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.
A unique feature of Epsilon Camp is on-campus apartment-style housing with cooking facilities for each family; partly subsidized sibling care is available so all parents can participate in the workshop.
Epsilon Camp 2014 will be held from July 27 (arrival date) to August 10 (departure date) on the campus of Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA. Application season for new students begins November 15. Returning students may apply beginning from October 15 but not later than November 14.
Application Season for new applicants to Epsilon 2014 is now open : Nov. 15 - April 30
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 2014
Epsilon Camp is for exceptionally gifted children who love mathematics and who will be at least eight years of age on the starting date of the camp and have not turned twelve years until after the ending date of the camp. Epsilon Camp is directed by George R. Thomas, mathematician, founder of MathPath and the 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. Alumni of Epsilon Camp have enjoyed deeper understanding of advanced mathematics and friendships with families who share their interests.
The fourth year of Epsilon Camp will include returning students from 2012 and 2013, and new students from around the world, with challenging courses for all.
The program will admit 55-60 students of whom more than a third will be returning students. The program runs in three levels - Year I, Year II, and Year III - which actually are called by the names of famous mostly past mathematicians. To ensure small classes, a level may be split into two or more groups. There are rare exceptions of a newly enrolled student of very advanced standing in mathematics preparation to sit in a higher level group.
The application season for new students begins November 15 by which time the important details of the camp including location, dates, admission criteria, and fees will have been posted. There is no application deadline; admissions close when enrollment capacity is reached. The day the admissions close, a notice "The camp is no longer accepting applications for 2014" will be posted to replace the line with red letters about the Admission Season.
Application to Epsilon Camp begins with your submission of the Online Application; this is followed later with your submission of Exploration Problems solutions, IQ test scores and achievement test scores; see the Eligibility page for details. Applicants who have not taken the IQ 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.
Since enrollment is limited, it is better to apply early. Applying early helps you plan early. We classify an application as early if the Online Application is received no later than the last day of February.