2019 Camp Launch for Middle School Students at W & M

  • 2019 Camp Launch Application                                                                                                                             Camp Launch 2019 Flyer


    W&M CL 2018


    Congratulations to our 2018 - 28 RPS Camp Launch campers and 3 Junior Teaching Assistant Counselors; 

                          Miguel Walden, Taejon Graham, and Kennedi Mahan-Johnson!

    Camp Launch:  William & Mary CENTER FOR GIFTED EDUCATION

         2019 Camp Launch:  July 14 to July 27, 2019

    Camp Launch was born out of a desire to help high ability and gifted students from all socioeconomic levels, Camp Launch provides eligible rising 7th grade students (current 6th graders) with enrichment and academic opportunities. The  children are recruited from school districts around Virginia. They participate in a two week residential program with courses in STEM, writing, and personal development.


     W&M Jr.Counselors and SPACE Teacher Sandra Hayward-Jones

    Camp Launch at William & Mary has four goals:

    • To deliver advanced instruction in academic content such as STEM, writing, academic self-efficacy and personal development.
    • To provide enrichment opportunities in a wide variety of content areas.
    • To encourage the development of peer support networks.
    • To develop in campers a future orientation that includes a college education, along with preparation that will help them take advantage of enabling opportunities to achieve that goal.

    Camp Launch Criteria:

    • Family income level below $45,000,
    • Standardized test scores at the 90th percentile or better in at least one of the test subscales, or
    • Recommendation accompanied by evidence of advanced performance.

     ALL Applications are Due to your Middle School Counselor no later than March 12, 2019

    Richmond Public Schools will provide a  free mini-charter bus for accepted students and their families to and from W& M this summer. Families may choose to be dropped off at Martin Luther King MS or leave their cars in the parking lot in front of the MLK Pre–School at MLK MS, opting to take the bus. We will also transport the families to and from the Sadler Center to the W & M dorms. Please contact the GT office 804-780-7805 or email lpleveic@rvaschools.net or emotley@rvaschools.net if you would like to reserve a seat (+1) to William and Mary. Depending upon interest, we will upgrade from a mini-coach to a full charter bus.

     Our transportation schedule to and from W & M is as follows:

    7/14/19   Pickup:    11:15 am                    Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby Street Richmond, VA 23223
                      Drop off: 12:30 pm                    William & Mary Sadler Center, 110 Sadler Center Williamsburg, VA 23185
                      Dorms:    2:30–4:00 pm             William & Mary Jefferson Hall, 231 Jamestown Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185

    7/14/19    Pick-Up : 4:00 pm                      William & Mary Jefferson Hall
                       Drop Off: 5:00 pm                      Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

    7/27/19    Pickup:     8:30 am                     Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
                       Drop off:  9:30 am                     William & Mary Sadler Center
                       Dorms:   10:30 am-11:00 am     William & Mary Jefferson Hall

    7/27/19    Pick-Up:   11:00 am                   William & Mary Jefferson Hall
                       Drop Off: 12:00 pm                   Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School