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Student to attend camp for gifted

  • Thursday, July 31, 2014

Christopher Attias of Pawleys Island will join 66 other gifted kids from across the country for Yunasa, a week-long camp from the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) led by experts in the field of gifted education.

The camp is designed to remind bright campers that they are more than just intellect, and campers will spend the week exploring and growing the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical aspects of their lives.

Yunasa – in its 13th year – will be held from July 27 to Aug. 3 in Fenton, Mich.

Attias will participate in small group workshops throughout the week to learn to balance all aspects of self.

Workshop topics include art, the brain, dance, emotions, energy healing, game theory, guided meditation, music and Rube Goldberg Machine construction.

He will also partake in traditional camp activities like swimming, horseback riding and ropes courses.

Since 1998, IEA has dedicated its organizational mission to working with the whole child, developing and nurturing gifted children ages 2 to 18. Gifted children have complex needs.

IEA and Yunasa camps create a community for gifted students where they can meet other young people like them and develop an understanding of their intellectual and creative gifts.

IEA provides customized programs that match each student’s unique gifts and talents with the most appropriate mentors, schools, opportunities and environments to maximize intellectual and personal development.

Yunasa is led by IEA president Elizabeth Jones and Fellows James Delisle, Ph.D.; Shelagh Gallagher, Ph.D.; Patricia Gatto-Walden, Ph.D.; Michael Piechowski, Ph.D.; Dan Tichenor and Stephanie Tolan.

These Fellows and other guests in attendance are eminent experts in the field of gifted education.

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