December 2009

Happy Holidays!

We hope everyone’s holidays are off to a great start and you are enjoying the season within your classroom. It may seem a bit early to start thinking about summer programs for your students, but with many applications due after the winter break, we thought it would be helpful to share some gifted summer options that are across the nation. If these camps are not located near you, or are not a subject matter which your students are interested in, please feel free to write to us at and we’d be happy to assist in finding one! 


Center for Talented Youth: (Various Locations across US)

CTY’s summer programs offer eligible students in the U.S. and around the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work with 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.

Application available now


Concordia: (Various Locations across the world)

Concordia Summer Villages are a powerful combination of world language immersion, new cultural experiences and summer camp fun with more than 150 sessions to choose from, at leased retreat centers and summer camps, Concordia Summer Villages welcome you.

Application available now


Idyllwild: (Southern California)

Every summer, more than 1,300 children, teens, and adults attend Idyllwild’s workshops, pursuing interests in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and visual arts— taught by some of America’s finest artists.

Application available now


PROMYS: (Boston University)

A six-week summer program at Boston University designed to encourage motivated high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.

Application available in January


ROSS: (Ohio State University)

The Ross Program at The Ohio State University is an intensive eight week summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics, immersing them in a world of mathematical discovery.

Application available in January


Satori: (Eastern Washington University)

For academically and intellectually talented students aged 12 - 18, Satori is a one-week journey towards personal enlightenment through specialized instruction and social activities with others who share their enthusiasm for learning in an academic and social environment. For its twenty-sixth straight summer Satori Camp is proud to present this opportunity for students to experience their first taste of college.

Application coming soon


SIG: (Various Locations across US)

SIG provides academically advanced students with an interesting and challenging educational experience, combining academic courses with cultural, social, and recreational activities.

Application available now


THINK: (University of Nevada, Reno)

The THINK Summer Institute is an intense three-week residential summer program offering gifted students aged 13 to 16 the opportunity to earn six transferable college credits

Application available now


Education is what remains after one has

forgotten everything he learned in school.
- Albert Einstein




Myth:  We should not accelerate a student because they will not ‘connect’ with the older classmates.


Fact:Given a choice, highly gifted children tend to prefer social interaction with others of similar mental age who can interact at a similar level to their own.’ (Lewis & Michelson, 1983, O’Shea, 1960, Roedell, 1984). Gifted students often connect better with like-minded peers, which are often older, versus students who are their chronical peers whom they can very little in common with intellectually.




Davidson Institute Updates


Davidson Young Scholar Applications Available

If you would like to learn more about the Young Scholars Program, or if you would like to download an application, click here.

2010 Davidson Fellows Scholarship Applications Available

Applications due March 3, 2010

For more information, or to download an application, please visit the Davidson Fellows website.

Davidson Academy of Nevada 2010-2011 School Year

Applications Available

For more information, please visit the Davidson Academy website or feel free to check out the upcoming tour dates here.





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