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Brain Camp

The WVU Department of Neuroscience & Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute are pleased to announce Brain Camp is returning in a virtual format for 2021! Camp is scheduled for July 18th - 23rd, 2021. The co-ed summer camp is open to high school students entering 11th & 12th grade. Registration for Brain Camp 2021 is now open! Registration will close on Sunday, June 30, 2021.

Register here!

  • Cost of Camp: $200 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
  • Brain Camp 2021 will not limit the number of campers due to the virtual nature of the event
  • Brain Camp 2021 will be virtual

Brain Camp 2021 Flyer

Students will attend presentations and demonstrations by the Department of Neuroscience faculty and graduate students. Brain Camp will provide students a unique opportunity to learn about a wide range of topics including:

  • Basic lab safety, research ethics, & 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, & traumatic brain injuries
  • Rodent behavior models
  • Human neuro-psych testing
  • Neurophysiological assessment for improving human performance
  • Motion capture and computer simulations of the human body
  • And more…

Due to the virtual nature of camp, students will not be able to stay on-campus in a WVU residence hall (Oakland Hall) for the week. Housing, meals, and transportation will not be included, and there will be no evening programs or social outings. However, a virtual tour of the WVU campus will be included! 

Brain Camp FAQs

Want to know what our last Brain Camp was like? Check out the schedule and photos linked below!

See pictures from Brain Camp 2019

Brain Camp 2019 Schedule

Are you a WVU student interested in becoming a Brain Camp Counselor?

Click HERE to learn more!

If you are interested in donating to help sponsor a student's attendance to Brain Camp, please visit our Give page and donate under the Brain Camp tab.