Young Scientists Research Experience: FULL

Monday, Jul 6, 2020
– Saturday, Jul 11, 2020

9:00am – 4:00pm

Ages: 13-18

Dates: July 6-11

Hours: 9am- 4pm

Fee: $350 per student

During this unique experience, students will explore and carry out their own research project. Young Scientists will engage in inquiry-based, hands-on learning as they develop their own research questions, collect and analyze data, and present their results, all under the guidance of an experienced mentor. This opportunity is perfect for middle and high school students with an interest in the environmental and natural sciences and the desire to experience ecological fieldwork. We welcome motivated students who are excited to spend the week at our beautiful, 900-acre field station in the northern Virginia Piedmont in the company of like-minded peers.

Example research questions include:

  • How does road noise affect the singing of birds, frogs, and other animals?
  • Where on the field station is there the most evidence of deer and other mammals?
  • Are there more insects on plants that are native to Virginia or on exotic plants?

A limited number of camp scholarships are available. Please email Alison at to request an application.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations prior to 30 days before the start of camp will receive a full refund, minus a $50 nonrefundable registration fee. Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing. Full refunds will be given in the event that camp is canceled, by us, due to COVID-19. Families may decide to cancel because of COVID-19 until two weeks before the camp start date. Refunds within two weeks will be handled at our discretion.



Event Location

The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Rd.
Warrenton, VA, 20187

Event Fees

Registration fee
$ 350.00