Dear Trustees of the NYSF,
Thank you so much for making the National Youth Science Camp possible. I realize all the time, energy and passion you put into this program and it really shows through. I had a wonderful time and I got a lot out of the experience. NYSC was a great environment. I got to meet people who are interested in different areas of science. Over the three and a half weeks of camp we formed a community that I don’t think could be created anywhere else; students from allover the country and the world came together to learn and grow through the lectures, seminars and the outdoor adventures. During cabin meetings we did a thing called “Firsts” anyone who did something for the first time that day could share. I had many firsts at camp including backpacking, sleeping under the stars, white water kayaking, advanced mountain biking and swinging from a rope swing into a river just to name a few. That is not including all of the engaging lectures including topics from discussing p-adic numbers to why things break down to addressing genetic disease. I think: my experience at camp made me a more well rounded scientist and person in general. I cannot thank you enough for making this trip and this camp possible. It is an experience I will never forget. I will have a fondness for West Virginia for the rest of my life and I hope to return to the beautiful mountains sometime soon. Thank you for your time and your support. I hope you know we are very grateful.
Tiffanie Stone, 2010 NYSC – Minnesota