How to Apply for the Areteem Summer Camps

Register for a Summer Camp Today! 

*Download our 2017 Summer Camp E-Booklet!      *Click for a Chinese (中文) version of the 2017 Summer Camp E-Booklet

Early Discount Application Deadline: February 28, 2017

Regular Application Deadline: April 23, 2017

Late Application Deadline (By camp location):

  • Cal State Fullerton Site: May 18, 2017
  • San Jose, CA Site:  June 10, 2017
  • Georgetown University Site: June 23, 2017

 Click Here for Camp Tuition and Special Discounts on the FAQ. 


For both the Math Zoom and STEM-Antics Programs, please follow the below Five Steps. If you have questions about the registration process or submitting documents, feel free to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 949-305-1705. Each Camp is Three Weeks long in duration whether you choose Residential or Day Camp options. Click to see the Camp Program Overview

Follow These Five Steps:

1) Pay the Camp Tuition- Fill out the application form and make full payment to Areteem's If the applicant is not admitted into the program, the tuition will be refunded. The $50 application fee is non-refundable. 


2) Camp Application- You will be prompted to create a free account on site for the Summer Camp you have chosen either at Cal State Fullerton or Georgetown. Here is where to submit and upload all of the following camp application documents under the "Summer Camps" folder on the front page. Choose either the Note that the Recommendation Letter and Assessment Test can be waived for students who automatically qualify (please see below for details).

Note that all Camp Documents must be submitted to your students' account, DO NOT email or mail directly to us! 


a) Write and submit a Personal Essay (Maximum 500 words, typed or neatly handwritten). Here are some suggested topics:

  • A 360 degree introduction of me.
  • Select a topic in math, science, humanities or an extracurricular activity that particularly interests you. What specifically intrigues you? Be as specific as you can.
  • My parents and me.
  • Amazing things in my life that have happened since last summer!

b) Write and submit a Parent Statement. The parent's statement is an effective way to help us understand why you want to send your child to our programs, so your child will benefit at an individualized level. In this statement, please answer the following questions:

    • Describe your child's academic interests, strengths and weaknesses
    • Describe your child's personal strengths and weaknesses
    • How do you think your child will respond to this intense academic program?
    • Is there anything else you would like us to know about your child?

3) Qualify for the programs (see below). The STEM-Antics program does not have specific qualifications while the Math Zoom program is intensive for students in advanced mathematics and after-school math competitions, and it has special consideration.

Automatic Qualification for Math Zoom Program. Students who have one of the following accomplishments automatically qualify. Please go ahead and register online, with payment either made online by Credit Card or Electronic Check, or with the Pay Later option and mail in a physical check to complete your application.
  • ZIML Winners: Any student who has won a Gold, Silver or Bronze prize in one of the ZIML Monthly Contests from October 2016 to June 2017! 
  • Qualified for AIME
  • Scored top 5% or better in AMC 8
  • Entered the MathCounts State level competition as individual or as part of a team
  • Top performers in ARML
  • If you have participated and performed well in other Math contests that you believe are comparable to those mentioned above, please provide detailed information for assessment

Full Scholarship awarded to: 

  • Top Five 2017 MathCounts National Winners
  • Top Boy and Top Girl in the 2017 ARML Individual competition
4) Other Applicants. All OTHER applicants who do not qualify for the Math Zoom program please submit the following information:
  • Completed Assessment Test Based on Student Level 
  • Recommendation Letter from a Math Teacher, Coach or Mentor.
Returning students may simply submit the application form with payment, plus a statement of updated experience since last summer.
Notes about the Assessment Test. The Assessment Test is mainly for students with little or no prior math competition experience or has not participated in a ZIML monthly contest or the daily magic spells. Students with prior experience may automatically qualify based on criteria described above. The assessment test is the student's opportunity to demonstrate his or her willingness to explore advanced mathematics topics and the ability to tackle challenging, non-routine problems. It is not just the raw test score that matters, but also the love of mathematics that becomes transparent in the student's application. We do realize, however, that some students who were never exposed to math competitions may feel intimidated by the types of problems in this admissions test. This does not mean these students do not have the potential and for this reason, we offer an entry level program for students who usually excel at math in school and are motivated to be challenged. These students will be admitted based on a recommendation from a math teacher or mentor, and a compelling parent statement detailing the student's math talents, motivation, and grades at school. Students are still required to complete and submit the assessment test for proper placement in the program.
5) Camp Acceptance. Our staff will be notified when students have registered and/or submitted camp materials. Note that a FULL payment must be made in order for students to be eligible to a camp. There is normally a Two Week turnaround to review all student documents on the student account. Once a student is accepted to a camp, we will email a Camp Acceptance letter to you and upload all of the Camp Consent and Medical Forms and Camp Information Packets on the site under the Summer Camp page. Students and their families will then need to complete ALL Camp Consent and Medical Forms, review the Camp Information Packets and then they are set! Note: If students are flying in to either of the Cal State Fullerton or Georgetown camp sites, please contact us about complimentary airport pickup and dropoff (see FAQ for details).


-Learn more about the Areteem Summer Camps Program Overview with Camp Dates, Locations and Daily Schedule! 

-Read our FAQ to answer all of your camp questions


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