Top STEM and Academic Camps in Portland

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Published Apr 5, 2016

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

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Top STEM and Academic Camps in Portland


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.


The International School

Children will enjoy a world of fun this summer while learning Chinese, Spanish or Japanese. Language and culture come to life through hands-on projects, stories, songs, games and outdoor fun! Whether learning a new language or already fluent, campers will love outdoor activities, field trips, multicultural performances, and much more. From Pre K - 5th grade.





EG Robotics

EG Robotics summer day camps are the best electronic/robotic camps available for students entering 3rd-6th grade. Students use real electronic parts, build real circuits, and in some camps get to keep their project/robot at no extra cost! Students learn the science as well as the individual parts such as LEDs, resistors, transistors, capacitors, motors, and more!





Little Medical School

Little Medical School brings medicine, science and the importance of health to children in an entertaining way. Kids learn while having fun as they role play as practitioners, use medical instruments, and understand how the body works. Each student receives a "real life" stethoscope and parents are invited to attend a brief graduation ceremony on the last day of camp. Serving K-5th grade students.



STEM Academy @ OSU

Registration for 2016 STEM Summer Camps will opens on March 15. Please note that some spots fill up very quickly, particularly those spots reserved for boys.

Scholarships/Fee Waivers are available for many camps (see website for details). All camps are "day camps"--no overnight housing accommodation is available.




Friendly House

Fun themes, hands-on projects, field trips and more! Friendly House offers summer programs for Pre-K to 6th graders with talented staff at this welcoming, conveniently-located campus.

Scholarships are available for qualifying families.





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.



Written by Jan Cleaver

Yes, I know Jan Cleaver is almost "June Cleaver" from Leave it to Beaver!  My parents had a good sense of humor.

I was a freelance writer years ago, and excited to do some editing for ChatterBlock.

The subject matter is ideal for me as a stay-at-home mom, who loves planning activities for my kids and their playmates.

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Yay!! I am not too far away from Portland and my daughter began taking her first STEM class this semester and loves it. This will be great for us to continue her learning throughout the Summer and when her class ends.

It looks like most of these top out for kids in the 6th grade though. Do you know of any that go through Middle School? Thanks!

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