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Brain Camp

The WVU Department of Neuroscience & Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute are pleased to announce Brain Camp is returning to an in-person format 2022! Camp is scheduled for July 17th - 23rd, 2022. The co-ed summer camp is open to high school students entering 11th & 12th grade. Registration for Brain Camp 2022 will open in spring 2022.

  • Cost of Camp: $750 (Limited financial aid may be available upon request)
  • Brain Camp will limit the number of campers to 30 students on a first-come, first-serve basis
  • Brain Camp will take place at West Virginia University's Morgantown Campus

Brain Camp 2022 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
  • Behavior models
  • Human neuro-psych testing
  • Neurophysiological assessment for improving human performance
  • Motion capture and computer simulations of the human body
  • And more!

Students will be staying on-campus in a WVU residence hall (Oakland Hall) for the week. Housing, meals, and transportation during camp will be included, and there will be evening programs or social outings. A tour of campus by a WVU Tour Guide will also 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 past Brain Camps

Brain Camp 2019 Schedule

Brain Camp 2021 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.