National Youth Science Camp of 2015 comes to a close

Though most wish that camp could last a forever, all good things must eventually come to close. Bye to all the delegates, hope you enjoyed Camp!

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Delegates are now scattered across the United States and the world. The students now head to their bright future in colleges, but they share the unique summer experience. They lived in cabins together, went on wild overnight experiences in each others company, and united as one delegation learned so deeply about the problems of the world. One common thread of all NYSC delegates is a desire to change the world. These ambitious students yearn to use their education not for any trivial means, but to make authentic changes in the future. Environmental damage, disease, poverty, and hunger are just some of the problems these delegates must address, but these problems are left in enthusiastic and surprisingly powerful hands.

Camp is temporary, but knowledge and friendships last a lifetime.

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“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” – Albert Einstein.

Trip to DC a raging success!

Delegates arrived back from Washington DC last night! The trip was a riveting experience for the delegates. From the world famous National Mall, to the awe inspiring Smithsonian museums, the delegates were treated to the full experience. Delegates pounded the pavement as they toured the nations capital, seeing iconic sites such as the White House and the Washington Monument.

The trip was highlighted by a Senate Luncheon. Senators and ambassadors stationed in DC were in attendance as the delegates were treated to a lecture by the one and only Dr. Francis Collins. Dr. Collins holds an extremely impressive resume, as the former director of the human genome project that was completed in 2003, and now the president of the National Institutes of Health. His academic achievements are decent: A PhD in Chemistry from Yale, and a Medical degree from UNC chapel hill. Collins inspired the delegates with a narrative of his career, and encouraged them to think broadly in their studies of the sciences.

Overnighter #3 complete!

Delegates have now finished their third and final overnighter! This time an overnighter focusing on music at West Virginia University was added to the normal hiking, caving, climbing, and biking trips. Fortunately, the weather was more cooperative for overnighter #3 than for the rainy overnighter #2. Delegates were treated to the finest of the West Virginia wilderness while in the company of their peers and staph members. Many mountains were climbed, caves explored, and trails biked upon!

The delegates now have the 4th of July celebration and the trip to DC to look forward to!