36th Year of VAMPY at WKU Hosts 157 Students
- The Center for Gifted Studies
- Monday, June 24th, 2019
The Center for Gifted Studies welcomed 157 students to WKU Sunday evening for the Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY), a three-week program that runs from June 23 to July 13. Attendees come from 11 states as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.
VAMPY provides advanced learning opportunities for academically gifted students who have just completed the seventh through tenth grades. In order to attend VAMPY, students must have earned a qualifying score on the SAT or ACT.
VAMPY classes will meet daily for the three weeks, allowing gifted young people to study one topic in great depth. This year, students could pick from 14 classes such as Arabic, Revolutions: Crises and Upheavals that Changed the World, and Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
Students also have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of locations related to their studies, including trips to prominent landmarks and museums in Washington, D.C. and the Saint Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.
Social outings are also a part of the VAMPY experience. Campers will attend a Bowling Green Hot Rods game to watch the Fourth of July fireworks at the stadium. Each day of camp also offered Optionals, which includes sports, games, arts and crafts, and time to practice musical instruments. Other special events include the annual dance, talent show, paper theater and banquet.
To request information about how to apply to VAMPY in 2020, please visit: https://www.wku.edu/gifted/interest/.
To view pictures of the VAMPY program, visit our Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/giftedstudieswku/albums.
For more information on VAMPY 2019 or The Center for Gifted Studies, please visit www.wku.edu/gifted.
About The Center for Gifted Studies: Located on the WKU campus in Bowling Green, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for nearly 40 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 Link Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent centers 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.