A non-profit educational intervention for "math geeks"
A residential camp combining family vacation in the lap of nature, it is an intensive student camp & a parent workshop - running in parallel.
Epsilon Camp 2013 will be held Sunday July 28 - Saturday August 10, 2013, at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. ( Arrival before 5 pm on Sunday July 28 and departure on August 11 after breakfast)
A unique feature of Epsilon Camp is on-campus apartment-style housing with cooking facilities for each family; sibling care is provided so parents can participate in the workshop.
A gathering of kids who are "lit up" by math, not just very competent at it.
Epsilon Camp is a program of Altus Math, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Application season at Epsilon Camp 2013
The bulk of the applications - that is, online applications - to Epsilon Camp occurs during the period from the beginning of October through the end of April. There is no application deadline; admissions close when enrollment target is reached. The day the admissions close, a notice "The camp is no longer accepting applications for 2013" will be posted on the top portion of this page.
Epsilon Camp is for exceptionally gifted children who love mathematics and who will be from eight to eleven years of age in August 2013. Epsilon Camp is directed by George R. Thomas, mathematician, founder of Mathpath and Canada/USA Mathcamp, and is an intellectually rigorous program for young students, taught by mathematicians who enjoy communicating concepts to the young students showing high promise. The student program is combined with a parent workshop program designed to help parents succeed in nurturing mathematical and social growth in their exceptionally gifted children and plan their educations. A unique feature of Epsilon Camp is apartment-style housing on campus for each family; at least one parent must attend with each child, and additional family members are also welcome to stay on campus and to meet other families. Alumni of Epsilon Camp have enjoyed deeper understanding of advanced mathematics and friendships with families who share their interests.
The third year of Epsilon Camp will include returning students from 2011 and 2012, and new students from around the world, with challenging courses for all.
Since the enrollment is kept small to ensure small class sizes, it is better to apply early. Applying early helps you plan early. We classify an application as early if the online application - see the Apply page - is received no later than the last day of February.
Application to Epsilon Camp involves submission of IQ test scores and achievement test scores; see the Eligibility page for more details. Applicants who have not taken those tests since turning six (6) years of age would need the time to plan and appear for the tests, so early application is particularly suited to such applicants.