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 2024 listing here. For questions, contact Kristin Graham, kgraham@txgifted.org.

Aquatic Science Adventure Camp
K-5 | 6-8
STEM | Research
San Marcos, Texas
The Aquatic Science Adventure Camp run by the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Texas State University is a long-running overnight and day camp program that emphasizes science and adventure. Campers will have the opportunity to do adventure activities such as SCUBA, snorkeling, river rafting, and exploring a wild cave. Science activities vary by age, but may include water chemistry, mussel hunts, Aquifers 101, macroinvertebrates, and more. Here we embody the motto "Real Science, Real Fun" and work with active researchers to present programs. Come join us for a week of learning and fun!

Baylor TIP
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
STEM | Arts/Humanities
Waco, TX
Baylor TIP’s mission is to identify students with exceptional talent in STEM and the humanities and provide them with world-class learning opportunities commensurate with those students’ exceptional potential. Baylor TIP focuses on both the identification of talent through our assessments and the opportunity to develop talents and interests through customized educational recommendations and out-of-school programs.

Lone Star Leadership Academy
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | Leadership
Three locations: Keller, Crosby, and Wimberley, TX
Education in Action presents Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camps for high-achieving 4th-8th graders. Outstanding students from across Texas meet in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston for a week of fun, learning, leadership development, and visits to unique and historically significant Texas destinations. Each day students explore notable Texas sites, learn about unique careers from professionals at sites visited, and develop their leadership abilities during leadership groups with their facilitators. All adult facilitators, one for every ten students, are Texas teachers. In addition to improving their leadership abilities, participants gain self-confidence and independence and develop new friendships with other high-achieving students from across the state. Eligibility requirements include receiving an educator recommendation, maintaining an 85 or higher overall average, and involvement in school and/or community involvement. Camps take place in all three locations each week throughout the summer.

National Inventors Hall of Fame
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | STEM
N. Canton
At the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, our education programs serve to support learning experiences in school, after school and summer.  Our hands-on opportunities provide students with integrated STEM learning through invention education. Our approach to invention education includes programming particularly supportive for high-ability learners increasing student aptitude for inquiry, problem seeking, solution finding, risk-taking, exploration and a number of timeless, lifelong skills.  Our “I Can Invent Mindset” promotes the spirit of innovation and creativity. Visit us at https://www.invent.org/educators to learn more about our programs and how we can partner together to support, extend and enrich your students’ STEM education today.

NuMinds Enrichment
K-5 | 6-8
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | STEM
NuMinds Enrichment is a network of educators that create differentiated K-8 STEAM courses.  When your school or organization wants to provide hands-on, project-based STEAM learning, we provide the lessons, the training, supplies, playbook, and coaching. Our courses are flexible for integration in typical classrooms, with GT students, in after-school classes, and for weekend or summer camps.  When we listen to what education is saying, we hear so many educators say they want to provide next-level learning, but don’t know where to start (or don’t think they have the budget or capacity). NuMinds makes everything so turnkey and simple. Schools, organizations, and teachers use our courses to uplevel education.

Summer Discovery
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | STEM
For nearly six decades, Summer Discovery has welcomed students from around the world into our premier transformational pre-college and gifted academic summer enrichment programs. We offer the most immersive, inspired, and unforgettable summer experiences at the most prestigious university campuses across the world. Located in world-famous locations that are perfect for travel and adventure, we offer over 300 unique courses across 15 top tier university campuses. 2024 Applications are open and space is limited - apply today!

UT Austin Summer STEM Camps
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
STEM | Day
Austin, TX
We offer a variety of programs that inspire and engage 3rd-12th graders with inquiry-based, hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) content. All camps are held on campus at UT Austin and allow students to explore the 40 acres, tour research labs, visit with engineers, swim at Gregory Gym, and more! Camps include the UT PREP Summer STEM Pathway as well as Chemistry, Research in Life Sciences, and Space Camp. Seats are first come, first served, so grab a spot while you can! We can't wait to learn with you this summer! 

Western Kentucky University - The Center for Gifted Studies
K-5 | 6-8 | 9-12
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | Residential
Bowling Green, KY
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.

World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth
General Enrichment/All Academic Areas | Leadership
Dallas, TX
The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a 70+ year-old nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and has served DFW high schools since 2004. Education is one of our four pillars of work including International Visitors Program through the US State Department, International Services, and Speaker events. We bring the world to classrooms all over North Texas, and we help send students out to the world to learn, and change it for the better. We call it the Global Young Leaders (GYL) program, and each year it reaches about 9,000 students, 1,000 teachers, and more than 65 schools across North Texas. We do this through over 80 FREE education events including speakers, service projects, socials, competitions, awards, leadership events, student-led discussions, travel, teacher workshops,  Global Leadership Certificates, career days, stipends, and more. Join us!

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