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

Camp Invention In-Person Programs

Digital Media Academy - University of Pennsylvania

Various locations

iD Tech at the University of Pennsylvania

Temple University Ambler Campus

Handwork at Home
Father's Day Fishing Derby
Peace Valley Park Pavilion 1 - - 7:30 AM Pick
Father’s Day Fishing
Linvilla Orchards - 8:00 AM Pick
Sunday Fun Days at Awbury Arboretum
Awbury Arboretum - 1:00 PM Pick
Norristown Free Outdoor Concert Series
Elmwood Park Bandshell - 7:00 PM Pick
Summer Solstice Bonfire at Wolf's Hollow County Park
Wolf's Hollow County Park, Parking Lot - 8:00 PM Pick
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