Chicago Kids Science and Technology Camps

If your little Einstein can't get enough of math and science classes during the school year, then check out these great science and technology camps. These great STEM camps cover topics like math, science, technology, computers, robotics and more.

Note: This Camp Guide was last updated March 2020.

To find Virtual Camps, and COVID-modified small group camps, please visit our special 2020 Virtual/COVID Camp Guide.

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iD Tech Summer Camps for Kids & Teens

Multiple Locations, Held at Loyola, GEMS World Academy, Northwestern, Benedictine, and more.
At iD Tech Camps, students ages 7-17 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI, learn about cybersecurity, and more!

Bit Space

Chicago and Wilmette
Calling all creative makers - the camp you’ve been waiting for is here! A week-long immersion into design-thinking, collaborating, and making that will spark your curiosity and flex your creative muscles like never before.

Kids Science Labs Camps for PreK to 8th Graders

Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
We offer the best summer program to nurture your child’s creativity and problem solving skills. Delivered by our exceptional team, children PreK to 8th grade investigate the fields of science, engineering, medicine, art and more.

Kids STEM Studio

Downtown, Lincoln Park and Skokie
Ignite passion for your kids and instill confidence in Coding, Engineering and Technology. We offer STEM programs in coding, game design and development, Lego Robotics and hands on Engineering for kids ages 5 to 14.

Digital Media Academy Tech Camps at University of Chicago

1407 E 60th St., Chicago
Digital Media Academy offers campers ages 9-18 a unique opportunity to live the life of a university student at the University of Chicago as they develop STEM skills and create lifelong memories.

Codeverse

819 West Eastman Street, Multiple locations
Launch into a universe of fun and learning at weeklong camps at Codeverse! Explore our interactive studio, create multi-level video games, build robots, design 3D prints, and more! (6-13yrs, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm)

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development

617 Dartmouth Place, Evanston
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.

Camp Invention

Chicagoland
Imaginations will soar in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Elevate! Campers will collaborate in hands-on STEM activities exploring concepts of flight, Earth’s ecosystems and sports innovations! Visit invent.org/save or call 800-968-4332 to register.

Galileo Innovation Camps for Pre-K – 10th Graders

Multiple Locations, Chicago and Suburbs
Camp Galileo ignites the innovator in every kid. By tackling hands-on projects and supported by exceptional staff, campers learn new ways of thinking, creating, and having fun. 11 Chicagoland locations for grades PK - 10.

The Laboratory: Science and Story STEAM Camps

2349 W. North Ave., Chicago
Make potions like Harry Potter, build robots, discover dragons, solve mysteries, train at Camp Half-Blood or survive zombies. Includes: Outdoor time, making lifelong friends, outstanding instructors, and 4+ STEAM experiments per day.

Accept the Challenge DI Enrichment Camp
Chicagoland
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Adler Planetarium Summer Camps
1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Adler Planetarium campers have the whole Universe at their fingertips. With tools like telescopes, programmable robots, and......
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Alexa Café: Chic, All-Girls Tech Learning Experience
Multiple locations
Calling all girls! Build tech skills in a unique, stylish setting where girls collaborate in small, close-knit clusters and......
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App Camp for Girls
7400 Augusta St., River Forest
App Camp for Girls is a camp for middle school aged girls, transgender & gender non-conforming youth. Using their creative......
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Big Idea
300 Revere Drive, Northbrook
Grades 4-9. BIG IDEA is the ultimate summer experience for curious, creative tweens and teens. Campers choose from 13......
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Body Trek Summer Science Camp
Multiple Locations, Chicago suburbs
Body Trek is a popular one or two-week journey of exploration for students entering grades 6-8. The camp includes real......
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Bricks 4 Kidz
Park Ridge, Glenview, Northbrook, Des Plaines
Prevent summer “brain drain” – send your kids to our exiting, high-energy Bricks 4 Kidz camps where kids discover, invent and......
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Camp Noggin Builders
Northbrook
Keep your curious kids engaged this summer with a STEM adventure! Fun, hands-on, weekly STEM camps for PreK & grades K-8....
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Code Play Learn
Multiple Locations, Chicago and Oak Park
Is your child interested in technology, robotics, Minecraft, or building with LEGOs? Check out Code Play Learn STEM camps......
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CodeWizardsHQ
Multiple Locations, Chicago
CodeWizardsHQ teaches students (grades 3rd-12th) programming through live, instructor-led, online classes. Small group classes......
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College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake
Vision Building Camps - All STEM, all STEAM, all the time.
Plan. Test. Evaluate.
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Cosmosphere
1100 North Plum, Hutchinson KS
Where else can you train like an astronaut, explore the inner workings of planet Earth, discover the secrets of the solar......
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Cybercamps
Around IL
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Dominican University Summer Gifted and Talented Program
7900 West Division St., River Forest
Dominican University’ s Summer Gifted and Talented Program is intended for academically gifted/talented students......
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Einstein by Design
Multiple locations, City and suburbs
Our camps help kids master STEM concepts by integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art and Math in a safe......
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Emagination Computer Camps
Lake Forest
Emagination blends cutting edge technology learning with fun activities to create a well rounded summer camp experience......
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The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Driv, Chicago
The Field Museum offers summer programs in Science and Technology for kids ages 12 - 15....
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Forensic Science Camp at University of St. Francis
Joliet
Experience Forensic Science through investigative tools of solving crimes. Analyze physical evidence commonly seen in crime......
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The Girl and I at The Menomonee Club
1535 N Dayton St,, Chicago
Our summer camps inspire girls 6-12 years to believe "I CAN”. Through a unique curriculum that combines science with art......
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GreenApple Campus
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GreenApple STEM + Innovation + Entrepreneurship programs develop curious investigative thinking, incorporate creativity and......
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Greenfields Academy Young Entrepreneurs Camp
3232 N Elston Ave,, Chicago
These week-long camps for elementary and middle school students offer energetic, playful, and challenging discovery through......
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i2 Camp at Francis W. Parker School
330 W Webster Ave, Chicago
The program at i2 Camp has been developed with the goal of engaging middle school children in the fields of science......
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iD Game Design & Development Academy
Held at Lake Forest, Stanford, Harvard, and select universities nationwide
Instead of just playing games, design and develop your own. 2-week, pre-college summer programs in design, development......
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iD Programming Academy for Teens
Held at Lake Forest, Stanford, Princeton, and select universities nationwide
Gain a competitive edge and learn how programming can become a college degree and even a rewarding career. 2-week......
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iD Tech Academies: Teen Learning Experience
Multiple locations
At this two-week, overnight summer program, students ages 13-18 explore advanced topics in programming, app development......
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Inspire Girls Academy
Two Locations, Chicago
Inspire STEAM! provides girls 5-7 years old with fun-filled real world exploration that opens their eyes to the world around......
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Junior Medical University Camp at University of St. Francis
Joliet
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Mad Science Camps
Multiple Chicagoland locations, Chicago
Spark the imagination of your young Mad Scientists! Mad Science is on a mission to show children everywhere how much fun......
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Neurokitchen's Curiosity Club Code Camp
3502 N. Elston Ave, Chicago
Curiosity Club is a full day summer camp where kids explore art and science. Each day we delve into our theme, this year CODE......
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Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO Inspired STEM Camps
Multiple Locations
Join us for LEGO®-Inspired engineering summer camps that explore STEAM concepts through learning with LEGO®. Learn about......
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Power Up Tech Academy
2867 N Clybourn Ave, Chicago
Power Up Tech Academy offers coding classes and camps for grades K-8. We believe that kids learn best by doing, playing and......
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RobotCity Workshop's Robot Summer Camp
3226 N. Sheffield, Chicago
RobotCity Workshop’s popular Robot Summer Camp is a fun weeklong adventure that really gets kids excited about building robots......
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Snapology S.T.E.A.M. Camps Feature LEGO® Robotics and Engineering
Various locations throughout the Chicago area, Chicago
Different awesome themes each week keep your LEGO® fan engaged all summer long with Snapology! Super fun and engaging, with......
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StartUp to Achieve Chicago
TechNexus 20 North Upper Wacker Dr. #1200, Chicago
In StartUp to Achieve Workshops kids mean business! In this fun, experiential program kids are inspired to creatively apply......
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TinkRworks
Multiple Locations, 9 locations - Western, Northern Suburbs
At TinkRworks students in grades K-12 have fun completing hands-on STEAM projects! Students can build and fly high-tech......
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UIC Environmental Science STEM Summer Youth Camp
1333 S. Halsted Street, Suite 205 , Chicago
At The University of Illinois at Chicago’s air.water.earth. Environmental Science Summer Youth Camp, campers entering the 6th......
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