• Aerial view of Northern Vermont University (formerly Johnson State College)
    Aerial View of Northern Vermont University (formerly Johnson State College)

Big Changes! 

TDI Summer Camp 2018:

  • 2018 Brochure and Application
  • Choose week of June 24th and/or July 1st
  • Northern Vermont University-Johnson (formerly Johnson State College)
  • For those entering grades 4-9
  • Commuter or overnight options

Our organization is now doing business as the Talent Development Institute.  The Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education will continue to be our formal parent organization, but Talent Development Institute will be the name under which we will do business.  Our summer program at Johnson will be referred to as TDI Summer Camp.  We hope that this will reduce the confusion that double-branding causes, and make it easier for families who need us to find us.

For instance, we are merging our websites into one website here at TDIvermont.org. This includes content from both the vermontgifted.org (GMCGE) website and the tdivermont.org (TDI) website.  It also includes important content that we received from vcge.org last spring when they closed their doors, and we took on some of their functions and responsibilities.

We will also, in the near future, be consolidating our Facebook pages.

With all this change, we decided it was time for a new logo — and we have to thank TDI alumnus and staffer, Colin Spencer, for his design skills.

Second week of TDI Summer Camp, 2017.  Mark your calendars for TDI this summer. Participants experience challenging learning opportunities for one week or two weeks with dynamic faculty and stimulating peers. Come join the fun!

“TDI has provided an environment where being intelligent is encouraged. TDI has given me confidence to be myself outside the camp and introduced me to friends I look forward to seeing each year.” (Camper)

TDI Summer Camp is a program for gifted students sponsored by the Talent Development Institute. TDI, which has taken place since 1998 at Johnson State College, is an enriching and delightful one or two weeks for gifted and talented youth entering grades 4-9. The Institute combines the relaxed atmosphere of a summer camp with new academic and creative opportunities. It is a place where kids go to learn, to grow and have fun with other gifted children, and with teachers who understand and support their giftedness.

This year we are celebrating our twenty-first year of the Talent Development Institute at Northern Vermont University, formerly Johnson State College.  For each of the two weeks, we’ll arrive on Sunday, get settled in, enjoy five days of strands (classes) and fun activities, and finish with a final program and good-bye (for those heading home) on Saturday. Overnight campers attending both weeks will have the option of going home the Saturday night between sessions or joining us (see Tuition Form for fee) for the Saturday overnight between sessions.

More than ever, TDI participants will experience fun, stimulating, and challenging learning opportunities with dynamic faculty and intellectual peers.  Students entering grades 4–9 will participate in week-long classes, daily exploratory activities, and (for resident campers) evening entertainment and exercise – including use of the college pool.

 The Green Mountain Center for Gifted Education, the sponsor of the Talent Development Institute, is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit whose mission is affirming, educating, and supporting gifted youth and their families.