Registration is open! Start an application here.
The other camps are all full day (9:00-4:00) camps with snacks and lunch provided. These camps are possible due to generous support from the National Youth Science Foundation so there is no tuition for these. If you get into one of these camps we will email you and ask for a $25 registration fee due within 2 weeks of the email to hold your child’s seat.
During registration for these camps please rank your children’s camp picks (we will try to give top pick, 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.
June 5-9, 2023
Love building with LEGOs and learning LEGO robotics? Then join this camp for open play, daily building challenges, and learn about coding and robotics. You will also make an adventure movie from your LEGO builds with stop motion animation. Leader educator will be Jordan Holman, who is now in his 5th year of teaching our LEGO camps.
Animal Colors and Patterns
June 12-16, 2023
The unique colors and patterns of animals have inspired many outfits in the fashion industry to the creation of a display screen of e-readers. In this camp students will learn how different animals see color and use color to survive and communicate with other animals in their ecosystem. Students will learn concepts by using light experiments, art projects, reviewing nature documentaries, and designing a prototype using colors and patterns to solve an issue in their community. Also meet some new animal friends that will visit. If you love animals or want to be a vet this camp is for you! This class will be taught by Marshall biology professor (and mother of 4) Dr. Jackie Fannin, and long time WVSA staff, Jordan Holman!
June 19-June 23, 2023
Explore the unseen world of microorganisms. You will work in a real science lab to collect, culture, and observe bacteria, protozoa, and fungi. Spend the week doing fun, hands on experiments in microbiology. This will be a great introduction to biomedical and health-related science. If you have an interest in becoming a doctor, veterinarian or research scientist, this camp is for you. This class will be taught by Marshall Professor (and mom) Dr. Wendy Trzyna in the Microbiology lab. Rigorous and fun!!
Our Amazing Earth: Rock, Fossils, & More!
July 26-30, 2023
Planet Earth is our home- like any home, it is loaded with complexity, wonder and charm! Spend a week familiarizing yourself with all the amazing components of the Earth system- from the vastness of geologic time, to the amazing creatures that have roamed our planet’s surface throughout its history, to the interactions of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, and the many ways in which humans have impacted our natural environment. Through a combination of hands-on activities, visits to local sites of natural wonder, and creative projects, participants will develop a lifelong appreciation for the Earth system and our place within it! This camp is taught by geology professor Dr. Ryan Sincavage.
July 17-21, 2023
Travel to Japan without leaving WV! Language immersion camp with emphasis on Japanese comics, animation, and coding. Campers will be creating comic panels and learning coding using Scratch that can animate those panels! Our lead educator for this week is Jade Billheimer!
July 31-August 4, 2023
Let’s have fun building your own car, bridge, catapult, and more! We will design, build, test, and improve our creations using engineering principles. Get ready for an exciting ride! Learn about the different subfields of engineering which having hands-on fun. This class is taught by David Cartwright, educator, life-long learner, and devoted father. David has a BS and MS in mechanical engineering and is a research associate at Marshall University.