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June 29 to July 6, 2008
Canaan Valley, West Virginia

Reunion 2008

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning." - Albert Einstein


Have you been dreaming of those days of old when you awoke to the sound of music, jumped out of bed, quickly dressed so as to not miss a minute of either playing Frisbee, soccer, or running on the lower green?  Remember taking time to smell the rhododendron, standing in a big circle listening to the morning show, saying grace before sitting down, having a meal with friends from every state, enjoying after dinner entertainment, being challenged and surprised everyday with new adventures?

If so… it is time to learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow at the NYSCAA 45th Reunion in Canaan Valley, West Virginia during the summer of 2008!

The 45th NYSC Alumni Association reunion will be held at the Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center near Davis, West Virginia. Located in the High Allegheny Mountains, Canaan Valley region is home to many attractions, including Dolly Sods; the Blackwater River, Falls, and Canyon; the Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Other nearby attractions include: the National Youth Science Camp, the Fairfax Stone, the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, Seneca Rocks, Cass Scenic Railroad, Nelson Rocks Preserve (and its Via Ferratta). More information can be found on the links of interest page.

The registration form is available online with a registration cost of $180 for the entire week or ($160 for full-time students). Some option activities will carry an extra cost.

2008 Reunion Theme: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning."

Reunion organizers have selected a quote from Albert Einstein as the theme of the 2008 reunion because of its relevance to the National Youth Science Camp. With more than four decades of history and accomplishments, the NYSC has established itself as a unique experience for aspiring young science students. The program is as stong as ever serving the needs and encouraging a new generation of delegates to pursue education and careers in the science. Additionally, the mission of the NYSC continues to be relevant as the next generation faces problems of global climate change, energy independence, growing threats to public health, and engineering challenges that will shape the world's economy.

Contact Information

The following NYSC Alumni are working to bring you this year's reunion:

  • Ms. Laine Lybeck (Montana 2003) — primary organizer
  • Mr. John Giroir (Louisiana 1989)
  • Dr. Grant Bromhal (West Virginia 1990)

If you have any questions, ideas, or are interested in providing assistance while planning of during this year's NYSCAA reunion in Canaan Valley, West Virginia, please email the reunion organizers en masse at or call Laine Lybeck at (304) 342-3326.