Are you looking for activities and opportunities for your gifted or advanced child? If so, this page is for you!
On this page, you will find links to information regarding enrichment opportunities for students in our area. If you have ideas or information about Dallas area opportunities (contests, exhibits, camps, etc.), please email Janet Anders at email@example.com and she will add the information to this page. Thank you for helping build our knowledge base of opportunities.
Celebrate Calm Camp - Until now, everyone has spent their time trying to fix your child's weaknesses. It only makes your child shut down, become unmotivated or angry, and lose confidence.
Instead, we are going to accentuate your child's strengths and show them how to use their natural gifts, talents, and passions to help others through volunteer projects, internships, or running their own business.
Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies
Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies provides students with an academic and social experience so that they are able to experience both challenging coursework and build lasting friendships with other academically gifted students.
The program is available to the top five percent of students within a grade level and all courses were developed with gifted students in mind. Only students within grades 7-10 are eligible for the academy.
The summer studies take place at various sites including Rice University, University of Georgia, Wake Forest University and Duke University.
Learn more about Duke University’s TIP Academy for Summer Studies.
Other Selective Summer Programs
Science & Research Programs
- BU Research Internship Program
- Clark Scholar Program
- Garcia Summer Scholars
- High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP)
- High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP)
- International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP)
- Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP)
- Stanford Institutes of Medicine Summer Research Program (SIMR)
- Student Science Training Program (SSTP)
- QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship
Math Summer Programs
- Canada/USA Mathcamp
- Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)
- Texas State Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp
- Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
- The Ross Program
- Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
- Prove It! Math Academy
State Governor's Schools
Other Summer Programs at MIT
Do you want to spend part of your summer on MIT's campus? In addition to the programs listed above, MIT also hosts the following programs.
- Beaver Works Summer Institute
- LLRISE: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers
- OSC - Oxford Study Courses
- iD Tech Camps
- National Geographic Student Expeditions
Programs that target minorities/underserved populations
100-Plus Summer Enrichment Programs: A Black Excel Shoutout!
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs
Girls Who Code is “a national non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.” Their Summer Immersion Programs combine project-based learning with aspects like networking and connecting with females at top tech companies.
The free, seven-week program is open to current high school sophomores and junior girls. During the summer programs, girls will learn coding and gain exposure to jobs in the tech industry. The programs are in various cities throughout the nation.
According to the site “The Summer Immersion Program is a FREE 7-week summer program for 10th-11th grade girls to learn computer science, get exposure to tech jobs and join a supportive sisterhood of thousands of girls across the US! It is an introductory computer science course and no previous experience is required. We welcome all eligible applicants who have an interest in technology and a willingness to learn!”
Applications for the 2017 Summer Immersion Program are open now so you can apply today.
The site also details that the application consists of one short answer question. Girls Who Code does not ask for your grades or any recommendations.
Learn more about the Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Programs.
Renzulli Discovery summer programs for gifted middle school students.
Created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli, a pioneer in the field of gifted and talented education, Renzulli Discovery programs develop students’ gifted potential so that they can become part of the world’s next generation of problem solvers and leaders. Programs are designed with project-based and hands-on learning techniques that are proven to help students learn the creative process associated with problem solving. As such, the program is student led and teacher inspired, providing students a mentor-assisted and productive learning environment. Students will study with the most gifted students from around the world.
Why Renzulli Discovery Programs?
- Learn from a gifted and talented expert. Our program’s creator, Dr. Joseph Renzulli, is a leading expert worldwide in the field of gifted and talented education.
- Identify areas of gifted potential. Prior to the summer, students take an assessment created by Dr. Joseph Renzulli to identify areas of talent, learning styles and interests.
- Participate in a project-based approach to learning. Students work hands-on to collaboratively solve Real-Life-Problems in areas of interest.
Students pick 1 Enrichment Cluster from the following areas of study:
- Business & Entrepreneurship
- Creative & Performing Arts
Mensa for Kids: Excellence in Reading Award
Collin College Summer Camps
Camp Invention® is returning to Prosper Independent School District!
In partnership with the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF), Cockrell Elementary School is pleased to offer the nationally acclaimed Camp Invention® program to children entering kindergarten through sixth grade. It’s an exciting, weeklong summer adventure with lessons that explore connections between science, technology, engineering and innovation. Children work together to create solutions to real-world problems and build critical 21st-century skills while rotating through several high-energy, hands-on modules. The week begins on June 17, 2019 with Natalie Stevens serving as Director of the ALL-NEW 2019 program, Supercharged!
Here are how young innovators will be spending their time:
• Exploring the electrifying relationship between frequency, circuitry, motors and gears through reverse-engineering and rebuilding their very own remote-controlled robot.
• Unearthing hidden fossils then building ships and innovative equipment to embark on a research expedition to uncover more exciting information about their discovery.
• Coding and programming robot, Bot-ANN-E, to take on duties and help turn a polluted wasteland into a fruitful farm and successful business.
• Collaborating with the Innovation Force®, a team of NIHF Inventors turned action-packed superheroes, to design superhero gadgets and disguises, explore the fields of engineering and fabrication and take on the sinister villain, the Plagiarizer. Activities give participants the opportunity to explore, discover and achieve while having fun!
Local educators facilitate program modules and enthusiastic high-school students serve as Leadership Interns, ensuring that one staff member is in place for every eight children.
Register using promo code INNOVATE25L to save $25 (expires 3/22) or PLAY15LISTING to save $15 (expires 5/10) OFF $275. Every registration includes a complimentary Camp Invention t- shirt. Availability is limited, so visit www.invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to secure your child’s spot today!Link to register for CI: