Summer Enrichment Program

The Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners at the University of Northern Colorado offers three summer programs for children and youth.

Summer Enrichment Program

2014 marks the 37th year of SEP serving children and youth who are gifted, talented, and/or creative in a supportive academic and social setting. Designed for students entering 5th grade through 10th grade, this residential program offers high interest, hands-on, brains-on courses developed by specialists in gifted education and/or in specialized content areas. On the day they arrive, students select courses for their two week session. Courses meet daily during four 75 minute periods. After classes are done for the day participants choose a variety of "options" varying from active sports and recreation, craft activities and time to visit with new and old friends. Students come to SEP from around 25 states, provinces and foreign countries. Dorm counselors who are college age and older supervise students during all hours that the students are not in class.

Young Child Program

The Young Child Program serves children ages 4 and 5 and those entering grades 1-4. The program addresses the early educational and social needs of children who are gifted, talented and/or creative children. Parents select high interest courses that meet during four 40 minute periods each day. The specialists in gifted and talented education who teach the courses plan them to help develop and focus the natural curiosity and creativity of these students.

Leadership Enrichment Program

LEP accepts 24 high school students who are entering their junior and senior years. The focus is on understanding one's personal, unique gifts and talents, learning about leadership styles and developing traits and characteristics of leadership. They spend three periods a day on leadership topics and one period assisting an SEP teacher for a class of their choice. They assist SEP counselors with afternoon and evening options and teach mini-courses on the Saturday between the weeks of their session. Special activities, meals and creative options make LEP unique and memorable.

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