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A one-of-a-kind summer camp experience!
Gifted students interested in a challenging academic summer program should consider attending the Davidson THINK Summer Institute on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. This intense three-week residential summer program offers exceptionally gifted 13- to 16-year-old students the opportunity to earn up to six transferable college credits.

In order to be eligible an applicant must:
• be 13–16 years of age during THINK
• be a U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident living in the United States
• commit to being a full-time student throughout the program
• receive one positive nomination as specified in the application
• meet or exceed the designated minimum score of 1130 on the SAT (Critical Reading and Math combined) or 26 on the ACT

Due to the intense nature of the program, the Davidson THINK Summer Institute is limited to a select number of students. Applicants must demonstrate both exceptional ability and the potential to benefit from the course offerings, as well as the social and emotional maturity and organizational skills to thrive in this three-week residential environment.

Location & Housing:
The Davidson THINK Summer Institute is held on the University of Nevada, Reno campus, which is located in the heart of northern Nevada. Long known as “the campus on a hill,” the University is a picturesque campus of green lawns, red-brick academic buildings and towering trees. Each participant shares a room and bathroom with another same-gender student on a private, locked floor in the one of the University’s newest residence hall and all students are supervised by THINK staff members 24 hours a day. Participants eat all meals in the Down Under Caf , which offers menus designed to meet the needs of all diners.

Extracurricular Activities:
In addition to the full-immersion academic experience, participants also take in a number of cultural events in the Reno-Lake Tahoe area. Students also enjoy many on-campus activities, especially playing kickball in the Quad and spending relaxing weekend afternoons playing games with their friends.

Examples of Course Offerings:
• Computer Science
• Calculus
• European History
• Psychology
• Neuroscience
• Geography
• Business
• Economics

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