Top STEM and Academic Camps in Edmonton

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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 Edmonton


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!




YMCA of Northern Alberta

Aside from their many athletic programs and day camps, the YMCA offers Silly Science programs at multiple locations. These are geared for active and curious preschoolers that are ready for a full day camp.

Campers will learn about slimy creatures, oozing fluids, and other disgusting stuff. Come prepared to explore and get dirty.




DiscoverE

DiscoverE is a student-delivered initiative of the Faculty of Engineering with a focus on fun, accessibility and mentorship. At their award-winning camps, participants complete exciting projects and challenges across engineering, science, technology, and math. From our gripping general science camps to our thrilling theme camps, there is fun science waiting for everyone!



Devonian Botanical Garden

Kids in the Garden Summer Camps offer an outdoor adventure for kids ages 3 to 14. All camps include environmental learning, games, crafts and loads of fun and are led by DBG’s trained naturalists. Catch frogs, hike trails, tour showhouses, and rediscover the natural world.

Different themes are offered for age-appropriate groups.




YouthWrite Society Canada

Young writers (aged 11-19) from across Alberta are invited to practice their creative skills at the 20-year-old YouthWrite programs! You'll work with professional artists who have a passion for mentoring youth. Engage in creative shenanigans, like dress-up theme days, and present your work at the Inklings. If you like writing, singing, dancing or acting, you've got the write stuff for YouthWrite!




Festival Place

Experience a unique range of summer camps, focused on either side of the video camera! From behind the camera, these include Music Videos Behind the Lens, where students will learn about the cultural art form; Video Production for Social Media, where participants will create their own YouTube channel, and Movie Stars Behind the Lens, where a film maker will share tips for planning, writing, shooting, and editing short projects. 




Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park's Summer Day Camps feature several age-appropriate themes for ages 4-14. Relive the days of the explorers and fur traders in their natural environment, learn to cook on a wood-burning stove, tend to the animals, and experience other historical outdoor activities in at this historical landmark!




Edmonton Valley Zoo

Every day your child comes home from a Zoo day camp, you’ll be amazed by what he learned or what she saw.

Age-appropriate camps range from Animal Adventures Camp (ages 4-5), to Junior Zookeeper Camp (ages 7-10), to Zoo-mazing Race Camp (Ages 11-14), among many others.




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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