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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.


Super Summer is a program where bright kids in kindergarten (K) through fourth grade come to enjoy challenging courses with other academically, creatively, and artistically talented youth. Day-long, interdisciplinary courses are geared at least two grade levels above each student’s current school grade. Students will attend a full-day program of challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. Components from all disciplines will be included at every level, so each child will gain experience in engineering, math, science, social studies, art, and language arts, while working on open ended activities that require critical and creative thinking.

High-ability children think big thoughts. They make connections across disciplines and work to understand how ideas and concepts are related to each other. Rather than exploring just one topic, such as chemistry, the students will learn how chemistry plays a role in real life. They will explore such questions as: What chemical reactions occur in our ecosystem? Are they helpful or harmful? We look forward to seeing you this summer. Just bring a lunch, snacks, and your enthusiasm for learning with you!

2020 Super Summer Brochure is coming soon!

Program Information

Two, one-week sessions are offered (2nd and 3rd week of June):
Session 1: June 8-12 from 8:30 to 5:00
Session 2: June 15-19 from 8:30 to 5:00

What makes Super Summer Super?

Small Classes – class sizes are limited to 12 students for Kindergarten to 2nd and 16 students for 3rd – 4th to enable our instructors to work effectively with each student.

High-Quality Teachers – Our caring teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with GER2I students. They receive special training and ongoing support from the GER2I team to meet the special needs of high-ability children, to ensure that students get personalized attention.

Challenge – Classes provide authentic, hands-on learning experiences that encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and exploration of student interests in an environment that values creativity, diversity, and achievement.

Enjoyment – Students enjoy learning interesting content in an interactive environment. High-ability students have the opportunity to connect with other bright students who share their enthusiasm for learning in an enjoyable setting.

Community of Talents – During this part of the daily schedule, students work with staff to understand and appreciate their strengths and the strengths of others. Collaboration, communication, and thinking skills are emphasized using simulations and scenarios to help them understand how “together, we can make a difference in the world.”

Program Registration Fees are as follows:

  • One week, full-day program:
    $290 per child
  • Both weeks, full-day program:
    $550 per child
  • Family rate, two or more children from the same family:
    $275 per child, per week

For all Super Summer questions please contact:

Natalie FlamingNatalie Flaming
GER2I Graduate Student
nflaming@purdue.edu
(765) 494-7243
BRNG 5178

Yao YangYao Yang
GER2I Graduate Student
yang1707@purdue.edu
BRNG 3166

Contact the GER2I main office at (765) 494-7243 or by email at geri@purdue.edu.

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