Areteem Summer Camps
Areteem offers two types of summer camp programs to train students to become future leaders in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. Our flagship summer program is the Math Zoom Summer Camp, for gifted and advanced middle school and high school students, that has been running since 2007. Math Zoom Summer Camps are usually hosted on prestigious university campuses. Selected campuses that hosted the Math Zoom Summer Camps include Georgetown University, Yale University, University of Chicago, Rutgers University, Boston College, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Berkeley, Harvey Mudd College, California Polytechnic University, etc. The primary focus of the Math Zoom program is to stimulate interest and cultivate the passion for mathematics, to develop problem solving, analytical and creative thinking skills, to build a solid foundation in the core competency and well rounded soft skills for pursuing higher level study and careers in mathematics, physical sciences, engineering and technology.
The other summer camps that Areteem offers through Zoom Academy are hands-on and project-based learning programs. These programs are designed for kids aged from 8 to 13, and mostly offered through the collaboration with local schools, school districts, cities, and learning centers. Courses are fun and engaging, including Video Game Design, Web Design, Programming, Robotics, Rocketry, Electronics, Creative Writing, and many more.
More information is found below, including:
- Why should I attend an Areteem Summer Camp?
- What is the age range of the participating students, how are they grouped and what is the student/teacher ratio?
- Where and when will the Areteem Institute’s Summer Camp Program be held in 2018?
Why should I attend an Areteem Summer Camp?
Areteem Summer Camps are designed for STEM-oriented students. The Math Zoom Summer Camp offers an opportunity for bright and mathematically gifted students in 6th to 12th grades to expand their mathematical horizons, improve problem-solving skills, explore areas in advanced mathematics, and make friends with talented students from the US and around the world.
The academic curriculum at Math Zoom Summer Camp is geared towards building a solid foundation and expanding problem-solving skills to prepare students for getting into and succeeding in their school system’s accelerated math path. Moreover, Math Zoom students have been very successful in advanced math contests and competitions, such as AMC 8/10/12, AIME, USA(J)MO, MathCounts, ARML, ZIML, and others, which helps set them apart in college applications and career advancement. Students gain a greater interest in math, better skills in problem-solving, and confidence in facing academic challenges. By reaching their highest potential and achieving outstanding performance on one or more of these contests, students demonstrate their passion and competency to top college admission officers.
Communication and leadership development is also stressed in all of Areteem's programs. The curriculum for our programs encourages students' participation and helps to improve skills in both communication and leadership. Confidence shines when students talk about the subjects they enjoy with peers who share their same interests. Areteem encourages students to show their passion to their peers and school friends; telling them the fun they have with playing mathematical wisdom games and solving math problems. This naturally demonstrated passion is contagious and the fact that students are influencing others is a solid demonstration of leadership. Areteem students will be trained in how to master their leadership skills by forming and leading Math Zoom Clubs when they return home from the summer camp.
What is the typical age of participants? What is the student/teacher ratio and how are students grouped?
Students in the Math Zoom Summer Camp are typically between the ages of 12 to 17 (rising 6th to 12th grades). Exceptions can be made for younger students who are academically and socially mature. Students are placed into groups with roughly 1 teacher per 15 students. These groups are based on students' academic goals and current level. Initial placement is based on the application materials, and due to small class sizes, group material is adjusted during the camp based on performance.
Where and when will the Areteem Institute’s Summer Camp Program be held in 2018?
The Areteem Summer Camps are held every year on the campuses of top universities across the United States and throughout the world. Camps usually run for 2 or 3 weeks, with residential and day options varying by location. Click here to see a history of past dates, locations, and photos taken during the camp.
There are two 3 week residential/day camps and three 2 week day camps for 2018, click here for more information.