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Purdue offers summer camps for gifted K-12 students

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –- Registration is open for Purdue University’s Gifted Education Resource Institute 2011 summer residential camps.

Gifted Student Summer Camps at PurdueThis is the 34th year GERI has offered camps for gifted, creative and talented youth in grades 5-12. Students come from across the country and around the world to participate in classes designed to stimulate their imaginations and expand their abilities.

The camps offer access to Purdue’s libraries and state-of-the-art science and computer labs. GERI’s teachers share their knowledge and passion for learning in a hands-on environment.

While on campus, students live in residence halls and enjoy all that Purdue has to offer. On-site counselors plan social activities daily, and they are always available to offer guidance and support.

Dates for summer residential camps are:

  • July 3-9: Comet I (for students completing grades 5-6).
  • July 10-16: Comet II (for students completing grades 5-6).
  • July 3-16: Star (for students completing grades 7-8).
  • July 3-16: Pulsar (for students completing grades 9-12).

GERI also offers Super Summer, a weeklong day camp for children age 4 through fourth grade. This year’s program will be held at Cumberland Elementary School in West Lafayette.

Students attend a full-day program involving challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. Components from all disciplines will be included at each level, so every child will experience engineering, math, science, social studies, art and language arts while working on open-ended activities that require critical and creative thinking. This interdisciplinary approach focused on broad themes allows students to make connections between content areas.

Dates for Super Summer Camps are as follows:

  • June 13-17: Discovery Week
  • June 20-24: Eco-Week.

For more information on Summer Residential and Super Summer camps, go to http://www.geri.education.purdue.edu/ and click on Youth Programs. For questions about either camp, contact Stacey Folyer at geri@purdue.edu or 765-494-7243.

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