Our Mission

We provide our students with positive math experiences in a summer camp setting.  Whether a day camp or overnight camp, this opportunity very much excites us as educators, mathematicians, and community members. It means that every summer a new group of students is exposed to the richness of mathematics, the fun and creativity involved in exploring the world through math, and the potential unleashed when working with peers in a collaborative environment. The founders of SF(MC)^2 are committed to bringing these experiences to our students. We believe they are meaningful and transforming, and we feel they are a small but significant step toward a brighter future. Each session is centered on a specific area of mathematics not commonly seen in K-12 curricula.  Each student, regardless of experience, can explore problems and concepts to the extent they desire.  Activities are designed to encourage exploration and self-paced progress.  Counselors pair their expertise and passion in various sub-disciplines with the patience and fluidity which are the hallmarks of SF Math Circle instruction.

We are Taking a Hiatus

We regret to inform you that SFMC will not offer Math Camp in Summer 2018.

Check back here next January for our Summer 2019 programs!

Don't see a camp that works for you in terms of grade level, dates, etc? Check out these other summer camps:

  • Firecracker Math Camp for student age 5-16 in Berkeley, Oakland and Lafayette

  • SFSU Gator Camp is a sports and health camp for 7-14 year-olds at SFSU

  • Berkeley Math Circle Elementary Programs for students in grades 1-4, located at UC Berkeley

  • Canada/USA Math Camp is an intensive 5-week long summer program for mathematically talented high school students

  • MathILY is an intensive residential summer program for mathematically excellent secondary students

  • Math Path is an advanced summer program for students age 11-14

Our History

In 2013, nine National Science Foundation fellows who were serving as session leaders for the SFMC decided that the same mission and values should be extended outside of the academic year, and they created the San Francisco Math Circle Math Camp to fulfill on that commitment.  The camp grew out of a realization that a large population of students were not being served by current summer enrichment programs in mathematics in the San Francisco Bay Area. These students were not attending summer programs because they either could not afford them or were not seeking them out because of negative past mathematics experiences. Because we view summer programs as a valuable part of a young person’s growth academically, socially, and personally, we decided to create SF(MC)^2. The first SFMC Math Camp was held in the Summer of 2013, and the second in Summer 2014.  Both were located at NatureBridge at Fort Cronkhite in Sausalito, California.


What High School Math Campers thought about the experience: 

"I had an amazing experience at (MC)2 by meeting new people, and doing what I enjoy the most: Math."

"For three days, I was surrounded by a team of kind, knowledgeable mathematicians, interested students, beautiful views, curious wildlife, and more math questions than I could ever ask for. Does life get better than this?"

"All of the lessons were taught in a way where they cannot be compared to one another. It was obvious, though, that the teachers had spent time thinking about the best way to present the material so that it was clear and inspired wonder. The location was a very good choice because us, city folks, don't get out into nature much. Also, it was a nice experience to look around and see math out in the wild while still close to home."

"I now better appreciate that mathematics is a brilliantly diverse and interesting field."



For Math Camp questions, please email sfmathcircle@gmail.com.