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Accepting Applications for Summer Learning Opportunities in Entrepreneurship, STEM

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has opened applications for two of its summer learning

opportunities, the Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) and the Appalachian STEM Academy at

Oak Ridge. The programs are free, all‐inclusive learning experiences that help prepare high school and

middle school students and teachers in Appalachian West Virginia and beyond for future opportunities

in entrepreneurship and STEM.


The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy (AEA) is an experiential learning opportunity to help

prepare the next generation of entrepreneurial thinkers and leaders. High school students will

participate in educational workshops designed to spark creativity and develop essential entrepreneurial

skills, concluding with final capstone pitches of entrepreneurial ideas students develop to strengthen

communities and address economic challenges in Appalachia. AEA will be held from July 6‐19, 2024, at

Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.


The Appalachian STEM Academy has pioneered access to STEM‐related research opportunities for high

school and middle school students and high school teachers across Appalachia for 30+ years. Students

will collaborate with award‐winning scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory on guided group

science, math, and computer science technology research projects, while teachers develop STEMrelated

curriculum with expert science practitioners. Programming will be held at Oak Ridge Associated

Universities in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.


  • Middle School STEM Academy Session 1: July 6‐12, 2024

  • Middle School STEM Academy Session 2: July 13‐19, 2024

  • High School STEM Academy: July 6‐19, 2024


Applications for both opportunities are due February 2, 2024. More information about the programs

and application process is available at and



Camp Tall Timbers offers a wide variety of entertaining, engaging, and inspiring activities for boys and girls from ages 7 to 16 that promotes independence, decision making, socialization, skill-building, confidence, creativity, and self-discovery in a safe and nurturing environment.


CAMC looks forward to hosting the annual summer Junior Nursing Academy June 15-17, 2022! Application deadline is on May 6. If you are interested in a career in Nursing and currently in the 8th-12th grade, apply today!


Camp Mariposa is a prevention and mentoring program for youth affected by the substance use disorder of a family member. Children and teens attend 4 to 6 transformational weekend camps per year. Youth ages 9-12 participate in fun, traditional camp activities combined with educational and support sessions led by mental health professionals and trained volunteers. All Camp Mariposa activities are provided free of charge. Camp Mariposa was created and is supported by Eluna. Camp Mariposa WV is a part of Eluna’s national Camp Mariposa program.


The Appalachian Entrepreneurship Academy, hosted in Boone, North Carolina at Appalachian State University, seeks high school students interested in nurturing creative ideas and developing skills for entrepreneurial success. Apply by clicking on link to website.P


Have fun while learning! Youll learn positive coping skills, resiliency building, ways to reduce stress, and healthy life skills.

June 5th-9th, Huntington East Middle School

June 19th-23rd, West Virginia State University

Sign up now through your local Prestera Office


Kids Wellness Camp utilizes evidence-based and trauma-informed programs that integrates the power of individuality, mindfulness, contemporary drum circles, play therapy, wellness recovery action planning, and group activities to build core strengths such as self regulation, focusing and listening, team building, leadership, expressing feelings, managing anger/stress, empathy, and gratitude. Campers learn new skills and take home tools to promote resilience and wellness in their lifestyle.

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