Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

Editor’s Note—February 2021: Due to the pandemic, many organizations listed here will be holding their programs online this year. Some are holding in-person activities. Others have paused or modified their programs in summer 2021.

Are you on the lookout for science, technology, engineering and math summer programs for your kids? Here you will find a comprehensive list of STEM summer camps in Massachusetts, including coding, science, math, engineering, and more!

If you want your child to develop their STEM skills over the summer, Massachusetts has a lot to offer.  Our state’s vibrant and supportive STEM ecosystem comprised of universities, educators, organizations, and companies provides the basis for a lot of diverse programs.

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I have created tables so that you can quickly view the programs and evaluate them based on criteria that are important to you and your child, such as the area of focus, age, and location.

The tables are broken into three categories: (1) university programs, (2) local non-university programs, and (3) national programs with MA locations. No two programs are alike, so it’s best to visit the program’s site to learn more and get specific details.

Important: Many of these programs fill up fast, and some require students to apply for acceptance, while others simply require registration.

University Programs

SponsorProgramLocationFocusAge
Boston Architectural CollegeSummer Academy: High School Design ExplorationBostonArchitecture & DesignGrades 9-12
Boston University College of EngineeringU-DesignBostonEngineeringGrades 7-10
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)Artemis ProjectBostonComputer ScienceGirls, Grade 9
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)CodebreakersBostonComputer  & Information SecurityGirls, Grades 10-11
Boston UniversityAI4ALLBostonArtificial Intelligence (AI)Girls, Grades 10-11
Boston UniversitySummer TermBostonComputer Science, Math & moreGrades 8-12
Boston UniversitySummer PathwaysBostonScience & EngineeringGirls, Grades 11-12
Boston UniversityPROMYSBostonMathematicsAges 14-19
Boston University School of MedicineSummerLabBostonBiotechnologyGrades 10-12
Boston University School of Public HealthPopHealthExperienceBostonPublic Health (i.e. Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Environmental Health)Grades 7-10
Brandeis University (Computer Science)App Design Boot CampWalthamApp DesignHigh School
Bridgewater State UniversityScience AcademyBridgewaterScienceGrades 6-12
Harvard Medical SchoolMEDscience Summer ProgramBostonHuman Biology & HealthcareGrades 9-12
Harvard Student AgenciesSummer Coding AcademyCambridgeCodingGrades 9-12
MIT Beaver WorksSummer InstituteCambridgeAutonomous Car & Air Vehicles, Data Science, Cybersecurity & moreGrade 12
MIT dynaMITdynaMITCambridgeScience & EngineeringGrades 6-9
MIT Edgerton CenterYou GO Girl!CambridgeScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 9
MIT Edgerton CenterEngineering Design WorkshopCambridgeEngineeringGrades 9-12
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach ProgramsMinority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)CambridgeMath, Engineering Science & moreGrade 12
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach ProgramsMIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)OnlineEngineering & ScienceGrade 12
MITWomen’s Technology Program (WTP)CambridgeElectrical Engineering, Computer Science & Mechanical EngineeringGirls, Grade 12
MIT’s Lincoln LaboratoryLLRISE LexingtonRadar SystemsGrade 12
Northeastern UniversitySummer STEM Program (NUSSP) BostonMath & ScienceGrades 6-8
Northeastern UniversityAccelerate: Pre-College ProgramsBostonBioengineering, Engineering Design, Science & moreGrades 11-12
Smith CollegeSummer Science and Engineering ProgramNorthhamptonScience, Engineering & MedicineGirls, Grades 9-12
Stonehill CollegeGirlsGetMathEastonMathematicsGrades 10-11
Tufts UniversitySummer Session for High SchoolersMedfordScience, Math, Computer Science & moreGrades 10-12
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary MedicineAdventures in Veterinary MedicineNorth GraftonVeterinary MedicineGrades 7-8
Tufts University DevTech Research GroupSummer ProgramsMedfordRobotics, Programming & BioengineeringGrades K-3
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and OutreachSummer ProgramsMedfordRobotics & EngineeringGrades 1-12
UMass AmherstSummer Pre-College ProgramsAmherstEngineering, Astronomy, Vet Technology & moreGrades 9-12
UMass Lowell College of EngineeringFuture EngineersLowellEngineeringGrades 10-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteFrontiersWorcesterScience, Engineering & MathGrades 11-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteCamp ReachWorcesterScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 8
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteSparkWorcesterRobotics, Physics, Game Design & moreGrades 4-6
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteIgniteWorcesterRobotics, Physics, Video Game Design & moreGrades 7-8
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteLaunchWorcesterBiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering & moreGrades 9-10

Local Programs

Sponsor ProgramLocationFocusAge
Acera SchoolSummer STEAM CampWinchesterCreativity-based Arts & SciencesAges 5-17
Analytics Head Start (AHEAD)Get AHEAD: Data AnalyticsBostonData Analytics, Data Science & EngineeringGrades 9-12
Beaver Country Day SchoolDesign With Purpose: Summer ProgramsChestnut HillCreative Design and EngineeringGrades 5-8
Belmont Hill SchoolScience and Technology WorkshopsBelmontRobotics, Engineering, Science & moreGrades 6-12
Berkshire MuseumSummer CampsPittsfieldEngineering, Animation, Science & moreGrades 1-6
Biogen IdecAdventures in BiotechnologyCambridgeBiotechnologyGrades 10-12
Boston Area Girls STEM CollaborativeTech SavvyBoston University (Boston)3D Printing, Robotics & moreGirls, Grades 7-8
Boston Leadership InstituteSummer STEM ProgramsBoston, Waltham & WellesleyScience & EngineeringGrades 8-12
Boston STEM LabSummer ClassesChestnut HillScience, Nature & EngineeringAges 3.5-6
Charles River SchoolSummer STEMQuest ProgramsDoverDrones, Collaboration & OutdoorsGrades 1-5
Circuit LabSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsElectronics, Coding & RoboticsAges 5-14
Code & CircuitSummer STEM ProgramsAmesburyProgramming, Robotics, 3D Printing & moreGrades K-8
CodeCampKidzLearn To CodeOnlineHTML, CSS, & JavascriptAges 12+
CODEMAKERSSummer CampArlingtonCoding & RoboticsGrades 3-12
CodeverseCoding FUNdamentals Summer CampBurlingtonGame Design Coding, Robotics & 3D PrintingGrades 1-8
Code WizSummer ProgramsArlington, Reading, Westford & WestboroughCoding, Robotics & 3D PrintingAges 7-17
CS RecitationsSummer Programming ClassesNatickComputer ScienceGrades 4-12
e2 Young EngineersSummer ProgramsLexingtonEngineering, Robotics & moreAges 5-12
e inc.Science Discovery ProgramCharlestownEnvironmental & Natural ScienceGrades 1-5
EcoTariumSummer Discovery CampWorcesterNature, Animals & moreAges 5-14
Edge on ScienceSummer ProgramsEndicott College (Beverly) & Lasell University (Newton)Astronomy, Catapults, Rocketry, Marine Ecology & moreAges 8-17
Einstein’s WorkshopSummer ProgramsBurlingtonCoding, Game Learning, Robotics & moreGrades K-9
Empow StudiosSummer Programs17 locations throughout MATech & Design, Minecraft, Coding & moreGrades 2-8
epiic SolutionsEpiic ExperiencesBoston University (Boston)Entrepreneurship, Technology & InnovationHigh School
EXPLOSummer ProgramsWheaton College (Norton)Biomedical Engineering, Architecture, Entrepreneurship & moreGrades 4-12
Flying Cloud InstituteSummer ProgramsEgremont & New MarlboroughScience, Art, Outdoor Exploration & moreAges 6-18
Girl Scouts of Eastern MassachusettsSummer ProgramsAndover, Brewster, Plymouth, Reading & WalthamSpace, Forensic Science, Civil Engineering & moreGrades K-12
Gloucester Biotechnology AcademySummer STEM ProgramGloucesterBiotechnologyAges 12-17
Green Apple CampusGirls Take the Lead & Summer STEMOlin College of Engineering (Needham)STEM, Entrepreneurship & LeadershipAges 6-18
iCode of WellesleySummer CampsWellesleySTEAM Design & TechnologyAges 6-18
Jr. TechSummer STEM WorkshopsCape CodComputer Programming, Robotics, Marine Ecology & moreGrades 4-12
Kids 4 CodingSummer ProgramsCambridge & Roxbury Latin School (W. Roxbury)Game Design, Programming, Build/Code Drones & moreAges 7-16
KT ByteComputer Camps LexingtonComputer ScienceAges 8-18
LeapLearner BostonLeapLearner International Summer Camp Newton & OnlinePython, Scratch, Unity, & MinecraftAges 6-16
LEtGO Your MindSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO, Robotics & Stop AnimationAges 4-13
Lexington Singapore SchoolSummer Math ProgramsLexingtonMathGrades K-8
LH Art-STEMBuild-It-Yourself Summer CampsCambridgeRobotics, Engineering, Coding, Art & moreAges 8-13
Linx CampsSTEAM CampsWellesleySTEAM, Science, Coding & moreGrades K-8
Mass Audubon SocietySummer CampVarious MA locationsConnecting with nature and  outdoor explorationAges 4-15 ( depends on location)
Massachusetts Academy of Math and ScienceSummer ProgramsWorcesterMath, Science & TechnologyGrades 5-8
Museum of ScienceSummer CoursesCambridgeChemistry, Space, Med School & moreGrades 1-8
North Atlantic Archaeological Collaborative, Inc.Archaeological Field TripSandwichArchaeology & Hands-on DiggingAll Ages
NuVu: The Innovation SchoolSummer ProgramsCambridgeDesign, Engineering, Science & moreAges 11-18
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK)Summer Marine Science Day ProgramsChatham & PlymouthMarine Science, Art &  AdvocacyGrades 5-12
Parts and CraftsSTEAM Workshops SomervilleSTEAM Workshops Ages 7-12
Penguin Coding SchoolSummer SessionLexingtonComputer ProgrammingAges 6-11
Pincushion Hill Montessori SchoolSTEM Program & Summer Discovery ProgramAshlandScienceAges 2.9-10
PinkyIncSummer CampMarlboroughRobotics, Coding, Engineering, & moreGrades 2-8
PZ MathPZ Math Camp WilliamstownMathGrades 9-12
Science from ScientistsSTEM Explorer Salem State University & Massasoit Community CollegeScience, Forensics, Ecology & MoreGrades 4-5
S.E.T School of MetrowestSummer ProgramsAshlandScience, Robotics & TechnologyGrades 1-8
St. Sebastian's SchoolSummer Workshops NeedhamRoboticsBoys, Grades 5-9
STEM BeginningsSTEM goes STEAM Summer WorkshopWestboroughScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math for Young ChildrenAges 5-10
Studio of Engaging MathSTEAM ProgramBrightonSTEAM & Project-based LearningGrades 2-8
The Flagship ClubhouseClubhouseRoxbury3D Design, Animation, Programming & moreAges 14-18
The Innovation InstituteSummer ProgramsNewtonvilleScience & EngineeringGrades K-8+
The Makery @ Coolidge CornerYouth Summer ProgramsBrooklineSTEAM (Art, Technology & Model-Making)Grades 4-8
Think Tank at TechnocopiaSTEAM Summer ProgramWorcesterScience, Technology & ArtAges 5-15
United Nations Association of Greater BostonSummer Institutes in Global LeadershipHarvard University (Cambridge) & Belmont Day School (Belmont)Climate Change, Global Health, Global Leadership & moreGrades 5-7 & 7-12
Whitehead InstituteExpedition: BioCambridgeBiologyGrades 7-8
Wicked Cool for KidsSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsRocket Science, LEGO Robotics, Science & moreGrades K-5
Wolfram ResearchWolfram High School Summer CampBentley University (Waltham)Independent Coding Projects in Science, Math, Coding, and PhysicsGrades 9-12
YMCA (Hockomock Area)STEM CampsNorth Attleboro, Franklin & FoxboroScience, Rockets, Engineering & moreGrades 1-8
Z-kai Learning LabSummer ProgramArlingtonRobotics, Coding & MathAges 7-13

National Programs

SponsorProgramLocationFocusAge
Camp InventionCamp Invention ProgramsVarious MA locationsInvention & Hands-on ProjectsGrades K-6
Code NinjasCode Ninjas CampsVarious MA locationsCodingAges 7-14
CodeWizardsHQOnline Coding Summer CampsOnlineCodingAges 8-17
Coding with KidsSummer CampsVarious MA locationsComputer ProgrammingAges 5-18
Digital Media AcademyDigital Media CampsHarvard (Cambridge)Digital Media, Game Design, Robotics & moreAges 9-18
Drobots CompanyDrone STEM CampsVarious MA locationsDrones, Science & TechnologyGrades K-12
Education UnlimitedSummer ProgramsMIT (Cambridge)Science, Engineering & RoboticsGrades 4-12
Emagination Tech CampsTech Camp Bentley University (Waltham)Game Design, Programming & moreAges 8-18
Girls Make GamesSummer CampLesley University (Cambridge)Video Game Design & DevelopmentAges 8-18
Girls Who CodeSummer Immersion ProgramBostonComputer Science and CodingGrades 11-12
iD TechTech CampsAmherst, Bancroft School, Bentley, Curry College, Endicott, Framingham State, Harvard, MIT, Olin, St. Mark’sGame Design, Programming, App Development & moreAges 7-19
i2 Learningi2 CampRoxbury Latin (West Roxbury)Engineering & ScienceAges 9-13
Mad ScienceSummer ProgramsNorth Boston & South MA + Rhode IslandChemistry, Rocketry & EngineeringAges 5-12
Play-Well TEKnologiesSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO & RoboticsAges 5-14
Russian School of MathematicsSummer Math ProgramVarious MA locationsMathGrades K-12

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