National Youth Science Camp


The New Mexico Academy of Science is proud to select two New Mexico high school students to attend the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) during the summer. NYSCamp is excited to announce a return to in-person camp for summer 2023.  High school juniors and seniors with an interest in STEM are encouraged to apply.


Applications for the 2023 camp are open!  The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023.

National Youth Science Camp:  Information for New Mexico Students

This webinar has already occurred.  You may view the slides from the webinar OR watch the recording of the webinar.


For more information about the program, please visit the NYSCamp website or download the 2023 NYSCamp Flyer.
Questions?  Contact NM State Selection Coordinator  Margaret Showalter

What is National Youth Science Camp?

Established in 1963 in West Virginia, the National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) is a free residential honors program for two accomplished high school students from each state in the USA, plus Washington, DC, and select international countries.

This residential science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) program is designed to honor and challenge some of the nation’s rising STEAM leaders and provide them with opportunities to engage with STEAM professionals and participate in exciting outdoor activities.

The 2023 NYSCamp will include 5 days of virtual programing beginning on June 19 and 2.5 weeks of in-person programing beginning on June 24. Selected delegates must commit to attending the entire camp! This experience will include world-class lectures, directed studies, and seminars with prestigious and up-and-coming STEAM professionals who are making a difference in their fields of study and changing the world for good. The camp will also provide significant opportunities for delegates to interact and engage with STEAM professionals, camp staph (intentional misspelling to highlight their infectious enthusiasm), and other delegates in exciting, fun, and meaningful ways.

The NYSCamp is hosted by the National Youth Science Academy, formerly known as the National Youth Science Foundation.  The NYSCamp is offered to selected participants at no cost so that talented students may attend regardless of their financial ability.

How are Delegates Chosen?

Students apply at The New Mexico Academy of Science (NMAS) selects two delegates and alternates for the camp based upon an applicant’s academic achievement, leadership in school and community activities, and genuine interest in the sciences. The NMAS state selection coordinator is Margaret Showalter.