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Summer Camps 2024

Alpha 1

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July 7 - 12, 2024 | Ages 12 - 14

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

Alpha 1 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

Learn More About Alpha 1 Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

Alpha 2

Large group of students in a circle at night.

July 14 - 19, 2024 | Ages 12 - 21

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

Alpha 2 is a week long camp where campers participate in workshops; build teamwork and leadership skills within small age-specific peer groups; engage with guest speakers during hand-on assemblies; experience array of opportunities to develop and master new skills; as well as learn lifelong habits for a healthier life.

Learn More About Alpha 2 Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

Brain Camp

Students gathered around a man wearing an electronic device on his head.

July 14-20, 2024 | Rising high school Juniors and Seniors

Erma Byrd Biomedical Research Center

During Brain Camp 2024, students will engage in a dynamic series of presentations and demonstrations led by the esteemed faculty and graduate students of the Department of Neuroscience. This immersive experience offers a unique opportunity for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades to delve into a diverse range of captivating topics, including basic lab safety, research ethics, and the scientific process, neuroanatomy (yes, there will be brains!), effects of light at night, addiction and drug use, impacts of stroke, cognitive aging, brain plasticity, and traumatic brain injuries, behavior models, human neuro-psych testing, neurophysiological assessment for improving human performance, motion capture and computer simulations of the human body, and more!

Learn More About Brain Camp Contact Becca Rohn

Dance Weekend

Group of students dancing in a line at Dance Camp.

March 15-17, 2024 | Ages 12-21

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

During Brain Camp 2024, students will engage in a dynamic series of presentations and demonstrations led by the esteemed faculty and graduate students of the Department of Neuroscience. This immersive experience offers a unique opportunity for high school students entering the 11th and 12th grades to delve into a diverse range of captivating topics, including basic lab safety, research ethics, and the scientific process, neuroanatomy (yes, there will be brains!), effects of light at night, addiction and drug use, impacts of stroke, cognitive aging, brain plasticity, and traumatic brain injuries, behavior models, human neuro-psych testing, neurophysiological assessment for improving human performance, motion capture and computer simulations of the human body, and more!

Learn More About Dance Weekend Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

Engineering Challenge Camp

Collage of Engineering Camp students.

June 10 - August 2, 2024 | 1st - 12th Graders

Engineering Sciences Building

Engineering Challenge Camps are designed to help students learn the fun and exciting ways that engineering and computer science impact our lives through hands-on learning. Each camp features a theme that will help students build problem solving skill and to work better in groups. We have camps for Elementary, Middle and High School students.

Learn More About Engineering Camp Contact Julie Gruber

Forensic Science Summer Camp

Forensic Camp circular logo.

Camp 1: June 17th - 21st, Camp 2: July 22nd - 26th | High school students entering 11th or 12th grade in fall 2024

Morgantown, WV

The Next Generation Forensic Science Initiative in collaboration with the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science at West Virginia University will be hosting its annual forensic science summer camp for high school students (11th – 12th grade). Through conceptual and experiential learning, students will acquire the practical knowledge and skills that forensic scientists use in their day-to-day casework. At the conclusion of the week, students will apply what they have learned to mock crime scenes at our Crime Scene Training Complex.

Learn More About Forensic Science Summer Camp Contact Roger Jefferys

New Horizons

Two young kids playing on inter tubes in the water at camp.

July 4 - 7, 2024 | Ages 10 and 11

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

New Horizons Camp is a BRAND-NEW 3-day, 2-night weekend camp! This opportunity prepares 10 and 11 year old (during camp) campers who have attended an overnight camp and who can’t wait for their chance to attend Alpha I or Alpha II. Programming will focus on team building, personal skill building, and friendship.

Learn More About New Horizons Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

Older Members Conference

Young girl from behind, sitting in front of a fire wearing an orange headband.

June 16 - 21, 2024 | Ages 14 - 21

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

Older Member's Conference is statewide 4-H camp held annually at WVU Jackson's Mill. Campers develop leadership skills through facilitating camp activities, increase civic engagement and education through discussions on current issues, participate in week-long workshops and master new skills that can be used in local 4-H programs and communities activities.

Learn More About Older Members Conference Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend

Female student climbing a wall with a helmet.

April 19 - 21, 2024 | Ages 12-21

Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp

Ultimate Outdoor Weekend is a weekend camp full of 4-H Shooting Sports and Outdoor skills. Campers will learn new skills and gain confidence in multiple outdoor disciplines. The first evening of camp features the ultimate adventure program where campers form small group teams to adventure through the Jackson's Mill facility. Day two features Shooting Sports and additional class discipline training throughout the day. We wrap up with a guest/feature speaker and camp service project.

Learn More About Ultimate Outdoor Weekend Contact Jason Burnside and Nancy Yates

WV State Conservation Camp

Aerial view of WV State Conservation Camp.

June 10-14, 2024 | Ages 14-17

Camp Caesar - Cowen, Webster County

Since 1941, the WV State Conservation Camp has welcomed youth from all over the state to kick off their summer with new friends and opportunities to explore the natural world of WV and learn more about WV's natural resources! Activities include Shooting Sports (skeet/shotgun, archery, and .22’s), Rappelling, Fishing and Boating, Outdoor Cooking, Volleyball and Softball, Forest and Wildlife Management, Fire Building, and much more!

Learn More About Conservation Camp Contact Ben Spong

WVU Wrestling Camp

WVU wrestling meet at the Coliseum.

July 7 - 13 | Wrestling camps for all ages

Towers Dorms, Recreation Center, Wrestling Pavilion

WVU Wrestling Camps will be held July 7-13 There are several camp options for all levels of wrestling, with commuter and dorm options. Descriptions of each camp are on event website.

Learn More About Wrestling Camp Contact Cliff Moore

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Contact Us

West Virginia University
Summer Term
PO Box 6800
Morgantown, WV 26506-6800

Student Questions? Email: WVUSummerSession@mail.wvu.edu

Faculty Questions? Email: Marie.Pavlik@mail.wvu.edu

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