The Best Summer STEM Camps

Posted: March 04, 2024

STEM Camps are as popular as ever, and our 2024 Camp Guide offers a variety of options for Chicago STEM camps, including engineering, robotics, digital art, 3D modeling, Minecraft, Roblox, Adobe and more. Find the best science and technology STEM camps here, and find a full range of options in our Camp Guide's Science/Technology Camps page.

Featured STEM Camps:

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.
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STEM Camps at Noggin Builders
Send your child on a STEM Adventure this summer! Kids become explorers and creators at Noggin Builders STEM Camps. A new theme and different activities each week will keep your budding scientist or engineer engaged all summer long. Different programs for PreK / K-5th / 6th-7th / 8th-9th are each designed for the unique age group. Campers will explore with experiments and hands-on activities in a variety of STEM areas and open-ended engineering design projects. This summer your curious camper will build skills in creative problem solving, collaboration, and resiliency while having fun with hands-on STEM!
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iD Tech: Where Kids & Teens Learn From the Best
Register today at the top-rated tech camp for 25 years and counting! iD Tech is the very best experience built around your child-their interests, their skill level, their goals for the future. Trusted by the world's top universities - with programs held in Chicago at Loyola University - and over 1,000,000 parents, iD Tech is where kids and teens learn from the best. 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.
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Snapology: Voted the #1 children's enrichment program
A summer camp experience your child will enjoy! 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 summer camp and receive a 20% discount on all camps in the portfolio using the Discount Code at checkout: SNAPSUMMER24. Registration also open for weekly classes and spring break camps at the Hayes Building Lake View.
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Summer Camp for Animal Lovers, plus enter to win 1 Free Discovery Camp session
For over three decades, Swift Nature Camp campers have discovered the wonders of nature and animals while immersed in a world of Excitement, Adventure, Discovery and Friendships. Daily, campers have the opportunity to visit our camp zoo and play with animals or better yet they can adopt them and help care for the camp critters. Beyond the animals, camp offers over 100 water and land activities, so that every day is an opportunity for adventure and trying something new. The Exclusive 1st Timer Program allows young adventurers to embark on their first camping journey in a supportive and nurturing environment where they are guaranteed success. Swift Nature Camp lets your child experience the magic of outdoor exploration like never before. And now, you can enter to get a FREE Summer Camp Session!
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Brains & Motion Education STEM Summer Camps in Chicago!
Ignite your child's curiosity and creativity this summer with Brains & Motion Education's premier Summer Camps in Chicago! Our diverse range of programs caters to children grades K-8, offering an enriching and immersive educational experience beyond the traditional classroom setting. At Brains & Motion Education, we understand the importance of providing children with opportunities to discover their interests and develop essential skills to prepare them for future success. We allow children to develop critical social skills such as teamwork, cooperation, and leadership. BAM! Campers are encouraged to explore their interests, pursue their passions, and discover new talents in a supportive and nurturing environment, whether building robots, creating works of art, or scoring goals on the soccer field.
SAVE $50 on all summer camps with the code CHIKIDS
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Museum of Science and Industry Summer Camps
Explore, create and learn at MSI's acclaimed camps! Camps @ MSI welcome all youth from Kindergarten through 12th grade to join the STEAM adventure. From 3D printing in our Fab Labs, to going behind-the-scenes of MSI's newest and iconic exhibits, there is something for every young explorer to enjoy! Summer camps run June 24-August 12, offering kids an opportunity to beat the heat and the summer brain drain with week-long experiences. Explore interdisciplinary activities bridging science, art, and engineering, creating a memorable summer of learning and fun.
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Kids Science Labs Summer Camps
Kids ages 4-12yrs old will enjoy hands-on science (STEM) all week long and come home with creative design projects Weekly themes include medicine, chemistry, engineering design - all topics certain to engage your curious child. Kids experience a talented full-time team and depth of curriculum, and incorporate weekly topics ranging from medicine to chemistry to engineering design, all topics certain to engage your curious child. The goal is to foster the next generation of creative thinkers by changing the way your child perceives, learns about, and interacts with the world around them.
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Find more options in our Camp Guide's Science/Technology Camps page.