Mathcamp: Our Students

Who comes to Mathcamp?

Mathcampers are students ages 13–18 from around the world who are passionate about mathematics. Each summer, there are 120 campers, approximately 65 new campers and 55 returning alumni. Many alumni return year after year to camp (as students and as staff)!

Most Mathcamp students come from the US or Canada, but we also have a significant contingent of students from abroad (about 15% of campers are international). Home countries of Mathcampers have included Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mexico, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and the UK.

Photo of colorful group hanging out on the quad

In 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! We actively encourage applications from all walks of life. Girls represent about 45%–50% of our student body at camp. We intentionally support girls' experiences and create a welcoming environment for all of our students, building a community inclusive of those traditionally underrepresented in math.

The tremendous variety of students at Mathcamp is one of the program'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 their experience at camp, email us and we'll put you in touch with an alum. Tell us a little about yourself (age, grade, gender, interests), and we'll match you up with an alum you'd enjoy talking to.