Our Campers

Name: Alia King

Alia King, from Morgantown, WV, will be attending her second year of WSGP. She is going into 8th Grade at Suncrest Middle school, where she is involved in the Cross Country team as well as the marching and concert bands. She enjoys Future Problem Solving and Creative Writing through her TAG classes. She is a Cadette Girl Scout having earned her Bronze Award and planning for her Silver Award. She loves playing piano, reading and watching insightful TV programs. She is looking forward to seeing returning members of last year's program and meeting new members as well!

Name: Chloe Treible

Hi Everybody, I'm Chloe Treible and I live in Germantown, TN. I go to Houston Middle School and will be in 7th Grade next year. my favorite subject is Language Arts, but also enjoy Math. Outside of school, I participate in drama, dance and play basketball on the school team. An interesting fact is that both of my grandparents went to WV Wesleyan and my Dad lived in Buckhannon when he was really young. I look forward to seeing everybody.


Name: Sophia Shumway

My name is Sophia Shumway and I am a rising sophomore. I guess you could call me one of a kind. I love to read anything I can get my hands on, I love to sketch, have the desire to be an author or animator/ graphic designer, love to play volleyball and basketball (even though I am not the best) and have been told that I am VERY talkative. But on top of all of that, I love to learn. Learning is a passion of mine. I believe that you should learn at least one new thing every day. Other kids don’t really get that. And then I went to the Wesleyan’s Summer Gifted Program.

For the past two years, I have attended Wesleyan’s Summer Gifted Program, and I have to say that I have never had as much fun as I did there. All my life, no matter where I lived, I have always a little different than other kids. I never really had the chance to make friends with kids with the same intellectual level as me, and that is even after I lived in Germany, New Mexico, and North Carolina.

I learned about the Wesleyan program through my gifted teacher, and I’m glad I did. Not only did I learn so much and have a blast, but I also made a lot of life-long friends. The classes are always interesting and an actual challenge and the camp makes the two weeks fun. In those short two weeks, your mind will be challenged, you’ll make amazing friends, and have a blast while learning and having fun.

I think a part of me has been shaped by this program. If I never went to this camp, I would never have had many of the great experiences I experienced. At camp, I learned about the United Nations, how to program a (old) computer, learned a great deal about physics, met my best friend, won Capture the Flag with people who are experts at strategy, and played Glow-in-the-Dark Dodge Ball.

Wesleyan’s Summer Gifted Program is the best camp I have ever been to. I can say with confidence that I am looking forward to going there again!


Name: Ezra Yoneda

I have quite a varying amount of activities, and an array of interests. Activities first: I like to draw, or play video games in my spare time. Hearing that someone is a gamer shouldn't be surprising, considering how popular they've been getting. Consider how many kids brought some sort of game to camp last year! Sometimes, I watch some TV or online videos, too. I'm involved in Robotics, too. Then there are my interests: I really like school. I’m sure I will go to college, but I don't know yet what my job or career choice will be. I like education, especially Math and Science. I'm also fairly good in History and Geography.


Name: Isaac Yoneda

What I am interested in is soccer, swimming, music, and robotics. I like soccer because I am not good with my hands in sports, but I am good with my feet in soccer. I like swimming because I like the strokes that we do on the FAST swim team. They are freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. I do piano lessons, and I’m interested in doing band next year and I am going to play either the trumpet or saxophone. I like to do Lego Robotics because I like the challenge it gives me, and it is fun to be part of the team and going to the competition.




Our Senior Counselor

Name: Tommy Ferrell


Tommy Ferrell (Marshall University ’16) is a former student of the Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program and has been a boys counselor and senior counselor for three years. Studying political science, Tommy researches constitutional democracies; he is the only federally funded researcher of social media polling in the U.S. Professionally, Tommy is the executive director of a scholarship fund and a public relations advisor.