Each year DITD welcomes hundreds of Young Scholars and their families to the Reno/Tahoe area with opportunities for intellectual connection and growth. With five weeks of summer programming available for students ages 8-16, along with a weekend retreat for the whole family, our goal is to offer something for everyone. Read about the Summit, STARS and THINK below to find out more!
Annual Summit - Young Scholars are invited to attend a summertime get-together called the Summit, where relationships are fostered between Young Scholar families. During this experience, special activities for the Young Scholars, parent discussion workshops, multiple game rooms, meet and greets, and interaction with dynamic speakers/presenters are offered."Within minutes of arriving at the opening session, it was as if, at long last, he had found ‘his people’. We stood to the side in amazement and joy . . . Our normally very buttoned-down boy was talking a mile a minute, looking happier than we had ever seen him in a group." "I was almost speechless watching my Young Scholar make connections with peers. I cannot thank you enough for offering this opportunity for my daughter to be with other young people who are similar to her. According to her, the Summit has been the most life changing experience. She has never found it this easy to make friends . . . I can’t believe she made so many friends in three days."- Davidson Young Scholar Parents
Davidson Summer STARS - Established in 2012, Davidson Summer STARS (Successful, Talented, Ambitious, Remarkable, Scholars) is an opportunity available to students, ages 8 to 12, enrolled in the Davidson Young Scholars program.
Participants have the opportunity to explore academic areas in their afternoon sessions. Past sessions have included biology, chemistry, math, creative writing and poetry. Mornings and evenings are spent participating in engaging social activities and academic field trips.
Davidson THINK Summer Institute - THINK is a residential summer program for students, ages 13 to 16. Students take two college classes earning six credits from the University of Nevada, Reno. THINK students come from all over the country and about half of attendees are Davidson Young Scholars. The SAT/ACT score requirement is waived for Davidson Young Scholars."I loved my past four years here. I've learned so much from THINK, it really has been an honor to attend such a great program.”- Past THINKer
Started in 1999, the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a 501(c)3 private operating foundation. Our mission is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people ages 18 and under, and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
Profoundly gifted students are those who score in the 99.9th percentile on IQ and achievement tests. Read more about this population in this article.