Information 2016

This is information for SigmaCamp 2016. It is subject to change in 2017.

 

Location:

SigmaCamp 2016 will take place at the beautiful Silver Lake Conference center near  Sharon, CT, located three hours from Boston and Stony Brook, and only two hours from NYC. The center is built on a glacial lake shoreline that reaches into the wooded hills of the Connecticut highlands.

 SC 2016 on Google Maps

Accomodation

Our students will be housed in comfortable lodge buildings with cozy sleeping and living rooms. Each of these rooms (there are about 4 per building) can house 10-12 children, and each building is complete with multiple restrooms and showers. And yes, this year pianos in the livingrooms are tuned!

Lectures, semilabs, workshops, and other activities will be held at various buildings and halls also located on the camp grounds. The nonetheless extensive outdoor area of the camp means there will be no shortage of room for experiments, workshops, and fun activities you cannot do inside (like glass blowing).  The camp grounds are further complete with sports fields, campfire pits, and a designated and lifeguard-supervised swimming area.

 

Our Faculty and Counselors:

Our Faculty consists of math and science professionals, most of whom hold professor or other academic positions at Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Lab, and a number of other universities and research centers in the North East.

Our counselors come from a range of younger scientific and teaching experts-to-be that spans high school, college, as well as graduate-level students who come to volunteer at Sigma Camp from as close as New York and as far as Cambridge, UK.

Meet our faculty! | Meet our counselors!

 

Our Students:

SigmaStudents come from many US states (last year - 15), Canada, Mexico and Europe.

Upon arrival to SigmaCamp, every camper is assigned to a team of about 10 campers and two or three counselors. Campers and counselors spend lots of time together as a team, and by the end of the season become like a family. Each team competes in the SigmaTournament together and participates in team activities. By the end of the season, anyone will tell you that their team is, clearly, the best in SigmaCamp. Ever.  Here is an archive of teams that have ever come together at Sigma, each contributing to the unique atmosphere of the season.

In Sigma Camp, the campers will be divided into ten teams that will sleep together, have their own pairs of counselors, lead morning exercises and dining hall clean-ups on assigned days, and spend time together before going to sleep. The teams in SigmaCamp always represented by a Greek letter. Though the team life is important, the individual camper itineraries will be independent from their team activities, and each camper will be able to choose their own lectures, semi-labs, workshops, clubs, and how to spend their free time. 

 

Scientific program:

The scientific program in SigmaCamp is its most involved feature and backbone! Each part of the program spans several disciplines and includes Math and all sciences like Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Computer Science.

Starting with the Lecture in the morning followed by two different Semilabs  in the afternoon and a variety of workshops in the evening, your day will be filled with a lot of new knowledge and discovery. If you feel that you might also have something to share, you are welcome to apply to our Junior Instructor Challenge or Experiment of the Day programs. Read more about academics at Sigma here.

 

Other activities:

Does Sigma have something other then math and science classes? Of course it does! What summer camp could be complete without some outdoor fun? We have a variety of sports you can play like soccer, volleyball, ping pong and chess. Yoga classes and swimming in the lake are also an option. You can experience the art of tree climbing, which will be carefully supervised by certified rope instructors. If you don’t like sports – you can paint, play music or practice your acting skills. In the evenings, you have a choice of several evening clubs that range from geography trivia games to poetry readings. Read more.

Food:

Fresh on-grounds-baked cookies? Check. Complete breakfast, lunch, and dinner, all with options for personal preference including vegetarian and gluten-free? Check. Have allergies or dietary needs and would like to speak to the chef directly so you can work out a menu? You get it. The kitchen at Silver Lake center is both kind and professional, and provides not only the proper macronutrient content to the campers, but also the responsiveness and care that make potential difficulties of feeding any of the hundred plus mouths that belong to Sigma Camp a non-problem. In addition, at  Silver Lake dining hall food served in a family style where the campers take care of setting up, bringing and taking away dishes, and cleaning afterwards is encouraged for all campers. Surprisingly or not - it works!

Healthcare and safety:

SigmaCamp staff-to-camper ratio is 1:2, and children will be supervised 24 hours a day by either our academic staff or counselors.  Certified lifeguards will supervise all swimming sessions and High Rope course desighned and carefully supervised by certified rope instructors. A registered nurse is available on site during our entire stay.

Tuition:

Program cost is $1,150 for 8 days/7 nights. Sibling discounts ( 20% for second child  and 35% for the third child ) and limited number of need-based scholarships are available (please visit this page for more information). If you have a question about tuition, please email us at info@sigmacamp.org

Contact us:

E-mail: info@sigmacamp.org

phone: (631) 672-1592