Finding strength in self advocacy

If you don’t learn to stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.   Dr. Martha Sales repeated this phrase during a Tuesday night talk with our Camp Discover campers, making sure they understood the message. Currently serving as the Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President of Student Life at Western Kentucky University, Dr. Sales […]

Buttons, bracelets, and kickball, oh my!

After dinner every evening at Camp Discover, campers are offered a variety of activities called “optionals.” Counselors usually pair up to design activities that provide campers the opportunity to exercise, learn, or create with a group of other interested campers. Examples from Monday night included button/friendship bracelet making and kickball. While participation in optionals isn’t […]

Extraordinary ideas abound at Camp Discover

Put on your thinking cap and join the Extraordinaires Inventions class at Camp Discover. At the beginning of Day One, students received their Extraordinaire character, a unique character who has extraordinary needs, and randomly picked a project. Maddy B.’s character was a giant for whom she needed to design a gift. Oren T.  ended up with […]

Building a base for thinking

We all know how fun LEGO bricks can be; Renee Hale, teacher of Camp Discover’s Learning with LEGO class, takes things up a notch and uses the colorful shapes to foster critical thinking and collaborative work as well. The first task at hand on Monday was called “Collaboration Squares.” Students were charged with replicating a […]

A happy return to the Hill

The Center for Gifted Studies welcomed the return of some special campers on Sunday. These rising eighth graders are part of the first cohort of Camp Discover participants. Students are identified for Camp Discover at the end of their sixth-grade year. They come to WKU for one week the summer between sixth and seventh grade […]