2020 Summer Camp



















I. Fun with Math and / or Creative Writing Camp (Rising Gr. 3-6)

Jul 20- Jul 24  9 am - 12:30 pm   

Math and Writing can be taken seperately.

II. SAT Math II Subject Test Prep

Aug 3 - Aug 7  9 am - 10:30 am  

III. Elementary School Problem Solving in Math 

Jun 22 - Jul 31 

IV Middle School Problem Solving in Math + AMC8

Jun 22 - Jul 31




What do people say about the camp?




I. Fun with Math and / or Creative Writing Camp (Rising Gr. 3-6)

Math and Writing can be taken separately

Math Enrichment Camp 

A high quality summer program that provides a challenging but fun educational environment for all students in a small group setting. The math camp is filled with hands on learning and games. Kids will develop new knowledge and problem solving strategies. Most important of all, they will have fun while learning math.


Creative Writing Camp:

I will partner with well-known writing coaches Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta. Please see their description below.   


Course Title:

Mighty Warriors & Mythical Beasts: A Story Writing Workshop



Imagine facing thousands of flying monkeys as they send bolts of lightning towards you and your towering castle keep. Luckily, your long-bearded mentor has a solution. Too weak to call upon the mythical dragon himself, he teaches the ancient, tragic poem of the Fracture, the only words that will raise the dragon from her sleep and defend those who know its song! This workshop will ask students to develop their own heroes, mentors, and tricksters, as they delve deep into the adventures, struggles, and unexpected solutions of their story worlds. We will guide students through the Hero’s Journey, the hidden, underlying structure that permeates all stories. We’ll provide a highly interactive, playful environment to inspire students to create their own tales of fantasy, time travel, historical fiction, science fiction, or anything in between.

Our course will walk through all steps of the writing process:

generating first ideas, writing new scenes, organizing, integrating details, revising for clarity and logic, and editing towards a final draft. Each student will be invited to present a reading on the last day of class.

DateWeek of Jul 20 - 24  

Camp Hours: 

9 am - 10:30 am: Fun with math

10:30 am- 11:00 am: Break

11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Creative writing

Fees: Math only $225, Writing only $275. Math and Writing $475.

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II. SAT Math II Subject Test Prep

A one week camp to prepare you for SAT math 2 exam

The SAT Subject Test in Math Level 2 focuses on advanced material covered in math courses including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry courses. The following topics are covered:

  • Algebra

  • Geometry

  • Plane Geometry (Euclidean)

  • Solid Geometry

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Functions

  • Trigonometry

  • Statistics and Sets

Students should have completed PreCalculus. 

DateAug 3 - Aug 7 

Camp Hours: 9 am - 10:30 am


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III. Elementary School Problem Solving in Math 

Please sign up via CAIS

Problem solving with an emphasis on developing problem solving strategies and a solid foundation for mathematical thinking. There will be games, puzzles, history, real world topics and brain teasers that might not be covered in regular curriculum. Kids will apply concepts they have learned and develop new knowledge & problem solving strategies.  


Grade K  - 1  

Dates: Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 7/31 [no class week of 7/20]
Camp Hours: : 9:15am - 9:45am
Camp Price: $145 per week


Grade 2nd - 3rd | 55 minutes Problem Solving in Math

Dates: Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 7/31[no class week of 7/20]
Time: 9:50am - 10:45am
Camp Price: $260 per week


Grade 4th - 5th | 55 minutes Problem Solving in Math

Dates: Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 7/31
Time: 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Camp Price: $260 per week


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IV Middle School Problem Solving in Math + AMC8

Please sign up via CAIS

Problem solving with an emphasis on developing problem solving strategies and a solid foundation for mathematical thinking. It will prepare you for AMC 8 tests. Students can repeat the camp and it will cover different topics. 

What is the AMC 8?

American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) are the first of a series of competitions in secondary school mathematics that determine the United States team for the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills. The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment. The AMC 8 test will be held in November. 

Dates: Monday - Friday, 6/22 - 7/31
Time: 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Grade: 6th - 8th Grades
Camp Price: $260 per week

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1. For Fun with Math and / or Creative Writing Camp, SAT Math II Prep Camp, 

please fill out the form. 

Please send the full amount using the "family and friends option" via Paypal. Or email ameliachan3@gmail.com for a physical address to send the check. 

2. For Elementary School Problem Solving in Math and 

Middle School Problem Solving in Math + AMC8

please sign up via CAIS

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What people say about the Math camp:

"Best math camp ever. Miss Amelia is hilarious."


"My kids enjoyed the summer camp a lot last year - they told me about building geometric shapes with candy and playing with balloons. The camp makes math fun, and a love in math is important and sets the foundation of success in school"


"I have learned useful math that helps me with school, but I have also learned other aspects of math."


"I thought this it a math camp, how come it is fun?"


What people say about the Writing camp:

"Thank you for being such an inspiration for my daughter!  Isabella looks forward to Fridays because creative writing is her favorite class. She plans to continue with your classes."


"We are eternally grateful to you both for helping our boys so very much. Julian was not at all stressed with his creative writing final. This is because of all his work with you both - he told me! Miles' library persuasive essay was handed in and VERY well received! We're very blessed, thank you!"


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Creative Writing Coaches

Summer Story Writing Workshops for

Bay Area Young Writers, Tween Writers & Teen Writers

Beyond the Box Learning

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research papers, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta teach workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 680 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published eight anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, Piercing the Unknown, Colorful Characters, and Hues of Hubris. These books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently designing online courses for a wider audience.


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Math Instructor


Please see my description at my home page and read the testimonial.



If you have any questions, please contact me directly. 


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