What is SigmaCamp?

SigmaCamp is a week-long math and science sleepaway camp for students 12-16 years old. SigmaCamp gives campers a unique opportunity to learn math and science from professional scientists. Our faculty include leading specialists from Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Lab and Harvard Medical School.

The goal of SigmaCamp is to ignite a spark of interest and curiosity in students. At Sigma, campers spend time around scientists who can give a first-hand account of what real science research is like. We want to show them the interdependence of the sciences: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, and Computer Science. We hope not simply to interest our campers with cool facts and exciting demos, but to give them a profound understanding of why and how things work. We will leave it to them to make observations and rediscover the laws of Nature, following in the footsteps of scientists from the time of ancient Greece to the present day.
You may say, in disbelief, that we won’t be able to teach so much in a week! Surely not, but we will plant the seed of interest. The rest is up to you, the parents - and to the SigmaCampers themselves.

We believe that students need to be immersed in an environment where they are able not only to learn new things from real scientists in the classroom setting but more importantly be able to communicate with them outside the classroom. Many of our staff were lucky enough to have been to similar camps while growing up; it was such an inspiring experience that we wanted to make it possible for the younger generation around us as well.

As a result we created SigmaCamp.

Our goal is to make SigmaCamp an unforgettable experience for everyone - one that might change the way those who have been to SigmaCamp look at the world around them. We want you to see how amazing and fascinating the exploration of this world can be. We will teach you to ask the right questions and introduce you to people who can help to find the right answers.