MathCamp 2019

The University of Manitoba is offering its eighteenth summer camp for mathematically interested and talented grade nine and ten students. The purpose of the camp is to enable students to pursue knowledge in a subject they enjoy, in an environment that encourages and fosters such pursuits. Selected participants will gain knowledge and skills, emphasizing problem solving. The camp will afford participants a chance to meet and make friends with fellow MathCamp students, students who enjoy and value the pursuit of higher learning.

Who can apply?

Students who enjoy and are good at mathematics and who will have completed the equivalent of S1 or S2 mathematics in Manitoba by June 30, 2019.

Time, Location, and Cost

The camp will be held at The University of Manitoba from Sunday, July 7 to Wednesday, July 10. Students will stay in St. John’s Residence. Participants must make their own travel arrangements to and from the university. The program will commence at 10 AM on Sunday and terminate at 5 PM on Wednesday. The cost to students is $160.00 per student.


A typical day in the life of a Mathcamper is:

Lecture (approximately one hour)
Problem solving
Lecture (approximately one hour)
Problem solving
Sports and/or Games
Mathematical diversions
Lights out

The program is delivered by mathematics professors from The University of Manitoba with assistance from highly skillful mathematicians.

If you are interested, please complete an application. An application consists of

  1. the application form,
  2. a letter of recommendation,
  3. solutions or partial solutions to the quiz.

Your application must be postmarked by June 15, 2019.


Please mail application (application form, letter of recommendation and solutions or partial solutions to the quiz) to 420 Machray Hall, 186 Dysart Road University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 with cheque addressed to University of Manitoba.


Letter of Recommendation

Your application is not complete unless accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a teacher. The letter should include a phone number or email address so that we can contact your teacher if we have any questions. The letter should comment on your creativity, initiative, maturity, ability to work with others, as well as your interest in mathematics and problem solving. We are looking for students who are enthusiastic problem solvers, and who will make a positive contribution to the camp.

Apr 29, 2019