• Atlanta-Area STEM Summer Camps

Below is a list of STEM-themed summer camps in the metro Atlanta area, presented in no particular order, as an aid to parents seeking awesome experiences for their kids this summer. Those listed as ALEX’s Picks were featured in a recent Atlanta Science Festival blog post by our mascot, ALEX the Astronaut. We are sure there are more opportunities out there! If you have a suggested addition to this list, please contact us.

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

The Amphibian Foundation – Critter Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 to August 9
Ages: 5-15 yrs

Critter Camp is a fun, science-based exploration into the world of reptiles and amphibians – perfect for the critter enthusiast in your life! Weather permitting, hikes may be taken to our nearby creek to survey for native critters. Space is limited to 12 campers per session! Please contact Critter Camp Administrator, Crystal Mandica, [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Daily Hours:
9am-3pm: Friends School of Atlanta Location
9am-4pm: The Amphibian Foundation Location

Before care and after care available at an additional fee

Zoo Atlanta – Summer Safari Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 to August 2
Ages: 4-14

From pandas to parrots to pine snakes, young explorers will be immersed in hands-on, minds-on learning while having fun! Select an individual week that fits in your summer plans, or spend the entire summer with us. It’s sure to be a fantastic adventure!

Camp hours are 9 a.m.–4 p.m.  (Drop-off starts 8:30 a.m.)
Camp Half-Day hours are 9 a.m.–12 p.m. (Drop-off starts 8:30 a.m.)
After/before care options available for additional cost

Trees Atlanta – Junior Treekeeper Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 to August 2
Ages: Open to rising 1st to 6th graders

Junior TreeKeeper Camp days are filled with hands-on activities in environmental science, biking to explore the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum and green spaces, and making new memories with friends.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm

Before and Aftercare are available for an additional fee

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Summer Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 to August 9
Ages:  2 – 12

The Blue Heron Nature Preserve camps focuses on outdoor immersion and inquiry based exploration.

Hours and Costs vary by Age Group

Holy Innocents Episcopal School Summer Camps

Dates: June 3-7, June 10-14
Ages: Ages 5-12

Holy Innocents’ Bear Camps include extensive programming, including two dedicated STEAM-focused camps on Robots and Predators.

Daily Hours: 9am-3pm

Atlanta CARES Mentoring Network – STEM EnRICH Summer Academy

Dates: June 10th – July 12
Ages: For Rising 7th through 12th graders

Students will  participate in five weeks of STEM based classes. Weekly field trips to local STEM related museums and corporations provide opportunities for the students to gain exposure to a variety of STEM careers.  Students are expected to attend all five weeks to maximize their STEM learning experience.

Daily Hours – 9:00am- 4:00pm After/before care options available for additional cost

Atlanta International School Summer Camps

Dates: June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26
Ages: rising Kindergarten students through 12th graders

Atlanta International School (AIS) Summer Camps offer an enriching summer experience filled with fun, new friends and opportunities to learn about the world and each other! Among their offerings are STEM camps focused on Wood and Tinkering, Space, 3D Printing, GEMS (GIrls in Engineering, Math and Science), Robotics, Predators, and more. Check the website for more details and specific dates. Each themed camp runs for one week.

Daily Hours: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Drop off begins at 8:00 am)

UGA-Extension Fulton County Summer Camps

Dates: June 10-14, June 24-28, July 1-5, July 8-12, July 15-19
Ages: 4th through 12th grades

Every year 4-H offers away camps for 4th-12th graders, several of which explore STEM topics. You might head to Rock Eagle, the largest 4-H center in the world, the north Georgia mountains, the beach, or Atlanta. Check out the promotional videos to learn more about each camp

These are Residential camps

BioLogue Laboratorium Biotechnology Camp

Dates: June 24-28
Ages: 13-18

This camp is designed for participants to explore the world of biotechnology. Hands on experiments include gel electrophoresis, PCR and genetic engineering applications.

Daily Hours: 9am-1pm

Morehouse School of Medicine – Community Health Worker Training Program for High School Students & Young Adults

Dates: June 24-July 26
Ages: Rising 10th-12th grade students and recent graduates of all metro Atlanta-area high schools

The Summer High School & Young Adults Community Health Worker training program is a summer intensive 5 week training for the year-long training program that seeks to increase the number of trained HS CHWs to engage family, peers and community in strategies for better health and wellness. The application deadline is March 31.

Daily Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

CDC Museum Disease Detectives Camp

Dates: Three identical sessions: June 17 – 21, July 8 – 12, July 22 – 26.

Ages: motivated students who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2019-2020 school year. Must be at least 16 years old by June 17.

CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an academic day camp held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Over the course of five days, campers 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.

Daily Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Club SciKidz

Dates: weekly, June 3 – August 2, multiple locations

Ages: PreK – 7th grade

Our unique science and technology summer camp programs are designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-15. Carefully researched STEM based science lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth, and physical science concepts.

Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., before/after care available 8am-5:30pm

Chattahoochee Nature Center Camp Kingfisher
Dates: Weekly from May 28 – August 2

Ages: 4 to rising 9th graders

Get outside this summer, connect with nature, build lasting friendships and have all the fun of a traditional summer camp at Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Camp Kingfisher. Since 1993, Camp Kingfisher has provided an unforgettable camp experience that allows kids to explore and investigate and experiment while developing personal growth, teamwork, and environmental stewardship.

Daily Hours: 9am-4pm & FREE Extended Care 8-9am & 4-6:00pm (except 4 year old program)

Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center

Dates: June 17-21 and June 24-28
Ages Rising 4th through 6th grade students

Get ready for takeoff at the 2019 Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp! The camp is packed with activities that help future aviator’s understand science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Students will be exposed to careers in aviation through several field trips to airports and other aviation facilities, including component testing and assembly. The culminating experience will be a team build-off competition, in which the students will be challenged to build and fly an aircraft of their own design. Engineers from Lockheed Martin Aviation will mentor the teams.

Daily Hours 9am-4pm After/before care options available

Imagine That! And Future Tech Camps

Dates: Vary by Age and Location
Ages: 5-14

A fun and educational STEM and Art summer day camps for children and teens that offers camps at 16 locations across Atlanta in Science, Art, Robotics, Minecraft, 3D Printing, Coding, Gaming, Sewing, Drone and Technology.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm After/before care options available for additional cost

Engineering for Kids

Dates: Vary by Age and Location
Ages: 4-14

At Engineering For Kids, our camps are carefully structured to provide your child with the enrichment he or she needs to grow and thrive. Programs are available at 7 metro Atlanta locations and come in many varieties,, such as half-day camps, full-day camps, and holiday break camps. The wide range of activities encourage children to try new things, which is a beneficial skill that can be applied in several instances throughout adulthood.

Daily Hours: Vary by Age and Location

Camp Invention

Dates: Vary by Age and Location
Ages: Varies by location K/1st grade-6th.

Camp Invention® is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids’ natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving. 22 locations available across Atlanta.

Daily Hours: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm After/Before Care available available for additional cost at some locations

Brainy Bytes

Dates: Vary by Location and Age
Ages: 5 and up

Join us this summer as we launch another exciting year of one-of-a-kind summer camps that will introduce your child to FUNdemental technology. Multiple locations, courses, and ability levels for campers ages 5 and up. Our camps are unique, interactive programs, focused on helping your children plug into coding, technology and fun!  Small camp size and amazing instructors gives children an enormous amount of new found knowledge and a passion for creating that will last well beyond their time spent with us.

Daily Hours: 9am-4pm Before/After Care available at additional cost at some locations.

SMASH Academy at Morehouse College

Dates: June 8 – July 13
Ages: Open to 9th grade male students

SMASH is a FREE, STEM-intensive, fully residential, college preparatory program for underrepresented high school students of color. SMASH boasts a 5-week, 3-year summer STEM enrichment program which provides access to both rigorous coursework and supportive mentors, role models, and students of color support networks. SMASH scholars remain engaged during the school year through monthly STEM activities and workshops. The program not only reinforces our scholars’ STEM academic identities, but also focuses on developing their critical thinking, civic awareness, leadership, and sense of social responsibility. SMASH Morehouse is looking for high achieving African American, Latinx, Native American, Southeast Asian (e.g. Cambodian, Laotian, Hmong, or Vietnamese) and/or Pacific Islander and Filipino male students who are currently in 9th grade. The SMASH application deadline is March 1, 2019.

This is a Residential program.

High Touch High Tech

Dates: Weekly from June 3-August 9

Ages:Rising 1st through 6th grade students

Each day during science camp, High Touch High Tech campers will enjoy 270 minutes of degreed professional instructor-led hands-on SCIENCE and STEM activities. A typical day at camp consists of two experiment blocks, a Tech Lab block, free exploration, outdoor recess (weather permitting) and a lunch and snack time. Camps available at six Metro Atlanta cities: Roswell, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Cumming.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm

Buttercup STEAM Camp

Dates: June 10-14, June 24-28

Ages: 8-14

Buttercup STEAM Camp is a unique week-long adventure for girls to learn, build and code in a fun and supportive environment.  Students work hands-on creating Steampunk themed projects that incorporate elements of STEAM. Beginner and Intermediate camps are available.

Daily Hours:9am-4pm Before/After Care available for an additional cost.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History – Day Camps

Dates: July 1-3, July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26

Ages: 8-12

Museum educators guide campers on explorations of the scientific world through a variety of hands-on experiences. Camps for ages -10 include activities and crafts centered around the theme of the day, which may include: Aqua Day, No Bones Day, and Archeology Day. Camp for ages 10-12 feature hands-on activities including tree measuring, water quality testing and aquatic species surveys. These camps occur primarily in Fernbank’s outdoor areas.

Daily Hours: 9am-4pm Before camp care available from 8-9am at no additional cost. After Care available at an additional cost.

Atlanta Montessori International School Summer Camps

Dates: June 3rd-July 26th

Ages: 3 to 12

Over the summer, Atlanta Montessori International School (AMIS) offers a diverse assortment of STEM camps for a wide range of ages. For children 3-6, highlights include camps focused on math, physics, engineering, and space. For children 6-12, camps are offered exploring coding, forensic biology, electricity and flight. Each STEM camp runs for one week.

Hours: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM

Exploring Engineering Academy – STEM Camp

Dates: June 2-7, 2019

Ages: 15-18 yrs

The Exploring Engineering Academy – STEM Camp hosts high school students from around the region for an intensive residential camp held on Georgia Tech’s campus. Students learned many facets of various careers in engineering and STEM. Students will receive unprecedented access and behind the scenes tours of Atlanta’s most prestigious companies. Students are accompanied to all events by mentors who are STEM professionals. Students have visited the following companies during our 18-year run: Novelis, The Weather Channel, GE Grid Headquarters, Georgia Power, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Six Flags, Georgia Tech Competition Center, Delta Tech-Ops, Porsche Experience Center. This is an annual event the first week of June each year.

Hours: Residential, starting 3pm Sunday June 2, through 7pm Friday June 7

iD Tech—Held at Emory

Dates: Weekly from May 27 to July 22

Ages: 7-19

iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with 400,000 alumni since 1999, and 150 prestigious campus locations including Emory, Georgia Tech, Stanford, and NYU. Students ages 7-19 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, work with AI and machine learning, and more! Just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10) so students can enjoy personalized learning at their pace.

Hours: check-in Mon-Fri 8:30-9am, and pick-up Mon-Thu 5-5:30pm, Fri 3-4pm.

Teen Biology Summer Workshop with Decatur Makers

Dates: July 8 to July 12

Ages: Rising 9th – 12th graders

In this week-long workshop, teen scientists will use DNA barcoding to conduct real-world scientific inquiry. Each participant will publish their results to the International Barcode of Life database making a meaningful scientific contribution. There are no grades, no tests, and no prerequisites. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and explore the topics presented in their own ways. This workshop is meant for any teen curious about the world around them, interested in pursuing the study of biology, or who just wants to explore a new field of DIY.

Hours: 9am – 2pm

NASA IMEET Summer Camp at Georgia Tech (FREE ADMISSION)

Dates: July 15-19 and July 22-25

Ages: Rising 9th – 12th graders

NASA IMEET Summer camp is geared towards cultivating Engineering
Design, 3D printing, Robotics and Project Management related skills in the
future engineers, by helping them learn the topics in interactive and hands-on
way. First week will involve learning the Dassault Systemes CAD software
“CATIA” to design and 3D print their own parts. Also, students will learn
how to build and program LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots. Students will also
learn how to fly drones. The second week will allow students to participate in
the team competition, in which the students will be challenged to design
custom components for their LEGO rovers and drones and complete a
futuristic mission on Mars. Engineers from Georgia Tech will mentor the
teams. To apply visit: pwp.gatech.edu/imeet

Hours: 9am-3:30 pm (No After/before care options available, parents
will be required to drop-off and pick up the kids). Daily lunches will be

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