The Twice-Exceptional Summer Academies will be two-day semi-residential experiences that focus on a variety of topics to help prepare students for success in college and a separate schedule covering relevant information for parents/guardians. In addition to sessions, the camp will include team building and social activities. A parent or guardian MUST be able to attend for the entire camp.

About the Program

Program Dates:

  • On-Campus
  • Session 1: July 2 and July 3, 2024
  • Session 2: July 23 and July 24, 2024


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There is almost no other place where you will find people so like each other, yet so diverse and different. The results are long-lasting friendships.

Riley DeJohn - Urbandale, IA

How to Apply

Application Process

All application materials must be submitted online. The Summer Academies currently target students in grades 9 or 10 to apply. Students in grade 11 may also apply to be considered.

Here’s how to apply: 

  • Click on the "Apply Now" button found on the website.
  • The essay questions should be limited to a maximum 300 words.
  • The Belin-Blank Center will contact individuals regarding acceptance no later than June 1st, 2024.


Faculty and staff from the University of Iowa will evaluate completed applications.

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Twice-Exceptional Summer Academy

Grades 9-11

July 02 - July 03, 2024

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Twice-Exceptional Summer Academy

Grades 9-11

July 23 - July 24, 2024

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After You're Accepted

You can look forward to a fun and enriching summer! Here you can find answers to all the pressing questions you may have while making your plans to join us.

Cost & Financial Aid

On-Campus Cost

The fee for the Summer Academy for Twice-Exceptionality is $200. This covers all program sessions (students and adults), materials, snacks for students, lunches for students, evening social, admission to all regularly scheduled activities, and the student t-shirt.

The program fee does not include transportation to and from the University of Iowa, hotel accommodations, or incidental expenses, such as souvenirs. 

Financial Aid

The Belin-Blank center does NOT want cost to be a barrier for our programming. Please contact the Belin-Blank Center to discuss the possibility of scholarships.

Cancellation Policy

If you must cancel, email as soon as possible to decline your acceptance, so a student on the waiting list may attend.

There is a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations after June 15 cannot be refunded.

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