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The Center for Gifted Studies


April Update

Online Resources During COVID-19

Want to stay up-to-date on the online resources for gifted learners, parents, and educators The Center has been gathering? Head over to our Online Resources Page.



June 7 - 19, 2020

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A two-week camp held in June, SCATS offers high-ability students who have finished grades 6–8 a unique learning environment to explore new ideas, develop concepts, make friends, and share experiences. To learn more, visit our SCATS page.



June 21 - July 11, 2020

A three-week residential camp held in June and July, VAMPY offers high-ability students who have finished grades 7–10 the chance to focus on one course during six class hours each weekday plus a nightly hour-long study hall. Classes are taught by highly motivated WKU faculty and area high school teachers who are thrilled to have equally highly motivated students. To learn more, visit our VAMPY page


Where Gifted Learners Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.

Upcoming Opportunities


June 7-19, 2020


June 21-July 11,2020

AP Summer Institute Bowling Green

June 22-26, 2020

AP Coordinator Workshop

June 24, 2020

Camp Innovate

July 6-10, 2020

Camp Explore

July 13-17, 2020

AP Summer Institute

St. Louis

July 13-16, 2020


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