Top STEM and Academic Camps in Toronto

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Published May 10, 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 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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.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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