29 Years of NYSP at WVU: Camp Welcome from CPASS

The school year will be over before you know it. That can only mean one thing; summer and the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP) will soon be here. To participate, campers must be between the ages of 10 and 16. A child must be age 10 by the end of August or still be age 16 by Orientation Day (June 21, 2016), and no exceptions will be made.

For the twenty-eighth year, the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences is offering NYSP. Each summer we provide daily swimming lessons and professional instruction in a variety of sports such as softball, basketball, tennis, and soccer. NYSP in not only about sports. We also plan a variety of enrichment lesson to provide children with opportunities and experiences that will contribute to their personal development. This not only adds variety to the day but gives campers the opportunity to explore careers, and subject matter related to math, science, technology, reading, and wellness, just to name a few of the topics. Needless to say, we have a fun filled summer planned with activities that are more than just sports.

This year we are pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Inclusion Project Let’s All Play Initiative. The financial support received from this organization will allow us to train several additional students to help campers needing the extra assistance. We also continue to be grateful for the many WVU and Morgantown community organizations and members that have supported the camp and helped sustain this program for so many years. The services this year will once again include bus transportation by the Monongalia County Board of Education for those needing a ride to camp, a free physical exam, and a daily snack and lunch.

Our expectation for campers is that they are active participants, have a willingness to be a good sport, follow some simple guidelines, and have fun. Campers should come prepared to participate with the appropriate attire (i.e. shorts, tee-shirt, and sneakers – no sandals or flip flops) required by all participants. Our goals are to teach campers the importance of being physically active for their own physical and emotional well-being, to emphasize the importance of respect for others, and to model how being a good sport is needed throughout life and not just in sporting games.

All the important camp dates and registration information is attached with this letter, or can be found on this web site. We look forward to seeing your camper(s) and to another exciting summer of NYSP.

Dana D. Brooks
Dean, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
and NYSP Project Administrator

Mary L. Wolk
Coordinator Lifetime Activities Program and NYSP