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
Thank you for your interest in the Carroll College Gifted Institute. Unfortunately, we have just learned that Carroll College conferencing will not be hosting overnight residential camps this summer. This means that we are forced to cancel the Gifted Institute for a second year in a row. We understand that the Gifted Institute is sorely needed for many children after the year we have endured, and this is likely to be a great disappointment.
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.