Spy Games: The Math of Secret Messages

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When is it?

13 July 2014 to 18 July 2014

When is it?

June 16, 2013 to June 21, 2013

M-F: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who Can Attend?

Students entering grades 9-11.

What's covered?

The Mathematics department at  Penn State University invites you on a journey through the world of spies, secret messages and mathematics.Campers will learn historical and modern methods for sending secret
messages, and how secret messages have been cracked throughout history.
We will also learn different types of mathematics upon which much
of modern encryption is based.

Camp fees and registration

Register before midnight March 31, 2013

  • $350 (day)
  • $750 (resident)

Register after 12 am April 1, 2013

  • $380 (day)
  • $780 (resident)

Day or Resident

You can choose whether your child attends as a day or residential participant.

Day option:

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please drop your child off from between 8:50 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick him/her up by 4:00 pm unless you opt for extended care (drop off from 7:45 am; pick up by 5:15 pm).

Resident option:

Campers can choose to stay at Penn State from Sunday evening (check-in at 4 pm and opening ceremony at 7:00 pm) until Friday afternoon (camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm). Resident campers stay in University Residence Halls. Evening mentors supervise activities and all evening outings.

Extended Care

Extended care is not offered with this camp.