While the program has evolved in many ways over the years the one thing that has remained constant has been the attendance of Max Kemp-Rye, the only student to attend all six years of the program.
As he heads into his senior year of high school this fall, Kemp-Rye will age out of the engineering camping program but hopes to stay involved with the camps once he is in college. The Morgantown native plans to stay close to home to attend WVU, but surprisingly not to study engineering.
“Engineering will always have a special place in my heart but I plan to major in education so I can teach science to high school-age students,” said Kemp-Rye. “I’ve watched the counselors influence myself and other campers for many years and I’d like to have the same opportunity to help young people discover what they want to do when they get older and to show kids the fun behind science.”