What is SIM Camp?

Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp is a free, week-long math day camp for middle and high school students hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics. Campers will see the creative, discovery driven side of mathematics. By showing them some of the ways mathematicians approach problems, SIM Camp hopes to encourage them to continue studying math beyond the high school level.

Instructor applications for Summer 2017 are open now and due November 30. These positions are open to graduate students in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Mathematics. More information is available here.

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There will be two weeks of SIM Camp in 2017.

The camp for rising 8th or 9th grade students will be July 10th to July 14nd.

The camp for rising 9th through 12th grade students will be July 24th to July 28th.


SIM Camp will be held in Altgeld Hall on the University of Illinois Campus at the corner of Wright Street and Green Street in Urbana.


Students attending the rising 8th and 9th grade camp must have taken a pre-algebra class, while students at the rising 9th through 12th grade camp need to have taken at least one year of algebra.

Applications will be available in February.

About Us

Claire Merriman, director

Simone Sisneros-Thiry, program coordinator

Melinda Lanius, assistant director

Vanessa Rivera Quiñones, assistant director

If you have questions, please contact simcamp@math.uiuc.edu.


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Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number DMS-1449269.

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