Mathcamp: College Students

Undergraduate JCs

Status: Applications have closed for 2019. Stay tuned for next year.

Canada/USA Mathcamp invites applications from undergraduate students who are Mathcamp alums to be counselors for its 2019 session:

June 19 to August 1, 2019
Lewis & Clark, Portland, OR

Do you want to become part of the Mathcamp experience, now that you're too old to be a camper? Do you want to give something back and join in the crazy organizational effort that is Mathcamp? Well, we're looking for a few good JCs.

Why be a JC?

Photo of the Mathcamp 2013 JC team

Being a JC is not for everyone, but good JCs are incredibly important to Mathcamp. They do it all: JCs are integral to every non-academic aspect of the camp (and are welcome to help out with some of the academics). Besides having a love of Mathcamp, to be a successful JC, you must be responsible, resilient, and resourceful. It is a difficult and stressful job, but can be extremely rewarding (as they say, "it builds character"). And you get to be part of Mathcamp – we even pay you!

 Being a JC is most likely one of the most difficult jobs you'll ever have. It's a lot of responsibility – we take our duties to the campers very seriously, and it is our job to keep the camp afloat between classes. Expect to be constantly busy, stressed, and confused. There will be crises, problems, and unpleasant surprises for you to deal with throughout the camp. However, it's also one of the most rewarding jobs you'll ever have. There's nothing more satisfying than seeing the results of your efforts to help the camp, and it's great getting to know the campers and other staff. It's an incredible experience. 
Ari Nieh, the first JC, summing up the JC experience

Intrigued? Click the links at leftin the above menu to learn more!