March 15, 2022
Sponsored by the National Youth Science Foundation, National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) will be an entirely virtual experience in 2022. High school seniors from across the nation can apply to attend the camp from Monday, June 27, 2022, to Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
A centerpiece and highlight of the virtual NYSCamp are the evening keynote lectures presented by prestigious and up-and-coming STEM professionals making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for the good. Immediately after each lecture, delegates interested in learning more will have the opportunity to join the lecturer for a 30-minute interactive Q&A session.
Multiple informal evening hangouts will be offered each weeknight. They will include opportunities for delegates to engage with others to reflect on the day, learn new skills, learn about one another, prepare for college or careers, discuss engaging topics and compelling questions, play icebreaker games, attend live virtual concerts, and interact with NYSCamp alumni.
Other programming will allow delegates to delve deeper into STEM topics with experts and knowledgeable enthusiasts in multiday minicourses or interactive 60- to 90-minute seminars, take virtual tours of facilities such as the National Gallery of Art, learn new hobbies and skills, and engage with camp staff in program areas ranging from playing virtual games to making art or music.
Two delegates will be selected to represent each of the 50 states in the US, as well as Washington, DC. Applications are open and will be accepted by March 31, 2022. Most delegates will be notified of their selection by May 2, 2022.