The New College Institute is recruiting rising 11th and 12th grade students for a summer program, Camp Cultivation, June 23-25 at Virginia State University (VSU).
Virginia State University in Petersburg designed Camp Cultivation to provide students with relevant hands-on experiences in agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The camp offers students learning and fun experiences while providing a chance to live on a college campus.
NCI is collaborating with the Wendell Scott Foundation to provide regional students with high-quality experiences in STEM.
Camp Cultivation participants who are interested in continuing in the field of agriculture may continue a Technical Service Provider (TSP) training program to gain hands-on experiences in conservation and preservation that will qualify students to serve as paid interns in fields of agriculture and conservation for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
All Camp Cultivation costs, including housing, meals, materials, supplies, transportation to and from VSU and snacks are free for accepted students. Participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students who have an interest in future careers in STEM and agriculture should contact Steve Keyser at skeyser@newcollegeinstitute.org or (276) 403-5610.  Eligible students should be prepared to complete registrations forms and must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average.