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The West Virginia Ambassadors Camp, an educational summer camp for students entering ninth grade, will be held in Charleston June 18 through June 21, 2018.  The program was introduced by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History with support from the West Virginia Department of Education for the state’s Sesquicentennial in 2013. 

School superintendents submit two nominations and two alternate nominations from their district to join other outstanding students from around the state for an adventure in West Virginia history, culture and arts awareness.

Entering its fifth year, Ambassadors Camp provides the participants with opportunities to learn more about the state with programs at the State Capitol; about Charleston with activities in the city and about college life while they stay in University of Charleston dorms.

West Virginia Ambassador Camp is completely funded and operWhile at camp, the students stay in dorms and eat in the cafeteria at the University of Charleston.  They ride buses to their activities at the State Capitol and downtown Charleston and they have 24-hour teacher chaperones during the camp.

West Virginia Ambassador Camp is completely funded and operated through grants from the West Virginia Office of Education and the Arts, the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the Clay Center for the Performing Arts and Sciences and the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.  Because of this support, camp is entirely free for participants.

The West Virginia Department of Education provides technical support and camp is coordinated and run by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

Nominations must be submitted via email to Andrea Thompson at andrea.d.thompson@wv.gov, fax 304-558-2779, or mail to 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25305


Contact Andrea Thompson for more information at andrea.d.thompson@wv.gov or call 304-558-0220

Superintendent Letter


WV Ambassadors Camp Nomination form

WV Ambassadors Camp Alternate Nomination form


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