Enrichment Program Listing

Educational enrichment programs can be an excellent opportunity for gifted students to develop a variety of skills and interests. Below you will find a list of summer camps, afterschool and year-long programs, offered throughout the country, that focus on a wide range of subject areas. The listing is broken up into programs suitable for multiple or all grades, grades K - 5 and grades 6 - 12. Register for the 2022 listing here. For questions, contact Lacy Compton, lacy@txgifted.org.

ACE Academy
Grades K-4, 5-8
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Day
Austin, TX

Summer Wonders serves bright and curious students in Austin, TX. With over 20 years in existence, this year, camp classes will happen in person and virtually for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Summer Wonders courses are led by ACE Academy teachers and staff who are anxious to explore unique topics and excited to ignite the passions of young learners. This summer's courses include: Origami Design, Diverse Books Matter, Rockhound Adventures, Creative Writing - Focus on the Short Story, Kid Activism and more!

Registration is open and a limited number of spots are available. Summer Wonders is a program of ACE Academy, a private independent school serving gifted learners in a nurturing environment.
Aquatic Science Adventure Camp
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
San Marcos, Texas

The Aquatic Science Adventure Camp is one of the longest-running science camps in Texas. Since 1988, the Edwards Aquifer Research & Data Center at Texas State University has invited thousands of campers from across the country to experience the wonder of discovery and thrill of adventure! Campers learn through exploration and hands-on activities related to water and the environment. We believe in the power of experiential learning and self-directed discovery. Whether it’s a bug hunt in the creek, whitewater rafting, or using research-grade laboratory equipment to investigate the microscopic world, all of our activities are designed to engage our campers’ and impart an understanding of the world around them. Campers will experience what scientists do for a living and learn in a university setting in a variety of 1-day to 5-day overnight and day camps suited. Our motto is “real science, real fun!” for a reason!
Early Talent Identification Program at Paul Quinn College (ETIP)
Grades K-7
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Day
Dallas, TX

Paul Quinn’s Early Talent Identification Program is supporting equity and diversity in gifted education throughout DFW. From the student Summer Experience to the Teacher Academy Cohort, ETIP is building opportunities for diverse talent to thrive in traditionally underrepresented settings.
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
Grades 2-12
Science | Math | Humanities

From our home at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, to our dynamic virtual classrooms and our sites across the globe, the Center for Talented Youth has been a nonprofit committed to nurturing extraordinary young minds since 1979.

Our core mission is to serve bright learners and their families through our renowned programs, research, counseling services, and advocacy. Because in identifying and developing the talents of advanced pre-university students to better our world today, we hope to improve it for generations to come. CTY welcomes families and educators to explore courses designed for advanced learners who seek challenges as well as interact with their peers while learning and advancing their educational pursuits.

PEACE GEMS Summer Camp
Grades 9-12
STEM | College Prep
San Marcos, Texas

PEACE GEMS Camp is a virtual summer camp for high school aged young women who have shown a focused interest in STEM fields including engineering or computer science. This program is designed to create community among young women who have been historically under-represented in STEM fields (LatinX, African American, and Native American), but all are welcome to apply.
Project Pals
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | STEM
Chatsworth, CA

Project Pals is a web-based platform to manage collaborative learning, including project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. Our mission is to scale high quality project-based learning for all students in grades 2-12, through the use of technology.

We help schools facilitate deep learning with students working in class or remotely from anywhere in the world with a device (such as Chromebook, tablet, etc.) and internet connection. Through the use of our platform, students become familiar with collaborative problem solving and project management methodologies that are increasingly valuable in modern workplaces.

Grades 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | College Prep
Scottsdale, AZ

Our digital learning platform provides online teaching tools students and educators love. Whether in the classroom or remote learning, inspire student engagement through personalized learning. Test Readiness, SEL, Online Courseware

World Affairs Council
Grades 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Other (World Affairs/Leadership)
Dallas, TX

Each year, more than 8,000 students and 1,000 teachers are directly impacted by the Global Young Leaders education program. It's the only education initiative in North Texas focused on global competence, with Junior World Affairs Council clubs on 75 local high school campuses (public, private, and charter).

Students are transformed from observers into informed international participants by gaining global competency skills through FREE educational programs focused on diplomatic leadership, civic engagement, problem-solving, and cultural intelligence.
Western Kentucky University - The Center for Gifted Studies
Grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12
General Enrichment | All Academic Areas | Residential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for 40 years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.