Applications for the 2023 MVCC Math Corps Summer Camp available now!
Students entering grades six through eight in any Oneida County school district are eligible for the MVCC Math Corps Summer Camp, a four-week program that brings middle and high school students together with college students to share in the learning of mathematics. Spots are filling up fast, so return your application as soon as possible!
The camp runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, July 10-Aug. 3, 2023, at MVCC's Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive.
To be eligible for this program, students must be:
- Entering sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
- Current high school students (grades nine through 11), who may apply as TAs
- Currently enrolled in a school in Oneida County
- Committed to the goal of excelling in mathematics and willing to work hard to achieve that goal
- Willing and able to exercise behavior appropriate to a university program
Tuition is FREE for all students, thanks to funding from our generous donors.
Transportation to the MVCC Utica Campus will be provided for middle and high school students from several schools in Oneida County. The schools are TBD and will be listed here prior to camp starting.
Goal of MVCC Math Corps
MVCC Math Corps is designed to help middle school and high school students develop a love for learning in a safe, family-like environment at the college. Through strong mentoring relationships, the program builds a self-perpetuating corps of students from middle school through college who excel academically, hold personal values that breed success, and who pass their knowledge and their values on to younger students. As they grow, those younger students do the same.
The goal of MVCC Math Corps is to ensure that every child, while cared for and supported in the present, goes on to graduate from high school fully prepared to succeed in college or other rewarding post-secondary endeavors with the utmost confidence in their own ability to build a good and decent life for themselves and others.
The MVCC Math Corps mission stands on the belief that all children have a unique and special greatness within them, and that through hard work, a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to learning — combined with the support of a caring community — this greatness can be realized. It is the mission of the Math Corps MVCC, using mathematics as its tool, to help as many children in the greater Utica area as possible realize their own particular greatness.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) previously awarded a four year $3 million grant to Math Corps, a partnership that includes Mohawk Valley Community College, Wayne State University in Detroit, Cleveland State University, and a not-for-profit organization in Philadelphia. Now in 2023, we have received funding from Oneida County to resurrect the program. Summer camp participants learn together in a four-week intensive summer camp that includes classroom instruction and fun project-based learning activities.