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The West Virginia Ambassador Camp, an educational summer camp for eighth grade students, will be held in Charleston June 19 through June 22, 2017.  School superintendents nominate students from their districts to join other outstanding students from around the state for an adventure in West Virginia history, culture and arts awareness.

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.  Now in its fourth year, we provide the camp participants with opportunities to learn more about the state with programs at the State Capitol, about Charleston with activities in the city and to get a taste of college life while they stay in University of Charleston dorms.

There are no costs for the 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 Department of Education and the Arts, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, Clay Center for the Performing Arts and Sciences and Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau.  The West Virginia Department of Education provides technical support. The camp is coordinated and run by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

Nominations must be submitted via email to Andrea Thompson at, fax 304-558-2779, or mail to 1900 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25305
Contact Andrea Thompson for more information at or call 304-558-0220.

Superintendent Letter

WV Ambassadors Camp Nomination form

WV Ambassadors Camp Alternate Nomination form


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