In 1988 the National Youth Sports Program was offered for the first time on the campus of WVU. Each year between 200-250 children ages 10 through 16 have attended the summer camp and benefited from the positive experiences it has provided our youth. In 1969 when the program first started, there were hundreds of colleges and universities throughout the country that offered this service each summer. As federal funding was cut, many campuses have since stopped running the camp during the summer months. The number of campuses hosting NYSP continues to dwindle, and WVU is one of only 16 remaining institutions that will host the camp again this summer. This year also marks a special milestone in the program’s history at WVU, as it will be celebrating 25 years of service to the youth in the community. We hope that you will join us and help us capture some of the memories and value that the National Youth Sports Program has brought to the University and the city of Morgantown over the past 25 years.
Your gift to NYSP will help with the daily operation of camp and benefit the children who participate in this program. NYSP provides daily physical activities, enrichment lessons, free hot lunches, bus transportation to and from the camp, and employment of professional staff. Each child is also provided a free medical examination prior to participation in the program.
As costs continue to rise, we need your support to help fund this program. This year we will receive no revenue from federal funds to conduct NYSP, thus relying on individuals within our community to secure financial support. A donation of any amount will help us continue to provide this excellent community service without asking a costly registration fee from each participant. Your donations will be used to help pay for the daily meals, transportation, educational supplies and personnel services.
Support the WVU NYSP experience today, by visiting CPASS on the WVU Foundation website and making an online donation to Other; NYSP.