Office of Education

High School Seniors Sought For Prestigious National Youth Science Camp

November 1, 2017

PHOENIX – The Governor’s Office of Education is calling for applications to the 2018 National Youth Science Camp (NYSC), an annual program that rewards two high-achieving high school seniors from each state in the U.S. with a fully-funded summer camp experience dedicated to scientific exploration. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight outdoor trips into the Monongahela National Forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership.

The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air travel are provided free of charge. 

Delegates arrive in Charleston, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 27, and depart on Saturday, July 21, 2018. The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are available on the NYSC website at

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by 6 p.m. EST.

To apply, visit


For more information, contact Alexander Pena, NYSC Selection Coordinator, at (602) 542-3034 or [email protected] or visit