Top STEM and Academic Camps in Ottawa

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Published May 3, 2016

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 Ottawa


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.



Debate Camp

Need an idea for that smart chatty kid?  Debate Camp offers training in Public Speaking, Debating and Model United Nations for students in grades 6 to 11. This multi-leveled program suits all abilities, from the novice to experienced speaker. Kids come away with renewed confidence in how best to express the spoken word. New ideas, lots of fun and skills development for higher learning and life!




Soloway JCC Summer Camps

JCC of Ottawa Summer Camps offer summer programs for all ages and interests. Aside from their day camp and travelling sports camp, they have 19 specialty camps.

Among the STEM and academic specialty camps are Blast Off Week, If We Could Talk to the Animals, Robotics Square, The Breaking News, Radical Rays Junior Science, and more.




Futurekids Ottawa

Since 1996 FUTUREKIDS Ottawa has been the leader in providing computer camps and workshops for kids in the Ottawa area.

FUTUREKIDS combines the latest technology and software with experienced, certified teachers to deliver an enriched technology program where kids learn to master computers in a fun environment.




ProBots Ottawa

ProBots Ottawa is offering VEX STEM robotics classes for students ages 8 to 15. Students will work in groups of two to build, program, and solve basic tasks using sensors. The robot will be controlled in two modes, autonomous and joy stick.



Mad Science Ottawa/Gatineau

Just because School’s out doesn’t mean you can’t continue to enjoy Mad Science Programs! This summer join one of Mad Science's 6 camp locations in Ottawa and Gatineau, where you can enjoy one of 8 fascinating camp themes. Themes include: robotics, chemistry, science of detectives, rockets and so much more!





Académie Westboro Academy

“Fun in French” is a bilingual day camp offered by Westboro Academy.

Their goal is to provide an environment in which each child is encouraged to develop French language skills while discovering strengths and special interests, meeting new friends and of course, having fun!




Branksome Hall Day Camps

Branksome Hall Day Camps offer summer fun for boys and girls ages 4-15. They run a variety of camps involving sports, arts, musical theater and technology camps. Camp days are from 9:00am-4:00pm with the option of Before and After care.

The brand new state-of-the-art facilities are sure to promise a fun, safe and enjoyable summer camp experience!




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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Lois Van Pelt

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