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Camp Explore

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1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270-745-6323
Fax: 270-745-6279

College Board Advanced Placement Program Innovate Kentucky: Create a Spark Little Learners, Big Ideas

Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

World Council for Gifted & Talented Children (housed at The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU)

National Association for Gifted Children

The Association for the Gifted

The Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Kentucky (located at WKU)

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Camp Explore

Camp Explore, formerly known as The Summer Camp, is a one-week summer day camp designed for advanced ability and high interest children who were in grades one, two or three during the previous school year. The experience features hands-on and minds-on instruction to engage children in learning at advanced levels. Students explore a wide range of subjects from math and science to art and theater during their day. Registration is limited to 50 children.


Camp Explore meets in Gary A. Ransdell Hall on the campus of Western Kentucky University. Ransdell Hall is the home of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences. It is located at the corner of Regents Street and Normal Drive.


The curriculum is interdisciplinary with a different thematic focus each year, such as "patterns" or "change." In 2017 classes included math, science, language arts, clowning, and art. 


Children bring their lunches. Teachers and children eat together either in the building or on the patio, depending on the weather.

Additional Information

For articles and photos of past camps, please go to the Camp Explore page on The Center's blog, Happenings at The Center for Gifted Studies.

Camp Explore

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June 4 - 8, 2018


  • Students must be completing 1st - 3rd grade, show high interest and ability, and be recommended by an educator.


  • Tuition is $350.
  • Tuition is due with completed application.
  • Limited financial assistance is available. Contact our office at 270-745-6323 for information.


  • 9:00 am - 2:00 pm (CDT) daily

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