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Field Trips

The Saturdays at Virtual Mathcamp are set aside for "Field Trips," which are (optional, but really fun!) all-camp activities. Past VMC field trips have included a Virtual Mathcampus Scavenger Hunt, a "Veteran Visit Day" (with classes, workshops, and events organized by past summers' staff) and of course the big annual Puzzle Hunt.

The field trips vary from year to year and are announced week by week throughout the summer.

To learn about field trips in a residential year at camp, read on.


In the "Mathcamp standard week" at the residential version of Mathcamp, we teach classes Tuesday through Saturday, so the Mathcamp "weekend" is Sunday and Monday. During the weekends throughout camp, the staff (and campers!) organize lots of different field trips. Sundays are for relaxation and small-group outings; major field trips are scheduled for Mondays, to avoid the crowds. All field trips are optional; some campers just stay on campus and take a break (or work on math).

A few examples of field trips we've run in the past few years:

Photo of a Mathcamp rafting trip
  • Hiking
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Visits to nearby cities (e.g. Seattle, Denver, Boston)
  • Art Museums
  • Zoos
  • Fourth of July fireworks (when the holiday overlaps with camp)
  • Stargazing
  • Berry Picking (and subsequent smoothie-making and pie-baking)
  • Ice Skating
  • Contra Dancing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Trampolining
  • Laser Tag
  • Amusement Parks
  • ...and much more!