High Ability Resources for Parents
Council for Exceptional Children
Gifted Development Center
National Association for Gifted Children
Summer Institute for Gifted
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted
The National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children
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YOUR SMART SUMMER STARTS NOW!The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth was founded in 1979 to challenge insatiable learners, curious kids who never stop asking questions and
searching for answers about how the world works.
Summer Programs: CTY offers full-day and residential experiences to challenge kids when school is out. Their engaging three-week courses for students in grades 2-12 are offered at two dozen sites in the U.S. and Hong Kong. At CTY, bright kids become part of a community of learners from around the world and feel like they belong.
At CTY, you’ll find such summer courses as:
University of Nebraska Omaha: Techademy
Find out what you are made of this summer.
Hastings College Scholars Academy: The Hastings College Scholars Academy (HCSA) is a premier one-week summer program for gifted and talented seventh and eighth grade students. This year's HCSA is Sunday, June 26 to Friday, July 1, 2016.
The Hastings College Scholars Academy is a great place for scholars to come together, make new friends among their intellectual peers and experience small academic classes designed to provide challenging and enriching opportunities in mathematics, communications, robotics and science.
University Nebraska Omaha, Aim for the Stars: Kids gain fun, hands-on math and science knowledge in areas like astronomy and zoology - and everything in between! Aim for the Stars offers several week-long camps throughout the summer that provide campers with education and entertainment.Girls & boys grades 4 through 10 June through Aug.
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Durham Science Center, UNO campus
UNO: Techademy Camp: Registration starts in mid March.If you have any questions about Techademy, please contact Angela McGraw at 402.554.5909 or email@example.com.
Camp Shakespeare: Camp Shakespeare 2017 runs June 26-July 9,
with final performances on: July 7 (Jesters), July 8 (Players), & July 9 (Apprentices)
Over the course of those two weeks, students work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare, a nationally recognized theatre company. The campers are given the tools necessary to understand Shakespeare’s 400-year-old version of the English language, and to analyze his broad array of exciting and complex plots and characters. On the final three days of the camp, the students are given the opportunity to share their experience by performing for audiences at NS’s Shakespeare on the Green.
*Work with the professional artists and educators of Nebraska Shakespeare.
*Perform this summer at Shakespeare on the Green, during the Greenshow.
*All classes include a behind-the-scenes tour of Shakespeare On The Green, discussions and workshops with company members.
Maverick Young Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Discover whether you have the mindset of an entrepreneur. Learn how to turn an idea or hobby into a money-making business. Meet highly successful Omaha entrepreneurs and visit them at their businesses. Explore the resources available to young entrepreneurs in college.Register: WHO: For students entering 7th through 9th grades in fall 2017WHEN: June 5–9, 2017, 8:30 A.M.–3:30 P.M. (8:30A.M.–12:30 P.M. on Friday)
WHERE: Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine Street, Omaha, NE
HOW MUCH: $170 (See scholarship application below.)
REGISTER HERE: www.myeb.eventbrite.com
Lincoln: Bright Lights Summer Learning Adventures: Online registration begins April 1.Bright Lights is a non-profit organization that has established a long tradition of offering engaging, high quality summer learning classes for elementary and middle school students (grade level as of April 1). With more than 100 classes offered each summer, there is something of interest for every student. Bright Lights is not affiliated with the public schools and has no residency requirements.
Bright Lights 2017 main program site is at Holmes Elementary School, 5230 Sumner Street, where 75% of our classes are held. The International Program is at Lux Middle School, 7800 High Street, during Program Week 3 (June 19 - 23) from 9 AM - 12 PM. Our remaining classes are held at community sites.
Nebraska Writing Project: Click on Youth Writers Link: University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Rose Theater Camps -- Omaha: No matter what your child’s interests, your young performer can find their place in the spotlight with outstanding classes and camps designed to encourage a love of performing.
Whether your child is taking their first steps on the stage or has already landed a leading role, the performing arts classes at The Rose will provide your child with theatrical opportunities unlike any other, all while having a lot of fun!
Kaneko: Open Space For Your Mind -- Omaha: Summer camps in architecture design, video design and prototyping.
Young Nebraska Scientists Camps: Middle school camps are for current 7th and 8th grade students. Week-long camps introduce campers to some of today's hottest topics in science and engineering, and campers get hands-on experience in and outside the lab.
Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Camps: Workshops offered year round and summer camps offered for June and July.
Henry Doorly Zoo Summer Camps! Wide variety of summer camps on Animal Science.