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Do You Have a Gifted Child?

What's a gifted child?

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Do You Have a Gifted Child?

What's a gifted child?

When asked what type of young people are ideal for Camp Infinity, my typical response is "gifted ones with insatiable curiosity." Then I quickly follow up with "gifted in the sense of James 1:17." A gift is not something we earn or deserve. Gifts are given. Therefore, whatever abilities a young person has, they were given to him/her as a gift from the Creator. So the issue isn't if we have gifts, it is:

  • What gifts were given to our children?
  • Why were they given these gifts?
  • What are we doing to teach and prepare them to invest those gifts?

Camp Infinity is looking for young people to inspire to discover wonder and amazement in everything they see in the world around them and to teach them to face each day with an insatiable curiosity that drives them into a closer relationship with the Infinite One who created it all. Does your young person sometimes drive you crazy with "I have a question?" Are they always asking and trying to figure out why things work? If so, Ci may very well be the perfect place for you to invest in their future career and their faith.

At Ci, we seek to prepare a young person for life in a STEM career while helping them learn how to answer the really tough questions of life like:

  • Why do I exist?
  • Where did I come from?
  • Where am I going?
  • Why does disease, suffering and death exist?
  • Why does technology exist?

I was once working with an exceptionally gifted person with high level of intelligence and creativity. We were working on the title for a book about his faith and accomplishments. I suggested "A Gifted Mind." He resisted that title until I reminded him of James 1:17. You see, it is all a matter of perspective. Once a gifted young person understands the biblical view of gifts, it makes all the difference and brings glory to the One who gave them the gifts.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 5 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Robert Ring

RJ is a blog writer for Camp Infinity and a student at Bob Jones University majoring in engineering. He loves considering the science and technology claims of science fiction stories. He also loves reading. Throughout his life he has been a dreamer, imagining a never ending series of what ifs and maybes. From a young age, God gave him a passion for learning all he could about the world around him.

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Georgia Purdom

A member of our advisory board, Georgia is a most gifted author, researcher and speaker for Answers in Genesis.

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Jason Goff

Jason is the social media manager for Camp Infinity. He loves helping us tell the stories of Ci through the digital mediums of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Emily Barney

In addition to her strong organizational skills and heart for children's safety and well being, Emily brings to Camp Infinity a valuable perspective as a mother of two boys. She is happily married to a pastor. In addition, she works as the Children's Ministries Director at her local church. Visitors often comment on the high level of safety they experience when leaving their children under the supervision of Emily's team.

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Jeremy Ervin

Dr. Jeremy Ervin is the Inaugural Dean of the School of Education at Cedarville University. With his experience in providing professional learning for K-12 teachers and his time teaching pedagogy in higher education, he recognizes how the 21st Century classroom needs to center on the engagement of the learner with enduring understandings.

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Avery Foley

Avery Foley is a blog writer for Camp Infinity. She holds a bachelors of science in biblical studies and a masters of arts in theological studies. She’s originally from Canada but lives with her husband and young son in Kentucky where she works as a writer for a creation apologetics organization.

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Max Lorentz

Max Lorentz has loved science (and astronomy in particular) since childhood. He enjoys sharing it with others, especially with young people. He studied mathematics as an undergraduate and is currently completing a Ph.D. in astronomy.

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