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Top STEM and Academic Camps in Calgary

Published Oct 23, 2019 | Updated Mar 17, 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 Calgary

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.

Mad Science of Southern Alberta

Mad Science Summer Camps have been getting children engaged in scientific explorations for over 20 years! Each year Mad Science creates 4 new camps that will each run weekly at various locations: Red Hot Robots, Brixology with Lego® Bricks, Mini Mad Lab and Little Inventors. Each camp will be led by a team of professional, experienced and dynamic Mad Scientists.

Idea Lab Kids

Introduce your kids to a variety of STEM activities to that will enable them to make the connection to their real-world application.  Camps are offered at the Marda Loop, Citadel, Silver Springs, and Strathcona community Centres.

Engineering for Kids

Hands-on STEM camps are available for ages 4-14 at several locations.  Camp themes include Dino Bots, Game Design, Junior Adventure & Discovery, just to name a few.

MRU Camps

Formerly MRU Kids, these camps at Mount Royal University offer something for all interests.  STEM and Academic themes include Reel-2-Real Film School, Explorers, Mythbusters, Creator's Lab, and much much more.  Free before-camp and after-care are available.

Calgary Game Developers Academy for Youths

CGDAY camps provide a social setting for youths to develop useful skills for their future, by channeling their interest in playing video games. Full-Day camps are available for ages 9-18.

Spirit of Math

Learn basic skills, problem solving, and transformation skills.  All camps are catered to specific grade levels for age-appropriate learning at these half-day camps.


Themed 1-week STEM camps are available at several locations.  Themes include Summer Olympics, Harry Potter, Fortnite, and Avengers.


Several weekly camps are offered weekly for ages 5-7, 8-10, 10-12, and 10-14. There is something for everyone, with camps such as All About Animals, Budding Botanists, Lego and Clay Stop Animation, Superhero Science, Wizarding World, and much, much, more.

LIFT Learning

Book regular one-on-one sessions during the summer are available for 2-3 hours, and benefit from a customized Summer Exploration of Learning program.

STEM Learning Lab

As a leader in high quality after-school programs, summer camps and birthday parties, STEM Learning Lab delivers programs that are innovative, fun, hand-on, and highly educational. Programs include Robotics, Coding, App Development, Maker Madness, Gaming, Synthetic Biology, Wearable Tech, Beakerhead Builders and more!

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!

McKenzie Towne Council

Celebrating 10 years of camps, McKenzie Towne Council offers several themed day camps in addition to their sports programs. Among the STEM and academic themed day camps are Summer Laboratory, Get Your Head in the Clouds!, and Animal Friends.

Roots 2 STEM

Roots 2 STEM offers a wide range of full-day summer camps for kids ages 6-12, and 13-17. Camps include Aeronautical Engineering, Star Wars, Coding for Girls, Everyday Chemistry, Wearable Art, Maker Camp, Robotics, App Development, and more!

Camps take place at their 4000 sq. ft. lab and classroom space in Douglas Glen.

Summit Summer

Summit Summer is a sister program to the award winning Summit Kids program. They host a multitude of camp themes for ages 4 through 14. STEM and academic themes include Lego Lovers/Master Builders, Eco Explorers, and Mad Scientists. 

Leadership Matters Consulting Services

Leadership Matters offers summer camps in the somewhat overlooked topics of leadership and etiquette. More specifically, the camps offered include Leadership matters (leadership and manners for ages 8-11); Good Manners Rock Etiquette Camp (songs, games, role-play and crafts for ages 5-7), and Fearlessly Confident Etiquette Camp (etiquette and public speaking for ages 8-11).

Butterfield Acres Farm

The best memories are made at the farm! Butterfield Acres Farm Day Camps build memories, friends, love & respect for animals,self-confidence, and a can't-wait-till-next-summer attitude! Many children have been attending these camps for multiple years, and become camp leaders themselves! Camps are offered for all age ranges from 3 to 14 years.

Calgary Reptile Parties

Feed a turtle! Hold a tarantula! Come face to face with our resident iguana Yoshi! Daily crafts, indoor and outdoor activities, and dozens of cold-blooded friends await you in this fun and educational week long experience! Don't miss out on what parents and kids alike are calling the best camp in Calgary.


Vivo's roster of BYTE Camps are geared towards kids ages 9-12, and 11-14.  All camps run in full-day sessions.

Camps include Music & Video Production, Intro to Coding, 2D Video Game Design, 3D Animation, Build an App, Claymation Movie Production, and more.

Bricks 4 Kidz™

Bricks 4 Kidz™ STEM enrichment programs combine inquiry based learning with hands-on building fun! Interactive lessons and custom project builds introduce children to engineering and architecture using traditional bricks, LEGO® and power functions. Imagination and critical thinking is encouraged as kids are challenged to modify pieces and test outcomes to further expand on their learning. Programs are offered in different themes at 17 locations across Calgary. Open to kids ages 5-12.

Alberta University of the Arts

ACAD is a centre of excellence in education and research in fine arts, crafts, design, media arts + digital technologies, and related liberal studies. Bring out your inner artist with ACAD's numerous art + design programs for all ages. Learn glassblowing, jewelry, painting, drawing, fibre arts, graphic design, ceramics, digital photography, book arts, sculpture, print media, animation and more!

YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

Police Summer Camps at Youthlink are offered for youth entering grades 5-7. Be one of the fires junior officers in training, and experience the brand new, state-of-the-art interpretive centre, and see what it takes to be a member of the Calgary Police Service.


Art meets science when children create robots in classes and camps that match the intellectual needs of children in different stages of growth. Young children engage with LEGO® creations and visual programming; older children choose advanced Lego or VEX Robotic systems.

The fun is in creative design and collaboration, the pride is in the build. Facilitated by an electrical engineer/educator!

Kaleidoscope Kids Preschool

Kaleidoscope Kids Summer camps are suited to children ages 3-6. 1-week long them camps run in the mornings, all summer.

Weekly camp themes include Space, Sea Adventures, Let's Get Crafty, Little Chefs, Fun in the Sun, and Let's Get Animated.

Rhyme and Reason

Rhyme and Reason's programs are not so much "summer camps" as they are family classes to accelerate the learning of children ages 0-5.

Classes incorporate songs, stories, rhymes, and other activities.

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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