February 19, 2021
It’s with much disappointment for us to deliver bad news in a year already posing challenges for parents and students. Unfortunately, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the in-person programming this upcoming summer. Many, many factors were part of this decision. It weighed heavily on us trying to balance the need for some normalcy and in-person connection while ensuring a safe and rewarding interactive experience. Given numerous constraints outside of our control presented by COVID, in addition to a wide variety of unknown factors affecting travel restrictions come summertime, we could not move forward with offering summer programs in person as we had hoped would be possible when we began planning months ago.
While we are incredibly disheartened to not be able to offer a residential program experience to students, who were very much looking forward to joining us, we are able to offer an alternative. We are excited to offer online versions of STARS, REACH, and THINK this summer.
Davidson Summer Programs is planning to move forward with in-person programs for summer 2021. The health and safety of our participants is always a top priority, and we will be implementing protocols and plans to address the unique circumstances of this summer. We will continue to follow the guidance of the American Camp Associations and public health experts. As the coronavirus situation and recommendations evolve, so will our planning and response. We are committed to adapting our safety plan and protocols as needed.
This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Additionally, any changes to this page will also be sent via email to families enrolled in STARS, REACH, or THINK.
Current Measures in PlaceWe have many protocols and plans that are regularly in place each year and have also taken this opportunity to strengthen them. The following are the measures that will be implemented this summer:
Possible MeasuresDue the changing landscape of the coronavirus, we have many possible additions to our current practices and will implement these as needed. Should we need to add additional measures, this page will be updated, and enrolled families will be notified. These additions may include:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
U.S. State Department
American Academy of Pediatrics
University of Nevada, Reno
The following disclosure is provided pursuant to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 598.1305:The Davidson Institute for Talent Development is a Nevada non-profit corporation which is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt private operating foundation. We are dedicated to supporting the intellectual and social development of profoundly gifted students age 18 and under through a variety of programs. Contributions are tax deductible.
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.