IEA’s pioneering Yunasa summer camps unite students with experts in the social and emotional development of highly able youngsters. In a nurturing setting, campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical aspects of their lives. Yunasa provides a fun-filled summer camp geared toward the uniqueness of gifted children while having all the fun and enjoyment of a traditional summer sleep away camp.
Yunasa, the Lakota word for ‘balance,’ is a week-long summer camp for highly gifted youth between the ages of 10 and 14. Qualified applicants are highly gifted and inquisitive individuals who aspire to develop their personal confidence, build community, and learn new things through exploration and discovery. Campers participate in activities designed to expand their horizons, and provide them opportunities for support and growth.
Yunasa’s mission is to offer bright campers an opportunity to:
Escape their everyday busy schedules and just be kids!
Build community with like-minded peers.
Explore the natural world away from home without computers and video games.
Discover that they are more than just intellect – they also have a heart, spirit, body, and social self!
Work closely with IEA’s nationally renowned experts in gifted education who challenge campers to develop into their personal best.
Make lifelong friends and have fun!
Yunasa also provides:
A student-to-staff ratio of less than four to one.
Individual attention, support, understanding, and care.
Techniques for making mind and body connections through yoga and guided imagery sessions.
- Recipient of the 2013 National Association for Gifted Children's Annemarie Roeper Global Awareness Award for Best Gifted Program!