What is PG Retreat?
PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens. Profoundly Gifted 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.
We invite you to learn more.
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.
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.
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.)
PGR families support one another all year. Regardless of your ability to participate in a Retreat this year, consider joining the community.