Gifted Institute

Founded in 1984, the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute is a one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted 5th through 9th grade students.

For Gifted Students entering 5th-9th Grades

Save the date for Gifted Institute 2021: June 27 - July 3, 2021  

We are pleased to announce that the 2021 Carroll College Gifted Institute is scheduled for June 27 – July 3.

You can expect an update by early March with more details, including camp cost, course offerings, registration instructions, and updates on safety protocols.  We will be following guidelines and directives from the CDC and Lewis and Clark Public Health and will be adjusting our plans accordingly.  Because it is hard to predict what the pandemic situation will be in the coming months, we understand that there is still the possibility that the camp may have to be cancelled.  If that becomes the case, we will again issue a full refund.  As always, you can watch our website for current information. 

 Contact Allison Sever, PT Admin Asst - Educ (S) 406-447-4365

 for more information.

Purpose of the Institute

Founded in 1984, the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute is a one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted fifth through ninth grade students. The classes and activities with adults and peers will enhance students’ cognitive and social development.

Who Can Participate?

Gifted students entering fifth grade through ninth grade are eligible to apply. Each applicant must complete online registration.  If you are new to the Gifted Institute, you are required to provide two online recommendation forms completed by school personnel.  Previous Institute participants need not obtain recommendations.   This online link can be sent to teachers you have requested to complete the recommendation.  All recommendations are due by May 15th to complete your registration.  The link to this form is on the right hand side menu.

Housing and Meals

Because the benefits of the Institute rely heavily on the interaction of campers with peers and supervisors, the campers are required to stay in Guadalupe Hall, which is located on Carroll's Campus.  The campers will be chaperoned by qualified college students and adults.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served by Sodexho in the Carroll College Campus Center.

Cost of the Institute

The total cost of the 2021 institute is $745.  This includes a $50 non-refundable application fee and $695 tuition fee.  Tuition can be broken up into payments.  Upon acceptance, a $300 tuition deposit is required in order to select class preferences (refundable until May 15th).   Full tuition is due by June 1st.  Tuition assistance may be available to those who qualify.  Please contact Allison for more information.  

How is the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute Structured?

  • Campers select four courses from a wide variety of offerings.
  • Classes meet Monday-Friday. Each course is divided into five 90-minute periods.
  • Afternoon and Evening activities are included each day, which may include outdoor games, team-building exercises, relaxation, and creative games.

Contact Allison Sever, PT Admin Asst - Educ (S) 406-447-4365

for more information regarding the Gifted Institute.