Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

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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
Boston Architectural CollegeSummer Academy: High School Design ExplorationBostonArchitecture & DesignGrades 9-12
Boston University College of EngineeringU-DesignBostonScience & EngineeringGrades 7-9
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 11-12
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 UniversitySummer Science ProgramsBridgewaterScienceGrades 4-12
Harvard Medical SchoolMEDscience Summer ProgramBostonHuman Biology & HealthcareGrades 9-12
Harvard Student AgenciesSummer Coding AcademyCambridgeCodingGrades 9-12
Mass Bay Community CollegeSummer STEM Sample WorkshopsWellesley HillsBiotech, Robotics, Engineering &  moreGrades 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)Online (June-Jan)Engineering & 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
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 ProgramsAmherstResearch, Biology, Engineering & moreGrades 9-12
UMass Lowell College of EngineeringFuture EngineersLowellEngineeringGrades 10-12
Wentworth Institute of TechnologysummerFABBostonArchitecture, Design & FabricationGrades 10-12
Williams CollegeWilliams College Math Camp (WCMC)WilliamstownNumber TheoryGrades 9-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteFrontiersWorcesterScience, Engineering & MathGrades 11-12
Worcester Polytechnic InstituteCamp ReachWorcesterScience & EngineeringGirls, Grade 7
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 4-17
Analytics Head Start (AHEAD)Get AHEAD: Data AnalyticsThe Roxbury Latin School (West Roxbury) & Concord Academy (Concord)Data 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 CampsPittsfieldRobotics, Animation, Science & morePK-Grade 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
Code & CircuitSummer STEM ProgramsAmesburyProgramming, Robotics, 3D Printing & moreGrades K-8
CodeCampKidzLearn To CodeOnlineHTML, CSS, & JavascriptGrades 6-8
CODEMAKERSSummer CampBelmontPython Programming Classes & RoboticsGrades 3-12
Code WizSummer ProgramsReading, Westford & WestboroughCoding, Robotics & 3D PrintingAges 7-17
CS RecitationsSummer Programming ClassesNatickComputer ScienceGrades 5-12
e inc.Science Discovery ProgramCharlestownEnvironmental & Natural ScienceGrades 1-5
EcoTariumSummer Discovery CampWorcesterNature, Animals & moreAges 5-14
Edge on ScienceSummer ProgramsRegis College (Weston), Endicott College (Beverly) & Lasell University (Auburndale)Astronomy, Catapults, Rocketry, Marine Ecology & moreAges 8-17
Einstein’s WorkshopSummer ProgramsBurlington & NewtonCoding, Game Learning, Robotics & moreGrades K-8
Empow StudiosSummer Programs18 locations throughout MATech & Design Camps, Minecraft Camps, Coding & moreAges 7-17
epiic SolutionsEpiic ExperiencesBoston University (Boston)Entrepreneurship, Technology & InnovationHigh School
EXPLOSummer ProgramsWheaton College (Norton)Bioengineering, Medicine +Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship & moreGrades 4-11
Flying Cloud InstituteSMArt Studios Summer ProgramsEgremont & New MarlboroughChemistry, Robotics, Art & moreAges 6-14
Girl Scouts of Eastern MassachusettsSummer ProgramsAndover, Brewster, Plymouth, Reading & WalthamSpace, Forensic Science, Civil Engineering & moreGrades K-12
Gloucester Biotechnology AcademySummer STEM: Fish Fraud ForensicsGloucesterBiotechnologyAges 12-17
Green Apple CampusGirls Take the Lead & Summer STEMOlin College of Engineering (Needham)STEM, Entrepreneurship & LeadershipAges 6-18
iCode of WellesleySTEAM Summer ProgramsWellesleyVR, AI, Apps  & MoreAges 6-18
Ivy SeedSummer CampHarvard (Cambridge)Programming, App Development & RoboticsAges 6-18
Jr. TechSummer STEM WorkshopsCape CodComputer Programming, Robotics, Marine Ecology & moreGrades 4-12
Kids 4 CodingSummer ProgramsLesley University (Cambridge), Lasell Univ. (Newton) & Roxbury Latin School (W. Roxbury)Game Design, Programming, Build/Code Drones & moreAges 7-16
Kids Digital USummer Tech CampNeedham3D Design and Computer Animation, Virtual Reality & moreAges 10-18
Kingsley Montessori SchoolSummer in the CityBostonEngineeringAges 3-12
KT ByteComputer Camps LexingtonComputer ScienceAges 8-18
LEtGO Your MindSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO, Robotics & Stop AnimationAges 4-13
Lexington Singapore SchoolSummer Math ProgramsLexingtonMathGrades K-8
Linx CampsSTEAM CampsWellesleySTEAM, Science, Coding & moreAges 3-15
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 & moreGrades 6-12
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK)Summer Marine Science Day ProgramsChatham & PlymouthMarine Science, Art &  AdvocacyGrades 5-12
Parts and CraftsSummer Camp SomervilleGirls Invention, Science & more Ages 7-12
Penguin Coding SchoolSummer SessionLexingtonComputer ProgrammingGrades 2-12
Pincushion Hill Montessori SchoolSTEM Program & Summer Discovery ProgramAshlandScienceAges 2.9-10
PinkyIncSummer CampMarlboroughTechnology & DIY ProjectsGrades 2-8
PZ MathPZ Math Summer CampsHebrew College (Newton)MathGrades 8-12
Science from ScientistsSTEM Explorer Salem State Univ., North Shore Community College & Massasoit Community CollegeScience, Forensics, Ecology & MoreGrades 4-5
S.E.T School of MetrowestSummer ProgramsAshlandScience, Robotics & TechnologyGrades 1-8
Shady Hill SchoolSTEAM Summer ProgramCambridgeRobotics, Design, Engineering & moreGrades 1-5
STEM BeginningsSTEM goes STEAM Summer WorkshopWestboroughScience, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math for Young ChildrenAges 5-10
Studio of Engaging MathSTEAM ProgramBrightonHands-projects: Design & EngineeringAges 7-13
SummerTechSummerTechRegis College (Weston)Coding, Animation, Web Development & 3D ModelingAges 10-17
The Business of Doing GoodSocial Entrepreneur ProgramCambridge & WestonSocial EntrepreneurshipGrades 5-9
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
The Paper Mouse AtelierSummer Vacation ProgramsWest NewtonCreative Arts & Handmade CraftsGrades 2-7
Think Tank at TechnocopiaSTEAM Summer ProgramWorcesterScience, Technology & ArtAges 5-15
Torit Montessori SchoolTorit Summer STEAMBostonRobotics, Coding, & Game DesignAges 7-12
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)Summer CampsNorth AttleboroScience, Rockets, Robotics & moreAges 7-14

National Programs

SponsorProgramLocationFocusAge
Camp InventionCamp Invention ProgramsVarious MA locationsRobotics, Coding & moreGrades 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
GSKGSK Science in the SummerBerkshire Museum, PittsfieldScienceGrades 2-6
iD TechTech CampsAmherst, Bentley, Curry College, Endicott, 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
Microsoft StoresYouthSpark ProgramsBoston, Burlington & NatickCoding Games & AppsAges 6+
Play-Well TEKnologiesSummer ProgramsVarious MA locationsLEGO & RoboticsAges 5-14
Russian School of MathematicsSummer Math ProgramVarious MA locationsMathGrades 1-2

Editor’s Note: This list was updated for 2020.

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