For those who love Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math
STEM or STEAM Camps explore and enhance concepts that children may not necessarily have the opportunity to experience throughout the regular school year. These camps are designed to teach kids fun, in-depth lessons combining science, technology, engineering, art, and math, which provide children a “leg up” for their future, as these subjects play a key role in the growth of our world’s economy and future. STEM/STEAM camps develop critical thinking and innovation skills crucial for future success in any career and are a great addition to any child’s summer plans.
In and around New Jersey, we have many great options for STEM camps where our kids can learn these amazing skills in a safe and nurturing environment.
At Arena STEM, you'll have fun up in the air or on the water! With seven interactive and engaging play zones, you will engage in a variety of hands-on experiences of your choice. You'll find 3-D drawing, robots, model making and more. Whatever you do, you'll be sure to pick up new skills while playing! Ask about their summer workshops and choose your area of interest, whether it's Slot Car Racing Track, Flying Field, Aqua Zone, On Road / Drift Track, Tank Battlefield Challenge or Rock Crawling Course.
BITS BYTES CODE
Science and Technology Camp, In-Person for ages 6 - 11. Choose from weekly camps in the morning from 8:30AM-12:30PM or afternoon from 1:30PM - 5:30PM. Hands on and interactive summer where your child will explore programming, density, electricity, geology magnetism, polymers, rockets, slime, arts & crafts. There will be different projects each day, so you can select multiple weeks or just one week.
www.invent.org A STEM Summer Program for Grades K-6 That Turns Curious Kids Into Innovative Thinkers. Teaming up with certified local educators across the country, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® has provided safe and exciting summer camps for 30 years and counting! Each year, they develop and test a new hands-on camp program to get campers thinking, moving, exploring and creating. Go to their website to find a local camp near you.
ESSEX COUNTY COLLEGE SUMMER
303 University Ave, Newark, NJ
Each summer, the Essex County College On-Campus Continuing Education Department opens its doors to children entering grades 1 - 8 as of September. Our Summer Youth Program provides academic instruction, recreation, and cultural indoor and outdoor activities. Programs offered include math, literacy, writing, video gaming, coding, cooking, fine arts, acting, arts & crafts, STEM and Entrepreneurship.
597 Piermont Rd, Closter, NJ, 07624 and 918 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne, NJ, 07470
Combining STEAM and literacy principles, campers will enjoy projects and activities with various themes. Kindergarten through 5th grade students can choose between Young Zoologist, Grow Fit Kids, World Travelers, Gamer Challenge and Art Expo to enhance their summer learning experiences and discoveries while they make great friends and prepare for their future.
iGO STEM CAMP AT STEM ACADEMY
Chesterfield, NJ and Edison NJ
Interactive and hands-on explorations and discoveries for kindergarteners through 8th grade students. Full and half day programs are available showcasing science, engineering, robotics, arts & crafts, exploring the digital world, puppet works, baking, public speaking, globe trotting, wacky inventions, computer programming, as well as karate, soccer and chess. There is so much for students to experience with iGO Stem.
HOUSE OF DEZIGN
11B Roosevelt Avenue, Chatham, NJ
Fashion School dedicated to teaching all students, young and old, about fashion and design. Offering fashion camps for kids and teens. "We take pride in creating a safe space for students to learn and express themselves through the many design classes that we offer". Starting with the beginner friendly, summer fashion camps are filled with fun and inspiring lessons. Each week, students will explore their creativity, improve concentration, and connect through a common interest. They’ll learn essential techniques including how to use a sewing machine and how to sew by hand. They’ll understand the importance of sustainability, explore fashion history, and illustrate their very own designs. And guess what? All students showcase their work of art at the end of each week!
INTERNATIONAL IVY SUMMER PROGRAMS
Offering kids ages 3 to 15 small STEM or STEAM classes with a choice of in-person or virtual STEM camp this summer. Their in-person camp can be found across North Jersey, Central Jersey and South Jersey and available in Delaware and Maryland. Kids will learn, explore, and have a fun summer camp experience with so many choices found on their website including Robotics, Video Game Creation, Computer Programming, Minecraft, Technology & Design, Science, Engineering, Science, Math, Business, Language Arts, Visual Arts and Humanities and more. All classes are weekly from Monday to Friday. Their virtual options offer a broad choice of over 50 different classes found on their website.
MLC STEM CAMP (MONTCLAIR LEARNING CENTER)
57 Park St, Bloomfield, NJ
Offering virtual camp as well as small, in-person programs, MLC loves to share their passion for STEM with children. Register your kindergarten to 8th grade student for full day or half day programs in coding, robotics, chess, 3D design, SPA science, digital arts, kitchen chemistry, civil engineering, themed STEM weeks, video design and much more.
ROBOT REVOLUTION ROBOTICS CAMP
Summit & Edison, NJ
Children, grades 4-8, will learn the fundamentals of building and programming with robots. It will also get them ready to join us for a competition team in the fall. Join 1-, 2- or more weeks (AM, PM or all day) depending on your schedule. Students can build a new robot each week as well as engage in new exciting mini-games.
If you love art, check out these art camps:
CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART
This is a vibrant regional art center with in person and virtual art classes, workshops, and summer art camps, rotating art exhibitions, and community outreach programs. Art classes for children and adults are offered in painting (oils, acrylic and watercolor), ceramics, pottery, drawing, pastels, photography and more. Exhibitions of contemporary art are presented in three galleries, as well as annual members’, international juried and youth art month exhibits.
RUTGERS' MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS (VIRTUAL)
85 George Street, New Brunswick NJ 08901
Join the vibrant artistic community of Mason Gross School of the Arts online this summer! Offering programs in art & design, dance, film & animation, music, and theater. Explore, create, and perform under the guidance of faculty from the state’s premier arts conservatory. Programs Art & Design Take part in a variety of Art & Design Programs led by Mason Gross faculty, alumni, and graduate students. Their virtual camp will feature expert Remote Instruction. Safe, Secure Online Experience. All RCA summer programs are conducted via Zoom. The faculty have spent a full year developing content and delivery methods specifically for online learning for both school-age learners and at the collegiate level.
VISUAL ART CENTER
68 Elm St, Summit, NJ
Offering In-Person Summer Art Camps for Kids (ages 5–9), Tweens ages 10–12, and Teens ages 13+. Art Camp for Kids is for children ages 5–9 and focuses on project-based instruction, centered around weekly themes. Instructors will guide young ones through a variety of projects that utilize an assortment of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, and more. The in-person half day art camp for tweens and teens is a NEW camp offering and perfect for campers looking to expand their skills in the ever-evolving field of digital arts. Their online camp is a half-day camp where campers make two projects each day in a variety of art media, which may include painting, drawing, and sculpture, and our tween campers working on in-depth projects in a focused media.
LORY ART SCHOOL
68 Schraalenburgh Rd, Harrington Park, NJ
Students from ages 4 to 10th grade and adults too, work with the materials that interest them the most. It is not about the final product, but about the process it takes to get there. Open-ended art is brainstorming ideas with no certain destination in mind. Creativity in art flows into all aspects of life; emotionally, psychologically and educationally. They aim to keep our class sizes small to allow students to focus on developing their character traits through art. Curriculum is customized based on children's interest and character.
Read more: You'll find other STEM or STEAM activities incorporated in other general camps.
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