Summer Residential Program

Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute

We have many program options

Youth Programs

Attention GER2I Summer Youth Attendees:
Thank you to all students and their families who registered for 2020 GER2I summer youth programs as well as to all individuals who were planning to teach or counsel in these programs. Unfortunately, due to the national emergency surrounding transmission of Covid-19, we have elected to cancel our youth programs for summer 2020. Doing so will contribute to efforts to stem the spread of this disease. Since inception of GER2I youth programs in 1979, we have never cancelled, but we believe this year it is important to do so. Be safe, stay well, and we hope to see you in 2021 youth programs.

Please note for those individuals who have already registered, information will follow via email concerning refunds, cancellation, and next years’ programs.

Every summer, for over 40 years, GER2I has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Students who have completed grades 5 through 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GER2I offers three programs each summer.

What will you experience at GER2I Summer Camps?

  • Intellectual Challenges
  • Personal attention from talented and caring staff members
  • Outstanding Purdue University facilities: residence halls, dining halls, classrooms, and labs
  • Friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests
  • Enjoyable learning and social experiences

Check out our 2020 Summer Residential brochure! Click below to know more about the life at camp and the diversity of the courses offered!

Our 2020 Summer Residential Brochure

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Summer Residential Classes

  • Grades 5 – 6
    • Comet I (June 28 – July 4)
      • Residential – $1200
      • Commuter – $900
    • Comet II (July 5 – July 11)
      • Residential – $1200
      • Commuter – $900
  • Grades 7 – 8
    • Star I (June 28 – July 11)
      • Residential Only – $2400
    • Star II (July 12 – July 25)
      • Residential Only – $2400
  • Grades 9 – 12
    • Pulsar I (June 28 – July 11)
      • Residential Only – $2400
    • Pulsar II (July 12 – July 25)
      • Residential Only – $2400

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Program partners include:

C Design LabShellPurdue Research Foundation
Jack Kent Cooke FoundationHaviland ScholarsNavajo Prep
Asset Talent SearchMaiinganReach Memphis
The Columbus SchoolGanado Unified School DistrictMcLaughlin School District
M&J International Education ScholarsHiElitesMurray Language Academy
South Korean Education Support

Contact the GER2I main office at (765) 494-7243 or by email at