Yunasa Specifics | Programs | Institute for Educational Advancement

Yunasa & Yunasa West:
Created Specifically for Gifted Youth

Designed and led by eminent experts in the field of gifted youth, Yunasa embraces gifted children for who they are, helping them understand and work with the unique joys and challenges that gifted children face. Many traditional programs for gifted youth focus solely on intellectual abilities, overlooking the need for these children to grow in all aspects of their lives. Yunasa supports the whole gifted child, encouraging growth and support of campers intellectually, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically.


2020 Details 

Yunasa West: June 6 – 13, 2020
YMCA Camp Shady Brook 
Deckers, Colorado

Yunasa Michigan: July 25 – August 1, 2020 
YMCA Camp Copneconic
Fenton, Michigan 

Please sign up for our email list and indicate an interest in Yunasa to keep up to date with 2020 program updates. 

Want a copy of the Yunasa brochure? Download one here.


Tuition includes housing, food, activity fees, and supplies for the duration of camp. Travel to and from Yunasa is not included in tuition, and additional fees for unaccompanied minor and airport pickups may apply.


Financial aid is available for families in need. For more information, please email the Program Coordinator, and indicate “Yunasa Scholarship Inquiry” in the subject line.


Yunasa Informational Webinar

We will be hosting a free webinar to offer more information to prospective campers. IEA personnel will share some tips on applying and take user questions. This presentation will also be available for viewing following the webinar on our YouTube page.

Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30 pm PST | Click here to view the recorded Webinar! 



Application Fee:
$50 (applied to tuition upon acceptance and enrollment)

Application Deadline:

Click below to download a NEW Yunasa Camper Application  

Click below to download a RETURNING Yunasa Camper Application  

Applications must be received by March 25, 2020. Please email completed applications to

If you have any questions the Yunasa application, please email us at

Applications may be submitted without reccomendations attached. If you submit an application without the reccomendation please have your reccomender email it to us at or mailed to 569 S. Marengo Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101 attn: Yunasa Reccomendation, Student Name

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Yunasa FAQs

Yunasa Application

Families may apply for Yunasa by downloading one of the applications below and emailing it to


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