STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. Summer is quickly approaching and it’s not too early to start researching a S.T.E.M summer program for your children! Illinois offers a variety of opportunities for young people to expand their minds and invest in their future while also having fun.
Benefits of STEM for kids:
- STEM gets kids excited to learn
- STEM breeds curiosity, which strengthens your brain
- STEM prepares kids for today’s technology
- STEM fosters creativity… and creativity requires STEM
- Engineers, inventors, scientists, and artists change the world!
In the Ultimate Adventure camp, we teach kids how to construct robots, model structures in 3D, build mobile applications and websites, create virtual reality worlds, designs video games, hack Minecraft and make movies! Each Ultimate Adventure camp offers the option of Morning, Afternoon or Full-Day sessions for either a full week or single days.
In an age where STEM jobs—specifically in technology—are the highest paid and fastest growing in the world, iD Tech is an investment in your child’s future. Our purpose-driven company is constantly pursuing the art of innovation—it’s in our DNA. That’s why we refresh our curriculum each year and introduce a host of new courses, locations, and add-ons to delight your child and set them up for long-term success.
Inspired by iD Tech co-founder Alexa Ingram-Cauchi, our all-girls program blends tech, entrepreneurship, and social impact in a fresh, café-like setting. Whether you want to code an app for charity, design a mobile game, or discover AI, you’ll collaborate with new friends and create a project you’re passionate about.
Noggin Builders (K-8th and 3-5 years old)
Noggin Builders is the place for curious kids! Build, create & explore with fun hands-on S.T.E.M. at our classes, camps and parties. Noggin Builders, established in August 2013, provides a unique experience for children ages 2 to 14 emphasizing fun, hands-on activities to build critical thinking and problem solving skills. Enjoy cool chemistry, animals, coding & computers and more!
Adler Planetarium (Preschool through 10th grade)
The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of unique summer day-camp experiences for campers entering preschool through 10th grade. Young space and technology enthusiasts can use their imaginations, get creative, and explore their Universe together just like scientists do.
Harper College InZone (Ages 6-14)
InZone, Harper College’s summer enrichment and sports camp for kids ages 8-14, offers an incredible variety of indoor and outdoor activities with countless opportunities to learn and have fun. Our personalized approach means you have choices. You choose the sessions and class times that fit your schedule, including before/after care and lunch options. Your excellent summer is definitely here! Click here to view InZone catalog
Oakton Community College (Ages 8-12)
Skokie & Des Plaines, IL
Half and full day programs which include making 3D video games, Minecraft camps, 3D printing, robotics, virtual reality, code breakers and more.
STEM summer camps are designed to teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to students of all ages in a fun and engaging way. Experiencing a tech summer camp can help your child discover career development opportunities in the tech and IT field, get them out of their comfort zone, help them find inspiration and gain self confidence.