Campers will play sports, study math and learn about wellness at West Virginia University’s National Youth Sports Program this summer.

This year’s camp is scheduled for June 23-July 18 from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.

Walk-in registration is open June 10 and 18, 4-6 p.m. in Coliseum Room 238 for the 2014 version of the camp. NYSP is open to all 10- to 16-year-olds in Monongalia County and surrounding areas. WVU’s College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences hosts the camp.

There will be a sliding scale fee for attending this year’s camp, which will help offset costs associated with activities and staffing.

NYSP is an enrolled site in the Summer Food Service Program and all participants will receive daily snacks and lunches upon submitting registration forms.

NYSP stands as a daily exhibition of WVU’s land grant mission at work as families route their children – either by bus or of their own means – to WVU’s Shell Building.

Along with physical activity, campers engage in projects like building and launching model rockets. They listen to messages about social issues such as bullying, the dangers of drugs and alcohol and other health and hygiene tips. The campers and their families also attend a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game each year, including free tickets.

For more information and to register, call 304-293-0859 or view the website for all guidelines and fee structures:




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