REACH Summer Seminar does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, ethnicity, or disability. REACH strongly recommends keeping a copy of your application materials for your records, as all applications and uploaded documents become property of the Davidson REACH Summer Seminar and will not be returned.
REACH Summer Seminar: Admissions
Apply January 9- March 31, 2023
Program is at capacity. Apply to join the waitlist!
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis during the application window. Seminar placement is first-come, first-served, so we recommend applying early.
Step 1: Eligibility
Review Essential Information
- Read the eligibility requirements to ensure you met the criteria
- Review tuition and fees for program costs and timeline for payments
- Look over the application section in the FAQs
- Read the Policies section in the Parent Resources page
Currently applying to the Young Scholar program? Contact us to learn more about application options for REACH.
Step 2: Prepare Application Materials
In the online application, students will need to be prepared to answer the following short essay questions in their own words. Students are encouraged to type their responses in a saved word document prior to applying.
Essays can be copied and pasted in the text boxes within the application. There is no option to upload a document.
Short essays should be in paragraph format. Each response should be 1-2 paragraphs long. We are looking for thorough responses to learn more about the applicant, see that they can write clearly, and share their readiness for the challenge of REACH.
Why do you want to attend REACH and which seminar are you most interested in? Please share a little about yourself and why you chose to apply to REACH and your first-choice seminar. What do you hope to gain from the experience?
Please describe why you are ready for an academically challenging six-day residential summer program which includes living with roommates, three hours of classroom instruction, and up to two hours of homework each day.
Tell us about a time that you experienced a social or emotional challenge. How did you overcome this challenge and how do you think having this experience will benefit you during your time at REACH.
Step 3: Submit the Application
Complete Online Application
Access the ONLINE APPLICATION (Program is at capacity. Apply to join the waitlist!)
The application system is called CampInTouch. If your student has attended a Davidson Summer Program or the Young Scholar Summit since 2019, you already have an account. Please reset your password if needed, and do not create a new account.
The online application includes the following sections:
- Initial account setup or login
- Household information
- Student information
- Parent responses
- Seminar selection
- Student essay responses
- Acknowledgements and agreements
Step 4: Review Process
Applications are ordered for first-come, first-served by their completion date (the day all items have been received/completed).
The review committee evaluates applications on an individual basis to determine in the applicant is qualified.
Decision notifications will be sent via email within two weeks of the application being completed. Once admitted into the program, additional information regarding next steps will be emailed to the student and parents.
Questions? Contact us at REACH@DavidsonGifted.org or call (775) 852-3483