camp are looking for promising high school students to attend the third annual West Virginia Science Camp.

Launched in 2011, the West Virginia Youth Science Camp is designed to promote the study of science statewide. This year, the camp will include a free nine-day residential experience for one rising 10th grader from all 55 counties at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley from July 15 to July 23.

The science camp will give promising West Virginia students the opportunity to experience science in the real world and prepare them for deeper levels of scientific investigation and understanding,” said state Superintendent Jim Phares. “Participants will be challenged academically and also will have opportunities to participate in an outdoor adventure program, gain a new and deep appreciation for the great outdoors and establish friendships that promise to last a lifetime.” 

The West Virginia Youth Science Camp is administered by the National Youth Science Foundation and funded by the West Virginia Department of Education. The camp is modeled after the national science program held in Pocahontas County every summer for the past 50 yearss.

Counties are responsible for selecting and submitting the name of one student to attend and may select up to nine alternatives. County superintendents will make their selections from applications submitted by their local high schools. High schools must select their student nominees by April 17. Superintendents must submit their final list of applicants by April 24. Applications and additional information are posted at http://2013.wvysc.org/?page_id=1509. Completed forms should be sent to WVYSC, P.O. Box 3387, Charleston, WV 25333.

For more information, contact Marty Burke at 304-558-5325 or by e-mail mburke@access.k12.wv.us, or the Office of Communication at 304-558-2699.

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