Any individual who has been tested by his or her school and declared gifted, or who scores at the 97th percentile or above on the verbal or mathematics section on a standardized achievement test is considered gifted for the purpose of this program. Note that enrollment in a school gifted program is not a requirement for participating in the Summer Gifted Program. Applications will be accepted in the order received.
West Virginia Wesleyan’s tree-shaded campus is one of the most beautiful colleges in the East and is the site of many conferences every summer. The campus is arranged such that the dorms, dining hall, classrooms, gym, library, and playing fields are all within a few minutes’ walk from each other.
Students are supervised in the dorm by college-age counselors who are selected on the basis of academic and leadership skills, and are directly responsible to the directors.
Students will be housed in Fleming residence hall. This residence hall is air conditioned. Students may bring fans, but it is not necessary to bring them. There are laundry machines in the residence halls for $1.25/load, payable by quarters or credit/debit card.
Students may also bring refrigerators, and a small amount of food. Caffeine is not allowed. Caffeinated drinks and copious amounts of junk food will be confiscated.
Practice Rooms are located across campus in Loar Hall, if students would like to bring a musical instrument to practice, or need a stage to prepare for the talent show. Pianos are available on the lower floor.
Students are in class from 9:00 A.M. to noon and from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. There is a supervised study hall where part of the assignments are completed each evening from 8:00 to 9:00 P.M. Lights out in the dorm is 11:00 P.M. following a quiet time in the dorm from 9:00 to 11:00 P.M.
Besides academics, the camp offers extensive facilities: a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, baseball and soccer fields, a walking trail, a full library, music practice rooms, and a new arts center. Activities include movies, guest speakers, group activities, two short trips off campus, and a talent show at the end of camp.