Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

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Editor’s Note: This camp list has been updated for 2019 and includes 100+ camps.

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 camps, science camps, math camps, engineering camps, 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 all of the programs and evaluate them based on criteria that are important to you and your child, such as an area of focus, age, location, and cost.

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. If you’re interested in a summer camp, it’s best to start investigating now!

University Programs

SponsorProgramLocationFocusAge Cost
Boston Architectural CollegeSummer Academy: High School Design ExplorationBostonArchitecture & DesignGrades 9-12$1,800
Boston University College of EngineeringU-DesignBostonScience & EngineeringGrades 7-9 $425/session
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)Artemis ProjectBostonComputer ScienceGirls, Grade 9 $100 registration fee
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)CodebreakersBostonComputer  & Information SecurityGirls, Grades 9 & 10$100 registration fee
Boston UniversityAI4ALLBostonArtificial Intelligence (AI)Girls, Grades 11-12$100 registration fee
Boston UniversitySummer TermBostonComputer Science, Math & moreGrades 9-12Class costs vary
Boston UniversitySummer PathwaysBostonScience & EngineeringGirls, Grades 11-12 $675
Boston UniversityPROMYSBostonMathematicsAges 14-19$5,000
Boston University School of MedicineSummerLabBostonBiotechnologyGrades 10-12 $1000/session
Boston University School of Public HealthPopHealthExperienceBostonPublic Health (i.e. Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Environmental Health)Grades 7-10$675
Brandeis University (Computer Science)App Design Boot CampWalthamApp DesignHigh School $3350
Bridgewater State UniversitySummer Science ProgramsBridgewaterScienceGrades 4-12Class costs vary
Harvard Medical SchoolMEDscience Summer ProgramBostonHuman Biology & HealthcareGrades 9-12 $2100
Harvard Student AgenciesSummer Coding AcademyCambridgeCodingGrades 9-12$795
Mass Bay Community CollegeSummer STEM Sample WorkshopsWellesley HillsBiotech, Robotics, Engineering &  moreGrades 9-12Free
MIT Beaver WorksSummer InstituteCambridgeAutonomous Car & Air Vehicles, Data Science, Cybersecurity & moreGrade 12Free
MIT dynaMITdynaMITCambridgeScience & EngineeringGrades 6-9Free
MIT Edgerton CenterYou GO Girl!CambridgeScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 9$50
MIT Edgerton CenterEngineering Design WorkshopCambridgeEngineeringGrades 9-12$600
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach ProgramsMinority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)CambridgeMath, Engineering Science & moreGrade 12Free
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach ProgramsMIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)Online (June-Jan)Engineering & ScienceGrade 12Free
MITWomen’s Technology Program (WTP)CambridgeElectrical Engineering, Computer Science & Mechanical EngineeringGirls, Grade 12Free or $3500
MIT’s Lincoln LaboratoryLLRISE LexingtonRadar SystemsGrade 12Free
Northeastern UniversitySummer STEM Program (NUSSP) BostonMath & ScienceGrades 6-8$400
Northeastern UniversityAccelerate: Pre-College ProgramsBostonBioengineering, Engineering Design, Science & moreGrades 11-12Class costs vary
Smith CollegeSummer Science and Engineering ProgramNorthhamptonScience, Engineering & MedicineGirls, Grades 9-12$6,380
Tufts UniversitySummer Session for High SchoolersMedfordScience, Math, Computer Science & moreGrades 10-12$2970/3-credit course
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary MedicineAdventures in Veterinary MedicineNorth GraftonVeterinary MedicineGrades 7-8$790
Tufts University DevTech Research GroupSummer ProgramsMedfordRobotics, Programming & BioengineeringGrades K-3$275/session
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and OutreachSummer ProgramsMedfordRobotics & EngineeringGrades 1-8Class costs vary
UMass AmherstSummer Pre-College ProgramsAmherstResearch, Biology, Engineering & moreAges 15-17Class costs vary
UMass Lowell College of EngineeringFuture EngineersLowellEngineeringGrades 10-12$1200/session
Wentworth Institute of TechnologysummerFABBostonArchitecture, Design & FabricationGrades 10-12$2000 or $4000 (with housing)
Williams CollegeWilliams College Math Camp (WCMC)WilliamstownNumber TheoryGrades 9-12$950
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteFrontiersWorcesterScience, Engineering & MathGrades 11-12$2995/session
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteCamp ReachWorcesterScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 7$1,495
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteInnovations of Biomedical EngineeringWorcesterBiomedical EngineeringGirls, Grade 8$1,195
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteSparkWorcesterRobotics, Physics, Game Design & moreGrades 4-6$595/session
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteIgniteWorcesterRobotics, Physics, Video Game Design & moreGrades 7-8$695/session
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteLaunchWorcesterBiology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering & moreGrades 9-10$795-$1295

Local Programs

Sponsor ProgramLocationFocusAgeCost
Acera SchoolSummer CampWinchesterCreativity-based Arts & SciencesAges 5-17Class costs vary
Beaver Country Day SchoolDesign With Purpose: Summer ProgramsChestnut HillCreative Design and EngineeringGrades 5-8$850
Belmont Hill SchoolScience and Technology WorkshopsBelmontRobotics, Engineering, Science & moreGrades 6-12Class costs vary
Berkshire MuseumSummer CampsPittsfieldRobotics, Animation, Science & morePK-Grade 6Class costs vary
Biogen IdecAdventures in BiotechnologyCambridgeBiotechnologyGrades 9-12Free
Boston Area Girls STEM CollaborativeTech SavvyBoston University (Boston)3D Printing, Robotics & moreGirls, Grades 7-8$250
Boston Leadership InstituteSummer STEM ProgramsBoston, Waltham & WellesleyScience & EngineeringGrades 8-12$599-$2200
Code & CircuitSummer STEM ProgramsAmesburyProgramming, Robotics, 3D Printing & moreGrades K-8Class costs vary
CodeCampKidzLearn To CodeOnlineHTML, CSS, & JavascriptGrades 6-8$29/month
CODEMAKERSSummer CampBelmontPython Programming ClassesAges 14+$349/week
Code WizSummer ProgramsWestfordCoding, Robotics & 3D PrintingAges 6+Class costs vary
CS RecitationsSummer Programming ClassesNatickComputer ScienceGrades 5-12Class costs vary
e inc.Science Discovery ProgramCharlestownEnvironmental & Natural ScienceGrades 1-5$425/week
EcoTariumSummer Discovery CampWorcesterNature, Animals & moreAges 5-14Class costs vary
Edge on ScienceSummer ProgramsRegis College (Weston) & PlymouthAstronomy, Catapults, Rocketry, Marine Ecology & moreAges 8-14Class costs vary
Einstein’s WorkshopSummer ProgramsBurlington & NewtonCoding, Game Learning, Robotics & moreGrades K-8Class costs vary
Empow StudiosSummer ProgramsActon, Back Bay/Boston, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Lexington, Milton-Quincy, Natick, Newton-Needham & WestfordTech & Design Camps, Minecraft Camps, Coding & moreAges 7-17Class costs vary
epiic SolutionsEpiic ExperiencesBoston University (Boston)Entrepreneurship, Technology & InnovationHigh School$1,400
EXPLOSummer ProgramsWellesley College (Wellesley) & Wheaton College (Norton)Bioengineering, Medicine +Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship & moreGrades 4-11Class costs vary
Flying Cloud InstituteSMArt Summer ProgramsGreat BarringtonChemistry, Robotics, Art & moreAges 5-14Class costs vary
fungineersSummer ProgramsNorfolkRobotics, 3D Design, RC Aircraft & moreAges 5+Class costs vary
Girl Scouts of Eastern MassachusettsSummer ProgramsAndover, Brewster, Plymouth, Reading & WalthamSpace, Forensic Science, Civil Engineering & moreGrades K-12Class costs vary
Gloucester Biotechnology AcademySummer STEM: Fish Fraud ForensicsGloucesterBiotechnologyAges 12-17$400
Green Apple CampusGreen Apple CampsOlin College of Engineering (Needham)Robotics, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & moreGrades K-9Class costs vary
iCode of WellesleySTEAM Summer ProgramsWellesleyVR, AI, Apps  & MoreAges 6-17Class costs vary
Ivy SeedSummer CampHarvard & MIT (Cambridge)Programming & App DevelopmentAges 7-17Class costs vary
Jr. TechSummer STEM WorkshopsCape CodComputer Programming, Robotics, Marine Ecology & moreGrades 4-12Class costs vary
Kids 4 CodingSummer ProgramsLesley University (Cambridge) & Bentley University (Waltham)Game Design, Programming, Build/Code Drones & moreAges 7-16Class costs vary
Kids Digital USummer Tech CampNeedham3D Design and Computer Animation, Virtual Reality & moreAges 10-18Class costs vary
Kingsley Montessori SchoolSummer in the CityBostonEngineeringAges 3-12Class costs vary
KT ByteComputer Camps LexingtonComputer ScienceAges 9+Class costs vary
LEtGO Your MindSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO, Robotics & Stop AnimationAges 4-14Class costs vary
Lexington Singapore SchoolSummer Math ProgramsLexingtonMathGrades K-8Class costs vary
Linx CampsSTEAM CampsWellesleySTEAM, Science, Coding & moreAges 3-15$699/week
Mass Audubon SocietySummer CampVarious MA locationsConnecting with nature and  outdoor explorationAges 4-15 ( depends on location)Class costs vary
Massachusetts Academy of Math and ScienceSummer ProgramsWorcesterMath, Science & TechnologyGrades 5-6 & 7-8$400/class
Museum of ScienceSummer CoursesCambridgeChemistry, Space, Med School & moreGrades 1-8$300-$600/week
North Atlantic Archaeological Collaborative, Inc.Archaeological Field TripSandwichArchaeology & Hands-on DiggingAll Ages$400 (up to 25 students)
NuVu: The Innovation SchoolSummer ProgramsCambridgeDesign, Engineering, Science & moreGrades 6-12$1925/session
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK)Summer Marine Science Day ProgramsChatham/DennisMarine Science, Art &  AdvocacyGrades 5-12Varies by Workshop
Parts and CraftsSummer Camp SomervilleGirls Invention, Science & more Ages 7-12Class costs vary
Penguin Coding SchoolSummer SessionLexingtonComputer ProgrammingGrades 2-12Class costs vary
Pincushion Hill Montessori SchoolSTEM Program & Summer Discovery ProgramAshlandScienceAges 2.9-10$350/week
PinkyIncSummer CampMarlboroughTechnology & DIY ProjectsGrades 2-8Class costs vary
PZ MathPZ Math Summer CampsHebrew College (Newton)MathGrades 8-12$1,200
Science from ScientistsSTEM ExplorerOlin College (Needham) & Salem State Univ. (Salem)Science, Forensics, Ecology & MoreGrades 6-8Class costs vary
S.E.T School of MetrowestSummer ProgramsAshlandScience, Robotics & TechnologyGrades 1-8$435/week
Shady Hill SchoolSTEAM Summer ProgramCambridgeRobotics, Design, Engineering & moreGrades 1-5$550/week
STEM BeginningsSTEM goes STEAM Summer WorkshopWestboroughScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math for Young ChildrenAges 5-10Class costs vary
Studio of Engaging MathSTEAM ProgramBrightonHands-projects: Design & EngineeringAges 7-13$1,100
SummerTechSummerTechRegis College (Weston)Coding, Animation, Web Development & 3D ModelingAges 10-17$1300 day camp or $1900 overnight/week
The Business of Doing GoodSocial Entrepreneur ProgramBoston & CambridgeSocial EntrepreneurshipGrades 5-9$500
The Flagship ClubhouseClubhouseRoxbury3D Design, Animation, Programming & moreAges 14-18Free
The Innovation InstituteSummer ProgramsNewtonvilleScience & EngineeringGrades K-8+Class costs vary
The Makery @ Coolidge CornerYouth Summer ProgramsBrooklineSTEAM (Art, Technology & Model-Making)Grades 4-8Class costs vary
The Paper Mouse AtelierSummer Vacation ProgramsWest NewtonCreative Arts & Handmade CraftsGrades 2-7Class costs vary
Think Tank at TechnocopiaSTEAM Summer ProgramWorcesterScience, Technology & ArtAges 5-17$300/week
Torit Montessori SchoolTorit Summer STEAMBostonRobotics, Coding, & Game DesignAges 7-12$800/week
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$695/week
Whitehead InstituteExpedition: BioCambridgeBiologyGrades 7-8$1000/session
Wicked Cool for KidsSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsRocket Science, LEGO Robotics, Science & moreGrades K-6Class costs vary
Wolfram ResearchWolfram High School Summer CampBentley University (Waltham)Independent Coding Projects in Science, Math, Coding, and PhysicsGrades 9-12$2,350
YMCA (Hockomock Area)Summer CampsNorth AttleboroScience, Rockets, Robotics & moreAges 7-14Class costs vary

National Programs

SponsorProgramLocationFocusAgeCost
Camp InventionCamp Invention ProgramsVarious MA locationsRobotics, Coding & moreGrades K-6Class costs vary
Code NinjasCode Ninjas CampsTyngsboro & WellesleyCodingAges 7-14Class costs vary
CodeWizardsHQOnline Coding Summer CampsOnlineCodingAges 8-17$149-$199/class
Coding with KidsSummer CampsVarious MA locationsComputer ProgrammingAges 5-18Class costs vary
Digital Media AcademyDigital Media CampsHarvard (Cambridge)Digital Media, Game Design, Robotics & moreAges 7-17Class costs vary
Drobots CompanyDrone STEM CampsVarious MA locationsDrones, Science & TechnologyGrades 1-12Class costs vary
Education UnlimitedScience Camps for GirlsMITScience & EngineeringGirls, Grades 4-9Class costs vary
Education UnlimitedCoed Science CampMITScienceGrades 4-11Class costs vary
Emagination Tech CampsTech Camp Bentley University (Waltham)Game Design, Programming & moreAges 8-18Class costs vary
Girls Make GamesSummer CampLesley University (Cambridge)Video Game Design & DevelopmentAges 8-17$1,550
Girls Who CodeSummer Immersion ProgramBostonComputer Science and CodingGrades 11-12Free
GSKGSK Science in the SummerBerkshire Museum, PittsfieldScienceGrades 2-6Free
iD TechTech CampsAmherst, Bentley, Curry College, Endicott, Harvard, Lasell, MIT, Olin, St. Mark’s, U Mass LowellGame Design, Programming, App Development & moreAges 7-19Class costs vary
i2 Learningi2 CampRoxbury Latin (West Roxbury)Engineering & ScienceAges 9-13$999/week
Mad ScienceSummer ProgramsNorth Boston & South MA + Rhode IslandChemistry, Rocketry & EngineeringAges 5-12Class costs vary
Microsoft StoresYouthSpark ProgramsBoston, Burlington & NatickCoding Games & AppsAges 6+Free
Play-Well TEKnologiesSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO & RoboticsAges 5-12Class costs vary
Russian School of MathematicsSummer Math ProgramVarious MA locationsMathGrades 1-2Class costs vary
Young Hacks AcademySTEM ProgramsVarious MA locationsCoding and Game DevelopmentGrades 5-9Class costs vary

Editor’s Note: This camp list has been updated for 2019 and includes 100+ camps.

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