Summer Opportunities

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It’s hard to know how much and what kind of activity your child needs over the summer — scheduled family activities, community camps, academic programs, or residential camps. That can be determined by you and your child, but it is known that children who participate … Read more by clicking on the link above.

New York State Summer Young Writers Institute

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The New York State Writers Institute in conjunction with the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College is pleased to announce the 17th annual creative writing workshop for high school students. The New York State Summer Young Writers Institute (SYWI) will be held at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York from June 29 to July 11, 2015.



Like students with talent in athletics or the arts, students with academic talent deserve the opportunity to develop their skills to highest possible level. Our summer programs offer eligible students from all over the country and around the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program. Please visit our pages to learn more about what we have to offer and how our courses can help highly able students explore their potential to the fullest.

Purdue University GERI

Every summer, for over 34 years, GERI has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Students who have completed grades 5 through 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GERI offers three programs each summer.

SIG Summer Institute for the Gifted


The mission of the Summer Institute for the Gifted is to provide the highest quality educational and social opportunities for academically gifted and talented students through programs designed to meet their abilities and needs.

SIG Residential Programs are held at several prestigious colleges and universities including Princeton University, Yale University, and UC Berkley. We are selective in our campus facilities to allow students to experience the energy and excitement of campus life, while being part of a well-staffed and well-supervised program.

Center for Talent Development – Northwestern University

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The Center for Talent Development Summer Program has gained global recognition as a premiere learning and life-changing experience for gifted students.

The Leapfrog, Spark, Solstice, Apogee, Spectrum, Equinox and Civic Leadership Institute courses  serve outstanding students from PreK through grade 12.  CTD strives to facilitate high achievement and instill self-confidence and a love of learning among all of its participants.

There are residential programs and financial aid is available.


Michigan State University GATE Summer Camps

MSU Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) still has funding available for full scholarships to our programs. If your family qualifies for financial assistance, consider sending your student to a GATE program, and take advantage of the scholarships we can provide. Most families awarded financial aid scholarships have an annual household income of less than $50,000 and/or receive free or reduced school lunch for their children. The deadline for applying is May 2nd.

Lindsay Codispot, Administrative Assistant, Michigan State University Outreach & Engagement Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)