Math Camps

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    About Math Camps

    Each summer, CMS math camps provide students with an interest in mathematics with a unique and unforgettable experience. The camps take place in universities and CEGEPs across Canada and range from day camps to week long events. Students who attend the camps leave with new friends, new ideas, and a new outlook on mathematics. CMS math camps are a great opportunity to:

    Enhance skills and knowledge

    CMS camps provide an enrichment experience for students who have shown an interest in and an aptitude for mathematics. Advanced math concepts are presented in a manner that is challenging yet still accessible. Students are also coached on how to approach problems and have the opportunity to develop their group problem solving skills.

    Gain a new perspective

    CMS camps allow students to experience math as never before through games, projects, experiments, and other fun activities. The camps also highlight the role math plays in everyday life. In surveys taken after the camps, students consistently report an increased interest in math and science careers.

    Make new friends

    CMS camps are a great way to connect students with similar interests. Many campers go on to form Facebook groups, stay in touch as ‘math camp alumni’, and even try their hand at one of the CMS national competitions

     

    “What I enjoyed the most about the camp was the new things I learned (The Euler Phi Function, the divisor function, modular arithmetic), and the new friends I made.”
    Recent camper
    Grade 10

    New Math Camps Welcome

    If you are an organizer of a math camp or are planning to organize a math camp in the future, we can help! Here are a few ways in which we are able to support you:

    • Curriculum development help and other math camp advice: contact Prof. Joseph Khoury at camps-coordinator@cms.math.ca;
    • Financial support: your camp may qualify for a CMS math camp grant. If you would like to apply for funding, please download and fill out the form below. 

    The CMS is always looking for initiatives to make math and math education accessible to all. If you are looking to organise a math camp for underrepresented students, we would love to hear from you and help you make it happen.

    New Math Camp Application Form

    Please note that in order to be considered for funding, you need to apply a minimum of 90 days before the estimated start date of your camp.

    2019 and 2020 Math Camps

    In 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the majority of the planned camps unfortunately could not take place. 

    2019 and 2020 Regional Math Camps

    2019 and 2020 Specialty Camps

    2019 CMS – Dalhousie University Math Camp for Black Students
    Halifax, NS
    Dalhousie University
    July 8, 2019 to July 12, 2019
    Grades: 6 - 8
    Language: English
    Registration by invitation only.
    Type: residential (overnight)
    Contact:
    Dr. R. P. Gupta
    Kingston, ON
    Kingston University
    August 19, 2019 to August 22, 2019
    Grades: 9-12
    Language: English
    Registration by invitation only.
    Type: residential (overnight)
    Contact:
    Siobhain Broekhoven
    2020 I am Smart S-cool Math Camp
    Thornhill, ON
    I am Smart S-cool
    July 6, 2020 to July 10, 2020
    Grades: 4
    Language: English
    Type: day camp
    Contact:
    Shohreh Pirouznia
    Whitehorse, YT
    Yukon University - Ayamdigut Campus
    August 3, 2020 to August 7, 2020
    Grades: 2-4
    Language: English
    Registration by invitation only.
    Type: day camp
    Contact:
    Cian O'Neill-Kizoff, Anya Zimmerman
    Whitehorse, YT
    Yukon University - Ayamdigut Campus
    August 10, 2020 to August 14, 2020
    Grades: 5-7
    Language: English
    Registration by invitation only.
    Type: day camp
    Contact:
    Cian O'Neill-Kizoff, Anya Zimmerman

    2020 Canada Math Camp

    The Canada Math Camp is designed for Canadian students in grades 8 to 10 with the potential to compete at the mathematical olympiad level. Participation in the Canada Math Camp is by invitation only. The selection is made primarily from the results of the annual Canadian Open Mathematics Challenge, as well as other contest information and recommendations from Regional Camp Directors. Please contact the organizer for more details.

    Sample Programmes

    Wondering what a typical day at camp might look like? Check out examples of programs from past math camps.

    Camp Sponsors

    The CMS gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsors, who help make the CMS Math Camps program possible.