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Top STEM and Academic Camps in Sacramento

Published Apr 10, 2019 | 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 Academic Camps in Sacramento

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 Camps

Got a tech-savvy kid? A great camp to consider this summer is iD Tech camps. iD Tech is a leader in summer STEM education programs for students ages 6–18.

Kickstart your kid's future in STEM with over 50 cutting-edge courses. From coding and game development to robotics and design, students will build in-demand skills and innovate like a pro with industry-standard tech tools.

Their camps are inclusive & offer fun learning environments where students are empowered with the skills they need to reimagine our tech-driven world.

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Dream Enrichment Classes & Camps

Dream Enrichment Classes has been pushing hard for STEAM education, long before it became a hip buzz-word. This year's camp offerings include Early Engineers Camp, Firefly Art Camp, and HoneyCode coding camp.

Camps are offered for kids in K-2, and Grades 3-6.

Crocker Art Museum

A variety of themed art classes are offered at the Crocker Art museum all summer. Among others, these include the Art Lab (ages 6-9), Gizmos to Bots (ages 9-12), Treasures Jewels, and Adventure (ages 6-9), Pop Art (ages 10-17), Anime, Manga, and Art Toys (ages 9-12).  

Adult classes are offered as well.

Casa de Espanol

Casa de Espanol camps have been designed with age appropriate activities to help develop students’ language skills, using traditional rhymes, art, music and play to activate imaginations and teach students to appreciate the Spanish language and its many cultures. They offer three 2-week camps from June 27 - August 4, with morning, afternoon, and full-day sessions.

Powerhouse Science Center Discovery Museum

These camps combine innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and FUN! Their STEM curriculum revolves around space, nature, and general science themes. From Science Sleuths where campers investigate a mock crime scene to solve a mystery to Investigate Mars where campers conduct scientific research for NASA, there is something for everyone.

Mad Science of Sacramento Valley

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. Instructors use simple, real world science techniques that allow even the youngest of campers to enjoy.

Explorit Science Center

Explorit’s week-long Summer Science Camps are offered for children entering preschool to children entering 5th grade in the fall.

These camps emphasize active learning through age-appropriate experiments, hands-on activities and problem-solving.

Digital Arts Camp

This unique summer camp is brought to you by OSC Computer Training, a CA-licensed vocational school that has been successfully operating in Sacramento for over 29 years.

These week-long fun and educational camps are open to kids ages 8 and up. Camps include the Game Making class, and interactive Minecraft camps.

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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