The Best Summer STEM Camps

Posted: April 12, 2021

STEM Camps have been some of the most popular summer camps in recent years, and this year offers plenty of options. We've rounded up some of this summer's best with options covering engineering, robotics, digital art, 3D modeling, Minecraft, Roblox, Adobe and more. You'll find both in-person STEM camps, and online STEM camps. Find the best science and technology STEMS camps here, and find a full range of options in our Camp Guide's Science/Technology Camps page.

Featured STEM Camps:

DuPage Children's Museum - Naperville
Tinkering Camp - Build with Real Tools to Solve Real Problems
Build gadgets and gizmos that spur imagination, challenge creative thinking, and strengthen problem solving during a summer camp like no other. Tinkering Camp is a half-day, in-person camp that provides an immersive opportunity to build with real tools to solve real problems. Budding engineers, ages 4-15 years, will find joy in the challenges, knowledge in the failures, and the confidence and ability to keep trying. Tinkering Camp provides children a creative and safe environment to collaborate with peers as they explore concepts in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Small groups with a child to adult ratio of 5:1 allows for a more supportive experience. Confidence will soar as Campers bring their imaginations to life!
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Noggin Builders STEM Camps
Send your child on a STEM Adventure this summer!
Kids become explorers and creators at Noggin Builders STEM Camps. How do you build a dunk tank? How do catalysts change chemical reactions? What kinds of challenges would you create if you designed an escape room? These are just a few of the questions kids explore in Noggin Builders camps, where they dive into different STEM-related themes each week and follow their curiosity along new pathways. A new theme and different activities each week will keep your budding scientist or engineer engaged all summer long. Noggin Builders has flexible options to meet your summer needs. Sign up by the week with half day, full day, and extend day options. Sign up for multiple weeks for a discount.
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Snapology Summer Camps
STEAM/STEM & Outdoor fun. LEGO's, Robotic & so much more! Register Now!
Allow your child to have the awesome summer camp experience with the #1 enrichment franchise in America for 2021. Snopology offers children the unique experience of learning through play. With our themed LEGO programs, Engineering and Robotics there's something for every child at Snapology. We're offering half day, full day and virtual camps. Our camps are fun and uplifting. Your child will be excited to come back day after day. Register now to receive huge discounts with our early bird specials. We look forward to your child having an awesome time with us... but shhhhhh, don't tell them it's educational!
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Virtual Summer Camps from iD Tech
Campers can join over 50,000 students building in-demand skills, collaborating & gaining confidence.
Structured, weeklong sessions available now (5 consecutive days, Monday-Friday) with the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling, and more. Average of 5 students per instructor, blending personalized learning and time to socialize with new friends, and a balanced schedule including 2 hours of live instruction and peer collaboration + 2 hours of self-paced project development per day. Virtual Tech Camps offer all the magic of camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions you can't find anywhere else.
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BitSpace Summer Maker Camp (Ages 9 - 16)
Where kids build REAL things with REAL tools while learning REAL-WORLD skills!
Make your kiddo's downtime worth their while without more screen-scrolling! At our maker camp, they get the space, the tools, and the guidance to turn their vision into a tangible product by the end of the week. Our team of qualified experts (architects, designers, engineers) will be there to teach your child how to problem-solve, collaborate and present their ideas confidently. Each camp/session runs for 5 days from 9am - 4pm at our Lincoln Square location. Spots are starting to fill up, so sign up now to pick the best week for your kiddo!  
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Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University helps academically talented students reach their full potential. CTD’s approach allows students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become bold, creative achievers and contributors.
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Galileo Innovation Camps
Rediscover summer camp fun! For 20 years Galileo’s award-winning program’s have inspired pre-k through 8th graders to face challenges, with creativity and confidence. In 2021, we’re using that same inspiration to reimagine in-person summer camp. Welcome back to camp-fun!
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KidzToPros Summer Camps
Dive into Makerspace, Game Design, Minecraft, Roblox, Python, Digital Arts & more at KidzToPros STEM, Sports & Arts Camps. STEM camps for pre-K to 8th graders to explore, discover, learn & socialize!
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Learn to program from the experts this summer! CodeWizardsHQ has 5+ years of online programming education experience. Their proprietary tools, refined online teaching methods, and genuine educators make them the best online coding program around.
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Find more options in our Camp Guide's Science/Technology Camps page.