For those students who are interested in advanced opportunities during the summer months, please reference the list below. This list has been curated over time by The Gatton Academy.
To be clear, attending one of these camps is not a pre-requisite for applying to/enrolling at The Gatton Academy. The goal of this list is to let students and their families know what's available around the country that may be of interest to them as they pursue advanced opportunities.
Two week camp for gifted 6th, 7th, and 8th graders held at Western Kentucky University.
Three week camp for gifted 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10 graders held at Western Kentucky University.
You must be at least 16 by June 15 to participate in these research programs across the Americas.
Participate in an online learning environment during the 2009-10 school year if accepted, resulting in a paid NASA internship for the summer of 2010. Open to any high school student.
30 day volunteerism expeditions, working in national parks, on shores, fisheries, and volcanoes.
(for 10th graders to apply) Spend part of the summer at the great American university.
Spend summer at this Ivy League school. Research opportunities available.
A taste of college at Notre Dame. Specialty programs are available in Engineering and Architecture.
Open to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to apply at this great New York state university.
STEM programs are offered for high school students throughout the summer at this Massachusetts location.
This school offers summer programs for various STEM interests for grades K – 12.
Summer Camp Aide-Teen Volunteers program
Various high school internships
Is computer science your thing? Take on these competitions from your home.
(typically must be 16 years old by the start of the summer program)
Interested in leadership and community involvement? This could be the program for you.
Is math your thing? This California camp could be for you.
This week long camp in Melbourne, Florida is for rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who aspire to be engineers.
Are you a girl or a student from a minority background who is interested in Engineering? If you live in metro Louisville, this is probably the camp for you.
Aviation and aeronautical tracks for students ages 12 – 18 years.
A match for current high school sophomores who love biodiversity and the environment.
Rising 8th-12th graders can apply to this summer camp at Vanderbilt University.
This selective camp for 13-18 year olds promises to immerse you in the fascinating, deep, difficult, fun, mysterious, abstract, and interconnected world of mathematics.
Selected young women (rising into grades 9 – 12) come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.
Options abound in this comprehensive STEM summer research exploration program for students currently in grades 6 – 11. Programs as short as one week are offered.
High school sophomores are eligible to apply for this five-week college experience program.
Sophomore young writers can choose poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction tracks to pursue in this two-week camp.
5-week academic summer program in Exeter, New Hampshire for rising 8th– 12- graders.