• Summer Camps for Gifted Students


    North Carolina Camps

    1.  Mad Science Summer Camps

    Mad Science is the leading provider of fun, hands-on science experiences for kids.  They partner with NASA and are included in the president’s “Innovate to Educate”initiative.   Mad Science’s goal is to take science out into the community through fun, hands-on science camps. For more information go to: http://madscience.org/locations/piedmont/SummerCamps2.aspx?sm=6291


    1. Duke University Youth Summer Programs

    The Duke University Summer Camp offers programs in science, the humanities, and the arts for gifted children.  The programs run for about two weeks and are available to kids in grades five through eleven, although the range varies depending on the course. Local students can opt for the day camp option, but for those students who live too far away, a residential plan is available.  For more information go to:   http://www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth/


    1. Green River Preserve

    The mission of the Green River Preserve is "to provide a challenging and nurturing learning experience and to inspire a profound appreciation of interconnectedness, ecological respect and the joy of living." That's an ideal mission for gifted children who feel strongly about the environment.  For more information go to:  http://www.greenriverpreserve.org/


    1. Camp Invention

    Students will learn teamwork and problem-solving through hands-on exploration.  Students create inventions to solve real world problems culminating in an inventors’ showcase at week’s end.  Brochure attached.  For more information go to:  http://www.invent.org/camp/default.aspx


    Out-of-State Camps

    1. Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs

    The Center for Talented Youth offers summer programs for gifted children in grades two through twelve.The camps for children in grades two through four are day programs only. Those for kids in grades five through seven are both day and residential, and those for all other grades are residential.   Brochure attached.  For more information go to:  http://cty.jhu.edu/summer/index.html


    1. NASA Space Camp

    SPACE CAMP® was founded in 1982 as an educational program to promote the study of math, science, and technology. This program uses classroom instruction and hands-on activities to teach teamwork, decision-making, and leadership.  SPACE CAMP has become known as one of the premier math/science/technology educational programs in the United States.  Camps are available for fourth grade through high school-age students.  For more information go to:  http://www.spacecamp.com/