I am in lower 6th and have been invited by my school to attend the villiers park math camp next year and would like to join more of the kind. I really wanted to go to RSI in the US but unfortunately the organization said that they have no sponsors in the UK, so that is out of the window. Are there any math programs that teach students to become more experienced math researchers that are of a similar level as the RSI in the UK(or in other parts of the world where UK students are allowed to go)? Furthermore, do these math camps helpful in terms of impressing universities or are they just some activity that universities do not care about? On a related note, does taking the STEP a year earlier help, too?