July 6 – Delegates and Staff ventured out for one final outdoor adventure the day after celebrating the Fourth of July, National Youth Science Camp style. At “Always Sunny” Camp Pocahontas, the groups were greeted with rain to depart Camp and start their trips into the wilderness. By the late afternoon the rains subsided and allowed for a nice evening and next day. Here are some of the images from all the outdoor adventures.
Caving (Spelunking) with Michael Stark and Amelia Franklin was a popular adventure that many delegates experienced for the first time at NYSCamp. The NYSCamp benefits from the fact that a number of non-commercial caves are available to access not far from Science Camp.
Climbing was also met with significant interest by the delegates. It is hard to describe the experience of the challenge of rock climbing and the sense of accomplishment to get to the top and enjoy an amazingly beautiful West Virginia vista.
The delegates pack in their food and prepare it, another part of the full camping experience.