Enrichment Opportunities

Summer is a great time for vacation and fun... but it's also a great time for children to explore areas of learning in ways that are different than those they are exposed to during the school year.

For more information about summer planning, please visit the NAGC website's Planning for Summer Guide.

If you are interested in a program, be sure to check it out right away. Some programs have application deadlines and/or may fill up before the start of summer.

Many of the summer opportunities listed below also offer year-round enrichment options.


Connecticut:

CT Summer Camps and Programs https://www.ct.gov/kids/cwp/view.asp?a=2574&q=437286

ArtsKids at the The Palace in Stamford (Music, Theatre, & Dance programs throughout the year) (Grades 2-5)

https://www.palacestamford.org


C-Hit Summer Journalism program for High School students at UCONN (Ages 16 and older)

http://c-hit.org/c-hit-to-host-2022-summer-multimedia-journalism-workshop-at-uconn/


Project Oceanology (Groton, CT) (Grades 6-12)

https://www.oceanology.org/


Talcott Mountain Science Center (Avon, CT) (Grades K-8)

https://www.tmsc.org/summer


Eli Whitney Museum (Hamden, CT) (Ages 6-15)

http://www.eliwhitney.org/7/summer-2022


Personal Interest Projects (Online) (Grades 4-12)

https://www.skills21.org/pip-platform


Other:

CodeREV (Online) (Grades K-12)

https://www.coderevkids.com/


Davidson THINK Summer Institute (University of Nevada, Reno, NV) (Ages 13-16)

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-programs/summer-programs/think-summer/


Digital Media Academy (Online) (Ages 9-18)

https://digitalmediaacademy.org/


Duke University Pre-College Programs (Duke University, North Carolina) (Grades 6-12)

https://learnmore.duke.edu/youth


Girls Garage (Design & Construction) (Online & Berkeley, CA) (Ages 9-18)

https://girlsgarage.org/


Girls Who Code (Online) (Grades 9-11)

https://girlswhocode.com/programs/summer-immersion-program


Institute for Educational Advancement (Online & Pasadena, CA) (Grades K-8)

https://educationaladvancement.org/programs/iea-academy/


Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (Online) (Grades 2-12)

https://cty.jhu.edu/


Harvard Undergraduate International Relations Scholars Program (Online) (Grades 9-12)

https://www.harvardforeignpolicy.org/harvardirscholarsprogram


Michigan State University (Online) (Grades 3-11)

https://gifted.msu.edu


Northwestern Center for Talent Development (Online) (Ages 3-18)

https://www.ctd.northwestern.edu/


Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes (Online) (Grades 8-11)

https://summerinstitutes.spcs.stanford.edu/about


Summer Discovery (Online & Many locations) (Middle & High School)

https://www.summerdiscovery.com/


The Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley, CA) (Grades K-12)

https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/camps_and_classes/summer_camps


The Quad Manhattan (NY, Programs for Twice-Exceptional Children 2E) (Grades K-12)

https://www.thequadmanhattan.com/summer


Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students SCATS (Grades 6-8) &

Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth VAMPY (Grades 7-10)

(Bowling Green, KY)

https://www.wku.edu/gifted/



Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) (Many locations, including Fairfield University for elementary & Yale University for middle & high school) (Grades K-12)

https://www.giftedstudy.org/


World Scholars Academy (Online & Hawaii) (Ages 12-18)

https://www.worldscholarsacademy.com/



And More...

Gifted Summer Programs: Listed by Topics of Interest

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/gifted-summer-programs-listed-by-topics-of-interest/


Gifted Summer Residential Programs

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/gifted-summer-programs-residential/


Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

https://www.hoagiesgifted.org/summer.htm


Year-round Options

Reach PREP (Stamford, CT) (For Black and Latinx students, must apply at the beginning of 4th grade)

https://www.reachprep.org

Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr. (Woodbury, CT) (Kids Coding for a Cause-Applying technology to achieve social good, 4th-8th grade)

https://rhokjr.org/

Educational Options: Enrichment Programs

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/educational-options-enrichment-programs/


Gifted Distance Learning Schools and Programs

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/gifted-distance-learning-schools-and-programs/


Mathematically Gifted Students: A List of Resources

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/mathematically-gifted-students-a-list-of-resources/


Cool College Programs for Gifted Students

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/cool-college-programs-for-gifted-students/


List of Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/list-of-academic-competitions-for-gifted-students/


Online Gifted Learning Options

https://www.davidsongifted.org/gifted-blog/online-gifted-learning-options/





CAG does not endorse any particular program on this list.