Summer Pals and Summer Quest (July TBA, 2021)

Hello Summer Pals and Summer Quest Families!  We hope you are doing well during this unprecedented time…  Related to this, we are reaching out with heavy hearts to update you and share the news that Drury University and Drury Center for Gifted Education are cancelling in-person classes for this summer, as related to safety concerns with COVID-19.

Just as is true of many campers, most of our staff and teachers have been involved in summer camp for years in one way or another; we certainly understand the importance this camp, and the relationships it creates, has in your lives.  Please know we are hopeful to find some alternative options for the school year to engage your gifted learners.  This includes FallScape/Winterscape and potentially adding Septemberscape and Springscape.  We will certainly miss having you with us this summer. 

Refunds are being processed and will be mailed out in a couple of weeks (if you paid with a credit card, you should see the $195 refund in a few days).  Please let us know if you have any questions.

Mary Potthoff, Director
Center for Gifted Education

Drury University
900 N. Benton Ave, Lay 103
Springfield, MO 65802
417 873-7386 (O) 417 885-8089 (C)

Drury University is happy to offer a summer experience for gifted students. Courses are taught by highly qualified, effective teachers who understand and use both enrichment and acceleration.  Courses are hands-on, activity oriented, and highly motivating.

The goals of Summer Quest/Summer Pals are:

  1. To provide opportunities for students to interact with peers of similar academic abilities and interests.
  2. To encourage students to use their intellectual and creative abilities.
  3. To allow students to pursue areas of interest they would not have a chance to study elsewhere.

Director, Summer Quest – Janice Hampton
Director, Summer Pals – Lori Herring
Director, Center for Gifted Education – Mary Potthoff
Resident Psychologist – Brandi Klepper, Psy.D.

Dates & Times

July TBD, 2021
(Monday - Friday)
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: St. Agnes