Math Camp 2017

In the spirit of the San Francisco Math Circle and our past Math Camps, our Summer 2017 camp is designed to bring students outside of the typical classroom curriculum to experience the rich world of mathematics open up in new ways. We accomplish this by breaking up the days into activity sessions where students work together to explore the mathematics behind a variety of topics. In past camps, students have explored the math behind magic tricks and juggling, winning strategies of game play, encoding and decoding, origami and puzzles, just to name a few. Stay tuned for details about Summer 2017's topics, activities, and daily schedule.

Program Details

  • Age group: rising 5th and 6th graders (this means current 4th and 5th graders)
  • Dates: 1 week-long session, June 19-23
  • Location: San Francisco State University
  • Time: 9am to 3pm daily
  • Extended Care: mornings from 8am to 9am and afternoons from 3pm to 6pm
  • Cost: $425 per student (plus $10/hour for Extended Care)
  • Sliding Scale Application: SFMC is committed to making Math Camp affordable for all interested families by offering a generous Sliding Scale with multiple contribution tiers

Registration Information

Priority Registration:

  • March 7-14 (opens at 9am)
  • For returning Math Campers and current SFMC students
    • Look out for an email from the SF Math Circle ( containing a link for Priority Registration
  • Sliding Scale Application available

Open Registration:

  • March 15 (opens at 9am) until full
  • Sliding Scale Application available
  • Register via the ActivityHero widget below

Is Math Circle Math Camp a good fit for my child?

Math Camp is a space for students who are excited to explore mathematics. This is a very social and interactive environment, where students work collaboratively with each other and adult mathematicians on interesting and fun mathematical problems.  We are a community organization, and welcome students from a wide variety of backgrounds. We provide rich mathematical content in an engaging context, as well as much encouragement, but the students much bring the rest -- energy, interest, and an openness to try new things! For all students to have a positive experience, applicants should have a strong desire to attend Math Camp as well as a positive attitude towards collaborative learning and challenging exploration. 

Please be aware that we are not explicitly designed to help students improve their math skills. If we receive an application for which we are unsure if the student is a good fit, we may contact you for additional information or cancel the registration. Please contact us in advance at to ensure a good fit.