Robotics Camps, STEM Camps & Art/Design Camps in NJ are fun for kids...

Parents with a STEM-loving child are always looking for additional science, technology, engineering and math opportunities. Even though such experiences are occasionally available in certain New Jersey schools, it is most important to supplement our children’s education with STEM-focused programs to keep up with our ever-developing, high-tech society. For children who are possibly interested in exploring the world of STEM, may want to visit some of these local STEM schools, programs, and camps listed below. You can also visit our STEM and ART Directory for latest camp listings.

Here is our 2023 Guide to STEM CAMPS and STEAM CAMPS:

Appel Farm Arts Camp

457 Shirley Rd, Elmer NJ 08318
856.358.2472, Ages: 7-17
ACA Accredited, Sleepaway 
For more than 60 years, summers at Appel Farm have sparked the imaginations of thousands of young people as they interacted with artists from around the world in beautiful rural southern NJ. Safety, Community, Personal Growth, and Fun guide our program to ensure that all campers experience a summer that will last a lifetime. 

Bergen Community College Summer Learning Academy for Kids and Teens

400 Paramus Road, Paramus NJ 07656
201.442.7488, Ages: 7-17 years old
General Day Camp, Academics, Arts, STEM
A seven-week period from July 3rd through August 18th. Offering a variety of classes that will be sure to enrich your child while offering a fun experience.

Bricks 4 Kidz STEM Enrichment Camps

112 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039
973.634.1277, Ages: 4-12
STEM, Day, Camp, Special Needs
Kids between ages 4-12 can spend their vacation learning about engineering, animated moviemaking, video game design, coding, robotics, and architecture through hands-on building fun. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, our LEGO®-based engineering camps give kids the chance to apply real-world STEM concepts while building their own creations. 

Camp Invention 

Multiple Locations throughout New Jersey
As promoted on their website, “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.” Offered to students from K-6th, as well as 7th-9th this program transforms curiosity into innovation. Programs offered include: Club Invention, STEM Maker Lab, Invention Project and Leadership-in-Training to name a few. 

Camp Middlesex at Middlesex College

2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, NJ
732.906.2556, Ages: 5-17, General Day Camp Summer is a time for fun and exploration at Camp Middlesex. We spark children’s imagination and inspire their dreams. Arts & Crafts, Sports, Science / STEM, Jr Chef, Digital Arts and Computers,Theater and More! 

Camp NMOA at The Newark Museum of Art

49 Washington St, Newark, NJ 
Ages: 3-14, Day Camp
Summer begins here! Join us for six weeks of project based learning where campers can develop their skills inn art and science while building community. Registration opens January 24th. July 10-August 18, 2023. 9am-3:45pm with pre-care and after-care available.

Essex County College - Summer Youth Program

303 University Ave, Newark NJ 07102
973.877.3079, Ages: 6-13, Day Camp
Our program provides educational, social and cultural enrichment activities that play an integral part in the lives of the youth enrolled and includes classes in math, literacy, writing, phonics, STEM, fine arts, performing arts, computers, sports, video gaming/coding, recreation. Field Trips, Breakfast and Lunch are also provided.

iGO STEM Camp at STEM Academy

Chesterfield, Edison and Montgomery, NJ, 732.243.9743
Ages: 4-13, Day Camp, STEM
Our STEM based all rounded camp program includes hands-on learning activities integrated with positive growth mindset and physical development for public speaking, team building, confidence building, strategic and analytical thought process. From the art of putting an Engineering project to work, To enable a program to leap with child’s imagination and enhance a gaming mechanism, To kick a soccer ball across the gym to show the strength and jump with joy, To move chess pieces strategically to defend the move, To build Science project, To create an art work that can showcase the imagination on the board, and To the self-defense karate acts, our camp has it all.  Also, STEM Talent Show, Science Fair and Field Trips too! At the end of camp your child is more independent thinker, a great presenter of their work, more confident and a great team player. 

International Ivy STEM Camp

Basking Ridge, Chatham, Morristown, Short Hills, Somerset, Summit, Tinton Falls, Wayne, 908.899.1338
Ages: 5-14, STEAM Camp
Weekly sessions frun June 26 through August 18 with over 50 classes to choose from, including Anatomy, Kitchen Chemistry, 3D Printing, Minecraft, Robotics, Aerospace, Biomedical, Digital Art, Fashion Design, Entrepreneurship & more.

Robot Revolution 

34 Maple Street, Summit, NJ 07901, 908.608.8896
Ages: 4th-8th graders, Day Camp, STEM
Campers learn to build, program and play games with their robots. New games every week. Intro classes available. Half day sessions.

Steam and Robotics Summer Camps at THE R-CHILD

2024 Center Avenue, 2nd floor. Fort Lee, NJ, 07024
STEAM camp for kids ages 3-16 years old. Hands-on STEM activities using cutting edge technology. Develop teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and problem solving skills. Space exploring theme for all camp activities. Explorers Camp for 3-5 years old, STEAM & Robotics Camp for children ages 5-7 years old, and STEAM & Robotics Camp for 8-14 year olds. Book today. For more information call 201.499.7178 or email

Urban Sewciety

361 South Avenue E, Westfield, NJ 07090, 908-232-0600
Ages: 7+, Day Camp, Art & Design
Got a crafty kid? Enroll now in Summer Sewing Camps at Urban Sewciety! For ages 7 + up, no prior sewing experience is required. Week-long camps available starting June 26, through August 31st - morning and afternoon options. Kids get to choose the projects they make!

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey Summer Art Camp

68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901, 908.273.9121
Ages: 5 yrs - teenagers, Day Camp, Arts  Summer Art Camp at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey helps campers take advantage of the wellness benefits of art-making, including boosted self-confidence and improved social and emotional well-being, all while providing a fun and creative camp experience. Ten weeks of creativity will feature projects in painting, drawing, fiber arts, digital art, sculpture, jewelry making, ceramics, printmaking, and more.

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