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Summer Residential Program

Greetings from Purdue's Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI)!

If you need to reach a GERI staff member at any time, day or night, please call the GERI cell phone at (765) 412-7002.

Be sure to access the 2016 brochure and to register, please call 765-494-7243.

For questions about the online registration process, please call the business office at 765-494-9482. 

For questions about GERI courses and other camp information, please call 765-494-7243. 

Online registration for the GERI 2016 Summer Residential camps is now closed. However, the GERI program may still accept registrations after this date based on availability and full payment of camp fees. Please email Kristen Seward, 2016 Summer Residential Coordinator, at ksseward@purdue.edu if you would like to register your child. Thank you!

*For an important letter full of great information that was sent to 2016 campers via email on May 31, click here. For information regarding what to bring (and what not to bring) to Purdue this summer, please click here.*

The following GERI Summer Residential classes have been closed:

Comet I: EV3 Robotec: 'Bots & Bytes, CSI Investigation and 3D Geometric Design in Math

Comet II: The Game of Business, The Insect: Friend or Foe?, 3D Geometric Design in Math, and Brain Teasers & Logic Puzzles

Star I A.M.: Abnormal Psychology: Should Mickey Mouse Be Medicated?, Vet Med, Is That True? Evaluating Everyday News Through Data, and Breaking Brands

Star I P.M.: Sculpting Through the Ages, Toy Design Lab in Mechanical Engineering, Videography & Photojournalism, and Discovery Through Culture: Cross-Cultural Communication

Star II A.M.: Rocket Science? Yes, You Can!, Videography & Photojournalism, Spinning Stories & Plotting Plays, and Creative Chinese

Star II P.M.: Videography & Photojournalism; Upcycled Found-Object Jewelry; Exploding Cell Phones: Deconstructing Sustainability; Great Books, Great Thinking; Toy Design Lab in Mechanical Engineering

Pulsar I A.M.: 3D Printing

Pulsar I P.M.: STEAM Labs, Active Exercise Science, Videography & Photojournalism

Pulsar II A.M.: Deep Themes in The Hunger Games; Great Books, Great Thinking, and Upcycled Found-Object Jewelry

Pulsar II P.M.: Videography & Photojournalism; Young Authors' Workshop; Principles of Game Design; Breaking News: Current Problems, Issues, and Events; and Discovery Through Culture: Cross-Cultural Communication; Rocket Science? Yes, You Can!

The GERI 2016 Summer Residential brochure is here!


Students who have

completed grades:


Program Types

2016 Dates

Registration Fee (per session)

PreK - 4

For information on programs in grades PreK - 4, please visit the GERI Super Summer website.

5 - 6


Comet I



July 3 - July 9

$725 Commuter

$1075 Residential

Comet II



July 10 - July 16

$725 Commuter

$1075 Residential

7 - 8 Star I Residential July 3 - July 16 $2150
Star II Residential July 17 - July 30 $2150
9 - 12 Pulsar I Residential July 3 - July 16 $2150
Pulsar II Residential July 17 - July 30 $2150


 Click here to see an Orientation to Summer Residential!


Every summer, for over 34 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 grades 5 through 12 live in campus residence halls, take challenging courses, and participate in engaging recreational activities. GERI offers three programs each summer.

What will you experience at GERI Summer Camps?  

  • Intellectual Challenges
  • Personal attention from talented and caring staff members
  • Outstanding Purdue University facilities: residence halls, dining halls, classrooms, and labs
  • Friendships with others from around the world who share similar interests
  • Enjoyable learning and social experiences

Please click on the links below for more information:

Sample Course Brochure: Summer 2015

A Day in the Life of a Summer Residential Student

Partnership with ASSET Talent Search in India from 2016

We are happy to announce that ASSET Talent Search has joined hand with Gifted Education Resource Institute to provide toppers of ASSET Talent Search learning opportunities. The association will offer students from ASSET Talent Search a chance to access GERI’s STAR program. Students can chose 2 or 4 week long courses designed to stimulate their imaginations and expand their abilities.

Details about the program are mentioned below.  Visit the official ASSET Talent Search site at www.ei-india.com/talentsearch