In coordination with Drury Pre-College Programs and the Drury School of Education, the Saturday Enrichment Program – Winterscape seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the Pre-College staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning. Lunch is included in the cost of the class. Depending on success and interest, we hope to serve more grades in the future.

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., student lunch included
Where: Drury University, Lay Hall
For: Students currently in grades: Pre-K through 7th grade

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Tuition & Online Payment

The cost for each Winterscape class is $60. Total class cost (or scholarship application) must accompany application. There is a withdrawal fee of $20. Refunds must be requested in writing. No refunds within two weeks of start of camp. You can pay online.

Class Descriptions

Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st – Chemistry for YOU

Have you ever wondered what makes a cake rise in the oven? Or how gasoline can make an engine run? What about how a snowflake gets their shape? Are you curious about how your stomach is able to digest food? If you enjoy getting messy, learning about the make-up of things, and how they behave together then this class is for you! Please bring an inquisitive mind, clothes that you are okay to get messy in and join us in our study of Chemistry. 

Instructor:  Shannon Yarnell

2nd, 3rd, 4th – Chemistry Connections
This session is full.

Ever thought about being a doctor or a food chemist?  We will learn some chemistry by looking at how we use it in everyday life and how we can use it for a career.  We will learn about matter, properties of substances, density, and how to identify substances.  We will review lab safety and perform some hands-on experiments and watch some demos.  

Instructor:  Elicia Ligon

5th, 6th, 7th – Chemistry is here to save the day!

“I’m Bored!” This chant will drive any parent to distraction. What can you do about it?  Don’t worry, chemistry is here to save the day.  In this class we will explore a variety of chemistry topics; from plastics to crystals, to density, chromatography up to testing solution acidity.  Come join us experimenting with higher level chemistry techniques.

Instructor:  Eric Wilbur

Parent Workshop

Bonus: Free parent workshop – 9:15 a.m.

Empowering and Powering Down Perfectionism
Dr. Brandi Klepper
Perfectionism can sometimes be problematic, but perfectionism in and of itself is not necessarily negative. The goal is not to eradicate perfectionism, but rather to channel it when it is useful, and let go of it when it isn’t. It is important for parents and educators of gifted kids and teens to understand perfectionism, identify indicators of it, identify when it’s useful and when it isn’t, decrease problematic perfectionism, and promote positive perfectionism. In this session, these themes will be addressed to help aid perfectionistic gifted students in being more balanced and adaptable.


A limited number of financial need scholarships are available. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, you must enclose the following:

  1. Photocopies of the first two pages of the parents’ or guardians’ most recent federal income tax return AND any attachments of schedules if applicable;
  2. A letter explaining any extenuating circumstances pertinent to existing financial status, including what efforts have been made to obtain money locally;
  3. A $10 registration fee (refundable if no scholarship is awarded) is required to insure that registration for classes can be completed; AND
  4. A letter from the student outlining why he/she wants to attend the program.
  5. Email all materials to Mary Potthoff at

Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of financial need. We encourage parents to contact local businesses, employers, schools, and civic organizations to help fund scholarships.

Applications for scholarships must be received BEFORE February 13. All information is required. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.