A Non-Traditional Summer Camp

By: Heath Myrick
By: Heath Myrick

Western Kentucky University is playing host to nearly 200 non-traditional students.

The students are attending a summer camp entitled VAMPY or otherwise known as the program for the Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth.

The talented and gifted students select one class and study that topic in great depth, six hours a day for three weeks. This year's participates hale from 10 different states, as well as Mexico.

Organizers say besides the obvious academic benefit, it gives youth who share similar interests and abilities, the opportunity to enhance their social skills. The group is comprised of students from the seventh grade and above, who've already taken the ACT or SAT tests. The program is in its 19th summer.


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