School has ended, but that doesn’t mean kids’ learning should! Summer vacation provides an opportunity for kids to further explore topics of interest, such as those in STEM fields.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Educating future generations in these fields is not only important for our country as a whole, but also for children to develop critical skills and rise up to the challenges facing us in the 21st century. Through STEM education, we can empower the next generations of thinkers and problem solvers.

There are plenty of online resources to foster learning about the STEM fields. For those looking for more hands-on experiences, STEM camps are an option and widely available! Check out our roundup of STEM camps in the U.S. to enroll in this summer.

Description: Mad Science summer camps and vacation programs give kids the opportunity to learn about science through our interactive and hands-on science activities. Our summer science programs let children become junior scientists for the summer and embark on a series of science adventures!
Ages: 6-13
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Chess and video game design camps for kids. Children have a blast learning coding and chess skills. Our programs are designed to help develop critical thinking skills and improve creativity.
Ages: 8-16
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Our educational programs are designed to impact young minds through fun, hands-on activities infused with the spirit of innovation. These immersive enrichment programs are led by local certified educators and promote STEM concepts, as well as 21st century learning skills, such as critical thinking, teamwork, and creative problem solving. Each age-appropriate program we offer embraces its own unique characteristics, but what ties them all together is an exciting environment with no wrong answers, a chance to brainstorm with peers, and an opportunity to build confidence in the natural ability to dream and create.
Ages: 5-18
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a tech-pro-in-the-making, iD Tech Camps are the ideal blend of STEM learning and traditional summer camp fun. You’ll get a taste of collegiate life, meet new friends, and build awesome tech skills with only eight students per instructor.
Ages: 7-17
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Got a kid who loves technology? Send them to an Emagination Tech Camp this summer! Choose from day and overnight camps for coding, engineering, game design, and digital media. Emagination Tech Camp challenges kids and teens to use their passion for technology to develop the cutting edge skills needed to become the technology creators of tomorrow.
Ages: 8-17
Location: Nationwide
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Description: A typical day at camp includes both indoor and outdoor science activities and games. Our science stations include a long-term project that will be completed by the end of the week. Campers will work in small teams to design creative solutions to fun challenges. Online programs are also available.
Ages: 5-11
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Learn computer science through real-world projects in art and storytelling, robotics, video games, websites, apps, and more! Spend your summer at the hottest tech companies in the world! Plus, connect with female engineers in the field.
Ages: 15-16
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Girls tap into the power of technology, exploring leadership, entrepreneurship, and social activism along the way. Ideas take shape around café tables in a fresh, empowering setting. Whether your daughter wants to code an app for charity, design her own video game, engineer wearable electronics, or discover the secrets of cyber security, she’ll create a project she’s passionate about and join an inspired community of girls in STEM.
Ages: 10-15
Location: Nationwide
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Description: Explore a wide variety of STEM camps and courses. Design an app, build a robot, and find your passion. Programs include game design, programming, filmmaking/photography, 3D modeling/design, robotics/engineering, and music production.
Ages: 6-17
Location: Nationwide
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