UPS and Tacoma

The town: The University of Puget Sound is located in the North End of Tacoma, Washington. Less than a mile from campus are amenities both practical (several full-service grocery stores) and fun (oodles of cafes and restaurants, and the all-important local ice cream shop). Tacoma is a vibrant, with a historic movie theater, comic bookstore, and more. Read what the University of Puget Sound has to say about Tacoma, WA.

Going off campus: Students at Mathcamp are welcome to explore the nearby town. You can pick up extra pens or snacks at the campus bookstore, but campers often enjoy outings to nearby grocers, bookstores, and ice cream shops! Keeping track of our students' whereabouts is very important to us, and students must check out before leaving campus. Learn more about student safety.

Field Trips: There are great opportunities for field trips in the area on weekends at Mathcamp! Field trips are entirely optional, but open to all students. The cost of field trips is included in the camp fee. We encourage parents to complete permission forms, which are required for students to have the option to participate in some field trips.