Mathcampers are 13- to 18-year-old students, from around the world, who enjoy mathematics and are good at it. Each summer, there are between 115 and 120 campers at Mathcamp, approximately 65 of whom are new campers and 45 - 55 of whom are returning alumni. It is a testament to both the program and its participants that many alumni return year after year to camp throughout their high-school years.
Most Mathcamp students come from the USA or Canada, but we also have a significant contingent of international students (about 10% of campers). Home countries of Mathcampers have included Australia, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the UK.
In many advanced programs in mathematics, women and minority students are often few and far between. At Mathcamp, we know it doesn't have to be that way! Mathcamp seeks out and actively encourages applications from girls and from minority students. The proportion of girls at camp is 40% (as of 2016) and steadily increasing, and you can read about some girls' experiences at Mathcamp here. Most importantly: we intentionally create a supportive and welcoming environment for all students, paying special attention to those traditionally underrepresented in math.
The tremendous variety of students at Mathcamp is one of the camp's greatest assets. As one of our students puts it: "At Mathcamp you meet many new, nice, encouraging, interesting, and weird people. I got to see a whole new world of people that I wouldn't have encountered around here or at school."
If you would like to speak with a former Mathcamp student about his or her experience at the camp, email us and we'll put you in touch with someone. It would help if you could tell us a little about yourself (age, grade, gender, interests, etc.), so we can match you up with someone you'd enjoy talking to.