Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers

Who is the camp for?

The camp is for students in the ninth grade and above from Israel or abroad who love mathematics and are interested in studying subjects on the topic of Number Theory at an academic level, take part in great lectures on different Mathematical fields, and making new friends from Israel and abroad.

What is the cost of the camp?

The cost of the camp is 2,000 NIS. In some cases, socio-economic scholarships will be awarded.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

An application for a scholarship on a socio-economic background should be submitted to the camp director, Dr. Yossi Cohen, directly to his email

How am I accepted to the camp?

Fill in the application form at /tomba/ and add a recommendation from your math teacher or any other character that can assess your math abilities. The interviews at the camp will take place During the months of May-June. About two weeks after the interview, you will receive an answer about your admission or non-admission to the camp. Sometimes students are not accepted in a particular year but are admitted in the following year. Therefore, even if you weren’t accepted this year, you should try again next year 😊

How many students are accepted to the camp each year?

Between twenty and thirty students from all over the country and from abroad.

how do I pay?

Four checks must be sent for a total of 500 NIS spread over four months by mail or transfer to the Technion bank account.

I was accepted and paid but unfortunately, I will not be able to get to the camp. Is it possible to get my money back?

As long as the camp has not started, the payment will be refunded in full. After the beginning of the camp activity, the proportion of the amount paid will be refunded.

Can I leave the camp in case I need to? 

As a rule, there are no exits during the camp. In urgent cases, leaving the camp will be considered in coordination with the camp director.

Can my family or friends visit me during camp?

Definitely. Visits must be arranged in advance with the camp staff.

Where do you sleep during camp?

In the student dormitories at the Technion.

Where do I eat during the camp?

In the restaurants and cafes around the campus.

The camp is also suitable for SHOMREI MIZVOT?

The camp makes sure that anyone who wants, loves math, and has the appropriate mathematical knowledge and background can participate. All restaurants are kosher under the supervision of the Technion rabbi. The strict adherence to kashrut applies to all the food eaten during the camp and not only in the cafes and restaurants on campus. The camp schedule is designed to allow prayer three times a day during the camp. For any problem, request or question please contact the camp director.

What is the difference between a COMBA and a TOMBA?

Komba is a summer camp in Combinatorics and Graph Theory and is a continuation camp for the Tomba camp. The Komba Camp is intended for students who have graduated from the Tomba Camp and/or have a suitable mathematical background.