Summer 2022

MC2 expects to hold 2 week camps at three or more in person sites in the summer of 2022. Look for updates here in the winter of 2022!

The program information below refers to summer 2021, when camps were online. It will be updated later in the school year when our new camp details have been worked out.

The Math Circles of Chicago offered one-week summer camps for rising 6th to 10th graders in 2021.

Our camps give students the chance to participate in a highly communal weeklong mathematics experience. These camps are hands-on, minds-on, featuring active math circle activities, where exploration and collaboration are prized.
2021 Summer Camps will be online.

Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Program


Week of 7/12: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th

Week of 7/19: Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th

Week of 7/26: Rising 6th, 7th only

Camps will meet online from 9AM to noon. Students can participate for one week only.

Rising 9th/10th Grade Program


This program for rising high school freshmen and sophomores will be held the week of 7/12.

Rising 11th to 13th Grade Program


We will not be able to offer this program in 2021, but expect to have an offering in 2022.

Fees & Lottery/Registration Schedule,

All of our summer camps are free. The suggested donation for each of our camps is $300 per week on a sliding scale. Families earning more than $80,000 annually are encouraged to donate $150 (half the price of the camp); those earning more than $120,000 are encouraged to donate $300.

The lottery for our summer camps will open on May 1st, and lottery selection will occur on May 16th.

Preference is based on:

  • The number of MC2 sessions a student has attended during the fall, winter, and spring of the 2020-2021 school year.
  • The school a student attends, with priority for children attending CPS schools where the majority of students are from families designated Low Income by CPS.

Beyond these criteria the lottery will select students randomly.