I had the best summer at camp last year and I’m looking forward to camp this year. Yes, I was at camp last year, Math Corps Philly Summer Camp, with beautiful people having fun and calling it “work.” I was the Program Coordinator/Dean of Students for a camp of about 20 middle school students, 10 high school students, and 3 college students. I primarily took care of paper work and making sure the students ate well and were taken care of (that’s really everyone’s job).
The highlight of every day was watching the students have fun, bond, learn, and grow by the end of camp. You would have to be there to fully understand the magnitude of love that was shared throughout the camp. By the end of camp there were hugs, tears, pictures, tears, and more hugs. Everyone would be missed until next time.
So now it’s January and I am recruiting students for camp again. No, this isn’t my pitch for camp recruitment. I’m just sharing the continued joys I’m looking forward to this year and the years that follow. But, in case you are interested, feel free to check out our website for pictures, videos and more information about how I spend my summers.
I am very excited to announce that Math Corps is coming to Philly. David Shen, Chalon Downs, and I are launching the program this spring with a Saturday Math Program. We have interviewed and recruited awesome high school students to serve as peer tutors to our 7th grade students.
Math Corps started in Detroit by Leonard Boehm and Steve Kahn. David visited Math Corps several years ago and decided he would start the program here in Philly. He asked Chalon and I to join him and we agreed immediately.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in getting involved in Math Corps Philly.