Which mathematics camp would be best for me?

<p>I'm a sophomore looking at math camps for this summer and I'm not sure where it would be best to apply. I enjoy math, and would like to go into a math-based science, but I have a problem. I do very well in my precalculus class and I'm considered a great student by all of my teachers, but when I go to my area math circle I'm suddenly the dumbest person in the room. It's very mentally confusing for me. I got about a 50 on the AMC10 last year and I consistently do poorly on the problem sets at meetings and at our monthly math meet. I don't work well with the other students on group problems because I either don't have any confidence that my idea even makes sense or because I don't understand what's happening. I never did mathcounts or CTY or anything, so I guess I don't have the same tools and maneuvers as everyone else.</p>

<p>TL;DR: I'm a good learner but I don't think I'm as prepared as the average applicant.</p>

<p>Thanks for your input :) I really appreciate it.</p>

<p>There's a large difference between typical high school math classes and math competitions like the AMC. I imagine there a large number of people who like you do very well in their high school math classes but don't do well on math competitions. However, this may make it difficult to get into the more selective math camps. I'm not familiar with very many math camps but I imagine most are not very selective and would accept you.</p>

<p>have you looked at taking a class from the Art of Problem Solving online? They're great and cheaper than camp!</p>

<p>@PinotNoir I've been thinking about that too. I'd really like to go to camp though :)</p>