Parents often ask me for summer or track out camps for gifted children. In the Raleigh area, we are lucky to have lots to choose from- nature, sports, engineering, arts, music…
How do you find one that is perfect for your gifted child? Or that challenges them? Or understands their needs? Or best- one they can find other like-minded children that understand them. As I always say, they are not better than other children, but they are different (see past posts!).
The National Association for Gifted Children has some great guidelines for helping parents find the perfect camp.
For my Raleigh parents, here are a few camp ideas:
My favorite local camp is CrazBrain– highly recommend
I LOVE this camp!: Camp SMILE
Another one at NCSU: The Engineering Place
Music Camp (rave reviews from other parents): Camp Musart
Another nature one: Piedmont Wildlife Center