Summer 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. 

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.

CAG Sponsors:

Skills 21 at EdAdvance Personal Interest Projects (Online) (Grades 4-12)


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

Cajal Academy Summer Program, Westport, CT (Including Twice Exceptional, 2E, Grades 2-11)

CT Summer Camps and Programs

Discovery Science Center, Bridgeport, CT (Grades K-12)

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

ID Tech (Fairfield & Middletown) (Ages 7-17)

Maritime Aquarium, Norwalk, CT (Ages 6-15)

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

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

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

Westfield Academy (West Hartford, CT and Online) (Ages 8-19)


Ideal 4 Gifted Summer Programs Online (Including Twice Exceptional, 2E, Ages 5 and up)

CodeREV (Online) (Grades K-12)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purdue University (In-person and online)


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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

And More...

Gifted Summer Programs: Listed by Topics of Interest

Gifted Summer Residential Programs

Hoagies' Gifted Education Page

Year-round Options

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

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

Educational Options: Enrichment Programs

Gifted Distance Learning Schools and Programs

Mathematically Gifted Students: A List of Resources

Cool College Programs for Gifted Students

List of Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

Online Gifted Learning Options

CAG does not endorse any particular program on this list.