The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) Application is Online Now

The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University, through a cooperative arrangement with the Duke Talent Identification Program, is pleased to offer the 28th annual Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) June 26 – July 16, 2011. Click this post for the application link. This three-week residential summer program is for very bright students who are currently enrolled in grades seven through ten. In order to attend VAMPY, students must have earned a qualifying score on the SAT or ACT as a seventh grader. The camp is located on the campus of WKU in Bowling Green, Ky., and provides enhanced learning opportunities for academically talented students. Last summer, VAMPY camp brought 230 students from 77 Kentucky school districts, 13 states, and 3 countries.

Participants take one class for the three weeks, so they study one topic in great depth. This year, students may pick from thirteen different classes such as Chinese, math, humanities, forensic chemistry, and physics. A rigorous and rewarding academic experience, VAMPY students might visit the Holocaust museum in Washington D.C., use chemistry to solve crimes, create a writing blog, put Hitler on trial, or hold a presidential debate. Outside of class, students have time for sports, dances, a trip to a Bowling Green Hot Rods game, and a talent show.

For more information, please visit or, call The Center at 270.745.5991.