Summer: Take 1

By January 14, 2022Uncategorized

Since we’re in Chicago, we know that winter is followed by Summer. So maybe it’s not too soon to start thinking about it?

This is the first of two posts I plan to make about summer math learning experiences. For the local opportunities, expect detailed application information by March. Some previews:

Math Circles of Chicago:

  • Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th/9th grade programs at two Hubs, with students from any school eligible to attend. These will meet mornings from 9AM-noon. These two week camps are projected to run from July 11th to July 22nd.
  • Rising 10th to 13th grade programs possibly in conjunction with colleagues at UIC. These will be weekly camps where students can participate for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks (each week will ‘stand alone’). Currently these are projected to run Between June 20th and July 15th.
  • We are hoping to offer another camp starting later in July or early August led by the prominent mathematician, author, pianist, and chef Eugenia Cheng!
  • These camps will be free.

UChicago Young Scholars:

  • UChicago YSP is one of the longest standing summer math camps in the country. Typically this camp starts the weekday after the 4th of July and continues for 4 weeks.
  • Look for their website to update in early spring with information about applying. Tuition is charged on a sliding scale.


  • Wolfram will decide whether it will have a high school camp in person or not this year by February 1st. If so, the camp will take place in Champaign Urbana.
  • Wolfram also offers a camp for middle school girls.
  • The camp will run from July 8th to the 23rd. Wolfram also provides a free coding ‘boot camp’ for the three days prior to the main camp.

Other options: Follow the link below to one of last year’s posts on summer programs, There are many national and online opportunities that you can pursue and that should be taking applicants soon!