Youth Science Camp Underway

Although it's the biggest, the Boy Scouts National Jamboree isn't the only thing drawing youth to the area. The third annual West Virginia Youth Science Camp is happening this week in Ripley. The camp for rising 10th-graders started Monday and continues through July 22. It's modeled after the National Youth Science Camp held annually in Pocahontas County. Topics include snakes, the Clean Water Act, deer management and the science of baseball. The West Virginia Department of Education and the National Youth Science Foundation are hosting the camp at the Cedar Lakes Conference Center.