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What is PG Retreat?

PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens. 

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, teenagers and young adults 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.

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.

Testimonials may give you a sense for our community. If you have general questions about PGR, please email us at contact@pgretreat.com.

Build Your Community

  Members, we can't do it without you!
  •  Dates for 2021 Virtual Summer and 2022 Estes Park Retreat are to be announced.

  •  Visit Event Registration for monthly HIVE events through June or click for HIVE information.

  •  Check (member-only) Announcements for the latest news.

  •  Look here for ways to get involved or contact our casting directors or Membership Team with your questions and  ideas.

Become a Member of PGR

PGR accepts applications at any time, they are reviewed regularly except in July and December. 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. (Every year we hold a few retreat spots for new members and run a waitlist. It's not too late.) 

You can apply for membership here.  

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

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