In partnership with West Virginia Science Adventures our 2024 STEAM Adventure Day Camp registration page is now open! Please complete an application here (or fill out the form at the bottom of this page).

Camp Schedule and Descriptions

LEGO Adventures (4-9th grade)
June 10-14 in Cabell County
June 17-21 in Tucker County
June 24-28 in Kanawha County

Embark on an unforgettable adventure into the world of creativity and innovation at our week-long LEGO summer camp designed especially for fun! Dive into the endless possibilities of LEGO building as you tackle exciting challenges and unleash your imagination. From constructing towering skyscrapers to designing intricate structures, there’s no limit to what you can create with LEGOs. But that’s not all – get ready to take your building skills to the next level with an introduction to robotics, where you’ll learn to bring your creations to life. Join us for a week of fun, friendship, and the thrill of building something truly extraordinary! Lead instructor is long-time LEGO instructor, college student, and LEGO enthusiast Jordan Holman.

Builders and Innovators (4-9th grade)
June 10-14 in Kanawha County
June 17-21 in Cabell County
June 24-28 in Tucker County

Calling all aspiring engineers! Join us for an action-packed week at our engineering camp. Through hands-on projects and engaging workshops, you’ll discover the fundamental principles behind each discipline and gain valuable insights into real-world applications. Get ready to collaborate, problem-solve, and unleash your creativity in an environment where the possibilities are endless. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to explore the exciting realm of engineering. Taught by the wonderful David Cartwright.

All about Animals! (5-10th grade)
July 8-12 in Cabell County (at Marshall University)
July 15-19 in Kanawha County
July 22-26 in Tucker County
July 29 – August 2 in Cabell County (at the AD Lewis Center)

A fun and interactive camp dedicated to teaching students grades 5-10 about the animals that inhabit our planet. This science-based camp will explore the characteristics of insects, amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds through experimentation, crafts, fun activities, and even live demonstrations. Students will come away from the camp with fun memories of our hands on experiences, and having learned about the unique body plans, brain power, and senses of the various animal kingdoms. This interactive camp is an excellent introduction to everything animal for any future Vet, Biologist, or any animal lover! Camp is led by Sara Stone, a Marshall graduate.

The Microbiological Zoo: Bacteria In and Around Us (6-10th grade)
June 3-7 in Cabell County
July 22-26 in Kanawha County
July 29 – August 2 in Tucker County

Join us for an exciting journey into the microscopic world of bacteria at our week-long summer camp! Get ready to dive into the fascinating realm of tiny organisms that play huge roles in our lives. Through hands-on experiments and interactive activities, you’ll uncover the secrets of bacteria – from their diverse shapes and sizes to their incredible abilities. Explore how bacteria help us, harm us, and even make our favorite foods. From understanding antibiotic resistance to discovering the importance of good hygiene, this camp promises a week filled with discovery, fun, and maybe a few surprises! Lead instructor is Dr. Holly Cyphert Marshall faculty member and mom to two young, energetic boys.

Drones Over Davis (9-12th grade)
August 5-9 in Tucker County

Now boarding for an exciting week learning the ins and outs of uncrewed aerial systems (UAS), aka drones! Join experienced Radford University professors and students at the National Youth Science Academy Davis campus for an engaging and in-depth summer camp learning how to use this amazing and cutting-edge technology. Gain experience with flight operations with both quadcopter and fixed wing aircraft! Learn both stick and rudder as well as autonomous flight modes for a wide range of applications, from photography, environmental science, engineering, and more! Get personalized instruction from FAA Part 107 certified instructors to practice not only safe flight protocols but also image processing of your results! These skills will serve you well in a variety of possible future career paths in STEAM, and you’ll have fun learning them! Camp is led by Radford University professor and NYSA’s own Associate Director of WV Programming Ryan Sincavage.

Water Explorers (4-9th grade)
July 30 – August 1 in Kanawha County (Located at the Kanawha State Forest Nature Center)
August 6-8 in Tucker County

Do you find yourself being pulled to streams, rivers, and creeks? Then join us at the Water Explorer’s Camp this summer. Each day we will explore water and introduce you to all things fascinating about Earth’s most precious resource. From close-up looks at aquatic bugs and fish you may have never seen before, to how we keep our water clean for all life, this camp has it covered. We’ll introduce you to mysterious wetlands and the plants and creatures who live there and use our imaginations in hands-on activities and models. Lead educators will be WVDEP staff, including Tomi Bergstrom, WV Project WET Coordinator; Henry Beth-Vance, Youth Environmental Program Coordinator; Callie Sams-Cronin, Save Our Streams Coordinator, and Martin Christ, Northern Basin Coordinator.


The STEAM Adventure programs are all full-day (9:00 AM – 4:00 PM) camps with snacks and lunch provided. There is no tuition; however, we ask for a $25 registration fee due within 2 weeks of the email to hold your child’s seat. Please email us with any questions.


We host STEAM Adventure camps all over West Virginia! The Cabell County camps are located at either Marshall University or AD Lewis Center. The Kanawha County camps are located at the University of Charleston or the Nature Center in Kanawha State Forest. The Tucker County camps are located at our main facility, the NYSAcademy’s Davis Campus.


Camps are offered to students in 5th through 12th grade. Grades listed refer to the student’s grade during the 2023-2024 school year.


Click here to register or fill out the form below! Please reach out via email for any additional questions.

Camps are supported through a collaborative network, including ourselves, West Virginia Science Adventures, Marshall University, the University of Charleston, the Division of Science, Technology, and Research of the WV Higher Education Policy Commission, and Project WET via the WV Department of Environmental Protection.

During the registration for these camps, please rank your children’s camp picks. We will try to give top picks, but these are first come/first served, so this may not always be possible. Typically we give two full scholarships per child, and if there are remaining seats after our May 16th deadline, we may award additional camps.