The 2022 and 2023 Math Attack Summer Camp for Girls were 8-day overnight camps that were held at the University of Calgary and the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). Both camps brought 21 grades 6 - 10 students who identify as girls together to engage in fun mathematical activities and build connections. Students stayed in the university residence for the first five nights of the camps and stayed at the Banff Centre for the last two nights.
The camps aimed to encourage girls to pursue their passion for mathematics and make connections with peers who shared similar interests. At the 2022 camp, students engaged in mathematical sessions that explored topics such as cryptology, data science, probability paradoxes, and actuarial science. They investigated the spread of disease by modelling a zombie outbreak, learned what you can do with a math degree at a Women in Math Panel, and competed in the Amazing (Math) Race. These sessions and panels exposed students to over 20 female role models, including recent high school graduates, undergraduate math students, graduate math students, mathematics faculty, and mathematicians in industry. During the camp, there was also plenty of time for friendship building and physical activity. Evening activities included sports, swimming, board games, karaoke, and a walk along Bow Falls Trail. On Friday, students also took some time to explore the town of Banff and hiked up Tunnel Mountain. The 2023 camp program was very similar.
There was no registration fee for the camp and all meals and accommodations were provided.