Summer Programs for Gifted and Talented Kids

It’s almost that time of year again… No. it not the holidays,  it’s almost summer time…  and that means finding camps to entertain and perhaps educate your child.

Did you know that there are special camps for gifted and talented children?

The Center for Talented Youth began with a seventh grade boy from Baltimore who had exhausted all the options for math courses he could take at school by the time he was thirteen. Julian Stanley, a professor of psychology at Johns Hopkins University and the founder of the Center for Talented Youth, worked with this boy and his family to arrange access to challenging college math courses so the boy could continue to develop his academic talents and pursue his passion.

Today, CTY is accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, and its summer programs serve thousands of students each year. CTY students come from all fifty states and dozens of countries around the world. They come from all walks of life and a variety of educational backgrounds. While the scope of these gifted and talented programs has grown immensely, the goal remains the same: to allow highly able students to immerse themselves in their academic passions, to meet others like themselves, and to grow both intellectually and personally.

CTY’s gifted and talented summer programs offer bright students the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. While the focus is on rigorous academics and learning, the social experience that results from bringing these students together is an integral part of the program.

Summer 2018
Session 1:
June 24 – July 13 (all residential sites, except Santa Cruz and Seattle)
July 1 – July 20 (all domestic day sites, and the Santa Cruz and Seattle residential sites)
July 8 – July 27 (Hong Kong sites)
Session 2:
July 15 – August 3 (all residential sites except Santa Cruz and Seattle)
July 22 – August 10 (all domestic day sites, and the Santa Cruz and Seattle residential sites)
Summer 2018 Hong Kong sites
One session only:
July 8 – July 27
CTY’s 25 residential and day sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong serve thousands of students each year from all 50 states and dozens of countries around the world. Qualifying students come from all walks of life and a variety of educational backgrounds to spend three weeks immersing themselves in their academic passions, meeting others like themselves, and growing intellectually and personally. Class size is 12-18 students, and each class has a highly skilled instructor and a teaching assistant. Outside of class, students participate in a full and fun social program at all locations, from sports and games to talent shows and band practice.

How to apply?

Students who are interested in our gifted and talented summer programs must take the SCAT test to establish eligibility for the Young Students Program for students in grades 2-6.

Check the CTY website for test dates and summer camp application process:

*Source: CTY website

 

 

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