Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

Are you on the lookout for a STEM summer program? Whether your child wants to explore a new topic, develop skills, or just have some fun over the summer, Massachusetts has a lot to offer. Our state’s vibrant and progressive STEM ecosystem—comprising universities, educators, non-profits, and companies ranging from innovative startups to established organizations—is the foundation for many diverse and unique programs.
Teens working on robotics project

What you’ll find here

I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of programs for all ages, experience levels, and interests. You’ll find camps, classes, pre-college programs, and even lab opportunities, across an array of fields. There are specific programs for science, math, robotics, coding, engineering, and STEAM, to name a few.  Or choose a summer STEM program that blends many disciplines, giving your child exposure to several different subjects.

For younger kids, STEM camps don’t have to be dry and boring. Kids get to work on fun projects like creating a video game, building a catapult, or working on science experiments. Outdoor activities and unstructured playtime are often built into the camp day, allowing kids to relax and make new friends.

For teens, summer programs can be a time to explore a topic not offered in school, such as cybersecurity, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and medicine and healthcare. This is a great opportunity to delve into topics and get hands-on experience before college.

The programs listed below are organized into tables so that you can quickly peruse programs and evaluate them based on criteria that are important to you and your child. The first table includes programs run by universities and colleges in Massachusetts; the second includes non-university programs offered in communities throughout the state, some run by local organizations and others by national organizations and offered at locations within Massachusetts. 

These lists feature in-person programs, although some of these organizations also offer online summer programs. If you’re interested in finding additional online activities, take a look at my article which features online classes for kids and teens

Choosing among programs

No two programs are alike, so it’s best to visit a program’s website for information about curriculum, timing, cost, and registration or application details as you evaluate opportunities. Many of these programs fill up fast, so if you’re interested in attending a summer program, start your research and review process early, ideally in early winter. And keep your eye out for application dates and deadlines. For more on evaluating a summer STEM program for your child, check out BostonTechMom’s tips.

University Programs

Boston Architectural CollegeSummer Academy & Urban Design and Planning FellowshipBostonArchitecture & DesignGrades 9-12
Boston University College of EngineeringU-DesignBostonEngineeringGrades 6-9
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)Artemis ProjectBostonComputer ScienceGirls, Grade 9
Boston UniversityAI4ALLBostonArtificial Intelligence (AI)Girls, Grades 10-11
Boston UniversitySummer TermBostonComputer Science, Math, Engineering & moreGrades 8-12
Boston UniversityPROMYSBostonMathematicsAges 14-18
Boston University School of MedicineSummerLabBostonBiotechnologyGrades 10-12
Boston University School of Public HealthPopHealthExperienceBostonPublic Health (i.e. Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Environmental Health)Grades 10-12
Bridgewater State UniversityScience AcademyBridgewaterScienceGrades 7-12
Hampshire CollegeHampshire College Summer Studies in MathematicsAmherstMathematicsGrades 9-12
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthC-CHANGE Youth Summit on Climate, Equity & HealthBostonClimate Science, Global Health, Climate Action & moreGrades 9-12
Harvard Medical SchoolMEDscience Summer ProgramsBostonHuman Biology & HealthcareGrades 9-12
Harvard UniversityCollege Programs for High School StudentsCambridgeScience, Math, Computer Science & moreAges 15-18
Harvard Student AgenciesThe AcademiesCambridgeCoding & Pre-MedGrades 9-12
MIT Beaver WorksBeaver Works Summer InstituteCambridgeAutonomous Car & Air Vehicles, Data Science, Cybersecurity & moreGrade 12
MIT dynaMITdynaMITCambridgeScience & EngineeringGrades 6-9
MIT Edgerton CenterYou GO Girl!CambridgeScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 9
MITESMITES SummerCambridgeMath, Engineering Science & moreGrade 12
MITWomen’s Technology Program (WTP)CambridgeMechanical EngineeringGirls, Grade 12
MIT’s Lincoln LaboratoryLLCipherLexingtonCryptographyGrades 9-12
MIT’s Lincoln LaboratoryLLRISE LexingtonRadar SystemsGrade 12
Northeastern UniversitySummer STEM Program (NUSSP)BostonMath & ScienceGrades 6-8
Northeastern UniversityAccelerate: Pre-College ProgramsBostonBioengineering, Engineering Design, Physics & moreGrades 11-12
Roger Williams University Food Science CampBristol, RIFood ScienceGrades 10-12
Saint Anselm College STEM-ED/Saint Anselm Drone CampManchester, NHDrones, CS, AI & EngineeringGrades 9-12
Smith CollegeSummer Science and Engineering ProgramNorthhamptonScience & EngineeringGirls, Grades 9-12
Stonehill CollegeGirlsGetMathEastonMathematicsGrades 10-11
Suffolk UniversityData Analytics: Storytelling with DataBostonData AnalyticsGrade 12
Suffolk UniversitySummer Entrepreneurship ProgramBostonEntrepreneurshipGrades 11-12
Tufts UniversityPre-College ProgramsMedfordLab Science, Medicine, Computer Science & moreGrades 10-12
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary MedicineAdventures in Veterinary MedicineNorth GraftonVeterinary MedicineGrades 7-12
UMass AmherstSummer Pre-College ProgramsAmherst & NewtonEngineering, Astronomy, Vet Technology & moreGrades 9-12
UMass Lowell College of EngineeringFuture Engineers Summer CampsLowellEngineeringGrades 10-12
Wentworth Institute of TechnologyImpactLabBostonScience, Engineering & DesignGrades 11-12
Wheaton CollegePre-College ProgramsNortonAI/Computer Science, FabLab, Environmental Science, Neuroscience & moreGrades 10-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteFrontiersWorcesterBiotechnology, Data Science, Neuroscience & moreGrades 10-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteLaunchWorcesterRobotics Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science & moreGrades 9-11

Programs Offered in the Community

Sponsor ProgramLocationFocusAge
Acera SchoolSTEAM Summer CampsWinchesterCreativity-based Arts & SciencesAges 5-14
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy Youth Summer Educational ProgramsChathamShark Biology & EngineeringGrades 3-6
Beaver Country Day SchoolDesign With PurposeChestnut HillCreative Design and EngineeringGrades 5-8
Belmont Hill SchoolSummer AcademicsBelmontComputer Science, Engineering, Science & moreGrades 6-12
Berkshire MuseumMuseum Camps & ProgramsPittsfieldEngineering, Animation, Science & moreGrades PK-8
Research Program
BostonBioengineeringGrades 10-12
BioCraft TechnologiesBioResearch AcademyEmmanuel College (Boston)Biology ResearchGrades 9-12
Boston Leadership InstituteSummer STEM ProgramsBoston, Waltham & Wellesley Science, Engineering, Medicine & moreGrades 6-12
Children’s School of ScienceSummer CoursesWoods HoleMarine Life, Oceanography, Ornithology & moreAges 7-16
Circuit LabSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsElectronics, Coding & RoboticsGrades 1-7
C0deEXSummer ProgramsActon, Lexington, Maynard & SudburyRobotics & CodingAges 6-18
Code & CircuitSummer STEM ProgramsAmesburyProgramming, Robotics, STEAM & moreGrades K-12
Code NinjasCode Ninjas CampsVarious MA locationsCoding, Robotics, 3D Printing & moreAges 5-14
Code WizSummer CampsVarious MA locationsCoding, Robotics & 3D PrintingAges 7-17
CS RecitationsSummer Coding ClassesNatickComputer ScienceGrades 4-12
CyberMath AcademySummer Math Camp
CambridgeMath Ages 9-18
Drobots CompanySummer CampsBrookline & ConcordDrones, Engineering, Programming & moreGrades K-12
e inc.Science Discovery ProgramCharlestownEnvironmental & Natural ScienceAges 6-12
EcoTariumCamp ProgramsWorcesterHands-on Science & Nature ActivitiesAges 5-12
Edge on ScienceSummer ProgramsOcean Alliance (Gloucester) & Lasell University (Newton)Catapult Engineering, Rocketry, Marine Ecology & moreGrades 3-10
Einstein’s WorkshopSummer CampsBurlingtonCoding, Minecraft, Robotics & moreGrades K-9
Epstein Hillel SchoolSummer CampMarbleheadRobotics, Rocketry, Engineering & moreGrades 3-6
EXPLOSummer ProgramsRegis College (Weston) Engineering, Medicine, Veterinary Science & moreGrades 4-7
ExScitonSummer SessionActon, Lexington, Maynard & SudburyBiology and Earth & Space ScienceGrades 2-7
Flying Cloud InstituteSummer ProgramsSouth Egremont & PittsfieldScience, Art, Nature Exploration & moreAges 6-16
Game Camp NationSummer Camp- Educational Game StudioBillericaGame Design, Coding & Pixel ArtAges 9-19
Girl Scouts of Eastern MassachusettsSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsScienceGrades 2-8
Gloucester Biotechnology AcademySTEM Enrichment ProgramGloucesterBiotechnologyAges 13-18
Guild Hall – Educational MakerspaceSummer CampsCambridge, Natick & WoburnCoding, Robotics, Design & EngineeringAges 8-18
Harvard Museums of Science & CultureSummer Science WeekCambridgeZoology, Paleontology, Geology, Archaeology & moreGrades 1-6
iCode of WellesleySummer CampsWellesleyCoding, Robotics, Digital Design & moreAges 5-17
iD TechTech Camps
Various MA locationsGame Design, Coding, Robotics & moreAges 7-18
Inventor STEM SchoolSummer @ Inventor STEM SchoolBedfordRobotics, Programming, LEGO Design & moreAges 4-16
KTBYTEComputer Camps LexingtonComputer ScienceAges 8-18
Lavner EducationTech Revolution Summer Programs Boston University & Lasell University (Newton)Robotics, Coding, Engineering & moreAges 6-14
LEtGO Your MindSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO, Engineering & Stop Motion AnimationAges 4-13
Lexington Singapore SchoolSummer Math ClassesLexington MathGrades 1-10
LINX CampsSTEAM CampsWellesleySTEAM & ScienceGrades 2-8
Machine Learning for KidsSummer ClassesLexingtonArtificial Intelligence & Machine LearningGrades 6-11
Mad ScienceCampsVarious MA locationsScience DiscoveryGrades K-5
Mass Audubon SocietyNature CampsVarious MA locationsNature & Outdoor ExplorationAges 4-16
Massachusetts Academy of Math and ScienceSummer ProgramsWorcesterComputer ScienceGrades 6-8
National Inventors Hall of FameCamp InventionVarious MA locationsScience, Invention & Hands-on ProjectsGrades K-6
NuVu: The Innovation SchoolSummer ProgramCambridgeDesign, Engineering, Science & moreAges 11-15
Parts and CraftsSummer Programs SomervilleSTEAM Workshops Ages 7-13
Penguin Coding SchoolSummer ProgramsLexington, Newton & ActonCoding, Robotics, 3D Printing & moreAges 6-18
Penikese Island SchoolGirls Science + Nature CampWoods HoleMarine Biology, Science, Nature & moreGirls, Grades 7-8
Philips Academy AndoverAndover SummerAndoverScience, Math & Computer ScienceGrades 7-12
Pincushion Hill Montessori SchoolSummer Discovery ProgramAshlandScienceAges 2.9-10
Play-Well TEKnologiesSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO & RoboticsAges 5-14
PZMCPZ Math Camps Williams College (Williamstown)MathGrades 9-12
Russian School of MathematicsSummer Math Program
Various MA locationsMathGrades K-12
SEA Education AssociationSEA High School ProgramsWoods HoleOceanographic ResearchGrades 10-12
S.E.T School of MetrowestSummer ProgramsAshlandScience, Robotics & TechnologyGrades 1-7
Studio of Engaging MathSummer MathBrightonMathGrades 1-3
theCoderSchoolCoding CampsSudburyGame Development, Python, Robotics & moreAges 8+
The Robo HubRobo CampCambridgeSTEAM & RoboticsAges 7-14
The Story SchoolSummer CampsCharlton Live Action Role Playing & STEAMAges 8-17
TiE Young Entrepreneurs ProgramTYE Summer Entrepreneurship Boot Camp
CambridgeEntrepreneurship, Design Thinking, Business, & Project-based LearningGrades 7-9
United Nations Association of Greater BostonSummer Institute in Global LeadershipCambridge & Yarmouth PortClimate Resilience, Emerging Technologies, Global Health & moreGrades 6-12
Waquoit Bay Nature Estuarine Research ReserveSummer Science SchoolWaquoitCoastal Ecology, Climate, Science, Marine Life & moreGrades 2-12
Whitehead InstituteExpedition: BioCambridgeBiologyGrades 7-8
Wicked Cool for KidsSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsRocket Science, Animal Science, Engineering & moreGrades K-5
Wolfram ResearchWolfram High School Summer Research ProgramBentley University (Waltham)Computer Science, Math, Data Science & moreGrades 9-12
Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionOcean STEAM Powered Women FellowshipWoods HoleMarine mammal bioacousticsFemales, Grades 10-11

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Cyndi Reitmeyer is BostonTechMom’s founder and the person behind the articles and program listings. Her blog explores topics related to raising children who are comfortable, competent, capable, and confident around science, technology, engineering, and math—whether they’re headed for a STEM career or not.

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