Summer Camps


Sara A. Smith, Director of Gifted and Talented Education at the Oklahoma State Department of Education has compiled a list of 2012 Summer Programs for for educators, students, and parents.

This is by no means an exhaustive list; neither is the Oklahoma State Department of Education recommending any particular program over another. Check the Gifted and Talented Resource Page periodically for updates to the list.

Here are some helpful links:

Why Send a Gifted Child to a Summer Program?
http://giftedkids.about.com/od/nurturinggiftsandtalents/a/summer_programs.htm
Top 10 Summer Camps for Gifted Children
http://giftedkids.about.com/od/educationoptions/tp/gifted_camps.htm
Additional summer opportunities around the nation found on NAGC’s website
http://www.nagc.org/resourcedirectory.aspx

Programs:

FOR STUDENTS
 Acting For The Camera
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: June 11-14, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Advanced Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 8-11
o Camp dates: July 9-12, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Advanced Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: July 16-19, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 American Indian Learners Workshop #4
o Location: Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK
o Camp date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
o For information go to www.ocae.net or contact Melissa McKinley at
mmckinley3@uco.edu or call (405) 974-3754
 Arctic Edge Ice Arena Summer Day Camp
o Location: 14613 North Kelly, Edmond, OK
o Grade Levels: ages 7 and up
o Camp dates and time: May 31st through August 12th, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. o For more information go to www.arctic-edge.com or call (405) 748.5454
 Aviation Careers Academy
o Location: Tulsa Technology Center, Riverside Campus
o Grade levels: students in 10th through 12th grades
o Class dates: June 11-14, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Basic Drawing and Cartooning
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: students 10-13 years of age
o Class dates: June 11-14, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Camp Incredible at University School
o Location: University School, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma
o Grade levels: students four years of age through 8th grade
o Camp dates: June 4-29 and July 9-20, 2012
o For information go to www.utulsa.edu/uschool
o Contact: Sherry McCollum at (918) 631-5061or shelly-mccollum@utulsa.edu
 Camp Chaverim 2012
o Location: Oklahoma City, OK
o Grade levels: kids ages 2 to 13
o Camp dates: June 4-June 22; June 25-July 13; July 16-July 27
o For more information go to www.jfedokc.org, email office@dfedokc.org or call (405)
848-3132
 Camp Scrubs
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids 10-13 years of age
o Camp dates: July 16-19, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Chess Camps
o Location: Oklahoma (and other states)
o Grade level: Ages 5-15 all abilities
o Camp dates: check site for specific camp dates and locations in Oklahoma
o For information go to http://www.gamebuildercamp.com or www.chesscamp.com
 Canterbury Choral Camp
o Location: Oklahoma City University
o Grade levels: students entering grades 2nd through 12th grades
o Camp dates: June 4-9, 2012
o For information contact Joanie Gregory-Pullen, joanie@canterburyokc.com
 College for Kids
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 5-10 years of age (check site for specific camp dates for ages) o Class dates: June 4th – July 26, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Connect with Technology
o Location: Pioneer Technology
o Grade levels: 6-7th grade students
o Class dates: June 4-7, 2012
o For information contact: Missy Keeler, Outreach Career Specialist (580) 718-4320
 Discover Architecture
o Location: OSU School of Architecture
o Grade levels: ages 16 and above
o Class dates: June 13-16, 2012
o For information go to http://discover.arch.okstate.edu
 Drama Day Camp I – “Dear Edwina, Jr.”
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Central Plaza, Edmond, OK o Grade levels: kids 7-12 years of age
o Camp dates: June 18-22, 2012 (day camp)
o For information go to www.ocae.net or contact Melissa McKinley at
mmckinley3@uco.edu or at (405) 974-3754
 Drama Day Camp II – “Seussical the Musical, Jr.”
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Central Plaza, Edmond, OK o Grade levels: kids 7-12 years of age
o Camp dates: June 25-29, 2012 (day camp)
o For information go to www.ocae.net or contact Melissa McKinley at
mmckinley3@uco.edu or at (405) 974-3754
 Drama Day Camp III – “High School Musical, Jr.”
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Central Plaza, Edmond, OK o Grade levels: kids 7-12 years of age
o Camp dates: July 23-27, 2012 (day camp)
o For information go to www.ocae.net or contact Melissa McKinley at
mmckinley3@uco.edu or at (405) 974-3754 
 Drama Day Camp IV – “Alice in Wonderland, Jr”
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Central Plaza, Edmond, OK o Grade levels: kids 7-12 years of age
o Camp dates: July 9-13, 2012 (day camp)
o For information go to www.ocae.net or contact Melissa McKinley at
mmckinley3@uco.edu or at (405) 974-3754
 Engineering Summer Academy
o Location: University of Arkansas
o Grade levels: students entering the 10th, 11th and 12th grades
o Camp dates: July 8-14 (residential program)
o For information go to http://www.engr.uark.edu/home/4042.php or contact Erick
Specking, especki@uark.edu or (479) 575-7780
 Entrepreneurship Camp – “My Lemonade Stand”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: July 23-26, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Entrepreneurship Camp – “Financial Literacy for Teens”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: July 30-August 2, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Epsilon Camp (Math)
o Location: Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
o Grade levels: students 8-under 11 years of age
o Camp dates: July 29-August 12, 2012
o For information go to http://epsiloncamp.org or email camp at
contact@epsiloncamp.org
 Explore Engineering Program I
o Location: University of Arkansas
o Grade levels: students entering the 6th and 7th grades
o Camp dates: Ju7ly 23-27, 2012 (day program only)
o For information go to http://www.engr.uark.edu/home/4027.php or contact Eric
Specking, especki@uark.edu or (479) 575-7780
 Explore Engineering Program II
o Location: University of Arkansas
o Grade levels: students entering the 8th and 9th grades
o Camp dates: July 23-27, 2012 (day program only)
o For information go to http://www.engr.uark.edu/home/4035.php or contact Erick
Specking, especki@uark.edu or (479) 575-7780
 Extreme Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 13-16
o Camp dates: July 23-26, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Extreme Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 13-16
o Camp dates: July 30-August 2, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Extreme Junior Apprentice
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 10-13
o Camp dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp – Earth Cycles: A Whole-Earth Approach to the Geosciences
o Location: University of Oklahoma
o Grade levels: all Oklahoma students entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades in the fall of 2012
(other specific criteria required for application submission)
o Camp dates: June 3-15, 2012 (students return home on the weekends)
o For information contact Precollegiate Programs at University of Oklahoma Outreach
(405) 325-6897
 Festival of the Arts – TulsaFest
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Performing Arts Institute Office at Southeast
Campus
o Grade levels: HS students in band, orchestra, show choir, vocal jazz, and drama; and
for middle school student in strings
o Camp dates: June 18-29, 2012
o For information email smartin1@tulsacc.edu or call (918) 595-7776
 Fine Arts Institute
o Location: Fine Arts Institute, Edmond, Oklahoma
o Grade levels: kids three years of age to teens (adult classes available)
o Camp dates: Classes weekly from June 4th through August 7th
o For information call (405) 340-4481 or www.edmondfinearts.com (click on
children’s classes and then summer camps)
 Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: Ages 8-11
o Class dates: June 25-28, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Game Generator
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: Ages 12-15
o Class dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Girls and Science Camp
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 10-13 years of age
o Class dates: July 9-12, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Harn Homestead’s Summer Camp
o Location: 1721 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK
o Class dates: June 4-8, 2012
o For information contact David Spears at (405) 235-4058 or by email at
dsapper@harnhomestead.com
 Horizons Unlimited
o Location: University of Oklahoma
o Grade levels: academically gifted and talented youth who will enter 6th through 8th
grades in the fall of 2012
o Camp dates: July 8-13, 2012
o For information go to http://youth.ou.edu/horizons.html or contact Holly Mills at
(405) 325-6897 or hollymills@ou.edu
 Jungle Book Kids – Drama Day Camp I
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK o Grade levels: kids 7-12 years of age
o Camp dates: June 20-24, 2011 (day camp)
o For information go to www.ocae.net or call (405) 974-3754
 Kids on Broadway
o Location: The First Baptist Church of Oklahoma City
o Grade levels: kids entering 1st – 7th grade
o Camp dates and time: June 18-22, 2102, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
o Price: $75 and includes lunch and field trips
o For more information contact Kristen Rogers at (405) 232-4255 or
KristinRogers@fbcokc.org
 Leadership Academy
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: 7th, 8th and 9th grade students
o Camp dates: June 11-14, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Master Class Intensive
o Location: Lyric Theatre/Civic Center, Oklahoma City
o Grade level: Performers ages 8-18
o Ages 8-12 will take classes from 9 – 11 a.m. each day
o Ages 13-18 will take classes from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. each day
o Camp dates: July 23-27, 2012
o For information go to http://LyricTheatreOKC.com or call (405) 524-9310
 Medical Apprentice Camp
o Location: Tulsa Technology Center, Memorial Campus
o Grade levels: kids 13-16 years of age
o Camp dates: June 25-28, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Mini College – “Campus Life”
o Location: University of Oklahoma, CCE Forum Building o Grade levels: students entering 1st through 6th grades
o Program dates
 Session I: July 30 – August 3, 2012
 Session II: August 6-10, 2012
o For information go to http://youth.ou.edu/minicollege.html or contact Holly Mills at
(405) 325-6897 or hollymills@ou.edu.
 Monster Camp – “We are Monsters”
o Location: Lyric at the Plaza, Oklahoma City
o Grade level: Ages 7-14
o Camp dates: June 4 – June 16, 2012
o For information go to http://LyricTheatreOKC.com or call (405) 524-9310
 Motion Picturing Editing
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 OKCOLLEGESTART.ORG
o Resource for statewide camps:
http://www.okcollegestart.org/Plan_for_College/Summer_Opportunities.aspx
 Oklahoma Center for Arts Education
o Location: University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
o For information go to www.ocae.net, click “Summer Camps”, or call (405) 974-3754
 Oklahoma Children’s Theatre – “Far, Far Away”
o Location: Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Oklahoma City
o Early discounts available!
o For information go to http://www.oklahomachildrenstheatre.org, click “Summer
Camps” or call (405) 606-7003
 Oklahoma City Museum of Art
o Location: Oklahoma City Museum of Art
o Grade levels: kids 5-16 years of age
o Camp dates: see website for the different classes and dates
o For information go to http://okcmoa.com or call (405) 236-3100 extension 213
 Oklahoma Mesonet Weather Camp
o Location: University of Oklahoma
o Grade levels: students have completed 6th, 7th, or 8th grades by June 1, 2012 (other
specific criteria required)
o Camp dates: June 10-15, 2012 (residential camp)
o For information go to http://youth.ou.edu/ or contact Holly Mills at (405) 325-6897 or
hollymills@ou.edu
 Oklahoma State University Summer Enrichment Camps
o Location: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
o Grade levels & dates: Check site for camp dates for specific ages
o For information go to http://education.okstate.edu and click Summer Camps or call
(405) 744-5627
 On Broadway!
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus o Grade levels: Ages 9-12 and 13-16
o Camp dates and times
 June 4-8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for ages 9-12
 June 4-8, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for ages 13-16
 Both groups will meet together on last day of camp from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Pay it Forward Camp
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: Ages 11-16
o Camp dates: July 9-12, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Redlands Fencing Center Summer Camps
o Location: 8107 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK
o Grade levels: ages 6-12
o Camp dates: every week in June 2012
o For information go to www.redlandsfencing.com or call (405) 728-3605
 Science and Engineering Careers Academy
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus
o Grade levels: 10th through 12th graders
o Class dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Sooner Flight Academy
o Location: University of Oklahoma
o Grade levels: students ages 6-18
o Camp dates: check site for camp dates for specific student ages
o Enroll online, http://flightcamp.ou.edu/summer_camps.html, or call (405) 325-1635 o Scholarships available
 Summer Academies (Math, Science and Technology)
o Location: throughout Oklahoma
o Grade levels: 8th – 12th grade
o For information go to www.okhighered.org/summer-academies, or call (800) 858-
1840.
o Contact individual academy to register
 Summer Enrichment Program
o Location: University of Northern Colorado
o Grade levels: Gifted, talented, creative and creative learners entering 5th through 10th
grades
o Camp dates: July 8-21, 2012
o To register go to http://www.unco.edu/sep
o For more information call (970) 351-2683 or sep@unco.edu
 Summer Institute for the Gifted
o Location: University of Texas @ Austin
o Grade levels: Gifted students ages 4-17
o Camp dates: check site for camp dates for specific student ages
o For information go to http://www.giftedstudy.org/residential/utaustin
 Summer Youth Academy
o Location: Moore Norman Technology Center
o Grade level: Youth 9-14 years of age
o Camp dates: June 4th – June 28th, 2012
o For information: http://mntechnology.com/sya2012 or (405) 364-5763 ext. 7260
 SWOSU Choral Camp
o Location: Weatherford, OK
o Grade level: Grades 6-12
o Camp dates: June 17-21, 2012
o For more information go to www.swosucamps.com
 SWOSU Flute Camp
o Location: Weatherford, OK
o Grade level: Any student who has completed grade 9 -12 o Camp dates: June 17-20, 2012
o For more information go to www.swosucamps.com
 SWOSU Marimba Camp
o Location: Weatherford, OK
o Grade level: Any student who has completed grade 9 -12 o Camp dates: June 10-13, 2012
o For more information go to www.swosucamps.com
 SWOSU Middle School Band Camp
o Location: Weatherford, OK
o Grade level: Grades 6-8
o Camp dates: June 14-27, 2012
o For more information go to www.swosucamps.com
 SWOSU Band Camp
o Location: Weatherford, OK
o Grade level: Grades 8-12
o Camp dates: July 8-13, 2012
o For more information go to www.swosu.edu/music
  Teen eXtreme – “Engineering Design”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: July 16-19, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “High School Math Prep”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: July 16-19, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “Junior Apprentice”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Glenpool Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “Ladies and Gentleman Academy”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: June 4-7, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “Photography”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: June 11-14, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “PSAT Prep”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: July 23-26, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-72002
 Teen eXtreme – “Robotics”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Northeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: June 25-28, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Teen eXtreme – “Simulation for Teens”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-15 years of age
o Class dates: July 9-12, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Theatre Magic
o Location: Lyric Theatre/Civic Center, Oklahoma City
o Grade level: kids ages 5-7
o Camp dates: July 30-August 3, 2012
o For information go to http://LyricTheatreOKC.com or call (405) 524-9310 o Scholarships available
 This is my Voice – “The Spoken-Word Revolution”
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-18 years of age
o Class dates: June 18-21, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Webpage Design
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: Ages 12-15
o Class dates: June 4-7, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Young Child Program
o Location: University of Northern Colorado
o Grade level: 4-9 years of age (4 years of age through students entering fourth grade) o Camp dates: July 9-July 20, 2012
o For information go to http://www.unco.edu/cebs/sep/
 Young Filmmakers Camp
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade level: kids ages 12-15
o Camp dates: June 4-7, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Young Writer’s Workshop
o Location: Tulsa Community College, Southeast Campus
o Grade levels: students 11-14 years of age
o Class dates: June 25-28, 2012
o For information go to http://www.tulsacc.edu/ce or call (918) 595-7200
 Yunasa West in Colorado
o Location: Camp Shady Brook, Sedalia, Colorado
o Grade levels: students 10-14 years of age
o Class dates: June 10-17, 2012
o For information go to www.educationaladvancement.org or call 626-403-8900 or
email yunasa@educationaladvancement.org

FOR EDUCATORS
 Confratute – The Summer Institute for Learning and Teaching Focusing on 21st Century Skills (for educators)
o Location: University of Connecticut
o Dates of conference: July 8-13, 2012
o For information go to www.gifted.uconn.edu/confratute
 SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Conference o Location: Milwaukee
o Dates of conference: July 13-14, 2012 o For more information go to
http://www.sengifted.org/programs/conferences/milwaukee-2012-conference
 Vision 2020
o Location: Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City, OK
o Dates of conference: June 12-15, 2012
o Explanation: This conference is going to be a large conference with specialized
conferences embedded within each day. Tentatively, gifted will be one of the focuses on June 13th and 14th but keep watching for updates! Sara will send information out via her listserv when she receives updates on speakers, breakout session topics, and more! Also, watch the SDE web page (www.ok.gov/sde) for updates and announcements!

FOR PARENTS & STUDENTS
 PG Retreat
o Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
o Dates of conference: June 29th – July 3rd, 2012 o For information go to http://pgr.shuttlepod.org/
 

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Last updated on April 24, 2012