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This page provides general information about selecting programs and sources to locate programs.  CGA serves as a resource of information for our members and does not recommend or endorse any of the listed programs.  We also have separate pages on:

Feel free to share your experiences with any of these programs or recommend other opportunities that would be good for gifted children by entering your comments at the bottom of the page.


How should I select a program?

NAGC publishes a guide to evaluating summer programs.

Is this program a good fit for gifted kids?

It is maddening to spend big bucks for a summer camp, only to have your child conclude it was too easy.  If you want a program that will challenge and engage gifted kids, ask how they group kids or how they determine who qualifies as gifted.  When in doubt, ask to talk to previous participants.  The talent search programs and THINK Summer Institute are the most stringent about limiting enrollment to gifted kids.

Searching on a national level

Programs for gifted children through the regional Talent Identification programs;

Searching throughout Texas

Searching Locally

Assistance for profoundly gifted children

The Davidson Young Scholars program offers free consulting, guidebooks, and other services for profoundly gifted students.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. She-Bear permalink
    February 3, 2009 3:13 am

    USA Chess Camp is great for gifted kids because they group campers by ability, not age.

  2. She-Bear permalink
    February 3, 2009 3:14 am

    My son is returning to Texas Honors Summer Math Camp in San Marcos for his third summer. He says he learns more there than he does in a semester at school.

  3. She-Bear permalink
    February 3, 2009 3:16 am

    Sea World offers week-long residential camps focusing on marine biology and ecology.

  4. kpaglione permalink
    September 30, 2010 1:21 pm

    Robots-4-U also offers fabulous summer robot camps and great after-school programs! A big hit!

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