Where and When will the camp be?
Location: Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA
Time: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Dates: June 13 – June 24, 2016 (Monday-Friday)
Grades: Middle (6th-8th)
What will the students learn?
The camp is a two week intensive program in mathematics and computing. Students will work on critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills including building models from puzzles.
What is the fee?
The fee is $250 for each student. This includes a meal a day during the camp. (Students need to bring their own snacks if they want additional food).
Is there any scholarship available?
Yes. We have some generous sponsors for this program. We are pleased to be able to provide a need-based scholarship of up to $200. Interested students will have to apply and qualify for the scholarship. More information will be made available as we near the application process.
Who will teach at the Camp?
Our faculty from the GSW School of Mathematics and Computing will teach at the camp. Mainly the camp will be directed by Dr. Chadwick Gugg, Dr. Kailash Ghimire and Dr. Simon Baev.
What happens if there are more than 30 applicants?
The maximum number of students we can enroll this year is 30. The top five students from each of grades 6, 7 and 8 at our 2015 Junior Mathematics Tournament will be automatically eligible if we receive applications from them. Other interested students need to go through a selection process. The selection criteria will be their interest in math and computing, their grades in math (CRCT or Georgia MileStones), and a recommendation from their mathematics teacher.
We are accepting online applications only. Visit https://camp.gswcm.net to apply online (opens in the first week of April). For any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by email or at (229) 931-7350 by phone.
Comments from parents:
- “I was very impressed by the way the Math Department held their first Summer camp this past summer. My children when I told them about the camp that they need to participate, their reaction was that it was a waste of their summer. The first day of this summer camp at GSW, everything changed as they were enthusiastic to return the next day. The faculty involved with the summer program really made them enjoy the activities but at the same time really sharpen their minds. They talked about the puzzles in Math and activities in technology. It was a great experience for them and they want to know when the camp will start again. Academically they also got enrichment and good social interaction as they interact with their peers who think like them. Most of the activities for summer around here is always centered around the students who need remediation but for the talented and gifted, there is little for these students to do. My children were ready when school started academically. I wish that this will continue to happen every summer.
- My daughter attended the GSW summer camp in 2015. She was reluctant to participate at the beginning thinking that she would miss all her summer fun. After the first day in the summer camp, she could not wait to return. The camp was mainly based on puzzle and logic. This camp helped her develop her critical thinking ability and see any problem in different ways. I would recommend middle grade students to participate in these camps in the future if possible and thank you to the GSW School of computing and mathematics for organizing this event!
Comments from students:
- “It was a very good experience for me to attend the summer camp this summer as I learned a lot of stuff. The professors were really engaging us in various activities. Math puzzles were awesome facilitated by Dr. Ghimire, Dr. Kipp and Dr. Gugg and I was able to solve some of them by myself. Dr. Baev helped us with coding and programming which everyone in the group enjoyed. I was also able to connect with some of the students from other schools who have the same intellectual ability as me which challenged me to be above float. I cannot wait to be back at summer camp this coming summer.’’
- The summer camp was fun. I learned new ideas and skills to solve problems. The puzzles we worked on were really interesting and different than what we do in our regular school year. Some of them looked very simple, but we had to spend hours to solve them. The main thing I gained from the camp is the opportunity to meet students from other schools and work together and think outside the box and of course JAVA programming!!