Mathematics Enrichment Day Camp 2015

All students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades who are interested in mathematics and are willing to try outdoor adventures are invited to attend the camp.  

Dates

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Math Camp 2015 will run from Monday, July 20 until Friday, July 24.

Cost

The total cost of our camp is $350. This covers classes, recreation, lunch, and snacks.

Registration

The registration form

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should be completed and brought with you on the first day of camp.  Contact hkeck@western.edu for more information.

Confirmed Campers

(a maximum of 28 campers will be accepted)

Program

The Mathematics Enrichment Day Camp is a unique opportunity to explore the exciting world of mathematics. Explore topics in mathematics that are fun, challenging,and different from what you learn in school. A camper’s day includes educational and entertaining activities. Learn, play games, and go on field trips to adventures in the mountains surrounding Western State Colorado University.

Camp participants challenge themselves with topics such as the mathematics of card tricks, cryptography, geometry, and fractals. Campers will be introduced to a topic in a morning session and put their knowledge to use in exciting afternoon sessions. Campers work side by side with each other, mathematics professors, and college students who share an interest in mathematics.

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Extra Curricular Activities

In addition to the scholarly activity the campers will be able to take advantage of Western State Colorado University amazing geographical surroundings.  Located in Gunnison Colorado, Western State Colorado University is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.  Because of this, the camp is able to provide a daily outdoor activity for the campers. These activities are lead by the Wilderness Pursuits program on campus and are lead by their excellent staff.  Activities for the campers include hiking, biking, rafting, and climbing.

See our photo gallery and find out what we do!

All students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grades are invited to apply for the camp.  

 Faculty

  • Dr. Heidi Keck, Mathematics
  • Dr. Zack Treisman, Mathematics
  • Dr. Andy Keck, Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Ms. Edith Cranor-Buck, Mathematics
  • Dr. Bob Cohen, Mathematics

Contact

Dr. Heidi Keck, Director
hkeck@western.edu
(970) 943-3167
Department of Math and Computer Information Science
Western State Colorado University
Gunnison, CO 81231

2015 Camp Information

This is a day camp. Activities run from 9am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.  Pictures from our recreation program will be posted every day in our Flickr gallery.

What to Bring

  • Clothes, both outdoor and indoor
  • Swimwear and sandals or other footwear that can get wet
  • Sun screen, hat, sun glasses
  • A camera is optional - we'll be in some very nice places. We'll be taking pictures throughout the week and posting them for you on our site.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please drop off your day camper at Hurst Hall at Western State Colorado University. A map is available here.  This will lead you to the parking lot behind Hurst.  You can enter through the north-west door - our camp is in room 101, the first room on the left.  Please bring the WP Waiver or fill it out during the drop off. The normal drop off time is between 8:45 and 9:15 and pick up is between 5:00 and 5:30 - if you will be earlier or later please contact Dr Keck to make arrangements. 

Other Camps

Find out about Western's other summer camps: