Many traditional programs for gifted youth focus solely on intellectual abilities, overlooking the need for these children to grow in all aspects of their lives. Yunasa supports the whole gifted child, encouraging growth and support of campers intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Geared toward the unique needs of gifted children, while offering all the enjoyment of a traditional summer sleep-away camp, Yunasa provides a combination of traditional camp activities and special workshops designed specifically to help gifted children learn more about themselves as they develop greater awareness and self-acceptance.
Campers interact personally with experts in the field of gifted youth who have the knowledge and experience to help these exceptional children understand and hone the unique qualities that make them gifted, fostering personal growth and development.
All staff members are trained in working with gifted youth, and many are gifted individuals themselves.
WHICH CAMP LOCATION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Both Yunasa locations have similar offerings, and both camps will provide a valuable experience for your child. There are some environmental differences between the two camp locations, however, so in addition to geographic and scheduling considerations, you may want to consider the differences between the camps if you are having difficulty determining which location is right for your child.
Yunasa in Michigan, for ages 10-14, offers:
• Dorm-style living
• A large lake
• A larger group of campers, including leadership campers ages 15-17
Yunasa West in Colorado, for ages 10-15, offers:
• A more rugged, camp-style feel with cabin living
• A greater emphasis on ecology
• A Rocky Mountain setting at a high elevation
• A smaller, more intimate group of campers, all under the age of 15