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Top STEM and Academic Camps in Nashville

Published Apr 22, 2016 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

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

Top STEM and other Academic Camps in Nashville

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.

ID Tech

At iD Tech, kids and teens of all skill levels discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design, developing the in-demand skills needed to compete in Nashville’s booming startup scene. they strike the perfect balance between STEM skill development and summer fun, allowing students to explore tech interests in a lively, yet challenging setting.

Mr. Bond and the Science Guys

Mr. Bond has camps in West Nashville, Bellevue, Mt. Juliet, East Nashville, South Nashville and Franklin. The Science Guys make science fun, cool and easy for K-6 students during the school year. Summer vacation allows for more concentrated programs where students focus on one main science theme at each camp. This year’s themes include CSI Nashville, Chemistry, Space, Physics and Environment.


Keep learning loss for your kids and teens at bay during the summer months with fun-filled, science-packed camps. Learning center eXtracurricular offers summer break camps for students in grades 1-12. Week-long camps offered during June and July provide students the opportunity to build robots, design and code their own computer games, learn animation, and even investigate "crime scenes."

Math in Motion Camps

“Math-In-Motion Camps” are one week, half-day math camps that give kids a chance to play with and learn mathematics in a whole new way! Campers build confidence in their mathematical ability in a way that’s both fun and engaging. They learn math and its richness through games, explorations, and hands-on activities, all of which promote mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee

At JA BizTown camp kids (10-13yrs) spend a week learning how to succeed in business. Campers build their own vibrant community—they apply and interview for jobs, vote, work as part of a business team, and earn & manage their own money. Through engaging, hands-on activities, campers learn what it takes to be successful in life after school. Camp hours are 9.00am-3.30pm with extend day available.

Engineering For Kids of Nashville

Engineering for Kids puts the excitement in S.T.E.M. education by offering age appropriate, inquiry based, hands-on-learning for children ages 4 to 14. This year's camps include Electronic Game Design-platform Games, Mechatronic Masterminds, MinecraftEDU-Medieval Redstone, MinecraftEDU-Traveling into the future, Robotics 101, and Robotic Olympics.

Ready For Spanish

Ready For Spanish Camps explore Spanish language, culture and customs. Students ages 3-12 will develop vocabulary and practice Spanish conversations while having fun. Camp themes include Camp Olympics, Under the Sea, Animal Planet, and Week at the Museum.

Full and half day sessions are offered, with before and after care available.

Adventure Science Center

ScienceQuest Camp provides a wide range of science enrichment programs for youth in grades K-9. Programs combine STEM in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves.

Camps will inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence and follow-through in a fun learning environment.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere

Nashville Zoo's Summer Camps have been completely redesigned for 2019, with exciting camps for each age group (ages 4-14) offered for various weeks throughout the summer.

Most camps run from 9am to 3pm each day, with before-care available starting at 7:30am and after-care available until 5:30pm for an extra fee.

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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