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With Camp Explore, Camp Innovate, SCATS, VAMPY, and The Advanced Placement Summer Institute, The Center for Gifted Studies has summer for gifted students and their educators covered.

Need-based financial assistance is available; applications are available upon request by emailing gifted@wku.edu. Information about some of the funding we offer can be found here. The deadline to apply for financial assistance is May 20.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Qatar Foundation International, The Center is able to offer funding to students interested in studying Arabic at VAMPY. The funding is twofold: 1) up to $2000 to any eligible student: 2) up to the full amount of VAMPY tuition for students demonstrating financial need.


VAMPY is a three-week residential summer camp for students completing grades 7 - 10.


SCATS is a two-week residential and nonresidential summer camp for students completing grades 6 - 8.


Where Gifted Learners Discover Their Potential

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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

Duke TIP

May 22, 2019

Camp Explore

June 3 - 7, 2019


June 9 - 21, 2019


June 23 - July 13, 2019

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

June 24 - 28, 2019

Camp Innovate

July 8 - 12, 2019

WCGTC 23rd World Conference

July 24 - 28, 2019

Twice-Exceptional Students Seminar

September 18, 2019

Berta Seminar

October 24 & 25, 2019

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 Last Modified 5/10/19