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Download our 2015 Summer Residential Brochure!

Download our 2015 Super Summer Brochure!

GERI Summer Residential online registration is not yet active; however, we are looking forward to your participation in "Summer Res 2015" and invite you to upload your application and supporting documents (for first-time campers) by clicking here!  Be sure to consider two new courses that were added after our brochure was printed. Check out the links to the new courses below.


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Due to scheduling conflicts, STEM Speak (Comet I, Comet II, Star II, and Pulsar II) is no longer offered. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Videography and Photojournalism (Star I and Pulsar I) is now full and closed for registration.

Alternatively, you may fax (765)496-2706, e-mail geri@purdue.edu, or mail your application materials to
Purdue University
Gifted Education Resource Institute 
Beering Hall, Room 5178 
100 N. University Street 
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2098

 Check out a clip from the 2013 GERI Summer Residential Program Yearbook!


The Talent Development Programs at GERI help talented students explore their areas of interest in a college atmosphere where they study topics typically not offered in school. Together, students learn challenging content and create meaningful projects in which they apply their learning in new and relevant ways. Participation in GERI programs provides students in-depth and clear understanding of the fields they might like to pursue. Many students attend GERI Talent Development Programs for multiple years.


Check out our YouTubes on this year's Summer Camps!




Super Saturday

Super Saturday is a popular enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, and artistically gifted students from age four (pre-kindergarten) through eighth grade.  We offer an ever-changing variety of courses in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies.  Students choose their own classes on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, please visit the Super Saturday webpage.

Super Summer

Super Summer is an enrichment program designed to meet the needs of academically, creatively, or artistically gifted students from kindergarten through fourth grade. The program offers a variety of course topics in mathematics, science and technology, visual and performing arts, and interdisciplinary studies. For more information, please visit the Super Summer webpage.

Summer Residential Camp

Every summer, for over 35 years, GERI has engaged gifted, creative, and talented students from across the country and around the world in residential camps designed to stimulate their imagination and expand their abilities. Students who have completed fifth grade through twelveth grade live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GERI offers three programs each summer.

  • Comet, 1 week sessions: For students who have completed grade 5-6.
  • Star, 2 week sessions: For students who have completed grades 7-8.
  • Pulsar, 2 week sessions: For students who have completed grades 9-12.

The application process includes:

  • Completing the application form.
  • Creating a one-to two-page essay or alternative media (such as a Web site, PowerPoint presentation, or art portfolio) that addresses the applicant’s desire and motivation to participate.
  • Submitting evidence of notable ability, achievement, or involvement in the areas of study as detailed in the program brochure. Such evidence can include grades, test scores, letters of recommendation, and awards.

 For more information, please visit the Summer Residential web page.