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Annual Summit

Once enrolled in the Young Scholars program, families are welcome and encouraged to attend the annual summertime three-day get-together. The purpose of the Summit is for Young Scholars to foster relationships with like-minded peers as well as parents to connect with fellow Davidson families. Many exciting activities and events are offered

during this event such as:

  • Keynote opening and closing addresses with dynamic speakers
  • Workshops for Young Scholars presented by professionals in a variety of fields and topics
  • Presentation and discussion groups for parents led by gifted experts
  • Meet and greets with Davidson staff
  • Multiple game rooms and outdoor activities
  • Evening social events like dances, movie nights, and talent shows
  • Exhibit Hall featuring gifted-specific resources and programs
  • Davidson program panels and discussions
  • Parent planned events

Photo of students at the Davidson Institute

“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.”

Davidson Young Scholar Parent

“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 Parent

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