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UT to host summer camp for gifted and talented students

The future promises to challenge tomorrow’s leaders, scientists, and creators who are the students of today. And a unique summer program at The University of Toledo is preparing these future leaders with activities that challenge thinking and celebrate learning.

The Gifted, Talented, Creative Summer Camp 2012, known as GT@UT, next week on the UT Main Campus will challenge primary, middle and junior high students with interesting programs 8:30-11 a.m. daily June 25-29.

The UT women’s basketball team will assist with a “CSI Toledo” mystery in which the campers are called to help solve a “crime” in Savage Arena and participants will pitch their innovations to a panel of business and community leaders as part of an “Entrepreneurship Shark Tank.”

The camps also includes “The Great Outdoors – Campus Edition” botany experiments, and “The Writer’s Life” and “Occupy Earth: Becoming Global Citizens” activities to document their experiences via the written word and directing and producing a new media short video.

“This is a positive experience for gifted and talented children who get the opportunity to explore their interests beyond a traditional school setting,” said Robert Schultz, program director and UT professor of gifted education and curriculum studies. “The number of participants has doubled since last year’s camp and we look forward to the program continuing to grow.”

The camp is open to students currently enrolled in third through eighth grade who have been identified as gifted/talented/creative by their school district or can provide a letter of recommendation by a teacher or gifted program coordinator.

GT@UT is in its third year and is the only gifted and talented program offered in northwestOhio and southeast Michigan. The program will conclude Friday, June 29 when parents and guests are welcomed to hear the students share their experiences.

Click here for more information about the Gifted, Talented, Creative Summer Camp.


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