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Gifted Summer Programs

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Davidson Gifted Summer Programs

Our gifted summer programs offer three unique options for gifted youths ages 8 - 16 to engage them academically and foster community connections.

STARS Summer Camp

Ages: 8-11
A five-day residential gifted summer program focused on supporting the academic and social needs of Young Scholars.

REACH Summer Seminar

Ages: 11-13
A one-week academically challenging residential experience amongst intellectual peers for our Young Scholars.

THINK Summer Institute

Ages: 13-16
A three-week residential experience with the chance to earn college credit for highly gifted students.

Parent Resources for Davidson Summer Programs

Learn more about our Summer policies, guidelines, and helpful preparatory information.

Plan for a great summer

Gifted Summer Programs: How to Apply

Learn how to apply to the various Davidson Gifted Summer programs.
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As a parent, I liked REACH for my student because of the time spent with like-minded peers, engaging seminar with talented teachers, wonderful counselors and staff, opportunity to grow independence in a safe, nurturing environment.

REACH Parent
Students attending Summer STARS camp

"Having our child be so happy around so many other children that are similar to him made our hearts glad! He melted right in and could just be who he is! THANK YOU!!"

STARS Parent
Students at Summer STARS camp

"I especially enjoyed the fact that the courses were challenging -- that fact alone helped me see more potential in myself"

THINK Student
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"THINK was very important to me, socially. Many of my best friends were made at THINK. Being surrounded by like-minded peers was truly a boon for me. While I had nothing against my age-peers back home, it was always apparent to me that I was slightly different to them. At THINK I was essentially just a normal kid. I related to the students there much more and I became much closer to them because of it."

THINK Student
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Campus Life

Learn more about the unique campus setting of our Davidson summer programs as well as dining and housing options for students.

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Meet Our Summer Staff

Our experienced team prepares year-round for a memorable summer.

We are proud members of the American Camp Association and participate in yearly summer camp conferences, training, and program development events to continually improve the summer programs we offer.

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Summer Program Benefits

Why should you choose STARS, REACH, or THINK?

Find out what sets us apart

Get in Touch With Us

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Summer Highlights

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