K-12 Education Enrichment Programs

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, after-school and yearlong programs, offered throughout the country, that focus on a wide range of subject areas. Please click here if you are interested in listing your program! 

20th Annual Summer Music Conservatory
For twenty years, the AFA Summer Music Conservatory has offered world-class intensive music-making experiences in a supportive environment for Houston’s young musicians. Led by renowned faculty artists, who are outstanding performers and music educators, AFA students make noteworthy progress – both individually and in ensembles – that will impact their development as they continue to grow as musicians.
City: Houston, TX
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ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars
ADVANCE is a three-week residential program offering a challenging curriculum for gifted students entering grades 8 through 12. ADVANCE provides a unique learning environment and a strong residential life component to ensure that students have a great time while learning. Students enroll in one course for three weeks of in-depth study.
City: Natchitoches, LA
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American Robotics Academy
What does it take to create a remote-controlled robot that can walk, drive and turn in any direction? Reach out for, grab, throw or release objects on command? Move and act as you design and build them to do? A little bit of learning and lots of fun!
City: Various Locations
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Aquatic Science Adventure Camp
The Aquatic Science Adventure Camps are designed to introduce campers to the amazing world of aquatic science through a holistic, inquiry-based learning environment. Featuring Scuba, aquatic chemistry lab, stream sampling, ropes course, cave tour, river rafting and much more! Day camp and resident camp sessions available for students ages 9-15.
City: San Marcos, TX
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Bits, Bytes, & Bots
Sneaky learning at its best! Enroll your kids in a variety of our technology based summer camps and after school classes including robotics, video game making, stop motion movie making, and Minecraft™ Machinery. Your kids receive cutting edge curriculum. Come learn with us!
City: San Antonio, TX
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Crow Canyon Archaeology Camps
Science and adventure in Colorado! Students ages 12-18 join our research team and work with professional archaeologists. Learn excavation techniques, dig at a real archaeological site, and analyze artifacts in the lab. Includes field trip to Mesa Verde National Park. One-week camps. Three-week high school field school (high school/college credit available).
City: Cortez, CO
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Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI) For K-12 Educators
The Environmental Health Sciences Summer Institute (SI) is an annual, 5-day professional development conference where Texas teachers are introduced and trained to implement innovative, classroom-ready, STEM-based educational materials. Located in Cypress, TX the SI offers a series of full-day workshops (Monday – Thursday) and an offsite field trip on Friday.
City: College Station, TX
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Game Worlds
Game Worlds camps are for kids 10-18 to learn to make their own video games in a fun environment. They will spend a week surrounded by counselors and students who share their passion for Video Games. They don’t just learn what goes into a game, they create their own!
City: Austin, TX
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Gifted Education Resource Institute
Purdue University’s Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) engages gifted, creative, and talented students in summer residential camps designed to stimulate imaginations and expand abilities. Campers enjoy intellectual challenge; personal attention from talented, caring staff members; and friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests.
City: West Lafayette, IN
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IGNITE! @E.A. Young Academy
IGNITE! Summer Intensives are innovative summer programs brought to you by E.A. Young, a private academy located in North Richland Hills that serves gifted, talented & high ability scholars. Each half-day Intensive meets Monday through Friday and includes a variety of programs for students K-12 in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
City: North Richland Hills
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Lone Star Leadership Academy
Outstanding 4th-8th graders from across the state travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, or Houston/Galveston to spend a week exploring significant Texas sites with facilitating educators and other distinguished students. Participants develop leadership skills, self-confidence, and independence, build friendships with like-minded students from across the state, and gain experience for their academic resumes.
City: Various Locations
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NuMinds Enrichment
Build your own summer camp! Camp Pursuit is a high-achievement day camp with mixed-age courses taught by trained educators. Students choose 4 courses from course catalog to follow their passions. Open to incoming 1st – 8th graders.
City: Frisco, TX
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Summer Incitement
Rainard’s camp centers around hands-on and experiential learning in a collaborative, multi-age environment. We use critical thinking and problem solving to encourage the complex and higher-level thinking on which gifted students thrive. Plus, we have a good time!
City: Houston, TX
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Threshold at Hardin-Simmons University is a non-residential, summer enrichment program for gifted learners. Master’s degree level teachers engage children in active learning through problem-solving and higher-level thinking in a safe, inviting environment with their intellectual peers. This year’s theme, “Change”, will lead students to investigate changes in real world settings.”
City: Abilene, TX
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Youth Adventure Program
The Youth Adventure Program (YAP) is a career exploration summer camp for G/T secondary students. These one-week classes are taught by professors at Texas A&M University and feature hands-on activities, labs, and demonstrations that help participants determine their interest in a career field of their choosing.
City: College Station, TX
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