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2020 STEM 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 science experiences for their kids this summer. Some of these camps may be canceled or may offer virtual experiences. Always check the website for more details about the camps.

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The Amphibian Foundation – Critter Camps

Virtual camps available

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

Club SciKidz

“Camp in a Box” options available 

Dates: weekly, June 1 – August 2, multiple locations

Ages: PreK – 7th grade

The Best STEAM camps start right here! Each summer Club SciKidz offers 4 themed camps for grades PK-5. Our themes this year include: By the Beautiful Sea, Cosmic Cookie Dough, Robot Rumble and Coding Kaleidoscope. Campers in grades 5-8 can choose one of our ivy league camps from our Tech Scientific division. Concentrations include: Veterinary Medicine, 3D Printing, Chemistry, Rocketry, Drones, Stop Motion Animation., Harry Potter, American Girl, Minecraft with Java Programming, Advanced LEGO Robotics and more.

Daily Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., before/after care available

Chattahoochee Nature Center Camp Kingfisher

Registrants should contact the Center for more information

Dates: Weekly from June 1 – August 7

Ages: 4 to rising 9th graders

Camp Kingfisher is an ideal summer adventure for all. In addition to traditional camp programs like hiking, canoeing, and swimming, campers get immersed in the beauty of nature and wildlife with hands-on experiences. Activities and themes encourage personal growth, teamwork, and environmental stewardship in campers. Camp Kingfisher’s 7 session themes determine the content of live animal encounters, science exploration activities, and educational hikes.

Daily Hours: 9am-4pm
Before/after care available

Camp Invention

In-person and virtual camps available

Dates: Vary by Age and Location
Ages:  K-6th grade

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. At Camp Invention young learners discover the value of their unique ideas and are empowered to innovate and explore. Locations available across Atlanta.

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

SMASH Academy at Morehouse College

Virtual learning available

Dates: June 1 – July 17
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. In addition, after completing the program, SMASH Alumni have an opportunity to participate in a paid, 5 week internship at a tech company! SMASH is currently hosted on 10 different college campuses around the country including Morehouse College.

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 Feburary 28, 2020.

This is a Residential program.

X-treme Science/STEM Camps with High Touch High Tech

Virtual learning available

Dates: Weekly from June 1-August 2

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. Depending on enrollment, campers will be grouped according to age and ability.Camps available at six Metro Atlanta cities: Atlanta, Roswell, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Vinings, Decatur, and Cumming.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm

Exploring Engineering Academy – STEM Camp

Virtual option available

Dates: May 31-5, 2020

Ages: High School Students

Exploring Engineer STEM Academy is a Coed High School Camp now in its 20th Year on the GT Campus is sponsored by the Atlanta Area Council of Boy Scouts of America, We continue to grow with over 75 boys and girls primarily from the metro Atlanta area, however we get students from the entire country. Students are mentored and chaperoned by experienced Professional Engineers, they experience living in the dorms and eating at campus dining halls on the Georgia Tech campus, one of the most prestigious campus in the country. Their very full schedule comprises of participating on many hands-on engineering activities and tours of the many Tech Laboratories as well as visiting many of Atlanta’s premier state-of-the-art engineering research facilities. At the end of the week a Banquet is also highlighted by key note speakers such as the Dean of College of Engineering, Vice President of Lockheed Martin, or other dignitaries.

For Additional Information please contact:
Richard Morales, M.Sc., P.E., F.ASCE
Chairman Exploring Engineer STEM Camp
[email protected]

Hours: Residential

iD Tech—Held at Emory

Virtual camps available

Dates: Weekly from June 1 to August 2

Ages: 7-17

iD Tech is the world leader in summer STEM education, with over 450,000 alumni and over 20 years of experience. Programs for ages 7-19 are held at 150 prestigious campuses in the USA, Europe, and Asia, including Emory, Georgia Tech, NYU, and others.  Just 5-10 students per instructor (maximum 10) so students can enjoy personalized learning at their pace.

Hours: 8:30 am – 5:30pm

After Care available at an additional cost.

Big Data Academy 

Dates: June 15th-26th 2020 and  July 13th-17th 2020
Ages: This camp is only for girls who will be in middle school for the 2020-2021 school year.

This free summer academy for middle school girls held at Emory University focuses on real data from cancer patients and how to discover what causes cancer. The students will learn about cancer, how new data is generated, and how these super huge datasets (big data) are mined. It is not a coding camp. Takes place over a 2-week session (June) or 1-week session (July) and is led by Emory scientists and staff.

The application process is competitive, not all applicants will be accepted. Preference is given to students from Title 1 schools. Applications are due March 8th, 2020

Hours: June session: 9am-3pm, July session: 9am-5pm

GENIUS Science and Math Camp

Dates: Weekly from June 8 through July 3
Ages:  Rising 3rd through 10th graders

The camp is a hands-on academic enrichment program focused on presenting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) concepts and principles. Our instructors introduce various forms, concepts, and theories by incorporating technology, field experiments, classroom lectures, and interactive team building projects.

Our goal is to present an exploratory learning session where every camper develops and enhances his or her critical and analytical thinking skills. We want to develop the next generation of scientists, engineers, inventors and leaders from our community.


Start Code – Summer Coding Camps 

June camp is canceled. Check back for July.

Dates: Weekly from June 1 to July 24
Ages: 8-18

Students learn the coding languages and tools behind today’s technology with Start Code summer camps. Not only do campers practice coding, but they can apply these tools to their interests and create exciting games, stories and digital artwork. Campers dive into hands-on projects using Python, JavaScript or Java, game development with Unity 3D, and even get to modify Minecraft and Roblox worlds. Weekly camps available at two locations – Brookhaven and Decatur.

Hours: Drop-off 8:30-9:00am / Pickup 3:30-5:00pm

Summer Math and Science Academy

Dates: June 8-12 and June 15-19

Ages: Rising 10th and 11th graders

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Georgia (PCOM Georgia) Science and Math Summer Academy aims to expose rising 10th grade and 11th grade students who have been historically underrepresented  in the healthcare professions, the opportunity to augment and accelerate their STEM+M skills, learn about the college, explore careers in the health sciences/medicine, learn the professional school admissions process, gain college preparedness, be exposed to mental/holistic practices, and receive tools to enter the business marketplace.

Hours: 9am to 4pm

Summer PEAKS

Online options available 

Dates: Weekly from June 1 to July 24
Ages: Rising 4th-12th graders

P.E.A.K.S. (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM) are hands-on, interactive learning experiences. Summer P.E.A.K.S. give participants the chance to enhance learning during the summer in experiential activities on campus at Georgia Tech. P.E.A.K.S. cover many different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts.

Hours: 9AM-3PM

‘IT Girl’ Summer Series

Virtual options available 

Dates: June 6,13,20,27
Ages: 8-14

Over the course of the four-week workshop series participants will be exposed to coding using the HTML/CSS language, hardware, digital design, and many other industry-related concepts! The program is designed for 8-14 year olds and will feature a variety of digital and hands-on learning opportunities. After completing the workshop series ‘IT Girls’ will be able to identify and understand the many sectors that form technology. The final week will include a “Presentation Day” where ‘IT Girls’ will present their projects as well as receive a certificate of completion. Series registration will open in March 2020.

Hours: 11AM-1PM

STEAM Camps with STEM Velocity

Virtual options available 

Dates: Weekly from June 1- July 31 at varying locations
Ages: 3-11

SUPER-CHARGE YOUR SUMMER WITH 21ST CENTURY SKILLS! STEM Velocity believes that a solid foundation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is vital for tomorrow’s well paying jobs. Our STEM Camps are available at pioneering community partners to help your student thrive in the 21st Century.

Hours: 9AM-3PM

STEM Camp with Science of Fun

Contact Science of Fun for more information about their COVID response.

Dates: June 1 – August 2
Ages: 5-9 (Older campers may apply to be a Junior/Counselor in Training)

The Science of Fun is a highly engaging, STEAM camp and afternoon enrichment company one mile from downtown Decatur, Georgia. We encourage curiosity, experimentation, risk-taking, and a growth mindset in our elementary-age campers. We believe that campers need hearty outdoor play, solid interpersonal coaching and engaging hands-on STEM activities such as slime, rockets and roller coasters. Activities include STEM topics, matter investigations, chemical reactions, physics explorations, engineering challenges, STEAM (STEM + Art) and Tinker Labs.

Hours: 9AM-3PM (before and aftercare available for extra cost)

campMODA (Museum of Design Atlanta)

Virtual options available 

Dates: Weekly from June 1 – July 27
Ages: Rising 2nd – 9th graders

campMODA teaches kids to use design thinking in combination with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design, and math) skills to solve problems and address challenges. Themes, ages, and locations vary by week. Check website for more details.

Exploring Engineering Academy
Dates: May 31 – June 5
Ages: High School Students

This residential camp (Ga Tech campus) is open to young women and men interested in a future career in STEM with an emphasis on Engineering. Our mission is to have high school students leave our academy with a deeper understanding of what STEM professionals do every day and how they change and build the world we live in. This is a unique and great way to get your high school student motivated about their future career.  Space is limited so please follow the link to register.

STEM Gems Virtual Summer Camp
Dates: June 29 – July 2
Where: Virtual
Time: 9am-4pm
Ages: Rising 6th through 9th grade girls

The STEM Gems Virtual Summer Camp is a STEM-intensive week of hands-on activities, career exploration, and mindful conversations for girls! Our mission is to give girls role models and open their eyes to a world of opportunity!

Day 1, Science: Understanding Our Universe
Day 2, Technology: Advancing Our Universe
Day 3, Engineering: Designing Our Universe
Day 4, Math: Quantifying Our Universe

Each day will feature hands-on activities and a live interview with an inspiring STEM Gem. Girls will learn the benefits of a STEM career, learn how to overcome potential challenges, and gain valuable advice and guidance. Each camper will receive an autographed copy of the STEM Gems book, t-shirt, and activity kit. Campers will walk away as fearless risk-takers, ready to tackle real-world challenges through STEM! ? Register today!

Zoo Atlanta – Summer Safari Camps (CANCELED)

Dates: Weekly from May 26 to July 31
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 (CANCELED)

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

CDC Museum Disease Detectives Camp (CANCELED)

Dates: 5-day sessions: June 15-19 & July 20-24
2-day sessions: June 22-23, June 25-26, July 6-7, & July 9-10

Ages: motivated students who will be high-school juniors or seniors during the 2020-21 school year. Must be at least 16 years old by June 15.

CDC Museum Disease Detective Camp (DDC) is an interdisciplinary educational program organized by the CDC Museum. DDC reflects the museum’s mission of educating the public about CDC’s work. This academic day camp is held at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. Admission is open to high-school students during the summer before their junior or senior years (student must be 16 years old by first day of camp). 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. 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!

Applications are due March 27, 2020.

Daily Hours: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp at Fernbank Science Center (CANCELED)

Dates: June 15-19 and June 22-26, 2020
Ages Rising 4th through 6th grade students

Get ready for takeoff at the 2019 Lockheed Martin Aviation Camp! This week-long activity-based camp provides hands-on aviation experiences for rising 4th to 6th grade students. The camp is packed with activities that help future aviators understand science, mathematics and technology. More importantly, it will cultivate students’ sense of wonder, imagination and creativity. The activities will be held in the state-of-the-art facilities at Fernbank Science Center, and will be taught by expert instructors. Fernbank has a celebrated history of motivating and teaching the leaders of tomorrow, and Fernbank’s aerospace programs have won national acclaim.

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

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