Summer Camps and Programs


Gifted Education - Student Opportunities

Summer Camps and Programs:
 VCOMSummer Enrichment Experience at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic      Medicine in Blacksburg

  A great opportunity for rising 10th-12th graders who are interested in sciences,  particularly anatomy, or someone who may be interested in a career in medicine. May 1 deadline for applications.  More information about the program and an application are available online:

The Virginia Association for the Gifted is taking applications for summer scholarships to assist qualifying students in attending programs of their choosing.
Camp InventionThe Camp Invention program is an exciting four day camp for students in grades K-5 offering science enrichment experiences that develop creative thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills through hands-on exploration and fun.  This day camp, sponsored by MCPS, will be held at Christiansburg Middle School, June 12-15, 2017.  Download the flyer here

​Invention Project​ is for students in grades 6-9, and will also be at CMS, June 12-15, 2017.  Download the flyer here

Twenty Summer Regional Governor's Schools are available throughout the state.  The Summer Regional Governor's Schools exist in a variety of formats. These schools provide exciting opportunities in the arts, sciences, and humanities.  Summer Regional Governor's Schools typically are housed at a public school or on the campus of a college, community college, or university. The lengths of programs vary, with some lasting a week or less while others may last four or more weeks. Most students return to their homes at the end of each day's activities; however, the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Southside, and Valley/Ridge Summer Regional Governor's Schools are residential. Gifted students may apply for the regional summer school in their area. Program topics and grade levels vary among the sites and change from year to year in response to annual local evaluations and changing concerns in the localities sponsoring the Summer Regional Governor's Schools. Additional information can be found at:

To learn more about the student experience you may read excerpts taken from comments written by MCPS 2012 attendees

UVA Summer Enrichment Program 2018 Summer Enrichment Program

Ferrum College Summer Enrichment CAMP 2018
The Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp is balanced with a variety of social and recreational activities designed to promote personal growth, team-building and an appreciation of individual differences and abilities. The camp motto is reinforced daily in a variety of ways as campers are encouraged to approach new learning situations with an “I-CAN-DO-IT” attitude.  
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Ferrum College Adventure Camp is open to eighth and ninth graders. Through dynamic experiences in the natural world, this program is designed to strengthen self-confidence, leadership, teamwork and wilderness skills. Additionally, the program focuses on the importance of service to the community while promoting a healthy relationship with the natural world. For information visit:

Spring Saturday Enrichment Program
The College of William & Mary's Spring Saturday Enrichment Program in Williamsburg, VA, is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students enrolled in grades K–11.  There are a variety of courses to choose from.  You can get more information at their website:

Summer Enrichment Program
William & Mary's Center for Gifted Education offers an annual Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) for gifted learners. "SEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts."  To access the course brochure and application, please visit this link:   

If you have questions, you may contact Heather Fox via email at or by phone at (757) 221-2166.

E & HSummer Scholars Institute and Leadership Program  

The Emory & Henry Summer Scholars program is a one-week residential academic program for rising middle and high school students inclined toward academic adventure. For rising 6th - 9th graders, the traditional Summer Scholars program offers a unique mix of learning activities designed to broaden academic interests and expose students to a college-like setting. The Leadership Program, for rising 10th-12th graders, provides the same academic adventure while building the student's leadership skills.  
June 13-18, 2017 

Focusing on the Future, offered by the Center for Gifted Education in the College of William and Mary, is a career and academic planning experience for high-ability students in grades 6-12 and their parents and counselors.  It exposes high-ability learners to career opportunities related to the arts, humanities, mathematics, and sciences. The program also informs parents of considerations and guidelines for effective career and academic planning. The experience includes large and small group sessions for students and parents. Following an opening session, students in grades 6-8 attend four workshop sessions, each session offering six different topics. Parallel sessions are held for students in grades 9-12, parents, and counselors. Other activities include a lunchtime panel discussion with Williams & Mary students and an opportunity for a campus tour.

  Duke University offers a variety of summer sessions.  
  • Summer College for High School Students (currently in grades 10 or 11) This program, a four-week, credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracts students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international college experience by enrolling in this elite program designed to provide the academic and residential environment conducive to collegiate success.
  • Duke Summer Academy for High School Students (currently in grades 9 - 12) is a three-week, non-credit-bearing program offered by Duke University, attracting students who represent the next generation of leaders from around the world.  Immerse yourself in an international experience by enrolling in this elite program with academically-motivated students from around the world designed to provide the academic and residential environment to gain a global perspective on multiple areas of interest for young leaders.
  • Duke Youth Programs provides summer enrichment opportunities for academically motivated middle school and high school students in the areas of bioengineering, biological science, math, creative writing, academic writing, leadership, computer programming, and college selection/admissions
  • Talent Identification Program (TIP) During the summer months TIP sponsors a wide variety of international and domestic programs for academically gifted middle and high school students.
Christopher Newport University's Summer Humanities Institute

Christopher Newport’s Summer Humanities Institute offers select high school students an opportunity to explore the revolutionary ideas in science, religion and politics that changed the course of human history through a rigorous, multidisciplinary program in philosophy, history, literature and classical studies led by CNU faculty. The program runs June 18 - July 1, 2017 and is open to rising high school juniors and seniors (students currently completing their sophomore or junior year). Only 40 students will be selected. Experience life at Christopher Newport and earn college credit during this two-week immersion experience!  Registration deadline is: March 15, 2017

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