Summer 2021

The Math Circles of Chicago expects to  offer summer camps for rising 6th to 13th graders in 2020 (a rising 13th grader is someone who will graduate from high school in June 2021). Our camps give students the chance to participate in a highly communal weeklong mathematics experience. Our camps are hands-on, minds-on, featuring active math circle activities, where exploration and collaboration are prized.

Look for this page to be updated in January when we begin planning for summer in earnest!

‘Payton Prep Online’ [2020]


Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
7/13-7/17 or 7/20-7/24, 9AM-noon

Note: The same camp experience is offered both weeks at ‘Payton Online’; if you apply, you will be enrolled in at most one week!

‘Back of the Yards Online’ [2020]


Rising 6th and 7th grade

7/13-7/17, 9AM-Noon

Priority for this camp will be given for children living in Back of the Yards, McKinley Park, Little Village, and Englewood.

‘Online High School Program’ [2020]


Rising 9th to 13th grade

7/13-7/24, Noon-3:00PM

Our high school camp will meet Monday to Friday in the early afternoon. This camp will be led by Dr. Eugenia Cheng.

Fees & Registration Schedule [2020]

The suggested donation for each of our camps is $300 on a sliding scale.

The lottery for our online summer camps will be held on May 15th. Students will need to confirm their registration by May 31st.

Note: Initially our camps were to be held in person, with a required fee based in a sliding scale. In the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, we recognize that many families are facing financial challenges, so we have decided to continue ask for a donation rather than require a fee for the upcoming summer.