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NKU’s Camp Innovation offers pathways to college for gifted and talented, grade K-8

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Northern Kentucky University’s Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program is a cutting-edge program designed for high potential youth to discover and explore advanced content and engaged learning.

All classes provide the opportunity for students to share interests with other children while exploring pathways to intellectual development, academic enhancement, career exploration, and creative artistic fulfillment.

Taught by qualified teachers in a college-environment, the transdisciplinary classes focus on a central theme and are designed to allow students to explore their natural curiosities.  Classes this fall include: Debate Club, Veterinary Residency, I Can Be a Doctor, Minecraft, Grossologists, Astronauts in Training, and more.

Camp Innovation offers transdisciplinary courses infusing entrepreneurship, science, mathematics, social studies, technology, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies.

Students to choose their own classes on a first-come first-served basis.

DATES AND LOCATION

• Fall 2017 semester courses will be held Saturdays, October 21 through November 4 

• Sessions meet from 9– 11:30 a.m.

• Classes are held in Landrum Hall at Northern Kentucky University


WHAT MAKES NKU’S CAMP INNOVATION PROGRAM EXCEPTIONAL? 


• Focus on career exploration pathways incorporated into every class 

• Emphasis on intellectual challenge through critical and creative thinking



• Environment that values creativity, diversity, entrepreneurship, and achievement 

• Personal attention from talented and caring teachers. All teachers receive special training and ongoing support to help them meet the unique needs of gifted youth. 

• Small class sizes for caring, personalized, and differentiated instruction 

• Camp Innovation attracts a diverse group of gifted, talented and creative people from all over 
the area! You will find friends who share your interests and love of learning! 

• Classes are fun! Classes are interesting and interactive with a focus on 
transdisciplinary learning. 

• Parents are invited to attend our FREE Parent Place workshops for coffee and stimulating conversations. 


REGISTRATION

• Registration is available online: http://gifted.nku.edu/youth or via phone: 859-572-5600 before Friday, October 13.

• Tuition $100 (A limited number of need-based financial aid scholarships are available. For further information, call 859-572- 5600.) 

• There will be an additional $30 processing fee for registrations received after October 13. 

• Students are placed in classes on a first-come, first-served basis, and many classes will fill 
before the application deadline. For the best selection of classes, apply early. 

• Students will receive an emailed confirmation once registered. 

• The Camp Innovation: Pathways to College Program reserves the right to close or cancel prior to the first class meeting or make any necessary schedule changes.


PARENT PLACE WORKSHOPS

• Parents and interested community members are welcome to attend our FREE Parent Place workshops offered each week during the Camp Innovation Program.

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