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National Youth Science Camp
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Thursday, January 04, 2018
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Are you a science minded senior?

 Apply online at to be one of the two Tennessee delegates selected to attend the National Youth Science Camp.  The National Youth Science Camp is a residential science education program for young scientists the summer after they graduate from high school.  Students from around the country are challenged to explore new areas in the biological and physical sciences, art, and music with staff members.  Opportunities are provided for delegates to present seminars covering their own areas of interest and research.

Selected delegates attend the National Youth Science Camp at no expense, transportation included, due to the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation.

Washington Visit and U. S. Senate Luncheon

Delegates travel to Washington, DC, for three days to study national science concerns in meetings with scientists and with behind-the-scenes visits to sites such as NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the National Academy of Sciences, and national museums. A highlight of this visit is a luncheon with members of the United States Senate.

The National Youth Science Camp is held at Camp Pocahontas near Bartow, West Virginia within the unique wilderness areas of the Monongahela National Forest. 

Backcountry Adventure Program

Resident specialists and scientists lead small group day trips and overnight excursions into the Monongahela National Forest, which foster an appreciation of nature and develop leadership and teamwork skills.  These adventures include backpacking, caving, rock-climbing, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Camp Dates:  June 27-July 21, 2018

Application Deadline:  February 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM EST

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