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National Youth Science Camp


The 2022 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a virtual science education program again this year for young STEM enthusiasts the summer after they graduate from high school. Students from around the country (two seniors are selected each year to represent New York State and two representatives from other states and Washington, D.C. are also selected) are challenged academically in exciting lectures and establish friendships that last a lifetime.

Traditionally, the NYSCamp has been a residential STEM program designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the National Youth Science Foundation (NYSF) cancelled the in-residence portion of the 2021 camp and instead hosted an entirely virtual NYSCamp experience for 2021 delegates. Due to ongoing concerns about the pandemic and considering the safety of our 2022 delegates, the Board of Trustees of the NYSF has elected to again cancel the in-residence portion of the 2022 NYSCamp and host a virtual camp experience.

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The deadline to submit applications was March 31st, 2022.

To be selected, you must be a graduating high school senior in the United States (two students are selected from New York and every other state and Washington, D.C.) and students 16-18 years of age in selected other countries (see below). Most delegates will be notified of their selection by Monday May 2, 2022. Delegates will be expected to commit to attending camp and fill out delegate paperwork by June 1, 2022 or their spot may be given to an alternate from their state or another state.

The 2022 National Youth Science Camp will be held from June 27, 2022 to July 20, 2022.

To be eligible to attend the 2022 NYSCamp:

You must be a resident of:

  • One of the fifty United States;
  • Washington, DC; or
  • Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, or Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Students representing one of the fifty United States or Washington, DC, must graduate from high school between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.


  • You must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences. 
  • You must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities. 
  • You must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and outside the realm of academia.
  • You must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.
  • You must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.
  • You must be willing and able to participate in the entire NYSCamp program.  

For more information about the program, please visit either the NYSCamp's website or the National Youth Science Foundation website. For more information regarding the application process please contact Nicole Marschilok (New York State Coordinator) at If you are having any technical difficulty with any aspect of submitting your information or your teacher/mentor submitting their letter of recommendation, please immediately email