Title of Project
: Winter Training Camp, 2004-2006
Year of Competition
: Single Year
Type of Report
Description of Activity:
The CMS' Winter Training Camp was held at York University on January
6-11, 2004. 15 high school students, including leading prospects for
Canada's IMO team, attended. They participated in training, enrichment,
and social activities. The program was largely organized by Bill Sands
(Calgary) and Christopher Small (Waterloo). Students, organizers and
trainers stayed in residence on the York campus. Training sessions
were held in each morning, afternoon, and evening, through the final
afternoon. The final dinner was a banquet, followed by entertainment
at a game room on campus.
Assessment of Effectiveness:
The Winter Training Camp is an important part of the CMS' IMO training
program,and a valuable addition to its correspondence training
program. It allows talented math students from across Canada to get
together in a stimulating and intensive environment, where they can
learn more math skills and techniques that can be useful in
competitions. It also gives IMO team leaders a first-hand opportunity
get to know the top students, as well as the up-and-coming students,
who will be candidates for the IMO team. This year the students
all enjoyed the session, and by all reports it was a success. Five
of the six students on Canada's 2004 IMO team were at the Winter Camp;
one of them, Jacob Tsimerman, distinguished himself with a perfect
score and a gold medal, while the others all received bronze medals
or honorable mentions.
There was no other direct financial support, although York waived
much of the expense for accomodation and rooms.
Future Plans (if any):
We hope to continue hosting the Winter Camp at York University in
future years. Now that the Endowment Grant support is over, we need
to turn to other sources of funding. Together with York's
fund-raising office, we are trying to find private donors. If this
fails, then it will be difficult for us to continue to host this
event after 2005.
|Calumet College bunkrooms||$600.00
|Parking, local transportation, and driving to/from Waterloo||$621.02
The Calumet College item above only covered accomodation for
7 of the participants (5 students and two trainers/chaperones).
The rest of the participants were housed in Bethune College, and
the accomodation fees for these participants were waived. Also,
there were no charges for use of classroom space during the day.
Unused funds will be returned to the CMS.
Contact Name: Neal Madras
[July 27, 2004]