2023 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp)
Operated by the National Youth Science Foundation

NYSCamp General Information and Instructions for Applicants 2023

National Youth Science Camp The National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) has traditionally been a residential science education program that honors and challenges two graduating high school science students from each state in the United States and others from selected countries around the world. However, for 2023, to accommodate delegates who might possess part time jobs, the camp would be held both virtually and in-person over a 3.5 weeks’ period. The 5 days of virtual camp are designed so delegates can work, study, or take state tests during the day and still participate in evening camp activities. Within reason, the virtual portion of the NYSCamp experience is designed to allow delegates to work around these other commitments and still participate meaningfully at camp. We expect all delegates to be fully present 24/7 during the 2.5 weeks of in-person camp. Learn more at www.nyscamp.org.
Location of the NYSCamp The camp is located in the National Radio Quiet zone which means no there is no mobile phone service. High speed internet will be available during certain times at camp for delegates to contact home, complete college admission paperwork or register for classes, upload photos to the cloud, and complete camp feedback surveys.
Dates of the NYSCamp Delegates MUST attend the entire NYSCamp program beginning Monday, June 19, 2023 and ending on Wednesday, July 12, 2023. Selected delegates must commit to attending the full camp including both the virtual and in-person portions of camp.
Cost The National Youth Science Camp is offered at NO COST to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status.
Eligible Applicants
  • If you are a resident of Trinidad and Tobago, then you must be 16, 17 or 18 years of age on July 1st,2023.
  • You must have strong skills in spoken English.
  • You must be eligible for a J-1 Visa to enter the United States. Do not apply for a J1 Visa at this time; if selected, the U.S. Embassy in your country will provide assistance.
  • You must have documented superior academic proficiency, including recognition in mathematics or the sciences.
  • You must have documented leadership abilities and social maturity through involvement in school or community activities.
  • You must have documented skills and achievements outside the realm of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and outside the realm of academia.
  • You must demonstrate a curiosity and an eagerness to explore many and varied topics.
  • You must intend to pursue higher education and a career in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics related field.
  • You must be willing and able to participate in the entire NYSCamp program.
  • Proficiency in English is necessary, as the program is conducted in English.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 with at least one booster before attending the in person portion of camp. Official documentation of vaccination status will be required to be submitted if selected to attend the NYSCamp.
Application Criteria A complete application will require the following:
  1. Follow link to apply online www.apply.nyscamp.org
  2. Required documents include for online submission:
    • A letter detailing your qualifications, how you would benefit from the NYSCamp experience, and your thoughts on the social impacts of science (must be typed)
    • A resume detailing your academic achievements and extra-curricular activities
    • A recent academic transcript (including standardized test scores when possible)
    • A letter of support from a teacher or research mentor emphasizing academic achievements, interest in sciences or mathematics, leadership potential, and well-rounded development.
    • Application Deadline Extended to March 6th, 2023
Submission Instructions
  1. Submission information via www.apply.nyscamp.org
  2. Please contact Selection Coordinator, Ms. Stacey-Ann Sarjusingh at NIHERST, Ministry of Education Towers, Level 13, 5 St. Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, if you have additional questions or require application assistance.