Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spectacular summer math programs in Upstate NY: Part I

I'll be writing about two terrific summer math programs in Upstate New York that still have openings. One is a week-long daycamp program for middle school students and one is a week-long math immersion retreat for middle school teachers. (Because why should students have all the fun!)

This post is about the program for students. I'll write about the program for teachers later this week.

Albany Area Math Circle alumni Dave Bieber and Markus Salasoo will again offer their summer math day camp for middle school students July 12 to 16 amid the beautiful and inspiring surroundings of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks in Niskayuna. Parents and siblings of math campers are welcome to walk around the grounds of the adjacent wildlife sanctuary while Dave and Markus lead their students in a week of fun "think outside-the-box" mathematics.


Dave and Markus initiated this camp in 2008, and this will be their third year of running this very well-received program. Dave has written about the first year of the camp here. Dave has also been coaching the Van Antwerp Middle School MATHCOUNTS team for the past two years. The National MATHCOUNTS organizations recognized his very successful coaching with "Coach of the Week" honors in March. Dave was the first ever student coach to receive this recognition! You can read more about Dave here.

Dave and Markus started this program as high school students, and it is great to see them build on their enthusiasm and experience continuing to run it as they move on into college: Markus is a rising sophomore at Cornell and Dave will be a freshman at Princeton in the fall.

The camp is aimed at mathematically and behaviorally mature middle school students (entering 6th through 8th grades). More information and a camp application are available here.

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