Education Unlimited Summer Camps
My daughter (age 9 at the time, between 4th and 5th grade) attended Sally Ride science camp at UC Berkeley and lived in the dorms for 1 week. She did it with her best friend but this was her first time away from home for such a long period, and we weren't sure how it would go. The girls loved their experience and were well looked after by the excellent, attentive staff. They almost never had a free moment (they would call us at 9:20 pm to tell us how busy they were and how much fun! I highly recommend this program - it gave the girls such a sense of accomplishment in themselves to be at college on their own. I think the science instruction was excellent also.
very satisfied parent
Re: Summer programs for gifted 4th grader
Education Unlimited is based in Berkeley and runs academic and artistic summer programs both at Stanford University and UC Berkeley. Their number is 510.548.6612. Most programs are overnight, but there are day-camps too (usually 8:30am - 7pm, and some programs have shorter day options 9-5ish). For elementary school kids there is a Public Speaking Camp, Computer Camp, and Sally Ride Science Camps. If the student is entering middle school, there is also an Acting Camp, and A+ Summer Middle School which is a critical thinking program where they do reading, writing, and logic/problem solving projects.