Kids and parents love camps, whether they are summer camps or things they can do after school. But some of the best camps are run during the summer. We are quickly approaching the start of the new school year, but it’s never too late to start thinking about next summer.
Thanks to technology, kids can choose from day camps, overnight camps, or virtual camps. Choosing the right camp can be difficult, but the following breakdown will give you an idea of some of the available camps for your child to further explore their love of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
iD Tech has been around for over 20 years and has locations all over the world. They even offer specific campuses depending on what you are looking for. iD Tech is for students ages 7 – 19 and offers classes that range in all skill sets. They also provide virtual camps for students who need to be close to home or cannot attend an overnight camp but still want to engage in STEM activities. They also offer scholarships and promote inclusion with a focus on social equity for SEM-related careers and opportunities.
Digital Media Academy
Hosted at universities like Harvard and NYU, Digital Media Academy is focused on the digital side of STEM. They focus on thighs like coding, 3D modeling, game design, and much more! Their courses can be taught through self-paced classes or virtually. Digital Media Academy is aimed at students between the ages of 9 and 18, and previous students have ended up working for companies like Amazon and Pixar.
Located in Idyllwild – Pine Cove, California, Astro Camp is an in-person overnight camp where students are embedded in STEM activities and lessons throughout the camp. Attendees receive a typical summer camp experience with rock climbing, hiking, and other outdoor activities. The camp also allows students to pick fields of study they’d like to learn more about and take specifically interested classes. Astro Camp is a great blend of traditional summer camp and STEM-based summer camp and caters to students between the ages of 8 – 17 with one and two-week sessions.