Find math camps near you
Our Kids lists learning camps from across the country. Use the chart below to find advanced search results focused on the city of your choice. Using the advanced search, you can also explore other options. Start with your city below and learn more about options near you.
Variation in math programs and camps
There are camps and programs for all learning levels. You can also find different math camps available throughout the year, on our website, as follows.
Other kinds of camps that explore math
Camps focused on math will help your son or daughter understand difficult math concepts and improve in this challenging subject. Beyond a focus on math lessons and learning, a variety of camps make math fun and more relevant to kids who find arithmetic difficult or dry, or who doubt its relevancy. Note that many camps listed above focus on some of the practical applications discussed below.
Some related camp types you should explore:
LEGO camp creates a kind of virtual sandbox for kids to play in, unaware that they are in fact acquiring math concepts. Parents who focus only on hard math might miss this opportunity to leverage their child’s interest.
Minecraft camp is similar in that it plugs mathematical concepts into an activity kids love. Don’t dismiss Minecraft as frivolous. It can teach kids everything from beginning multiplication to concepts in advanced physics.
Music camp is ideal for arts-oriented children and teens who may find math boring. Music employs math, of course, and some learning at music-based camps can help make the subject relevant for girls and boys otherwise averse to it.
Robotics camp focuses on an area that’s appealing and relevant to teens, and can even help open up job opportunities in the future. Robotics camps make math ideas and concepts relevant and hands-on, exploring math from a new angle.
Computer coding camp focuses on more advanced mathematics, ideal for teens or older kids who want to build up advanced mathematics as early as possible. Young scholars with sights on university find these an ideal way to spend summer time.
Engineering camp also involves some math, of course. This practical career pursuit is interesting, demanding, and as a career, it's very lucrative.
STEM camp combines math with science, technology, and engineering. All of these disciplines use mathematics to one degree or another, while STEM curriculum is deservedly highly valued for its integration of these subjects. It practically combines traditionally distinct branches of learning, developing kids’ skills for the future.
Benefits and skills accrued in math camps
Many math camps listed at OurKids.net are tutor-focused, helping kids do better in this subject in school. At the other end of the scale of difficulty, there are camps that teach advanced math to older teens. In a world that seems increasingly technology-focused, skills in and affinity with math are valued more all the time. Fall behind in math, and you may find your job prospects limited. Specifically, math camp helps develop the following skills:
Improved abstract thinking. Time at math camp increases people’s curiosity about uses of math. Exercises and activities force students to work through problems and challenges. A focus on mathematics can get them to ask new questions or ponder the world from a more abstract and logical perspective.
Test preparation for university-bound teens and high school students reduces their anxiety and improves test performance on college and university entrances, as well as competitive math contests. Findout more about camps focused on test preparation.
Introductory understanding of advanced skills (even if you don’t use it). Many camps incorporate coding skills, the most popular pragmatic usage of math. Regardless of whether you develop these skills, an enhanced understanding of them can still be beneficial. That is, students more interested in the human side of technology may end up in careers in areas like user experience design, content creation, and more, but they will benefit from time at a camp where they deepened an understanding of math and code.
Practical everyday use. Of course, math is useful in everyday life, in everything from managing personal finances, to cooking, to applications in just about every career imaginable, really.
Springboard to a lucrative career. You can add a math camp to your resume, of course, and it can also be a means of networking with professors and instructors, as well as fellow campers. (Improved social confidence is one of many important benefits of time at camp.) Keen mathematical understanding is critical to careers in computer science as well as other sciences. Look closer below.
Careers in math
There are many different careers possible for kids and teens who fully develop their proficiency in math early. For those who want to stick to pure math, career options are projected to grow considerably in the foreseeable future, and are very lucrative.
Actuaries use statistics and mathematics to analyze financial costs of risk and uncertainty, largely in the insurance industry and other corporate environments. As of 2018, this career path typically pays over $100,000 annually, and this area of the job market is expected to grow by more than 20% through 2028, according to the US Bureau of Labor.
Mathematicians and statisticians are also paid very well (with a median salary just over $100,000 annually) and can expect plentiful job opportunities in the era of Big Data. This job field is expected to grow 30% through the year 2028.
Research analysts identify and solve problems in business, logistics, government and related fields. This job title has a median income of $83,000 annually (as of 2018) and expected job growth of 26%, much higher than average, through 2028.
How to find the right math camp
Only at a math camp can your mathematical-minded child explore his or her genius. Several camps throughout Ontario and Quebec specialise in math programs and developing kids' skills in this area. Many other summer and March break camps also offer mathematics curricula. Summer programs offered by universities allow kids to explore concepts including applications for programming.
With those various options available for families, it’s important to explore as many different possibilities as you can. You can do that through the listings above, and you can also meet many camps at the Our Kids’ Camp Expo, held annually in Toronto.
Here’s a quick look at questions to consider as you research camps:
- Does the camp or class offer curriculum at the level your child needs? For example, does it offer beginner, intermediate and advanced learning?
- Does the camp offer a healthy mix of engaging, hands-on activities mixed with learning and exercises?
- How does the camp encourage interaction? Some math-minded kids and teens may be introverted, so camps with instructors skilled at facilitating social interaction, with an appropriate understanding of social dynamics, can encourage kids to break out of their social anxiety.
Sources and external links:
Math. The US Bureau of Labour Statistics.
Math and abstract thinking. Scholastic.com.
Why math is important for life. Piday.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many Math camps for kids and teens are there?
There are 21 programs specializing in Math. In addition, there are 49 programs offering math as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.
What are the fees to attend Math camps for kids and teens?
Fees for Math camps for kids and teens range from $53 to $960 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.
What age do Math camps for kids and teens start at?
There are programs available for children aged 4 through 19.
Where can parents meet with Math camps for kids and teens?
Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.