Top STEM and Academic Camps in Austin

Published Apr 1, 2016

Are you looking for a fun and educational experience for your child this summer? If so, these are some great choices:

Top STEM & Academic Summer Camps in Austin

For those of you who don’t know, STEM is a popular acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.” Opportunities in the STEM fields are on the rise, meaning it has never been a better time to learn how to create and innovate!

If you want your kids to get a competitive edge learning code, game design, robotics and many other awesome activities check out our list of the Top STEM & Academic Camp providers below.

Froggin' Learning Center

At Froggin' Learning, children will enjoy learning Spanish through songs, rhymes and activities that will promote the use of Spanish outside the class in their daily routines.

Summer camp themes include science, sports, construction, and arts among others.

Summer Spark

Each week at Summer Spark features a different challenge which provides the opportunity to boost the 3Cs – creative problem solving, collaboration, and confidence. Whether designing a roller coaster for a marble or building a car from recycled materials, campers apply creativity as they innovate, collaborate with peers in search of solutions, and gain confidence as they learn from set-backs.

Austin Aquarium

Kids and teens can enjoy exciting, hands-on learning at the Austin Aquarium at Stingray Camp (ages 8-12), Shark Camp (ages 13-18), and Seahorse Camp (ages 4-7).All camps are 3-days long

Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio

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. Campers will create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

Bits, Bytes & Bots

Design, Build, Program & Film your Ideal Summer! Choose from 8 different courses in Computer Game Programming using GameMaker, Scratch and Kodu Game Lab, 2 different courses in LEGO Robotics, a LEGO Stop-Motion Film course, 2 different Minecraft courses, and Scratch Programming and LEGO "WeDo" Robotics courses for children ages 6 & 7. Camps are offered at 8 different locations.

Asian American Resource Center

The AARC offers Youth Storytelling and Teen Leadership Camps for youth ages 5-10, and teens ages 13-17. Campers will learn about theater, music, puppetry, and other storytelling traditions through an Asian and Asian-American lens.

1-week and 2-week sessions are available.

Summer Wonders

Summer Wonders is a full or half-day program for intellectually gifted students that allows children to explore diverse subjects in a challenging, creative environment through an integrative, hands-on, non-traditional approach. While topics are academic in nature, they are presented in a fun, creative manner that inspires critical thinking and enables students to solve problems and effect discovery.

YPW Camps

Young Peoples Workshops Camps offers over 21 varieties of half or full day week long summer camps in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Robotics, Spanish, Technology, Physics, Language Arts and Math for children ages 3 years to 12 years. A camp for every child's interest!

Kidventure Summer Camp

Since 1994, Kidventure has been providing athletic and academic summer camps in Austin, Dallas, and Houston.  

In addition, Kidventure also provides Texas Overnight Camps.


Thinkery Camp programs provide a creative, safe and challenging environment for campers to expand their problem solving potential and have a whole lot of fun. Children in pre-k through 5th grade engage in playful learning experiences to develop critical thinking skills in a collaborative environment.

Progress School

Each week-long session (June 13-17 and June 20-24) provides enriching experiences in building, gardening, art, and science.

Campers are empowered to make choices as to how they spend their time, with options for free play, reading books, and playing games.

Did you find any STEM camps or classes that your kids will love? We hope so.If not, don’t sweat it!

ChatterBlock has a huge, kid-friendly, comprehensive list of all the best local camps and classes. Check out our “Camps & Classes” tab on our homepage for more details.

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