Gifted and Talented Youth Camp

  • Montclair, NJ
  • Camp Type: Day
  • Age of Campers: 6 - 18
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1980
  • Age: 6 - 18
  • Type: Day
  • Gender: Coed

This is a basic camp listing: no contact information is provided.

Academics: Eligible students will be able to select among a wide variety of over 100 course options options in math, science, technology and the humanities. Courses include Computer Programming, Architecture, Graphic Novels, Oil Painting, Green Architecture, AP Calculus Test Prep, Grossology, Paleontology, Chaos Theory and Veterinary Science. Class sizes range from 5-12 students so curriculum is customized to meet the unique challenges of gifted children. Gifted students will have an opportunity to choose courses that advance their academic performance and potential and awaken and expand their interests.

Recreation: Students will explore a wider array of recreational options including martial arts, dance, yoga, ice skating, fencing, tennis, and swimming. Teams will also compete in problem solving challenges specifically designed for gifted youth.

Culture: The cultural portion of the program will feature our International Program. Students will explore the music, dance, stories and traditions of our international teaching assistants. Workshops in the visual and performing arts will include Acting, Theatrical Improvisation, Magic, Illustration, 3D Computer Animation, World Music and Music Performance.


The Summer Camp Program will accept applications from students who have completed Kindergarten by June, 2010 but have not yet begun grade 11. Students entering grade 12 will be eligible for a counselor in training position. The applications will be available in February 2010.



Eligibility: Applicants must be in the top 5 percent of their class in academic performance or in the 95th percentile on a tested area of the standardized tests administered by their schools. Students who have been identified as academically gifted by their school districts or have participated in a local gifted program are invited to apply. If a student has a strong recommendation from a teacher or administrator as potentially being in one of the above categories, then he or she is also welcome to apply. Qualified students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.