Math Camps & Summer
For more opportunities, please visit the American Mathematical Society's
listing of Summer
Programs for High School Students.
- A* Summer Math Camp
- These two-week long camps use national and international competitions to challenge talented students. Hosted at Santa Clara University, the A* Summer Math Camp includes lectures, problem solving hours, fun activities, field trips, and social events.
- AwesomeMath Summer Program
- Three-week camps held at the University of Texas at Dallas, Cornell University, and at the University of California, Santa Cruz, designed to hone middle and high school students' mathematical problem-solving skills up to the Olympiad level.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, Pittsburgh, and California's Bay Area in residential or day format.
- The Institute of Technology Center for Educational Programs (ITCEP)
- 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!
- (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. The program 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.
- 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.
- 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 Macalester College (St. Paul, Minnesota).
- 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.
- Math-Science Honors Program
- The 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.
- 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.
- The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS)
This week-long program, run by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in conjunction with the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada), gives students in Grades 10-12 a first-hand look into quantum cryptography by exposing them to quantum physics and cryptography tours and experiments.
- 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.
- The 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Texas Mathworks Honors Summer Math Camp
- At its San Marcos campus, Texas State University hosts this intensive summer program for outstanding high school students who are excited about doing mathematics. The program provides room, board, books, supplies and a copy of Mathematica for each student to use during the school year.
- 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.
- Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics
- A four-week residential program for high-school students from across the United
States, designed to encourage talented students to consider careers in the
mathematical sciences. Discrete mathematics is a new and growing area of the
mathematical sciences with many applications on the cutting edge of modern research.
The Rutgers Young Scholars Program is intended to develop and enhance
problem-solving abilities in applying mathematical concepts to a wide range of problems.