Competitive Programming Overview

The Summer Institute is an intensive two-week program for gifted and high-achieving students who have a background in Computer Science with an interest in algorithms and programming competitions. The program offers lectures on data structures and algorithms commonly seen in competitions, several practice competitions, problem reviews of those competitions, and personalized coaching from coaches and members of UCF’s acclaimed Programming Team. The camp is specifically designed to help students improve their performance in contests such as USACO, TopCoder, CodeForces, and eventually the ACM ICPC.

Although academically the camp will focus on programming competitions, the program also provides fun activities including guest speakers, field trips, and social activities, allowing students to enjoy UCF’s exceptional recreational facilities and the Greater Orlando area. One of the most important benefits to the participants is the opportunity to interact with like-minded peers who share similar interests and talents, and to make lifelong friendships.

Program Dates: Sunday to Friday, July 12 – 24, 2020

Program Cost: $2250 (includes lodging and meals)

Who can apply? Applicants must be currently enrolled in grades 9-12 at the time of application and be a minimum of age 15 by the start of the institute.

When can I apply? Applications open in February 2020

For additional information, please view the Competitive Programming FAQs