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Summer 2020 Retreat at Estes park, Colorado
SUNday, June 28 - Thursday, July 2, 2020

What is PG Retreat?

PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens. The Columbus Group defines gifted as "asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm.  This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity.  The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally." (The Columbus Group, 1991) The profoundly gifted are the outliers of this population.

PG Retreat helps to form connections and friendships, and to share resources and experience.  PGR organizes the annual Retreat, informal local gatherings around the country, listservs, and web forums to support its members.

PGR brings our children and teenagers together for shared connections and community.  Although each child is unique and beautiful in their own way, profoundly gifted children often have a difficult time finding true peers within their day-to-day communities. 

Our gatherings provide an opportunity to meet, learn, socialize, and yes, just hang out with other parents, kids, teens--even grandparents, who are developmentally advanced. In fact, many attendees fondly refer to PGR Retreats as their "annual family reunions."   

Throughout the year, fantastic regional events are in the works across the country. See the Events page for more information.

Our Mission

PG Retreat is an organization directed by and for its members, cultivating lifelong communities of support, and enriching the lives of profoundly gifted children and their families.

Our families and the professionals who serve them engage with one another, providing learning opportunities and fostering lasting friendships among true peers.

The community connects during our summer retreats, through a number of informal local gatherings, and through a rich and dynamic online community year-round. 

Become a Member of PGR

PGR accepts applications at any time. We offer a private, professional review process designed to ensure a good fit between your family and PGR. We do not require specific criteria for acceptance, but we do request that you complete a profile that allows you to describe your child(ren)'s characteristics.  

Look through the testimonials; these will give you a sense for our community.
If you have general questions about PGR, please reach out to: contact@pgretreat.com.
You can apply for membership here.  

PGR families support one another all year. So regardless of your ability to participate in the Retreats this year, please consider joining the community.

Build Your Community

We can't do it without you! Members, please see here for ways to get involved. Or, contact our Volunteer Manager (volunteer@pgretreat.com) about how you would like to help.

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