Our Social Goal
To build community
What makes Epic different is that we extend our mathematical approach to shaping social interactions:
We provide our students with a set of techniques for solving problems and then encourage them to think creatively, using beauty as their guide.
Remarkably, one of the most effective techniques we give our kids is simply supporting one another in the process of solving mathematical problems.
Using this team approach to learning math as a model for how to support each other more generally, Epic gives us all an experience with the power in community.
Our Structure | Caring
We let our kids know we care for them
Our goal is to create a learning community that is based on kids caring about kids.
We have found that you have incredible power when kids know you care about them. For this reason, everything we do at camp is built around caring for our kids or communicating that love to them.
One of our particularly effective practices is hiring high schoolers as staff members to serve as teachers and role models.
In our camp near-peer mentors make sure their students are safe, happy, and learning, a structure that creates a family environment.
We also make sure our kids know Epic camps are not a one-time experience. We aim for students to come back to camp year after year, so that camp is a way for students to become part of a community rather than just a way for them to have an experience for one summer or one spring.