High school seniors can apply to attend national science camp

Maine high school seniors have the opportunity this winter to apply to participate in the National Youth Science Camp, a residential science education program for young scientists that takes place the summer after they graduate from high school.

The National Youth Science Camp attracts students from across the country who are challenged academically through exciting lectures, hands-on studies and outdoor adventure opportunities.

The three-week camp takes place at Camp Pocahontas in the eastern mountains of West Virginia’s Potomac Highlands, near the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank, W. Va.  Two students are selected to represent each state. They attend at no cost.

The camp is a program of the National Youth Science Foundation.

The application deadline for Maine students is Feb. 29, 2012. The camp takes place between June 27 and July 21.

Next steps

Contact Anita Bernhardt, Maine DOE’s science and technology specialist, at anita.bernhardt@maine.gov or 207-624-6835 for more information.