Take flight at Camp Invention. Photo courtesy of the camp
Take flight at Camp Invention. Photo courtesy of the camp

STEM Summer Camps for Philadelphia Area Kids

Camps that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) or STEAM (including Art) give kids the best of both worlds: a great learning experience and summertime fun. STEM activities boost brain power, creative thinking, and problem solving while kids have fun designing video games and building Lego robots. 

There are many STEM-themed summer camps to keep children engaged, entertained, and educated throughout Philadelphia. If you have a kid interested in science, you are in luck. We have rounded up some options sure to excite the minds of the future.

A few camps are offering virtual options. But for in-person camps, safety protocols such as mask wearing, social distancing, and extra sanitization are in effect. When registering your child, be sure to review guidelines particular to that camp location.

Looking for more summer camp options? Browse our Summer Camp Guide and learn about camps for art, horseback riding, sports, and preschoolers, too.

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Held at Bryn Mawr College

Camp Invention At-Home Programs
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Camp Invention In-Person Programs
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Digital Media Academy - University of Pennsylvania

Various locations

iD Tech at the University of Pennsylvania

Temple University Ambler Campus

Handwork at Home
Pay What You Wish
Philadelphia Museum of Art - various times Pick
Celebrating Earth Day
Temple University- Ambler Campus - various times Pick
Please Touch Museum Reopens
Please Touch Museum - various times Pick
Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens - 9:00 AM
Big Time: Life in an Endangerous Age
The Philadelphia Zoo - 9:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides