Science for their Summer and Beyond

Announcements & Key Dates

Jan | 01 Camp Applications Open.  Register NOW!  Spots fill quickly.  
Apr | 15 Camp applications and teacher recommendation due
May | 09 Camp selection notifications by email
Jun | 01 Summer camp fees due Monday, June 1st

Summer Camps - General Information

Who's Eligible?

Open to current 7th through 11th grade students. See individual camps for specific eligibility.


Stay in campus housing. Check in is Sunday late afternoon. Check out is either Saturday AM. 

Camp Fee

Five-day residential camps are $250 and three-day residential camps are $150. Lower costs for commuters. See individual camps for specific camp fees.


Enjoy educational field trips, challenge courses, bowling, campus recreation centers, plus movie and game nights.

Applications due 04/15/2018

Space is limited. See individual camps for details.

Supervision and Safety

Minimum of 1:12 teacher/counselor to student ratio. Certified teachers and experienced, trained counselors.

Frequently asked questions about attending camp

How does commuting work?

Commuters will be provided a schedule prior to the start of camp. Daily check-in is by 8am and campers are ready for pick up by 6pm. Commuters may attend selected evening extracurricular activities, communicated prior to the start of camp.

My student has some health issues requiring medications or activity modifications. Can my student attend a YNS camp?

YNS strives to work with families on an individual basis to help enable all students to attend and enjoy a YNS camp. Please contact the NE EPSCoR Outreach Coordinator to discuss your situation and concerns

When and how do I pay for camp?

All payments are accepted online through our registration system.   All payments are due by June 15th.  

What does my student need to bring to camp?

Campers will participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities. A complete list of necessary items is provided in the camp information packets YNS sends in May.

What is the daily schedule?

Campers participate in academic activities from 9am to 5pm, and have scheduled extracurricular activities in the evenings after dinner. See individual camp descriptions for specifics. A complete schedule is provided at check-in.

What is your cell phone policy?

Campers may bring cell phones, but turn them in with lead dorm counselor at check-in. Cell phones are returned to campers in the evenings for calling home. See the electronics policy in the camp information packets YNS sends in May.

Applications open January 1, 2018!