Summer Illinois Math (SIM) Camp is a 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.
In Summer 2021, SIM Camp will be a virtual camp experience taking place online; this is also how camp was conducted last year, Summer 2020, per official university policy.
Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’ land grant mission.
Students attending the rising 8th and 10th grade camp must have taken a pre-algebra class, while students at the rising 10th through 12th grade camp need to have taken at least one year of algebra.
View our 2020 brochure for a full description of last year's camps. We will be updating with information for Summer 2021 as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience and hope that you will please check back soon!
SIM Camp is typically held on the University of Illinois campus in Altgeld Hall at the corner of Wright Street and Green Street in Urbana, but SIM Camp 2020 will be held online.
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Grace Jaffe, director
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Support is provided by:
- Office of Public Engagement, University of Illinois for a Public Engagement Grant
- Department of Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Illinois Geometry Lab, University of Illinois
- Association for Women in Mathematics, University of Illinois
- Dolciani Mathematics Enrichment Grant , Mathematical Association of America
- National Science Foundation , Grant Number DMS-1449269
Please consider donating to the Department of Mathematics Outreach fund, which supports our Summer Illinois Math camp and other outreach initiatives. Your support helps our department fulfill Illinois’s land grant mission.
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.