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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Financial support: your camp may qualify for a CMS math camp grant. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact email@example.com for more information.
The CMS is always looking for initiatives to make math and math education accessible to all. If you are looking to organize a math camp for underrepresented students, we would love to hear from you and help you make it happen.
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
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.
Yearly Math Camp Reports
Each year, the CMS produces a summary report of the math camp programme.
Wondering what a typical day at camp might look like? Check out examples of programs from past math camps.