The defining element of a summer camp is outdoor adventure. Although all of the camps described in this entry are open to academically gifted students, most are not solely focused on the academically gifted. For the adventurous student, a multitude of locations around the continental United States, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii, are available. There are also outdoor summer adventure camps in countries such as Canada, Norway, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, British Columbia, Mexico, and many others. Each of these camps provides opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways.

The Gifted Question

Gifted abilities involved in adventure camps are both physical and mental. Some of these adventure camps focus almost entirely on physical development, but others emphasize intellectual as well as physical ...

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