[PAST EVENT] Camp Launch

July 15, 2012 - July 28, 2012
Various Academic Buildings on Campus
This year the Center for Gifted Education is proud to offer its first residential summer program for high ability, low-income students. Born out of a desire to help gifted students from all socioeconomic levels, Camp Launch will provide 55 high ability, low-income students with enrichment opportunities and the ability to reach their potential. The Center for Gifted Education Camp Launch at William & Mary will be recruiting students from school districts around Virginia. These students will participate in a two week residential program where they will take courses in STEM, writing and personal development. Not only will these students experience a rigorous academic environment, they will also build community and be opened up to the academic and career possibilities that their futures hold. Camp Launch will run from July 15th-25th, 2012. Camp Launch is being funded by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and is only the beginning of the Center for Gifted Education's goal to bring educational equality to all gifted students.

Camp Launch has four goals:

To deliver advanced instruction in academic content such as STEM, writing, academic self-efficacy and personal development.

To provide enrichment opportunities in a wide variety of content areas.

To encourage the development of peer support networks.

To develop in campers a future orientation that includes a college education, along with preparation that will help them take advantage of enabling opportunities to achieve that goal.

The school districts eligible for participation are: Charles City, Dinwiddie, Franklin, Hopewell, King and Queen, Newport News, Norfolk, Petersburg, Portsmouth, Richmond, Surry, and Sussex.

For more information, please contact the gifted teacher/coordinator in your school or district.

If you would like to support Camp Launch or the Center for Gifted Education, please email us or call Laura Ionescu at (757) 221-2362.