The two-week Tomba Math Summer Camp combines the study of number theory and the RSA encryption system with various fun activities (sport, movies etc.).
The camp is open to high school students (grades 9-12) excelling in math. The number of participants in the camp is limited and the selection is based on recommendations from the high schools and personal interviews with the applicants (the applicants who passed successfully a mathematical course in the Open University do not need to provide a recommendation from their high schools).
The camp participants study in groups of five under the guidance of academic counselors (students from the Technion Math Department) following a special study program developed in the Technion Math Department for the camp. Towards the end of the camp there is an exciting encryption competition between the groups of students where they can test the mathematical knowledge they have acquired in the camp. In addition, researchers from the Math Department give lectures to the camp participants on various mathematical topics related to number theory.
The camp activities are conducted (in Hebrew) on the Technion campus. The camp participants live in the Technion dorms on weekdays and return home for Shabbat. Between and after their academic activities the participants are guided by camp counselors.
The tuition fee for the camp is 2000NIS.
- More information about the Tomba Math Summer Camp is available at its Hebrew website.