The Best Summer STEM Camps

Posted: March 05, 2023

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. 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:

Snapology: Voted the #1 children's enrichment program. This full STEAM experience uses world's #1 toy, LEGO
Kids ages 4-14 will enjoy indoor and outdoor activities while making new friendships in our summer themed camps. WE have themes such as Minecraft, Star Wars, or Harry Potter inspired; Animation Magic; Robotics; Engineering and more! Our camps make use of a familiar and lovable toy LEGO. New adventures weekly and there is something for everyone. Camp is located on the north side of the city. Snapology is ready for a great summer and we know so are you. Register today for a 20% discount on all camps in our portfolio. We hope to see you over the summer!
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Level up at KidzToPros STEM Summer Camps in Chicago
KidzToPros Summer Camps offer engaging STEM, Arts & Sports options for ages 4-12. Set your student up for success in today's tech-based world with STEM Camps. KidzToPros incorporates an engaging curriculum with real-life skills like coding, game design, robotics and more. Aspiring young artists are building their skills at Art Camps! Whether your young creator enjoys visual or performing arts, music or film, KidzToPros has a Summer Camp option they will love! Sports Camps engage campers' minds and bodies as they learn new sports and build skills like teamwork, collaboration and strategy. Led by highly trained instructors, students can participate in Soccer, Basketball or Tennis Camp.
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iD Tech: Where Kids & Teens Learn From the Best
Register today for Summer 2023! We can't wait for your child to walk the halls of their dream campus, bond with new friends and mentors, and experience the magic that's made us the world's #1 tech camp for over two decades. With prestigious destinations nationwide - including programs held in Chicago at GEMS World Academy - your child can expand their vision of what the future holds. Weeklong and two-week sessions for ages 7-18 in coding, game dev, robotics, creative arts, and other topics empower kids to develop skills, flex their creativity, and experiment with the latest tools. And with 70+ courses, you can find the perfect learning experience suited to your child's age, skill level, and interests.
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Spend the Summer with CTD
Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University's (CTD) summer programs for students PreK through grade 12 are currently enrolling! Check out our wide variety of summer course options, ranging from online courses to in-person, academic day, and residential camps, held on Northwestern's Evanston campus and at other Chicago area sites. Take an enrichment course that delves into a subject you love or challenge yourself with a high-school honors or Advanced Placement course for credit. At CTD, learn from the best instructors as you build on your strengths and experience the joy of learning with a community of peers. NEW! Open enrollment for Pre-K through Grade 2 courses.
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The Field Museum
Spend the summer making discoveries at the Field Museum! Field Explorers Summer Camps are perfect for curious minds in grades K-8. Campers get the chance to join museum experts and scientists on guided explorations of the museum's exhibitions and collections to find answers to their own scientific questions. Campers will have the opportunity to engage with the natural world through tailored learning experiences and up-close encounters with our collections. Learn what happens behind-the-scenes, connect with Museum experts, investigate using real scientific tools, and discover stories that only the Field Museum can tell.
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Emagination Computer Camps
Emagination STEM Camps provide kids and teens a place to go to every summer to be the best version of themselves. We provide a unique combination of Tech-Learning and Summer Camp Fun. Join our community with those who share similar passions and interests in an inclusive and fun-filled environment. Since 1982, Emagination STEM Camps has offered Day and Overnight programs where our campers explore STEM Courses including coding, game design, robotics & engineering, computer graphics, and so much more!
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University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Summer Lab offers opportunities for children to learn, connect, and discover - from sports and theater to urban adventure and academics. Summer Lab is open to all students and campers entering Nursery - grade 8. This year we are excited to offer three two-week sessions along with our option for half-and full-day programs. Join us for a fantastically awesome summer!
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College of Lake County
Looking for the ultimate summer learning experience for your children? Send them to college! Camps at College of Lake County combine STEAM based academic enrichment. Taught by experienced educators. Fun for grades 1-8.
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Dominican University Summer Gifted and Talented Program
Dominican University's Summer Gifted and Talented Program is intended for academically gifted/talented students entering grades 2-12 in the Fall. Summer Gifted provides meaningful academic and social enrichment to its tight-knit community of exceptional learners.
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Find tons of great 2023 Summer Camp options in our full Camp Guide!