Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Summer Opportunities

I wanted to share with you some enrichment opportunities that are available to students in the summer. Unfortunately, most of these are in the eastern part of the state. Are there any that you know of that are closer to home? Please let me know so I can post them! Maybe we need to be thinking about how to provide our own summer activities for our HAL students! Anyway, here are some things that I've found.

The first one is Big Red Summer Academy geared toward 9-12 graders. You can read all about the camp here.

The University of Nebraska at Omaha offers Aim for the Stars. Camps are available for 3-10 graders. There are also "girls only" programs.

Ad Astra is a one-week residential program at Creighton University for gifted students completing 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. .Students explore the many exciting facets of college life, and participate in courses designed to expose them to a variety of academic fields of study

Bright Lights is another summer program for elementary and middle school students. It doesn't offer housing, but if you have friends or relatives to stay with, it may be worth checking out.

Nature enthusiats might want to explore the two camps offered in Gibbon, Nebraska. Big Bend SOAR and Flying Higher camps are held at the Rowe Sanctuary.

The Nebraska Association for the Gifted had information about Camp Invention, a day camp to encourage creativity. There are several Nebraska locations. Click here to see NAG's entire list of summer opportunties.

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