Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

Editor’s Note: This camp list has been updated for 2018 and now includes 90+ 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.

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.Summer Camp

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 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

 Sponsor Program Location Focus Age  Enrollment  Cost
Becker College Summer Game Studio Worcester Video Game Development Grades 9-12 Registration unknown
Boston Architectural College Summer Academy: High School Design Exploration Boston Architecture & Design Grades 9-12 Application $1500
Boston College iDESIGNS Chestnut Hill Engineering Design, Hydroponics & Coding Grades 10-12 Application $1200/session
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet) Artemis Project Boston Computer Science Girls, Grade 9 Application  $100 registration fee
Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet) Codebreakers Boston Computer  & Information Security Girls, Grades 9 & 10 Application $100 registration fee
Boston University College of Engineering U-Design Boston Science & Engineering Grades 6-9 Registration  $425/session
Boston University School of Medicine CityLab’s Summerlab Biotechnology Program Boston Biotechnology Grades 10-12 Application  $1000/session
Boston University AI4ALL Boston Artificial Intelligence (AI) Girls, Grades 11-12 Application $100 registration fee
Boston University Summer Term Boston Computer Science, Math & more Grades 9-12 Application Class costs vary
Boston University Summer Pathways Boston Science & Engineering Girls, Grades 11-12 Application  $675
Boston University PROMYS Boston Mathematics Ages 15-19 Application $4600
Brandeis University (Computer Science) App Design Boot Camp Waltham App Design High School Application  $3300
Bridgewater State University Summer Science Programs Bridgewater Science Grades 6-12 Registration $400 (gr 6-8)/$500 (gr 9-12)
Harvard Medical School MEDscience Summer Program Boston Human Biology & Healthcare Grades 10-12 Application  $2000
Harvard Student Agencies Summer Coding Academy Cambridge Coding Grades 9-12 Registration $795
Holy Cross Women’s Institute of Summer Experimental Research (WISER) Worcester Natural Sciences & Lab Research Grades 11-12 Application $3500
Mass Bay Community College Summer STEM Program for Middle School Students Wellesley Hills Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics & more Grades 7-8 Registration $450
Mass Bay Community College High School Summer Bridge Wellesley Hills Biotech, Robotics, Engineering &  more Grades 9-12 Application $300
MIT Beaver Works Summer Institute Cambridge Autonomous Car & Air Vehicles, Data Science, Cybersecurity & more Grade 12 Application Free
MIT dynaMIT dynaMIT Cambridge Science & Engineering Grades 6-9 Application Free
MIT Edgerton Center You GO Girl! Cambridge Science & Engineering Girls, Grade 9 Application $50
MIT Edgerton Center Engineering Design Workshop Cambridge Engineering Grades 9-12 Application $500
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Cambridge Math, Engineering Science & more Grade 12 Application Free
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs MIT Online Science, Technology and Engineering Community (MOSTEC) Online (June-Jan) Engineering & Science Grade 12 Application Free
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs SEED Academy Cambridge Science & Engineering Grades 7-10 (Boston, Cambridge & Lawrence Public Schools) Application Free
MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) Cambridge Electrical Engineering, Computer Science & Mechanical Engineering Girls, Grade 12 Application Free or $3500
MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory LLRISE STEM Summer Enrichment Program Lexington Radar Systems Grade 12 Application Free
Northeastern University Imaging the Future of Transportation Program (IFTP) Boston Real-World Transportation-Focused Research Grades 9-10 Application Free
Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP)  Boston Math & Science Grades 6-8 Application $400
Northeastern University GE Girls Boston Science, Engineering, Math & more Girls, Grade 7 Application Free
Northeastern University Accelerate: Pre-College Programs Boston Bioengineering, Engineering Design, Computer Science & more Grades 11-12 Application Class costs vary
Smith College Summer Science and Engineering Program Northhampton Science, Engineering & Medicine Girls, Grades 9-12 Application $5800
Tufts University DevTech Research Group Summer Programs Medford Robotics, Programming & Bioengineering Grades K-3 Registration $215/session
Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach Summer Programs Medford Robotics & Engineering Grades 1-12 Registration Class costs vary
Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Adventures in Veterinary Medicine North Grafton Veterinary Medicine Grades 7-8 Application $790
UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College Programs Amherst Research, Biology, Engineering & more Ages 15-17 Application Class costs vary
UMass Lowell College of Engineering Future Engineers Lowell Engineering Grades 10-12 Registration $1200/session
Wentworth Institute of Technology summerFAB Boston Architecture, Design & Fabrication Grades 10-12 Application $2000 or $4000 (with housing)
Wheelock College STEM in the City Summer Camp Boston STEM field trips Grades 8-9 Registration $500/week
Williams College Williams College Math Camp (WCMC) Williamstown Number Theory Grades 9-12 Application $650
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Spark Worcester Robotics, Physics, Game Design & more Grades 4-6 Registration $595/session
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Ignite Worcester Engineering, Physics, Video Game Design & more Grades 7-8 Registration $695/session
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Launch Worcester Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering & more Grades 9-10 Registration $795-$1295
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Frontiers Worcester Science, Engineering & Math Grades 11-12 Application $2995/session
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Camp Reach Worcester Science & Engineering Girls, Grade 7 Application $1495
Worcester Polytechnic Institute Innovations of Biomedical Engineering Worcester Biomedical Engineering Girls, Grade 8 Application $1195

 LOCAL PROGRAMS

Sponsor  Program Location Focus Age Enrollment Cost
Acera School Summer STEAM Camp Winchester Creativity-based Arts & Sciences Ages 5-17 Registration Class costs vary
Beaver Country Day School Design With Purpose: Summer Programs Chestnut Hill Creative Design and Engineering Grades 5-8 Registration $795
Belmont Hill School Science and Technology Workshops Belmont Robotics, Engineering, Science & more Grades 6-12 Registration Class costs vary
Berkshire Museum Summer Camps Pittsfield Robotics, Animation, Science& more PK-Grade 6 Registration Class costs vary
Biogen Idec Adventures in Biotechnology Cambridge Biotechnology Grades 10-12 Application Unknown
Boston Area Girls STEM Collaborative Tech Savvy Boston University (Boston) 3D Printing, Robotics & more Girls, Grades 7-8 Application $250
Boston Arts Academy STEAM at BAA: Future Worlds In Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math Boston Coding, 3D Printing, CAD & more Ages 12-18 Application $500
Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM Programs Boston, Waltham & Wellesley Science & Engineering Grades 8-12 Application $599-$2200
Brooks School Computer Camp N. Andover Robotics, Computer Programming & Engineering Grades 3-8 Registration $550
Code & Circuit Summer STEM Programs Amesbury Programming, Robotics, 3D Printing & more Grades 3-8 Registration $345/week
CodeCampKidz Learn To Code Burlington & Natick or online HTML, CSS, & Javascript Grades 6-8 Registration Class costs vary
Code Wiz Summer Programs Westford Coding, Robotics & 3D Printing Ages 6+ Registration $550/week
CS Recitations Summer Programming Classes Natick Computer Science Ages 8-18 Registration Class costs vary
E inc. Science Discovery Camp Charlestown Environmental & Natural Science Ages 6-12 Registration $425/week
EcoTarium Summer Discovery Camp Worcester Nature, Animals & more Ages 5-14 Registration Class costs vary
Edge on Science Summer Programs Regis College (Weston) & Plymouth Astronomy, Catapults, Rocketry, Marine Ecology & more Ages 8-14 Registration $655/session
Einstein’s Workshop Summer Programs Burlington & Newton Coding, Game Learning, Robotics & more Grades K-8 Registration Class costs vary
Empow Studios Summer Programs Acton, Back Bay/Boston, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Lexington, Milton-Quincy, Natick, Newton-Needham & Westford Tech & Design Camps and Minecraft Camps Grades 1-8 Registration $335/half-day class or $595/full-day class
epiic Solutions Epiic Experiences Boston University (Boston) Entrepreneurship, Technology & Innovation Middle & High School Application $725
EXPLO Summer Programs Wellesley College (Wellesley) & Wheaton College (Norton) Bioengineering, Medicine +Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship & more Grades 4-11 Application Class costs vary
Fungineers Summer Programs Norfolk Robotics, 3D Design, RC Aircraft & more Ages 5+ Registration Class costs vary
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy Summer STEM: Fish Fraud Forensics Gloucester Biotechnology Ages 14-18 Registration $400
Green Apple Campus Green Apple Camps Olin College of Engineering (Needham) Robotics, Innovation, Entrepreneurship & more Grades K-9 Registration Class costs vary
Ivy Seed Summer Camp Harvard & MIT (Cambridge) Programming & App Development Ages 8-17 Registration $1190
jrCode Academy Summer Programs Wellesley Computer Programming Grades 2-8 Registration Class costs vary
Jr. Tech Summer STEM Workshops Cape Cod Computer Programming, Robotics, Marine Ecology & more Grades 4-12 Registration Class costs vary
Kids 4 Coding Summer Programs Lesley University (Cambridge) & Newbury College (Brookline) Game Design, Programming, Build/Code Drones & more Ages 7-16 Registration Class costs vary
Kids Digital U Summer Tech Camp Needham 3D Design and Computer Animation, Virtual Reality & more Grades 3-12 Registration Class costs vary
KT Byte Computer Camps  Lexington Computer Science Ages 9+ Registration Class costs vary
LEtGO Your Mind Summer Programs Various MA locations LEGO, Robotics & Stop Animation Ages 4-14 Registration Class costs vary
Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science Intellect Quest Summer Math/Science and Engineering Program Worcester Math, Science & Technology Grades 5-6 & 7-8 Registration $400/class
Minuteman High School Girls in STEM Camp Lexington Hands-on STEM Activities Girls, Grades 7-8 Application Free for in-district and $149 out-of-district
Museum of Science Summer Courses Cambridge Chemistry, Space, Med School & more Grades 1-8 Registration $300-$600/week
North Atlantic Archaeological Collaborative, Inc. Archaeological Field Trip Sandwich Archaeology & Hands-on Digging All Ages Reservation $400 (up to 25 students)
NuVu: The Innovation School Summer Programs Cambridge Design, Engineering, Science & more Grades 6-12 Registration $1875/session
Ocean Protection Advocacy Kids, Inc. (OPAK) Summer Marine Science Day Programs Chatham/Dennis Marine Science, Art &  Advocacy Ages 7-13 Registration Varies by Workshop
Parts and Crafts Summer Camp  Somerville Girls Invention, Science & more  Ages 7-12 Registration Class costs vary
Penguin Coding School Summer Session Lexington Computer Programming Grades 2-12 Registration Class costs vary
Pincushion Hill Montessori School STEM Program & Summer Discovery Program Ashland Coding, Robotics, Life Sciences & more Ages 2.9-10 Registration Class costs vary
PinkyInc Summer Camp Marlborough Technology & DIY Projects Grades 2-8 Registration Class costs vary
PZ Math PZ Math Calculus Prep Camp Hebrew College (Newton) Math Grades 8 – 12 Registration $1600
Science from Scientists The Science of Forensics Wellesley Science & Forensics Grades 5-8 Registration $475
S.E.T School of Metrowest Summer Programs Ashland Science, Robotics & Technology Grades 1-7 Application $425/week
Shady Hill School STEAM Summer Program Cambridge Robotics, Design, Engineering & more Grades 1-5 Registration $550/week
STEM Beginnings STEM goes STEAM Summer Workshop Westborough Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math for Young Children Ages 5-10 Registration Class costs vary
Studio of Engaging Math Summer Program Brighton Hands-projects: Circuits and Sensors Grades 2-7 Registration $490/week
The Business of Doing Good Boston Boot Camps Boston Social entrepreneurship Grades 5-9 Registration $450
The Clubhouse Summer @ The Clubhouse Museum of Science, Boston 3D Design, Animation, Programming & more Ages 10-18 Drop-in Free
The Innovation Institute Summer Programs Newtonville Science & Engineering Grades K-8+ Registration Class costs vary
The Maker Mill Summer of Makers  North Andover Engineering, Technology & Art Grades K-8 Registration Class costs vary
The Makery @ Coolidge Corner Youth Summer Programs Brookline STEAM (Art, Technology & Model-Making) Grades 3-12 Registration $425/session
Think Tank at Technocopia STEAM Summer Program Worcester Science, Technology & Art Ages 5-17 Registration Class costs vary
United Nations Association of Greater Boston Summer Institutes in Global Leadership Harvard University (Cambridge) Climate Change, Global Health, Global Leadership & more Grades 5-8 & 7-12 Registration $695/week
Whitehead Institute Expedition: Bio Cambridge Biology Grades 7-8 Registration $1000/session
Wicked Cool for Kids Summer Programs Various MA locations Chemistry, Biology, Engineering & more Grades K-6 Registration Class costs vary
Wolfram Research Wolfram High School Summer Camp Waltham (Bentley University) Independent Coding Projects in Science, Math, Coding, and Physics Grades 9-12 Application $2350
YMCA (Hockomock Area) Summer Camps North Attleboro & Franklin Science, Rockets, Robotics & more Ages 7-14 Registration Class costs vary

 NATIONAL PROGRAMS WITH MASSACHUSETTS LOCATIONS

 Sponsor Program Location Focus Age Enrollment Cost
Camp Invention Camp Invention Programs Various MA locations Robotics, Coding & more Grades K-6 Registration Class costs vary
Code Ninjas Code Ninjas Camps Tyngsboro Coding Ages 7-14 Registration Class costs vary
Coding with Kids Summer Camps Various MA locations Computer Programming Ages 5-18 Registration Class costs vary
Digital Media Academy Digital Media Camps Harvard (Cambridge) Digital Media, Game Design, Robotics & more Ages 6-18 Registration Class costs vary
Drobots Company Drone STEM Camps Various MA locations Drones, Science & Technology Grades 1-12 Registration Class costs vary
Education Unlimited Science Camps for Girls MIT & Tufts Science & Engineering Girls, Grades 4-9 Application Class costs vary
Education Unlimited Coed Science Camp MIT & Tufts Science Grades 4-9 Application Class costs vary
Emagination Computer Camps Computer Camps  Boston College Game Design, Programming & more Ages 8-18 Registration Class costs vary
Girls Make Games Summer Camp MIT (Cambridge) Video Game Design & Development Ages 8-17 Registration $1500
Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Boston Computer Science and Coding Grades 11-12 Application Free
GSK GSK Science in the Summer Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield Science Grades 2-6 Registration Free
iD Tech Computer Camps Amherst, Bentley, Eastern Nazarene, Endicott, Harvard, Lasell, MIT, Olin, Simmons, St. Mark’s, U Mass Lowell Game Design, Programming, App Development & more Ages 6-18 Registration Class costs vary
i2 Camp Summer Tech Camps Roxbury Latin (Boston) Coding, Engineering, 3D Printing & more Ages 9-13 Registration $899/week
Mad Science Summer Camps North Boston & South Boston Chemistry, Rocketry & Engineering Ages 4-12 Registration Class costs vary
Microsoft Stores YouthSpark Programs Boston, Burlington & Natick Coding Games & Apps Ages 8+ Registration Free
Play-Well TEKnologies
Summer Programs Various MA locations LEGO, Robotics & Girl Power Ages 5-12 Registration Class costs vary

Editor’s Note: This camp list has been updated for 2018 and now includes 90+ camps.

23 thoughts on “Parents’ Guide to 100+ STEM Summer Camps in Massachusetts

  1. Naga

    HI-

    Thanks so much for all the details. Really appreciate it. These details are really hard to find. Is there any research/ lab assistant opportunities near Worcester for 9th and 10th graders,

  2. Erin Truman

    Hi! My child loves robotics and engineering. He’s doing amazing things at home, but is only a Kindergartener and we live on the Cape. Most programs will not let my child enroll because he is so young. Does anyone know of any programs close to the Cape that offer courses where a younger child can enroll?

      1. Cyndi Post author

        I introduced my daughter to building toys, such as LEGOS and Lincoln Logs, when she was young (~3 years). They helped to spark her interest in building things. Robotics was a natural next step for her and robotics gave her the opportunity to design, build, program and control robots. She attended a robotics summer camp at a young age and enjoyed it.

        Here are some robotics products recommended by educators: https://www.bostontechmom.com/2016-holiday-stem-gift-guide-what-pltw-educators-recommend/.

        Being part of a FIRST LEGO League Jr team is also a great way to get your child involved in robotics: http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/flljr.

    1. Cyndi Post author

      Thank you! There are a few programs in the list that are low-cost or offer assistance; however, the only way to find out is to click on each program to get pricing information.

  3. Christina Pentikis

    I have a few questions about the STEM camps in general: do they accept international students? Are any of the camps over nights where the students stay at the universities or colleges they are attending these camps?

    1. Cyndi Post author

      Hi Christina, I would contact the camps directly to get details but I would expect that many would accept international students. I know that iD Tech camps offer overnight options and the camps are held on university campuses.

  4. Margaret

    Are there scholarships available? I have an 11 year-old great-niece, a sixth grade student, with cerebral palsy, being raised with her sister by a single parent Mom. She is an honors student, excels in math and science and lives in central Massachusetts.

    1. Cyndi Post author

      Thank you! I would suggest checking out your local libraries and universities to start. Also, some of the camps listed in the MA post have a national presence and might have camps in PA.

  5. Jose dos Santos

    Thank you Cyndi, this is very valuable. If a young 15 year old girl is interested in digital design and user experience, where should we look at for the summer? Many thanks,

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