Bard Math Circle

The Bard Math Circle promotes enjoyment of mathematics for elementary, middle, and high school students in the Mid-Hudson Valley.

We run math enrichment programs in the community, a Girls Math Club, host math contests, teach youngsters how to solve the Rubik’s Cube, and feature a late-summer math CAMP.

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CONTEST UPDATE (March 16, 2020) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved the Purple Comet Math Meet entirely online. The Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics (GAIM) has been canceled.

We feature the American Math Competitions contests (AMC 8, AMC 10, and AMC 12), the Purple Comet contest, and Girls’ Adventures in Mathematics (GAIM).

Bard Math Circle 2019–2020 Contest Schedule:

Our focus is on encouraging a culture of creative mathematical problem-solving. This popular program attracts students come from all over the Mid-Hudson Valley.

For further information on contests at Bard College, please click here or email















Bard Math Circle CAMP


Entering its 7th summer in 2020, the Creative and Analytical Math Program (CAMP) is a non-residential academic math program.

When: August 3–7, the first week of August. We are offering two schedules: 9:00am–1:45pm and 11:00am–3:45pm, each with screen breaks and a lunch period.

Where: Online via Zoom. A reliable internet connection is a must.

Cost: $250. Need-based financial aid is available.

Audience: CAMP is for students moving up to grades 6–9 in the fall, who want to explore challenging math in a relaxed setting

The application form is available now, with July 7 as the priority deadline (followed by rolling admissions). Please join our email list so that we can contact you with updates.

CAMP is an inspiring mathematical enrichment opportunity. Engaging classes and activities are led by experienced educators and undergraduate math majors. We emphasize hands-on math, teamwork, outside-the-box thinking and creative problem-solving.

Click here for a little more information about CAMP and to view our history blogs.














Community Programs

ONLINE MATH TUTOR NETWORK (and Computer Science, Physics, etc.)
We are offering online math tutoring, with a donation-based payment system. Please visit our new ONLINE MATH TUTOR NETWORK for more information!

Come hang out with Bard undergraduates and other math enthusiasts to play games, solve puzzles, and work on some enriching problem solving based on an exciting mathematical theme!

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020: Celebrate Pi Day with us at the Repair Cafe. The event is FREE and runs 11am–3pm at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 101 Wurts Street, Kingston, NY 12401 (top of the Rondout neighborhood in Kingston). More information:



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Bard Girls Math Club

The Girls’ Math Club is a mathematical enrichment opportunity at Bard College for Middle School girls who want to explore math using out-of-the-box thinking and creative problem solving through hands-on projects, puzzles and games, and open-ended math problems. Our goal is to foster a community of girls who love math and give them an opportunity to interact with female math students and math educators in a mentoring setting. This club is ideal for girls who are enthusiastic about engaging in math-related activities outside of school and meeting like-minded peers.

For further information, please email the