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The Center for Gifted Studies


Register for Camp Explore | Register for Camp Innovate

The Center for Gifted Studies’ Camp Innovate Online and Camp Explore Online are one-week day camps designed for students with advanced ability and high interest who were in grades one through five during the previous school year. These experiences features minds-on and hands-on instruction to engage children in learning at advanced levels.

Throughout the week, teachers experienced in gifted education guide the students in learning that is differentiated for their particular needs. Students enjoy enriching learning experiences from 10:15 - 12:00 with a 30-minute lunch break and an afternoon session from 12:30 - 1:30 (Central Time).

The cost to attend a camp is $250, and tuition assistance is available for students experiencing financial need.


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.



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

Online AP Summer Institute Bowling Green

Begins June 22, 2020

Camp Innovate

July 6-10, 2020

Camp Explore

July 13-17, 2020

Online AP Summer Institute St. Louis

Begins July 13, 2020


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 Last Modified 6/9/20