ALEX’s Picks: Summer STEM Camps

Hi there! I’m taking a break from exploring to share some great opportunities for children 4-18 to get involved with STEM this summer. Kids can explore everything from reptiles to biotechnology, and much more in between. When you’re done exploring here, check out more STEM camps in our expanded list, and find STEM events happening year-round on the Science Scene Calendar! Happy Exploring!

– ALEX (Atlanta’s Lead EXplorer)

 

Zoo Atlanta – Summer Safari Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 – 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! Click here to learn more. 

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.

 

The Amphibian Foundation – Critter Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 – 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. Click here to learn more.

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

 

Trees Atlanta – Junior Treekeeper Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 – 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. Click here to learn more.

Daily Hours: 9am – 3pm
Before and Aftercare are available for an additional fee

 

Blue Heron Nature Preserve Summer Camps

Dates: Weekly from June 3 – 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. Click here to learn more.

 

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

 

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

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. Click here to learn more.

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

Even more STEM camps and events…

Check out more STEM camps in our expanded list, and find STEM events happening year-round on the Science Scene Calendar!