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Atlanta-Area STEM Summer Camps

Two-photo collage of kids outside at a summer camp

Below is a list of STEM-themed 2022 summer camps in the metro Atlanta area submitted and hosted by Science ATL Partner organizations. This list, presented in no particular order, is intended to support parents seeking awesome science experiences for their kids this summer.  Always check the website for more details about the camps and any changes to program structure due to unforeseen circumstances.

Disclaimer: Inclusion of any organization, activities, products, or services on this webpage does not constitute or imply the endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of the Science ATL Inc., or any of its employees or contractors acting on its behalf.

The Amphibian Foundation – Critter Camps 

Dates: Weekly from June 6 to Aug 12, 2022
Ages: 5-15 yrs
Location: Decatur and Buckhead
Contact: [email protected]

Critter Camp is a fun, science-based exploration into the world of reptiles and amphibians – perfect for the critter enthusiast in your life! Campers are encouraged to ask questions about the animals and discover their own answers through hands-on observation. Safe animal handling, including biosecurity, will be taught and implemented at the beginning of the camp, and maintained vigilantly throughout. 

Size, schedule, and pricing varies by location. Check the Critter Camp website for more information.

Daily Hours:
9am-3pm: Friends School of Atlanta Location
9am-4pm: The Amphibian Foundation Location
Before care and after care available

Registration open now


Trees Atlanta – Junior Treekeeper Camps

Dates: Weekly from May 31 to July 29
Ages: Open to rising 1st to 6th graders
Location: Trees Atlanta Kendeda Center, 225 Chester Ave., Atlanta, GA 30316
Contact: [email protected]

Junior TreeKeeper Camp days are filled with adventures in the urban forest. Kids spend time doing hands-on activities in environmental science, biking to explore the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and green spaces, and making new memories with friends. Each week has a different session theme – from Breathe with Trees to Pollinator Power to Animals in the Forest and more.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm Before and Aftercare are available
Registration open now


O-Academy

Dates: June 6 to July 29
Ages: 5-12
Location: Outdoor Activity Center 1442 Richland Rd. SW Atlanta, GA 30310
Contact: [email protected]

Camp at the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) provides youth, ages 5-12, with a safe and supportive place to explore nature and help care for our environment. Hosted by West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, our experienced staff are environmental educators and certified interpretive guides, who foster outdoor skills. They are caring, creative and will help your child make meaningful connections to nature. 

Daily Hours: 9am-4pm
Registration opens in March


The Neuroscience School

Dates: June 13 to July 15
Ages: Rising 9th-12th graders
Location: Virtual
Contact: [email protected]

Sponsored by The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience The Neuroscience School at Georgia State University offers short courses in the summer for any high school students who enjoy science. These week-long engaging courses are taught by award-winning neuroscience and psychology professors, all of whom hold interest and scholarly expertise in science education research and programming. 

Daily Hours: 10am – 4pm
Registration is open


Exploring Engineer STEM Academy

Dates: June 6-10
Ages: Rising 9th-12th graders
Location: Georgia Tech Campus, Atlanta, GA
Contact: [email protected]

The oldest and largest secondary school academy in the nation dedicated toward STEM careers is celebrating our 22nd year on the Ga Tech campus. Academy students learn about the various fields of Engineering and Science from hands-on experiences and visiting exciting tours of high-tech facilities & laboratories. Students come from Metro Atlanta, all over Georgia, as well as across the country, exploring how to become a successful Engineer or Scientist!

Daily Hours: Residential with adult supervision provided in the dorms
Register before March 1 for a reduced price


EnviroVentures Summer Camp

Dates: June 6 to July 29
Ages: 5-13 (Counselor In Training program for ages 11-13)
Location: Community Center at Piedmont Park Conservancy, 1071 Piedmont Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30309
Contact: [email protected]

Camp includes a healthy and engaging activity schedule featuring outdoor sports and recreation, STEAM focused activities, exploration of the Park, arts and crafts, park stewardship, special programs and much more!  All full day campers participate in daily swimming at our Aquatics Center. 

Daily Hours: 9am – 4 pm  Before and Aftercare are available
Registration open now


Summer P.E.A.K.S

Dates: June 6 to July 29
Ages: Rising 2nd to 12 grades
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology
Contact: [email protected]

CEISMC Summer P.E.A.K.S. (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM) are one week long experiences designed to increase Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) knowledge through various educational activities. Summer P.E.A.K.S. give students the chance to enhance learning during the summer in experiential activities on campus at Georgia Tech.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3 pm
Registration opens in February


CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp

Dates: June 27 to July 1 and July 25-29
Ages: Rising Juniors and Seniors (Must be 16 by the first day of the camp session)
Location: CDC headquarters
Contact: [email protected]

CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the CDC Museum. During camp students are immersed in the diverse field of public health. Topics vary year to year, but may include: public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law. Camp is a fast paced, academically demanding program. Participants are expected to fully immerse themselves, work together, and become a diverse team of disease detectives! 

Daily Hours: 8:45 am – 4pm

To apply for the 2022 CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp first read the FAQs, next download, and complete application, then submit it by mail. Applications must be post-marked (mailed) by April 1, 2022.


CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course

Dates: June 13- 17 and July 18-22
Ages: Rising Juniors and Seniors (Must be 16 by the first day of the camp session)
Location: Virtual
Contact: [email protected]

The CDC Museum Public Health Academy Online Summer Course is a web-based course with both synchronous and asynchronous components.  Topics vary course to course, but may include: public health interventions, global health, infectious disease, chronic disease, injury prevention, data analysis, surveys, school wellness programs, violence prevention, birth defects, mental health, environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreaks, scientific communication, laboratory technology, disease surveillance, epidemiology, and public health law. The course is a fast-paced academic program. Participants are expected to immerse themselves in all course materials and complete daily assignments by given​ deadlines in the week.

To apply for the 2022 CDC Museum Academy Online Summer Course first read the frequently asked questions next download and complete application, then submit it by mail. Applications must be post-marked (mailed) by April 1, 2022.


Bugs, Bytes & Bites Discovery Camp!

Dates: June 20-June 24
Ages: 8-11 years old
Location: Grub-Ah-Dub Shack | 1016 Monroe Drive, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Contact: [email protected]

Explore and discover science through the wonderful world of insects at the Grub-Ah-Dub Shack. From sensors to food waste, campers will explore and investigate innovative ways to farm insects. With Mealworms as their inspiration, campers will tour sustainable farms, create interactive art, play fun games and go on Entomology adventures.

Daily Hours: 9am – 4 pm
Registration opens in March


I AM STEM Camp

Date: June 20 – July 15
Ages: K-12
Location: Virtual and multiple in-person options will be available
Contact: [email protected]

I AM STEM Camp is designed to expose K-12 children to the world of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through real-world experiences and exciting lessons. Our curriculum is taught by certified teachers and STEM professionals. There are virtual and face-to-face options available that center social justice and expose participants to STEM careers. 

Daily Hours: 9am – 3 pm
Registration opens in March


Park Leadership Team @ Piedmont Park

Dates: June 6 – July 1
Ages: 14-15
Location: 1071 Piedmont Avenue NE
Contact: [email protected]
The Park Leadership team is a great way for youth ages 14-15 to be Park Ambassadors. The team will participate in a range of activities including: engaging with Park visitors, participating in public programs in the Park and developing and producing creative content for Park learners. All while getting to spend summer in the Park with their peers! Each week the Park Leadership Team will complete a service project in the Park like building a Little Free Library or working to create a new pollinator garden or painting an educational art piece in the Community Garden.

Daily Hours: 1pm – 5 pm
Registration opens in February


High Touch High Tech

Kids with Magnifying Glass

Date: All Summer
Ages: 4-11
Location: Online and In Your Neighborhood!
Contact: [email protected]
High Touch High Tech has designed several ways to engage with their hands-on STEM content this summer. They can bring their content to your camp or neighborhood group weekly or for a weeklong half-day program. They also have 5 pre-recorded 60-minute Virtual Programs that can purchased individually or as a “Camp in a Bag” for over 50 different experiments. All supplies are included in the cost. Themes include Geology, Plants, Brains, Rockets, Sound and more.


Being the CEO of ME

Date: June 6 to July 29
Ages: 5-18
Contact: [email protected]
For (2) four weeks sessions, Being The CEO of ME Prodigy Campers (elementary school) and Being The CEO of ME YLA campers (middle and high school) are taught how to create and market a product line in the industry of their choice.

Being The CEO of ME blends STEM, entrepreneurship, and social impact in a vibrant and fun learning environment where campers are encouraged to explore their interests in tech and E-commerce while finding opportunities to turn their big ideas into realities. They collaborate in teams, participate in scavenger hunts, learn about their local economy, and finish community projects with the help of mentors from local businesses, tech companies, and local colleges and universities that help them understand the importance of civic leadership, and creating solutions to everyday problems where they live and play.

Daily Hours: 8am – 5PM
Summer Flyer and Registration available in March


Project Smart 

Date: June 7 to June 17
Ages: 8-10Contact: [email protected]
Project SMART immerses elementary students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) that empowerstudents to be innovators and problem-solvers all while having fun! Students uncover how to create SMARTer communities through coding, creativity, and collaboration.

Students will learn about SMART Cities and explore questions like: How are science, technology, and math utilized in SMART Cities?  How do you identify community issues and create solutions to address them? And how to write basic computer code to present solutions and products?

Daily Hours: 8am-12pm
More information and registration will be available in March


Club SciKidz STEM Day Camps

Dates: June 6 – July 29
Ages: Rising PK – 8th
Locations: Nine metro-Atlanta locations (see website)
Contact: [email protected]
At Club SciKidz, we know that you want to be the parent who chooses the best camp for your kid. To do that, you need a fun and safe camp where your child will learn new skills from positive role models. The problem is planning your kid’s summer activities can be overwhelming. We believe you can plan a great summer experience for your kid. We understand, we have kids, and our children’s well-being is our top priority, which is why we’re proud that 70% of our campers each year come from referrals and repeat business. So, join us this summer. Don’t miss out on opportunities for your kid to thrive, and instead, your kid will be engaged learning new skills with like-minded friends and beg you to come back.

Daily hours: 9 AM – 4 PM (Before and Aftercare available)
Registration: https://atlanta.clubscikidz.com


SUMMER SAFARI CAMPS AT ZOO ATLANTA

Dates: May 31, 2022 – July 29, 2022
Ages: 5-14
Location: Zoo Atlanta
Contact: [email protected]

Join us for an exploration of all things WILD! From pandas to parrots to pine snakes, young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun! Zoo Atlanta’s Safari Camp: Summer Session is the perfect summer break experience for children ages 5 to 14. Each week campers embark on a different Zoo expedition, exploring wildlife and wild places. From Conservation Champions to Survival of the Fittest, participants will be engaged in ways they can save wildlife and wild places. Select an individual week that fits in your summer plans, or spend the entire summer with us. For more information please visit. Each week campers embark on a different Zoo expedition, exploring wildlife and wild places. For more information please visit the Zoo Atlanta website.

Times: Safari Camp hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  (Drop-off starts 8:30 a.m.) Extended care available for $75 per week from 8 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.


“IT GIRL” SUMMER SERIES

The ‘IT Girl’ Summer Series is a four week digital and hands on exposure learning camp for girls ages 8-16 to learn in-demand technology concepts. Additionally, our workshops and programs focus on discovering, pursuing, and succeeding in technology through the exposure of technical concepts. Students do not need to have any prior technical experience, and all materials will be provided. We ask all students at least have a strong desire to learn more about technology.

Session 1: Intro to Technology for Beginners, June 4th- June 25th, 9:30-11:30am, Ages: 8-12
This program is designed to engage young minds and help them advance from being merely computer users to creators. Participants will learn the basics of technology, history, and creating using computers through activities. They will apply their programming skills to create simple programs, animations and games.

Session 2: Intermediate Web Design, June 4th- June 25th, 12-2pm, Ages: 13-16
This program teaches students how to build their own web pages. Students will learn the languages HTML and CSS, and will create their own live homepages to serve as portfolios of their creations. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain how web pages are developed and viewed on the Internet, analyze and fix errors in existing websites, and create their very own multi-page websites. 

More at the Next IT Girl website.