Two-week summer camp for gifted middle school students at WKU

Published: Jun. 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM CDT
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A camp at WKU, called the Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students, kicked off last week.

With 120 middle school students from across the state and even outside of it, the camp is two weeks long. Students can choose from from 22 different classes ranging from arts and humanities to mathematics and science.

Students are placed in four of their top ten choices and attend those classes every day. ​

"We're looking for young people who are advanced who want to come and spend some time with others who share their interests," said Dr. Julia Roberts, the executive director of The Center for Gifted Studies and Gatton Academy.

Referred to as SCATS, this is the 36th year of the camp. Residential students stay on campus in one of the dorms. When not in class, students are likely to be playing sports, participating in cookouts, dances, and talent shows, or hanging out on the lawn.​​