Summer Programs

Summer Programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the Maryland and DC-Metro Area

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General Robotics and Engineering Summer Camp Information

http://robotics.nasa.gov/students/summer_camps.php

http://www.eng.umd.edu/k12/summer-programs

http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12

http://www.ngcproject.org/collaborative/mid-atlantic-girls-collaborative-magic-project/programs

Multiple Maryland Locations

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering - Engineering Innovation  http://engineering.jhu.edu/ei/
Sites in Baltimore, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery Counties.  Learn to think and problem solve like an engineer while earning Johns Hopkins University credit. High school students put engineering concepts to the test.

Maryland State Department of Education Summer Centers   http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/giftedtalented/centers

Spaceflight Institute   http://www.spaceflightamerica.org
Spaceflight Institute will be offering camps in Maryland at the College of Southern Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College

Summer Camps with Mad Science  http://dc.madscience.org/campexperience.aspx
Grades 1-6. Locations in Maryland and D.C. Topics include: Earth, Space, and Beyond; Red Hot Robots; and 3, 2, 1…Blast Off!

TIC Summer Camp is a technology and sports camp.  http://www.ticcamp.com/
Campers can focus on programming, robotics, web development, animation, filmmaking, and digital arts and music. Age range: 7 to 16 years old. Bethesda, McLean, Washington D.C.
TIC also hires highly qualified high school seniors to work as camp counselors for the summer.

Y of Central Maryland   http://ymaryland.org/programs/camps/generalinfoforms/brochuresformsmanuals
The Y of Central Maryland offers a number full-time "Y Science" camps which focus on a variety of STEM subjects as well as a Beginner Robotics "Add-on" camp that children can attend in addition to other camps at the Y. Open the "2015 Summer at the Y Brochure" to see all the options.

Engineering for Kids Maryland Metro https://www.engineeringforkids.com/location/mdmetro
A variety of engineering camps for kids ages 7-14 in Prince George's and Howard Counties. Topics include LEGO Mindstorms Robotics, Makey Makey, Video Game Design, and Chemical Engineering.

Allegany County

Center For Future Engineers: Robot Design  http://www.marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/giftedtalented/centers/pdf/6.pdf
Grades 9-12. Come join us for a week at Frostburg State University’s brand new Compton Science Center. You will learn how to program real robots and build your own mobile robot. You will visit the engineering and physics labs and discuss career paths in engineering and science with professors working in various fields.

Anne Arundel County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County   http://www.bgcaa.org/summer-camp
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County offer Summer Camps and programs at all five Anne Arundel County locations. The clubs provide a safe and fun environment complete with qualified staff and excellent programming.   Summer programs at BGCAA are for boys and girls, ages five to twelve, and run Mondays through Fridays, for seven weeks, from June through August.

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis   http://www.ideassummercamps.com/
St. Anne’s offers a variety of summer robotics camps. Topics include: Engineering, Robotics, Advanced Robotics, and Animation.

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program   http://www.usna.edu/Admissions/Programs/STEM/
The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 9th-11th Graders.

Baltimore City

Maryland Science Center   http://www.mdsci.org/programs/camp-msc/
Camps for ages 4-13 in topics such as Steampunk Science, Cardboard Crafters, DIY Science, and more.

Baltimore County

iD Tech Camps   http://www.idtech.com/locations/maryland-summer-camps/towson/id-tech-towson-university/

Computer Camps at Towson University. Ages 7-17. Topics: Game Design, Robotics, Programming in C++, Game Programming for Apple iOS & Android.

Community College of Baltimore County    http://www.ccbcmd.edu/Programs-and-Courses/Life-Enrichment/Youth/Summer-Learning-Adventures-Camp.aspx
CCBC offers many different STEM Camps at campuses across the county. Programs serve students from age 7 to 16 and include programming, robotics, animation, and video game design.

Park School Camps   http://www.parkschool.net/camps/detail/additional-summer-programs/
Park School Camps in Baltimore has several computer science and robotics camps.

Carroll County

Summer Robotics Sessions  http://stemaction.org/events/72-pie3-2016-robotics-summer-sessions
FIRST teams affiliated with PIE3 offer a series of summer robotics sessions for 6-12 year olds at Freedom Optimist Hall in partnership with the Freedom Area Recreation Council.

Garrett County

Garrett County Schools    http://garrettcountyschools.org/frc1629/2014-summer-technology-camps
Summer Technology Camps for Grades 1-5 in various schools in Garrett County.   

Howard County

Summer of STEM: http://www.usra.edu/stemsummer/
Three week summer program hosted at the USRA STEM Education Center. Ages 11-13. Program focusing on robots and rockets.

Howard Community College - Kids on Campus   http://www.howardcc.edu/programs-courses/continuing-education/courses/kids-on-campus/
Kids on Campus provides summer camp STEM opportunities for children ages 7-16. Camps include: Droids & Bots, Elementary Engineering, Rockets & Robotics, Advanced Robotics with NXT, Code Breakers, and more. 

hackground    http://main.thehackground.org/
The hackground makerspace offers periodic robotics and STEM camps and workshops.

Snapology of Baltimore - Washington    http://bwi.snapology.com
The Snapology Discovery Center in Columbia holds a variety of week-long morning and afternoon LEGO and robotics camps for ages 5 - 13.

IO Workshop  http://ioworkshop.org/
The IO Workshop in Columbia offers a variety of hands-on STEAM programs at Camp IO in the summer for 5-12 year olds.

Montgomery County

The Great Adventure Lab    http://thegreatadventurelab.com/camps/stem-summer-camps/
Science & Engineering Summer Camps for grades K-6. Silver Spring and Potomac, MD.  Join them for LEGO robotics, bridge building, [safe] explosions and huge fun! Older campers will also explore the world of 3D Design and Printing, video game programming, electronics, Rockets & Race Cars and Invention Lab.

Bullis School    http://www.bullis.org/page.cfm?p=1336
Programs in Aviation, Engineering, Robotics, Space Science, and more.

Summer at Sandy Spring: Robotics    http://www.summeratsandyspring.org/
Workshops in robotics, rocketry, and hands-on science.

Landon School    http://www.landon.net/page.cfm?p=4403
Robotics camps for 5th-8th grades.

KID Museum http://kid-museum.org/summer-camps/
The KID museum at the Davis Library will offer Maker camps for 4th-8th graders - full and half-day camps available.

Woods Academy  http://www.kidsroboticsengineeringcampmd.com/

RE & GP Camp at The Woods Academy.
Join campers for Robotics Engineering & Game Play Camp at The Woods Academy in Bethesda MD.  Each student will utilize: ROBOT KITS & A PERSONAL COMPUTER. Students will be grouped by age and/or can be grouped with their friends. The amount of activities are limitless. Students will compete in fun games and competitions and build and program several new and exciting robots: Lego & Tetrix (for older students). Students will learn NXT & EV-3 programming and can learn RobotC programming.

Prince George's County

Patriots Technology Training Center    https://www.patriots-ttc.org/summer-camp-1.html
Grades 5-9.  June 29 - July 24th.  Summer Camp on Technology - Amusement Park Design, Prince George's Community College.
Patriots has partnered with Six Flags Amusement Park. Our campers will have an authentic "behind the scenes" feel for STEM careers at its best by observing the day to day operations of how park rides are designed, understanding the professional use for social media, business marketing and advertising.

iEngineer @ UMD-Summer STEM    http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/iengineer

iEngineer at the University of Maryland is a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for rising 4th and 5th grade students.

Stepping Stones to Your Future (Engineering Summer Camp)    http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/sstyf
Stepping Stones to your future is an annual summer engineering camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, offered by the University of Maryland, College Park. This one-week commuter camp is an excellent opportunity for young men and women who are interested in science and engineering to work with current University of Maryland students on a variety of fun and hands-on engineering activities.

S.P.I.C.E. Camp     http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/spice-camp
S.P.I.C.E. Camp is a week long commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering.

Summer LEGO Robotics Camp    http://cmse.umd.edu/k12/summer/lego
The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills.

Washington, DC

Mad Science of Washington, DC     http://www.madscience.org/locations/dc/
Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us. 

National Society of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp     http://www.nsbe.org/seek.aspx
NSBE’s Summer Engineering Experience for Kids camps have made a huge impact on young people in Washington, DC. The program is intended to build a pipeline of future engineers. SEEK has touched the lives of more than 600 elementary and middle school students. In Washington, DC the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is a three week day camp for elementary school students currently in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.  This is an all day commuter program.   NSBE has designed the SEEK Camp to be a fun and engaging educational experience for all students.  The overall goal of the camp is to show students what engineering is about and give them additional skills and confidence in math and science.

Smithsonian Summer Camp     https://smithsonianassociates.org/camp/
Explore, discover, and create during Summer Camp at the Smithsonian. With a wide variety of camps for all ages and interests including traditional arts and crafts, science, dioramas, and video games (and plenty more), you're sure to find something to boost your child's summer fun.

last updated 4/26/16