For 34 years, GERI has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate imagination and expand abilities.

Students in grades 5-12 take challenging courses and participate in fun recreational activities. GERI offers 3 programs in July. The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University is an innovative center dedicated to the discovery, study, and development of human potential. GERI's mission is holistic development of giftedness, creativity, and talents among individuals throughout their lifespan. This is, in part, accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted, creative, and talented youth.

Every summer gifted students come to Purdue University and experience programs designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Purdue also offers a variety of recreational activities and a chance for middle and high school students to get a taste of college life as they live on campus in Purdue's residence halls.

Purdue's Gifted and GERI Summer Camps has so much to offer middle and high school students! Summer students will develop critical thinking skills by investigating current, real-life issues, discover mysteries in the world of physics, chemistry, and technology, and create videos, paintings, models, and computer games. Students can also expect to venture into new subjects like forensic science, nanotechnology, and robotics, experience historical events and international cultures, and renew old friendships and build new ones.

What will teens and young adults experience at GERI Summer Camps at Purdue?

  • Personal attention from talented and caring staff members
  • Intellectual challenges
  • 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

Both residential and commuter options are available. Programs run during June and July.

Cost and Session Information

Summer Residential Classes

Grades 5 – 6

Comet I (July 2 – July 8) Residential – $1200 Commuter – $900

Comet II (July 9 – July 15) Residential – $1200Commuter – $900

Grades 7 – 8

Star I (July 2 – July 15) Residential Only – $2400

Star II (July 16 – July 29) Residential Only – $2400

Grades 9 – 12

Pulsar I (July 2 – July 15) Residential Only – $2400

Pulsar II (July 16 – July 29) Residential Only – $2400

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