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Summer and Weekend Programming for Gifted Students

Below are brief overviews of the opportunities we offer to gifted young people. For more information, click on the name of the program or use the drop-down menu above labeled Students.

Super Saturdays
Super Saturdays
Grades 1 - 6

Three weeks of Saturday courses offered on campus at WKU each fall and winter.

Camp Explore
Camp Explore
Grades 1 - 3

A week-long summer day camp.

Camp Innovate
Camp Innovate
Grades 3 - 5

A week-long summer day camp.


Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students

A two-week summer camp for residential or nonresidential students.

Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)

A three-week residential summer camp.


Why do summer opportunities benefit your gifted student? Read our article to help you make the best decision for your student.

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Other Opportunities

TIP-KY: The Talent Identification Program of Kentucky (TIP-KY) offers above-level testing to assess where students are academically so educators and families can help guide students to relevant resources, appropriate enrichment programming, and other services that will challenge and encourage growth. 

Kentucky Kids Compete: For grades K-12, this a hub for competitions students can enter as individuals whether it be paper-writing, art submissions, or business plans. This is the one-stop shop for your student to shine.

The Doctors Mody Service Learning Competitions for Young People: In 2020, Drs. Bharat and Bharati Mody established The Mody Endowed Fund in Service Learning at The Center for Gifted Studies with the hope of passing on their lifelong commitment to serving their communities and sparking a passion for volunteerism among high-achieving young people.

IdeaFestival Bowling Greena one-day celebration of ideas for middle and high school students and interested adults

Travel Abroad: Spring Break and Fall Break trips to selected cities and countries of cultural and historical significance for eighth grade and high school honors students and interested adults

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 Last Modified 4/15/24