The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth
VAMPY assembles some of the brightest and most enthusiastic seventh through tenth graders from counties around Kentucky, states across the nation, and countries all over the world. The VAMPY community reflects the diverse backgrounds, interests, and pursuits of its students who all have at least one thing in common: a love of learning. For gifted and talented students who crave knowledge and academic challenge, VAMPY offers a life-changing world of both learning and friendship.
The primary emphasis of VAMPY is academics. VAMPY’s rigorous educational environment reminds students that learning is an enjoyable process. Students spend six hours a day immersed in a topic of their choosing that ignites their curiosity. VAMPY instructors are veteran teachers, college professors, and experts in their fields. When not in class, students are playing sports, participating in cookouts, dances, and talent shows, or hanging out on the lawn in front of their residence hall, playing music, making crafts, and getting to know one another.
Since 1984, The Center for Gifted Studies through a cooperative agreement with the
Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP), has made the VAMPY experience the centerpiece
of summer for hundreds of students.
The Bowling Green Daily News recently wrote about VAMPY in a front-page article: WKU hosts summer camp for gifted students.
Learn more about the VAMPY experience watching the video and by exploring the stories and photo galleries from recent years below.
Dates: June 24 - July 14, 2018