Filing into Schneider Hall on Sunday, droves of bright middle school students from ten states prepared to experience what third year camper Javier Sierra of Bowling Green, Kentucky calls “The best two weeks of the summer.”
For 35 years, gifted students have ventured out of their comfort zones and into the fray of The Center for Gifted Studies’ annual Summer Camp for Academically Talented Middle School Students. While campers may arrive with different expectations, they all leave feeling better about themselves. Having been a camper myself, I can attest to the power of SCATS and its ability to provide not only fun, but also a place for gifted students to express themselves freely.
I hope that this year’s SCATS is the best one yet, and my fellow counselors and I are here to make sure that happens.