Kids4Coding camper creating a 3D game using KODU Game Lab at Microsoft New England in Cambridge. Photo courtesy of Kids4Coding
Kids4Coding camper creating a 3D game using KODU Game Lab at Microsoft New England in Cambridge. Photo courtesy of Kids4Coding

Top Boston Area STEM Camps to Make Summer a Blast

If a summer filled with flying drones, engineering robots, launching rockets, and modding Minecraft sounds a dream come true for your kiddo, then the Boston Area camp scene certainly won't disappoint! With loads of STEM and STEAM programs available at nearby universities, parks, libraries, and more, there are plenty of options for you and your curious kid to choose from. Plus, with the growing importance of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math studies, you can feel extra good about signing your child up for these hands-on, highly-interactive, enriching summer programs.

Since the STEM/STEAM scene is booming these days, we've narrowed the list down to some of the top options in and around Boston. From flexible to affordable, read on for a selection of summer camps for kids ages 3 to 18. And for even more ideas, take a look at our Boston Summer Camp Guide.

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Kids 4 Coding Virtual & On-Campus Summer Programs
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iD Tech Camps at Simmons College
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iD Tech Camps at Endicott College
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iD Tech Camps at Dean College
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iD Tech Camps at Eastern Nazarene College
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Empow Studios STEM Enrichment Center - Lexington

Empow Studios STEM Enrichment Center - Newton

Empow Studios at Old South Church

the hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
The Big E
The Big E Fairgrounds - 8:00 AM Pick
Library of Congress National Book Festival
Library of Congress and Virtual - 9:00 AM Pick
Festival of Illumination: World of Lights
Southwick Zoo - 5:30 PM Pick
Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience
Franklin Park Zoo - 6:00 PM Pick
Story Pirates Story Creation Zone
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