UT offers summer program for gifted, talented creative children [video]

May 16, 2012 | Events, UToday
By Nicolette Jett

The future promises to challenge the knowledge and abilities of our leaders, scientists and creators who are students today. The University of Toledo Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service is preparing these future leaders with a summer program that challenges thinking and celebrates learning.

The Gifted, Talented, Creative Summer Camp 2012, known as GT@UT, is designed to provide primary, middle and junior high students the opportunity to grow with a number of unique programs. The camp will run from Monday through Friday, June 25-29, from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

“GT@UT is a program specifically for gifted and talented children who are academically above their age peers,” said Dr. Robert Schultz, UT professor of gifted education and curriculum studies, and program director. “The weeklong program gives them the opportunity to take their interests as far as they possibly can go and explore other areas that they normally cannot in a school setting.”

The camp is open to students who are currently enrolled in third through eighth grade and who have been identified as gifted/talented/creative by their school district or can provide a letter of recommendation by a teacher or gifted program coordinator.

The programs student may choose from are the Writer’s Life, CSI Toledo, Entrepreneurship Shark Tank, Occupy Earth, and the Great Outdoors, Campus Edition. Each program is taught by experienced educators with support from highly trained experts on giftedness and content area specialists from the University.

GT@UT is in its third year and is the only gifted and talented program offered in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

UT Police Detective Douglas Hoffman has sent his two daughters, ages 13 and 10, to the camp for two years.

“Our daughters have thoroughly enjoyed attending GT@UT for the past two summers,” Hoffman said. “My wife and I chose to send our daughters to the summer camp as a way to keep their minds stimulated during the summer and as a way for them to socialize with other students.”

Parents and guests are invited for the last day of the camp on Friday, June 29, to watch student presentations and celebrate the completion of camp.

Registrations are being accepted for the Gifted, Talented, Creative Summer Camp. Early registration is available for $110 per attendee through Friday, May 25, and registration continues for $125 through Wednesday, June 13. Late registrations are accepted until the first day of camp at a cost of $150 per student.

Multiple child discounts are available.

Click here to download the application and for more information about the program.


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