SFU-CMS-PIMS Burnaby Math Camp For Students

Monday JUNE 26TH - Friday JUNE 30th, 2023


The 2023 Burnaby Math Camp starts at 9:00 on Monday, June 26th in AQ 4135 {Academic quadrangle}, at the SFU Burnaby campus.  Acitvities run every day from 9:00 until 15:00.

The SFU-CMS-PIMS Burnaby Math Camp is a day camp, and students are responsible for their transportation to and from the camp each day.

2023 Camp Schedule

Topics for the 2023 Camp

  • Introduction to cryptography (the science of sharing secrets)
  • Elementary number theory and modular arithmetic (the mathematics behind encryption/decryption)
  • Introduction to cryptanalysis (how to hack encryption)
  • Glimpse into using the Python programming language for cryptography/cryptanalysis

Proper Clothing and Supplies

Please dress appropriately for BC weather: we will have a hike to the Burnaby Mountain Part Monday afternoon, and will be walking outside to the SFU Dining Hall on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Remember to bring your water bottle every day.  Bring a calculator and writing utensils.


Lunches and snacks are provided.  In consideration for the environment, please bring your water bottle with you to the camp.

Buses, Parking and Maps

For those travelling by bus, remain on the bus until the final bus loop (near Cornerstone building). This is the closest stop to the Science building where the Trottier Studio is located.

Short term (paid) parking is available in front of the Cornerstone Building.  For those looking for just a place to quickly drop-off and pick-up participants there is space at the western edge of the East Parking lot (one level down from Cornerstone parking).  See the link to the interactive campus map below.

Campus Map
An interactive campus map and colour pdf map can both be found HERE


Nominations Are Now Closed!

If you are a parent with a son or daughter that you would like nominated - please speak with their Math Teacher and direct them to our site.