Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning Offers Challenging Programs for Gifted Students

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We celebrate the life of the mind, but we’ve seen too many bright, interesting campers who don’t necessarily fit well in a traditional school model, to limit ourselves to those who’ve been classified as gifted. Instead, we call our campers motivated!

Our classes offer specialization and individualized instruction unavailable outside of private lessons and college courses. The smaller classes, innovative teachers, and longer meeting times allow the same course to be a comfortable introduction for the novice and a new challenge for the advanced student. 

June 25-30 at Mars Hill University

AICLAppalachian Institute for Creative Learning (AICL) offers exciting and challenging programs for talented and gifted students. Through outreach and scholarships, we foster a racially and economically diverse community. At AICL, we see everyone as both a learner and a teacher. We encourage social and intellectual interactions that will enable our students to fulfill their personal, professional, and academic potential. Because we build curricula based on the idea that learning is fun and should be ongoing, we prepare our students to engage our complex world with insight, empathy, and confidence.

Week T-1 is our newest program in our Summer Enrichment Camp Programs. It is an exciting opportunity for campers entering Grades 6-12 to experience hands-on science labs, intensive art classes, and Socratic discussions. It is the next step in AICL’s commitment to the belief that learning should be fun and ongoing. Week T-1 does not focus on one subject but offers courses that are active, hands on, and that allow students to explore their interests outside of school. The only requirement is imagination and a love of learning. Students should be prepared to be on their toes throughout the day, expanding their academic horizons as well as embracing new artistic ideas. We will also have two daily sessions of low impact exercise such as swimming, Frisbee, kickball – just to name a few – as well as a full slate of after dinner clubs and activities. Go to our website and check out our awesome classes and we will see you in June!

Our Camp Schedule

For each week-long session, campers choose four classes (9am, 10:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm). All classes are open to all grade levels. Our classes offer specialization and individualized instruction unavailable outside of private lessons and college courses. The smaller classes, innovative teachers, and longer meeting times allow the same course to be a comfortable introduction for the novice and a new challenge for the advanced student. Classes fill the mornings and early afternoons. Later afternoons are reserved for swimming, volleyball, and ultimate Frisbee. After dinner, there are special events ranging from a talent show or Zombie Hunt, to a disco or group games. During evening dorm time, campers hang out with friends, play games, or watch movies, and then sleep. Campers are supervised at all times and counselors live on the same halls as their groups.

$750 for Residential Campers for Week T-1, from Sunday afternoon to Friday afternoon.

Our website is:  www.appalachianinstitute.org

Our phone # is: 800-951-7442

Our email address is: [email protected]

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Natalie
Sixteen years ago, I moved to Knoxville after graduating college and fell in love with the city that has now truly become my home. Shortly after moving here, I married my college sweetheart, and when not working we set out to travel as much as we could. After working as a financial manager for six years, I welcomed my first son Nolan in 2010 and began a journey as a stay-at-home mom. Two years later we added another baby boy, Conley, to make us a family of four. In June 2016, we welcomed our third boy, Foster. I founded Knoxville Moms in November 2013 which began my career as a work-from-home mom, and it grew to the expansion of Chattanooga Moms in March 2016. We recently welcomed our first girl, Lilah, in November 2017 making us a family of six and adding a little pink in our house. When I'm not chasing the boys, stepping on Legos, or rocking our baby girl, you can find me enjoying a cup of coffee, reading a good book, and dreaming about my toes in the sand. I enjoy meeting new people and love to connect the moms of Knoxville with the Knoxville Moms and Chattanooga with the Chattanooga Moms.

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