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REACH Summer Seminar

2024 Program Dates:
Sunday, June 23 - Friday, June 28

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A gifted summer program for ages 11 to 13

2024 application closed. 2025 application available in January.

REACH Summer Seminar offers Young Scholars an academically challenging residential experience amongst intellectual peers on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. For those familiar with Davidson STARS Summer Camp and Davidson THINK Summer Institute, REACH bridges the experience between these two well established and popular summer opportunities for profoundly gifted youth.

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REACH Summer Seminar Resources

The REACH Summer Seminar offers gifted students the opportunity to immerse themselves in academic exploration, collaborate on projects, reside on a Tier-1 University campus, engage closely with Davidson Academy instructors in small class settings, and foster meaningful connections with peers from diverse backgrounds across the nation. Listed below are all the resources you’ll need to prepare for and apply to the REACH Summer Seminar.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the winter season. Seminar placement is first-come, first-served, so we recommend applying early.


Along with being a Davidson Young Scholar, see other eligibility criteria to apply for REACH Summer Session.

Tuition & Fees

Learn about REACH Summer Seminar’s program fees, refund policy, and financial aid.

Why Choose REACH?

  • Dive deep into an academic topic and create a presentable project
  • Experience living on campus
  • Work closely with Davidson Academy instructors in small classes
  • Build friendships with like-minded peers from all over the country

REACH Summer Seminar Information


Students will select one of three academic areas of focus.

Campus Life

We are located on the beautiful University of Nevada, Reno. Learn more about the University housing and dining.

Schedule & Activities

Learn more about what a typical day at REACH looks like.

Policies & Resources

We have extensive information to help families prepare for camp.

Our Team

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


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Currently Enrolled Families

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2023 REACH Information Session

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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, and the opportunity to grow independence in a safe, nurturing environment.

REACH Parent

Thank you so much to all the staff and instructors! My child had a magical week and is really hoping to go back next year. He still talks about what he learned and experienced, and says that Dr. Lawhead is a fantastic, fun, engaging, and supportive teacher!

REACH Parent

Our son had an amazing experience. He loved his class and was well integrated into the class work despite having significant dyslexia. He was anxious about the week and ended up having a fantastic time.

REACH Parent

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