Summer Gifted Camp

CLICK HERE to download the 2017 Summer Gifted Camp Application Packet

For young brains that never go on vacation.

The Young Scholar Academy’s Summer Gifted Camp is a two-week day camp for gifted students in grades 3-8. It provides gifted students who are out of school for the summer, the opportunity to exercise their minds. Every day at camp, students take part in 3 different zones of learning.


Students pick which subjects they want to study from a variety that includes Marine Biology, Robotics, Creative Writing, Logic Puzzles, and Statistics, along with others. During the two academic sessions each day, students get involved with project-based, hands-on learning.


Students broaden their scope of culture through one of the following humanities subjects:

  • Chinese
  • Art
  • Music
  • Scientific Visualization/ Virtual Art
  • Theater
  • Video Production
  • History in Motion

Physical activity:

Through team sports, students build relationships and learn how to work with others, while also being active.

And the best part: it’s affordable.

Cost for the full two weeks of camp is $300. Students that have reduced lunch prices pay $150, and students that receive free lunch, only $50. Scholarships are based on availability of funds.

The camp has two different locations:

  • Pompano Beach High School – Mr. Strachan at
  • Western High School – Ms. Graf at

To apply, gifted students must be recommended by their teacher or school guidance counselor. Completed applications are returned to Pompano Beach High School.

Enrichment Seminars

Once every nine weeks middle school students attend Pompano Beach High School for all day interest based enrichments. Students participate in Robotics, Scientific Visualization, Economics & Personal Finance, S.A.T. Preparation, Creative Writing, S.T.E.M. and Math courses. Please contact your school’s principal if you are interested.


Think Tank

Divergent thinking for a convergent world.

Young Scholar Academy’s Think Tank, or YSATT, is a select group of 20 gifted PBHS students who meet together to apply their knowledge—it’s a gifted students’ club. The Think Tank meets at Pompano Beach High after school, and on certain Fridays, with representatives from BACCUS Global, a company specializing in making tools more innovative. The representatives from BACCUS present the Think Tank with actual products and business scenarios. The students then analyze ideas, tinker with products, and create solutions to fix and improve products and business plans. YSATT makes students think outside of the box to solve problems on a tangible level.

It’s real-world experience, for high school students.