Looking Ahead to Summer Programs for Gifted Kids

by Carol Fertig

It’s that time of year again to begin planning for summer experiences for your gifted students. For some, that may mean lots of free time at home to play, read, relax, and let minds wander. Others may benefit from a specialized experience at a day camp or an experience far from home. Here are some suggestions for places to begin your search if you’re looking for something outside the home. (Note: These are not program endorsements. You will want to do your own investigations of programs to make certain they fit your needs.)

Some summer programs are general and some are specialized. Examples of focused programs include the study of space, inventions, technology, government, music, film, oceanography, math, archaeology, debate, art, foreign languages, and Shakespeare. Search hard enough, and you’re likely to find a specialty to meet every need.

Here are some searchable databases where you can begin to look.
This blog post initially appeared on the Gifted Child Info Blog on February 25, 2011.