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The DaVinci Camp Summer Institute is non-residential and consists of three-week all-day sessions that seamlessly integrate social and academic components from the arts and applied sciences. The program is designed to develop the interests and abilities of talented and highly motivated middle school and high school students (rising 6th – 12th grades and graduating seniors).

The camp activities blend mathematics, engineering, science, and art instruction in the spirit of Leonardo da Vinci’s concept of a Renaissance scholar.  Hands-on workshops and a mix of other activities reinforce instruction while balancing the students’ day.  Students engage their entire analytical and creative potentials in a fast-paced academic environment while meeting others who share their interests and abilities.  By having the camp at world-renowned academic institutions, we provide our students the opportunity to experience life on college campuses while getting to know Alumni from Berkeley, Stanford, MIT, and Caltech who lead the program and expose students to the world of possibilities and opportunities that await them.

During the program, we emphasize the development of the child’s ability to think critically and work collaboratively with peers. Students learn the skills necessary to understand complex math expressions and to reduce them to their fundamental parts. They learn techniques that make them faster problem solvers. Course assignments include problems with varying degrees of complexity to ensure each participant’s success. Students are encouraged to have fun while learning and to especially learn while having fun.  DaVinci Camp engages the whole student and aims their imagination towards the discovery of their diverse talents.

The following represents a sample of previous years’ activities:

    • Visiting NASA JPL, NASA Ames Research Center and Lawrence Livermore National Labs
    • Touring Caltech, Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco campuses and laboratories
    • Learning at Archetype Press at ArtCenter College of Design and at the Getty Research Institute
    • Visiting Dino Lab at the Natural History Museum and Chabot Observatory Star Party
    • Attending performances by the SF Ballet and Opera, SF Symphony, and LA Philharmonic
    • Learning Brazilian batucada along with salsa, samba and flamenco dancing
    • Hiking in the Inyo National Forest and Devil’s Postpile National Monument
    • Catching a Pageant of the Masters, Shakespeare and other theatrical performances

We invite you to join us for this year’s DaVinci Camp and we look forward to seeing you soon!


Courses
The courses offered this summer are as follows:

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INOUT
That’s what a function
is all about!

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Studies the properties, graphs, transformations and compositions of algebraic and elementary transcendental functions encountered in Algebra and Trigonometry. Emphasis will be placed on nonlinear models where these types of functions arise naturally. Methodologies and procedures for the solution of nonlinear equations and inequalities will be developed throughout the course. Recommended for students who will take Algebra II or Math Analysis/PreCalculus. (rising 9th through 11th grades,  Session II)
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NUMB3RS
Theory & Practice
Develops pre-algebra skills using number theory to build a strong foundation for the future study of algebra and geometry.
(rising 6th and 7th grades, Sessions I and IV)
LEπERS
Al-gabr Wa’l-muqabala:
Completion & Balancing
Presents methodology and procedures to develop advanced algebraic skills essential for the study of higher mathematics.
(rising 7th through 9th grades, Sessions I, III, IV)
PICTURS
Construction & Proof
Builds on strong arithmetic and algebraic skills the inductive, deductive and constructive methods of geometry. The axiomatic method of geometric proofs will be emphasized throughout the course.
(rising 8th and 9th grades, Sessions I, III and IV)
WRDS
Modelling & Problem Solving
Presents methodology, procedures and strategies to tackle problems arising in arithmetic, algebra, geometry, combinatorics and probability.
(rising 8th through 10th grades, Session I)
INOUT
That’s what a function
is all about!
Studies the properties, graphs, transformations and compositions of algebraic and elementary transcendental functions. Methodologies and procedures for the solution of nonlinear equations and inequalities will be developed throughout the course. Recommended for students who will take Algebra II or Math Analysis/PreCalculus. (rising 9th through 11th grades,  Sessions II and IV)
deathlyhallows
There were once a triangle,
a circle and an altitude…
Covers analytic aspects of trigonometry including identities, equations, inequalities and word problems. Recommended for Math Analysis/PreCalculus.
(rising 10th and 11th grades, Sessions II)
I&G Calculus title
The ABC’s of Advanced Mathematics
Develops the ideas and methods of the calculus of Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz.   Recommended for students who have taken pre-calculus or equivalent course or an introductory calculus course.
(rising 11th and 12th grades, Sessions II, III and IV)
RINCIPIA
hypotheses non fingo
Develops Newtonian mechanics with emphasis on mathematical physics and on problem solving techniques. Minimum prerequisite Calculus AB or equivalent. (Only rising 12th grade, and graduating seniors, Session II)
800 & 36
Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy
Presents the mathematical background along with methodologies, techniques and strategies needed to excel in the SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Recommended for students who will be taking the exams in the fall.
(rising 11th and 12th grades, Session III)

Location and Date
DaVinci Camp Summer Institute sessions will be held at Caltech, UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

Session 1-Calendar 2018

Session I runs from Saturday, June 9 through Thursday, June 28. This session is recommended for middle school students. Note that weekends are included in this three-week session. Courses offered:

NUMB3RS
LEπERS
PICTURS
WRDS

Session 2-Calendar 2018

Session II runs from Saturday, June 23 through Friday, July 13. This session is recommended for rising or continuing high school students. Note that weekends and holidays are included in this three-week session. Courses offered:

INOUT
deathlyhallows
I&G Calculus title

Session 2-Calendar 2018

Session II – Principia runs from Wednesday, June 20 through Friday, July 13. Note that weekends are included in this four-week session. This course is intended for rising or graduating seniors interested in pursuing a degree in engineering or applied science. Students must have completed at least one year of calculus to enroll in this course.

RINCIPIA

Session 3-Calendar 2018

Session III at Caltech runs from Thursday, July 5 through Tuesday, July 24. Note that weekends are included in this three-week session. The courses offered during this session are as follows:

LEπERS
PICTURS
800 & 36
I&G Calculus title

Session 4-Calendar 2018

Session IV at UC Berkeley and Stanford University runs from Friday, July 27 through Wednesday, August 15. Courses offered:

NUMB3RS
LEπERS
PICTURS
INOUT
I&G Calculus title

Note that weekends are included in this three-week session.


Attendance Policy
DaVinci Camp Summer Institute’s expectation is that students will attend every day of the session. Given our program’s fast-paced academic and social environments, even a partial absence makes it difficult to stay abreast. There are no make up days for activities missed. Students who incur more than 2 absences may be dropped from the program without a refund.

If there are special circumstances that will affect a student’s ability to attend every class meeting, please contact us in writing before applying. Barring exceptional circumstances, students who anticipate missing more than 2 classes are not encouraged to attend this summer’s program.


Tuition
Tuition for DaVinci Camp Summer Institute includes instruction, course materials, field trip fees, and snacks. It does not include transportation to or from camp, lunch nor personal or incidental expenses. The tuition per session is $3,000 ($6,500 for international students) with a $500 discount per additional sibling. The tuition for the Principia course is $3,500 ($6,500 for international students)  and for the SAT/ACT prep course is $5,000 ($6,500 for international students) both with a $500 discount per additional sibling. For more information about Tuition & Payments and our Refund Policy, click here.


Need-based Financial Aid
DaVinci Camp is a self-supporting program funded by student fees. However, limited partial need-based financial aid is available to qualified applicants. International students do not qualify for financial aid. To be considered for our limited financial aid funding, families must submit a financial aid application each year and must be able to document income. An award in a previous year does not guarantee an award for subsequent years. For more information regarding financial aid please visit the Tuition & Payment page. To request an application, contact us at faa@davinci-camp.com.

Due to our limited resources, DaVinci Camp Summer Institute only offers partial need-based financial aid to qualified students.


Sample Daily Schedule
(Note that schedule is subject to change)

DVC Sample Schedule


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