CRISIS lets gifted young scholars use problem-based learning to try out an exciting profession while learning academic, leadership, and teamwork skills. Each year, students join a “research team” to tackle a hypothetical community crisis. The week-long program combines this fun, engaging academic approach with supportive residential activities.

2019: The Year of the Pandemic

This year, students will tackle a pandemic as doctors, scientists, engineers, journalists, financial institutions, and government officials.

Sites and terms

Get the details on the CRISIS dates and locations.


All fifth and sixth graders who have joined the 4th–6th Grade Talent Search are eligible for CRISIS.

Key Dates

2018 dates will be posted in December.