Top STEM and Academic Camps in Toronto

Published May 21, 2019

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 Toronto


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 Cube STEM Camps

The Cube School's focus is on four primary disciplines: video game design, coding, robotics, and specialized programs in media and other relevant technology subjects that strengthen development in S.T.E.A.M. Their specialized after school programs in Toronto and summer tech camps strive to introduce kids and teens to design and technology topics and thought processes through hands-on, project based learning.


The STEAM Project

The STEAM Project aims to prepare youth for a world that increasingly demands scientific and technological innovation, thoughtful design, and a focus on empathy.

Their programs support and foster imagination and creativity by providing youth with hands-on experiences and skill development using new and emerging technologies that enable limitless possibilities for design and invention.



Code-it Hacks

The collaborative solution-focused STEM camps offer young children and teens a fulfilling camp experience with top notch industry professionals, hands on STEM (Science,Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) teachings, healthy nutritious lunch options, outdoor off-screen time, field trips, new friendships and lots of surprise treats throughout the Technology STEM summer camp weeks.


Explorer Hop

Explorer Hop teaches children about Financial Literacy & Global Awareness.  They have a unique, fun program that has won many awards. 

These innovative camps were created by a Mum-Dad-Daughter trio with the goal of creating a fun way for kids to learn about new cultures and become money savvy. They launched in 2017 and have been growing leaps and bounds in the last year.  In Summer 2018 they had over a hundred campers who all learnt about different cultures and how to invest money or start their own businesses! 




STEM Camp

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camp is a not for profit day summer camp for children aged 5 to 13, providing  fun and accessible way for children to explore their sense of wonder through structured, hands-on experiences and learning opportunities.  Children collaborate with each other to explore and solve problems using creativity and ingenuity.  STEM Camps are offered in over 40 locations across Ontario, more than 10 in the GTA area. Check out our website, find the best for you and enroll today!



Mad Science of Toronto

Mad Science has been sparking children’s imaginations with spectacular science for over 18 years. Held at multiple locations, Mad Science Camps are fun, exciting, hands-on and entertaining. Camps feature indoor and outdoor activities, in full or half day sessions, with low instructor:camper ratios for more individual attention.

Camps are open to kids ages 4 to 12.


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!



Camp Tournesol

Camp Tournesol provides superior French summer camp experiences in the GTA by creating a nurturing environment for both French Immersion and Francophone students. Day camps, overnight camps, and combination camps offer travel adventures to a variety of fun locations where campers will enjoy a full outdoor camp experience.


Brick Works Academy

Do you have a child who is constantly exploring and building? Your child will learn robotics construction, programming and team work.

LEGO Robotics, LEGO Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and LEGO Stop Motion Animation camps, Star Wars Fan camp are just a few of Brick Works' award winning camps.


Sylvan Learning - Oakville

Sylvan Academic and Enrichment Summer Camps are full days or half days for children ages 7-11. Built around exciting weekly themes, these low ratio camps are designed and led by Ontario Certified Teachers. The camps focus on teaching STEM and core academic skills in a creative and engaging manner, so you can be confident that your child will be learning while also having fun every day.


Hatch Canada

Hatch Canada teaches kids how to write computer code in a fun and engaging way.From the most basic understanding of writing code to building games, apps, websites and robotics, students gain the tools to begin learning this critical 21st century skill. Participants can choose from 600+ projects and learn by creating their own games, arts and science programs.


University of Toronto Schools - Experience Innovation

Experience Innovation at the University of Toronto Schools' unique Summer Programs. Take part in science, business and urban studies and global health summer enrichment programs taught by exceptional teachers, university instructors, health care practitioners and researchers.



STEAMLabs

STEAMLabs is a community makerspace in downtown Toronto that offers educational, learn and play camps n a collaborative, inclusive environment.

They encourage kids to pursue their passions and build new skills in robotics, electronics, woodworking & programming skills in one of these fun camps; Robot Circus Camp, Big Build Camp, Video Game Making, Minecraft Camp. or Powered by Girls Camp.


Logics Academy

Logics Academy's mission is to inspire children to be innovators in the fields of Robotics, Coding and Aerospace, by engaging them in exciting experiential STEM based education programs.

Their camps provide students with the opportunity to develop learning and innovation skills such as; critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity.



Bright Start Academy

Bright Start Academy provides children with Autism and Learning Exceptionalities a fun place to learn. Campers enjoy cooking, science and much more!

Full day summer camps run from July 4 to August 19, and includes loads of fun trips, activities, arts and crafts, cooking, sports, science and socializing!


Bot Camp

Bot Camp is a day camp for students aged 10-14. It is similar to a sports camp except students will build robots to play a sport. Instructors are experienced roboticists with award-winning backgrounds and a passion to share their knowledge. With 4:1 student to instructor ratios, they will provide personalized instruction on design, engineering, construction, programming and testing.



Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design

Max the Mutt summer workshops offer students an opportunity to upgrade skills or develop new ones. Drawing, painting, computer animation, cartooning and comic book workshops, and now a new Certificate Program for Fine Art Skills & Portfolio Development, are taught by the same industry professionals who teach in the Diploma Programs.


Royal Ontario Museum Summer Club

One of the city's most creative and diverse summer camps for 74 years, the Royal Ontario Museum offers an exciting array of fun, activity-based programs inspired by the collections and research of a world-class museum. A variety of offerings ensures that you'll find a program to match your interest and abilities.


Future Design School

Through the FDS program, youths can combine their creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and critical thinking. Participants will explore their individual passions, identify local and global opportunities, design products and learn to pitch them effectively. Using FDS' special methods & tools for ideation, validation and rapid prototyping, they will create amazing things and have tons of fun along the way!




Did you find any STEM camps or classes that your kids will love? We hope so, but 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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