Registration for Summer Camps for Gifted Students Now Open
- Author: The Center for Gifted Studies
- Author: Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
Applications are now available for residential and nonresidential summer camps offered by The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU. These camps are designed to inspire a lifelong love of learning and encourage high-interest and high-ability students to explore their academic passions and develop friendships outside of their regular school classrooms. All camps take place on the campus of Western Kentucky University, and classes are taught by WKU professors and area school teachers.
Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students (SCATS) | June 7-19, 2020
Offered every summer since 1983, this two-week camp provides a wide range of classes for academically talented students who have been in grades six through eight during the 2019-20 school year. Students take four courses from a wide array of choices, and campers can be residential or nonresidential. For residential campers, evenings and weekends give participants the chance to engage in sports, arts, games, and social activities. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.wku.edu/gifted/scats.
Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY)| June 21-July 11, 2020
Students who have been in grades seven through ten during the 2019-20 school year qualify for VAMPY by taking the ACT or SAT and scoring at or above the average for college-bound seniors. At this three-week residential program, offered every year since 1984, students spend six hours each day in a challenging academic environment. Evenings and weekends are spent pursuing extracurriculars with other campers. Also, thanks to a grant from Qatar Foundation International, students wishing to study Arabic at VAMPY have the chance to attend camp for free or at a reduced cost. Applications, Arabic scholarship information, and more can be found at https://www.wku.edu/gifted/vampy.
Camp Innovate| July 6-10, 2020
Camp Innovate is a day camp for children with advanced ability and high interest who were in grades three, four, or five during the 2019-2020 school year. The experience features minds-on and hands-on instruction designed to engage children in learning at advanced levels. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.wku.edu/gifted/camp_innovate.
Camp Explore| July 13-17, 2020
Camp Explore is a day camp for children with advanced ability and high interest who have been in grades one, two, or three during the 2019-2020 school year. The experience features minds-on and hands-on instruction designed to engage children in learning at advanced levels. Applications and more information can be found at https://www.wku.edu/gifted/camp_explore.
Contact: The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU, 270-745-6323.