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Summer Programs for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area

This list has been compiled from information sent to us. Please visit the websites for more information. We are happy to add to this list, but take no responsibility for the quality of any of these programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed.


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TIC Summer Camp


Kids come to TIC not just to explore technology, but for a kind of personal attention, excitement and creativity rarely found elsewhere.

Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering: Engineering Innovation  Summer Camps


Learn to think and problem-solve like anengineer while earning Johns Hopkins University credit. Engineering Innovation is a Johns Hopkins University introductory engineering course offered to high school students in the summer. Sites in Baltimore, Frederick, Howard  and Montgomery Counties.

Gateway Academy for Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Charles County Public School System Students.


A one-week summer pre-engineering program called Gateway Academy for students entering grades seven, eight, or nine. The Gateway Academy is specifically aimed at girls and minorities and gives secondary school students a jumpstart on successful high school and college experiences.

IT Computer Wiz Kids Inc.


A non-profit, youth-focused organization that serves the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Our mission is “To empower youth with the confidence to pursue professions in IT (Information Technology) and the computer industry by creating a fun, exciting, learning environment.”

Patriots Technology Training Center


Patriots has, for several years, conducted a five-week Summer Camp on Technology. The program operates six hours per day; 8am-2pm. This is a great opportunity for students to get some in-depth knowledge about technology and enjoy interesting workshops and outside activities.



Apply Here: https://www.patriots-ttc.org/stem-camp-application.html?utm_campaign=Patriots%20Summer%20Camp&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

Two-week program The camp's goal is to help students learn more about data, the tools of data science and the ways they might be leveraged to improve innovation and security in the nation's food supply, protecting our forests and farm lands. The camp will also provide an opportunity for USDA employees to support the goal of strengthening STEM education in this country by piloting an initiative that can be scaled and replicated across agencies and across levels of government. Working with Patriot's Technology Training Center and GovLab on this initiative. 


Washington, DC

CASE First Light Program


We use the theme of Astrobiology to explore the wonders of our planet and the potential for life to exist (and for us to recognize it!) elsewhere in the Universe.  Each 6-week session has a different focus. This year, 2012-2013, our focus will be Living in Space!

Living Classrooms of Washington, DC

FREE Summer Girls E-STEM Leadership Program. This six week, five days a week program will engage 20-25 girls. Girls between grades 5th- 8th will have the opportunity to participate in “hands-on” learning opportunities that engage them in the environment around them.

Applications are due by June 8th! Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mad Science of Washington, 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


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


Explore, discover, and create during the 44th year of 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.

The Great Adventure Lab


Join us for robotics, bridge building, explosions and huge fun! We operate the most fun, educational STEM summer camps in the D.C. area! We do science OUTDOORS when possible.




Annapolis, MD

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County


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.


UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program


The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 8th-11th Graders. 

Baltimore, MD

Morgan State University (MSU)


Morgan State University (MSU), along with (NASA), offer an initiative to expose more students to the exciting field of robotics. This residential program provides the opportunity to introduce Robotics and Engineering to raising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students interested in pursuing STEM careers.

Park School Camps


Park School Camps in Baltimore has a computer science camp that includes video game creation and animation creation.

Bethesda, MD

Landon School Summer Camps


Landon School has a variety of academic enrichment summer courses to assit students knowledge within these subject areas or allow students to learn a new subject!


Robotics Engineering and Game Play at Woods Academy

Phone: (301) 915-6991 (cell - Mr. A)

Website: http://www.kidsroboticsengineeringcampmd.com/

June 22 - July 24, 2015
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.

College Park, MD

iEngineer @ UMD - Part of Women in Engineering K-12 Outreach http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12
Phone: 301-405-9434

Website: http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12/iengineer  
iEngineer  is a summer STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp for rising 4th and 5th grade students. This one-week commuter day camp is an exciting opportunity for girls and boys to learn more about STEM through a variety of fun, hands-on activities!

Stepping Stones to Your Future - Part of Women in Engineering K-12 Outreach http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12
Phone: 301-405-0315

Website: 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 - Part of Women in Engineering K-12 Outreach http://www.wie.umd.edu/k12
Phone: 301-405-3878
Website: 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. Students are introduced to the world of engineering through projects, tours, and guest speakers.

LEGO Summer Robotics Camp
The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children) to building and programmingrobots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills. Students will work in small teams using LEGO blocks, motors, and sensors. Students use a computer to program the robot to move, react, and makes sounds in order to solve challenges.

Garrett County, MD

Garrett Engineering and Robotics Society


Potomac, MD

Bullis School


Whatever your family is looking for, you’ll find it here, where we have 62 different camps for you to choose from.



Fairfax Collegiate LEGO Robotics camps:  http://www.fairfaxcollegiate.com/Subjects/Robotics
Master the robots or the robots will master you! Learn about engineering, electronics, and programming by designing, building, and controlling LEGO Mindstorms NXT or VEX robots. Ceate new forms of life out of LEGO NXT components, explore applications or robotics in archaeology, learn RobotC, or if you dare, enter our robotics combat arena.

Northern Virginia Community College: Robotics Camps


NOVA is excited to offer FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics camps! Build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions in two minutes and 30 seconds. 

View the camp informational flyer by clicking here.

UNC Greensboro - Division of Continual Learning All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp

The All-Arts, Sciences & Technology Camp is a week-long summer camp with day and residential options for kids ages 7–15. Designed to give in-depth, hands-on instruction, the camp also includes recreation, citizenship, and entertainment.



ILITE Robotics and Battlefield High School


Jr. Lego and STEM Camp (Grades 1-3):  July 8 - 12
Lego and STEM Camp (Grades 4-6):  June 24 - 28 and July 8 - 12
Underwater "Robotics", Seaperch (Grades 7 - 9):  June 24 - 28
Programming with Alice (Grades 5-6):  July 29 - Aug 2
Adobe Flash Animation (Grades 7-8):  June 24 - 28
Board Games (Grades 7-9):  July 15 - 19
Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop (Grades 7-8):  June 24 - 28
Introduction to Programming with Scratch (Grades 7 - 8):  Aug 5 -9
3D Printer Camp (HS - adult):  June 24 - 28

last updated 5/14/13

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