Math Camps & Summer
For more opportunities, please visit the American Mathematical Society's
listing of Summer
Programs for High School Students.
- A-Star Summer Math Camp
- Challenging students with national and international competitions such as MATHCOUNTS/AMC-8, AMC10/12, AIME, and USAMO. Sessions — which take place in the Bay Area, southern California, and greater Boston — range from one to three weeks.
- All Girls/All Math
- The Summer Mathematics Camp for High School Girls provides a stimulating and supportive environment for girls to develop their mathematical ability and interest, with special emphasis on the mathematics of codes. Girls work with women mathematics professors and graduate students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and interact with peers who share an interest in mathematics.
- Andover's (MS)² — Math and Science for Minority Students
- Preparing economically disadvantaged students from primarily urban areas for possible careers in engineering, science, medicine, computer technology and other technical fields. Hosted at Phillips Academy (Andover, MA), (MS)² is open to African-American and Latino/a students from public schools in Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; Chicago, lL; Cleveland, OH; Fort Worth, TX; Lawrence, MA; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; New York, NY; and Washington, DC. Native American applicants from any location may apply.
- Arizona State University's Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program
- The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program (MSHP) is "designed to provide a successful university experience for students who are underrepresented in the mathematics and science fields and to enhance their prospects for future academic success." Full-time high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors enroll in a university level mathematics course for college credit. Five- and eight-week summer sessions take place on the campus of Arizona State University (ASU), in Tempe.
- AwesomeMath Summer Program
- Three-week camps — held at the University of Texas at Dallas, Cornell University, or UC Berkeley — designed to hone middle and high school students' mathematical problem-solving skills up to the Olympiad level.
- Boston University's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
This six-week summer program encourages strongly motivated high school students to explore in depth the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists.
- Bryn Mawr College's MathILy
- With instructors focused on mentoring students, this intensive residential summer program at Bryn Mawr College, near Philadelphia, uses discovery-based learning to emphasize a core curriculum of discrete mathematics.
- California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science (COSMOS)
- A residential academic experience for top high school students in mathematics and science. The Cosmos course clusters address topics not traditionally taught in high schools such as astronomy, aerospace engineering, biomedical sciences, computer science, wetlands ecology, ocean science, robotics, game theory, and more.
- Camp Euclid
- A local/online mathematics research camp in which high school students encounter and grapple with unsolved math problems. Camp students collaborate within a circle of fellow researchers a few hours per week over the course of three months.
- A five-week summer program for mathematically talented high school students. Camp location moves to a different university each year.
- Carnegie Mellon University's SAMS: The Summer Academy for Mathematics + Science
- A rigorous six-week residential summer experience at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University for good students who have a strong interest in math and science and want to become excellent students. The program focuses on creating interest in technical disciplines and building academic and personal skills to better prepare you for the college application process.
- GIV Math Institute
- Open to Vermont 9th-11th graders who have completed Algebra II or beyond, received good grades in math or science, and "think math is cool," this Governor's Institutes of Vermont (GIV) promises a "weeklong festival of mathematics" consisting of theoretical and real-world applications of math, interactions with professional mathematicians from the academic and business worlds, lectures, and more.
- Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics
- This six-week summer program for mathematically talented high school students includes workshops led by college and university professors, then "maxi-courses" and "mini-courses" for in-depth studies of particular problems and fields.
- IDEA MATH
- Two week-long workshops that help students develop systematic methods for problem-solving and build a solid foundation for their future mathematics study. Available around Boston and California's Bay Area in residential or day format.
- Mathematics Advanced Study Semesters (MASS)
- Residential semesters at Penn State for rising juniors and seniors seeking advanced learning and initiation into research-level algebra, analysis, and geometry.
- Mathematica Summer Camp
- Designed to familiarize students with Mathematica and challenge them with lectures and projects, this two-week, residential Mathematica-intensive camp gives advanced high school students the opportunity to work with peers as well as experts of Wolfram's computation application. See also the Wolfram Tech Innovation Summer Camp, for students who would like to create technology with the Wolfram Language.
- Providers of summer math camps in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. MathTree camp faculty teach in multiple modes, inspired by the Lesh translation model.
- Michigan Math and Science Scholars (MMSS)
- Two-week sessions of 15-student classes taught by University of Michigan professors as well as other outstanding instructors from around the world.
- Mount Holyoke College's MathPath
- MathPath offers talented 11-14 year-olds the opportunity to learn and develop math at a pace and to a depth that matches their abilities while also providing them social and recreational experiences at its residential summer camp, hosted at Lewis & Clark College (Portland, OR).
- New York Math Circle High School Summer Program
- An intensive three-week long weekday program, lasting every day from 10am to 3pm, with Fridays set aside "for unusual activities, mathematical games, team-building, and more."
- Oakland University's Summer Mathematics Institute
- During this free, six week-long day camp at Oakland University's Rochester (Michigan) campus, pre-college students interact with university faculty and each other, take challenging math classes that earn college credit, and have fun in an academic atmosphere.
- The Ohio State University's Ross Program
- The Ohio State University Department of Mathematics offers an intensive summer experience designed to encourage motivated pre-college students to explore mathematics, with the goals of instructing them in the art of mathematical thinking and inspiring them to discover for themselves that abstract ideas are valuable and important.
- Prove it! Math Academy
- A residential summer math camp at Colorado State University for talented students 14-18 years old. The two-week course of Prove it! emphasizes mathematical rigor and proof-writing skills in a problem-solving context.
- The Research Science Institute (RSI)
- Each summer, the Research Science Institute (RSI) runs a rigorous academic program that emphasizes advanced theory and research in mathematics, the sciences, and engineering. Students attend college-level classes taught by distinguished professors; nationally recognized teachers conduct classes designed to sharpen research skills. Students also complete hands-on research with top mentors at corporations, universities, and research organizations.
- Russian School of Mathematics
- Intensive six week-long courses in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Illinois, and Washington that build, develop, and reinforce the work done over the year and get student ready for the year ahead. Olympiad programs provide additional challenges.
- Rutgers' Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics
- A four-week residential program held on the Busch campus of Rutgers University, New Jersey, for high-school students from across the United States, the Rutgers Young Scholars Program encourages talented students to consider careers in the mathematical sciences by developing and enhancing problem-solving abilities in applying mathematical concepts to a wide range of problems.
- Stanford University Mathematics Camp
- SUMaC is a residential summer camp for mathematically talented high schoolers, especially students who are in academic environments that do not offer the framework to excel in mathematics beyond the usual school curriculum.
- Stony Brook University's Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CESAME) Mathematics Summer Camp
- A two week residential camp where high school juniors and seniors study knot theory, number theory, the mathematics of puzzles and games, cryptography, the mathematics of finance, statistics for the biological sciences, and more.
- The Summer Science Program (SSP)
- Organized around determining the orbit of a near-earth asteroid (minor planet) from direct astronomical observations, this six week-long curriculum engages high school students in mathematics, physics, astronomy, and programming at Westmont College (Santa Barbara, CA) or New Mexico Tech (Socorro, NM).
- Texas State University Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC)
- This intensive multi-summer program for high school students who "are excited about doing mathematics" nurtures, rigorous reasoning and logic skills (through experiences in mathematical proof-writing), creative problem identification and solving skills, teamwork and collaboration skills, mindsets to tackle open-ended problems, and communication and presentation skills.
- Texas Tech University Summer Math Academy
- A hands-on, intensive, mathematics academy for students who want to further their knowledge and understanding of mathematics and research. The first week engages high schoolers in research activities; the second places them in small groups to complete a project.
- University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP)
- ITCEP administers the University of Minnesota Talented Youth Mathematics Program (UMTYMP), Saturday morning enrichment programs, and summer enrichment programs, which provide mathematically promising K-12 students with opportunities to learn and enjoy mathematics and introduce them to the role of mathematics in society through meeting and working with scientists, engineers, and mathematicians. Kids' University programs include MicroWorlds, Orienteering, Math in Motion, Geometric Art, Gear It Up, Numeric Patterns, Function Junction, Prove It! and Go Figure!
- University of Minnesota's Trail of Adventure
- Summer week-long youth programs from the University of Minnesota's Recreation & Wellness Kids' University include Blast Off! Rocketry, Robotics, and Summer STEM Series.
- University of Utah's Summer Mathematics Program for High School Students
- Days at the University of Utah's summer program begin with a class entitled "Explorations in Number Theory," followed by colloquia in the afternoon and a computer lab where students explore number-theoretic questions using the Python language. Participants receive university credits in mathematics upon completion of the three weeks.
- University of Washington's Summer Institute for Mathematics
Six intensive two-week courses taught by university professors and twelve guest lectures. Between classes at the Summer Institute for Mathematics at the University of Washington (SIMUW), students work on problems in groups or individually, have mathematical discussions with Teaching Assistant Counselors, and participate in social events, sports, and weekly Saturday outings.
- University of Waterloo's Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
A blend of lectures, hands-on experiments, and group work, all focused on quantum cryptography. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada) hosts this mid-August week of enrichment.
- Williams College Math Camp (WCMC)
- For mathematically gifted students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Algebra 2, this free, one-week residential math camp exposes high school students to several different areas of mathematics through colloquia and other activities, with a primary focus on number theory and the art of mathematical thinking. WCMC is funded by the Dolciani Foundation, through the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), and Williams College.