Summer Camps

Wondering where and how to look for a STEM Summer Camp? Sarah Young with the STEM Action Center and USOE shares some advice. Learn More

How to find a Summer Camp near you!
Wondering where and how to look for a STEM Summer Camp? Sarah Young with the STEM Action Center and USOE shares some advice. Learn More 

STEAM Explores
June 26 -30 | 3rd & 4th Grade 

Explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) with Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum and Red Butte Garden! Spend your mornings at RBG investigating STEAM in the natural world as you create parachutes for action figures, craft rafts out of recyclable materials to cross the creek, cook edible popcorn art, and more. In the afternoon, you’ll travel to Discovery Gateway to continue your STEAM explorations with experiments in the STEAM Lab, art in the Artspace for Kids Gallery, and excursions throughout the museum. Don’t miss out on this all-day adventure! Transportation provided.

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The Science of Color 
June 19 – 23 & July 30 – Aug 4 | K-3rd Grade

Explore the physics behind light and color with fun science experiments. Discover how color is used in art and create your own pieces of art in various mediums such as paint and clay. Use your favorite science of color concepts to make a stunning art project to take home at the end of the week!

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Space Explorers
June 12-16 & July 10-14 | 4th – 6th Grade

Explore space and potential inhabitants with Discovery Gateway and Clark Planetarium. You and your fellow space explorers have discovered a new solar system! Use engineering, physics, designing models and the rest of the STEAM fields to learn about these new planets and their native inhabitants! Will they be friendly? Can these planets sustain human life?

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Tide Pool Titans: Ages 4 To 5

Tide Pool Titans is the perfect place for little superheroes or warrior princesses. After learning all about animal champions and their amazing powers, campers will create their own nature-powered superheroes and save the Aquarium from the forces of evil. This half day, weeklong camp is perfect for heroes ages 4 to 5 and focuses on the power of pretend play inspired by our animal friends.

Regular: $124.95
Members: $112.95

June 19-23
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 10-14
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

July 25-29
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Feathers, Fins and Fur

Do you have a scientist in the making? Are you constantly answering questions about animals, plants, and the big wide world? Tell your explorer to bring all the best questions to this exciting camp where they will learn about aquarium animals and their wonderful adaptations. Animal encounters, active games, crafts, and behind-the-scenes experiences will prepare campers to create a wildlife habitat in their own backyards. This half day camp is perfect for animal-loving kids ages 6-7.

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CSI: Creature Science Investigation

Are sharks blood thirsty man-eaters? Do people really swallow spiders in their sleep? Do goldfish really only have three-second memories? Creature Science Investigators will debunk junk science in this revamped mystery-solving camp. Young investigators will confront new challenges each day and use observation and investigation to uncover the facts. Kids ages 8 to 9 will follow clues behind the scenes, meet animals in person, and test their knowledge in this exciting camp.

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Animal Ambassadors

Do you have a tween that is wild about animals? Does your child dream of training parrots or feeding sharks someday? The Animal Ambassadors Camp provides a chance to learn what it takes to care for our collection of wild animals. From food prep to water quality testing, future keepers ages 10-11 will get plenty of hands-on experience caring for and interacting with our Animal Ambassadors along with a chance to educate others about what they’ve learned.

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Marine Biologist in Training

Teens who want a career studying dolphins or cataloging life on an ocean reef will be right at home in the Marine Biologist in Training Camp. This camp is the perfect blend of learning and fun. With activities ranging from feeding penguins and stingrays to water fights and scavenger hunts, there is something for everyone. Campers ages 12 to 14 will gain an in-depth introduction to the study of marine ecosystems and their inhabitants, culminating in an opportunity to job shadow one of our aquarists.

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Digital Respons-Ability Autism Summer Camp

This event is running from 9 June 2017 until 21 July 2017. It is next occurring on June 9, 2017 1:00 pm-2:15pm

Learn to be safe and savvy online through this unique class that starts with basic tech skills and moves through a student-led digital citizenship project. Participants will learn:

  • How to better communicate online
  • Understand online safety issues
  • Learn tech and social media skills
  • Help distinguish between fact and fiction online And more!

WHERE? at the Melissa Nielsen Center for Autism – Utah Valley University
Registration Fee: $20 per class or $15 if you sign up for both this program and STEAM camp.
For Registration contact or 801-953-5675


Coding For Conservation camp at Utah’s Hogle Zoo

Join us for Utah’s Hogle Zoo’s first ever coding camp for beginners! Enjoy the full zoo camp experience with animal encounters and behind the scenes tours, while learning about the world of coding. Work with a partner to create conservation games through the visual block-based scripting language of the app TaleBlazer. Zoo computers and other technology devices will be provided for camp use.

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Camps for K-3rd Graders

Creative Chemistry, Energy Adventures,  Feathery Fliers,  Grossology, Music Machines, Pirate Adventures, Science of Color, Story Book Science.

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Camps for every Scientist, Engineer and Artist!

Every scientist, engineer and artist needs time and space to thrive. The Leonardo’s summer camps provide the perfect environment for your child to engage their curiosity, creativity and desire to create. From Leonardo’s inventions to Raspberry Pi, your child will spend the week designing, making and doing!

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Mind Riot 2017 at the Leonardo

A fast paced three-day entrepreneurship competition designed for Utah high school students that want to change the world. Students will learn about social entrepreneurship from professionals in the fields of science, business and technology. Students will form teams and design a product or service that would solve a social problem.

This is a free event from June 15-17, 2017, at the Leonardo in downtown Salt Lake City. Registration ends April 30, 2017. Register now!

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Chip Camp at BYU

This summer the Micron Foundation and IM Flash will sponsor a three-day Chip Camp at BYU for girls and boys who have completed seventh or eighth grade.  With hands-on science activities especially related to the semiconductor (computer chip) industry, Chip Camp lets students have fun learning about what scientists and engineers do every day. Camp activities include chemistry, programming a micro-controller, competitive challenges, and more!


Want to be a Scientist?  Participate in this amazing chemistry and biochemistry experiments with close mentoring from BYU students and faculty. Explore chemistry as the central science, and its relationship to physics, biology, and medicine.

Ages 9-10

July 25-28 mornings or afternoons

Ages 11-12

August 1-2 full day

August 3-4 full day

Ages 13-14

August 1-3 full day

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Manufacturing & Engineering Technology STEM Camp!

This exciting, hands-on Manufacturing & Engineering Technology (M&ET) Camp is for those who want to get down & dirty with technology like rockets, renewable energy & electronics.   Learn more in one intensive hands-on week then a whole semester of school!  All classes taught by WSU faculty, Dr. Fred Chou, Dr. Andrew Deceuster and Jeremy Farner in WSU labs & classrooms.

DATES:  Summer 2018

WSU Prep

WSU PREP Academic Enrichment STEM Summer Program is a free summer academic program designed to motivate and prepare junior high students in their STEM studies. In this 7 week program, students will take Logic and Its Application to Mathematics, Introduction to Engineering, and Problem Solving 1. Fridays are reserved for field trips and special educational events. Students are expected to attend WSU PREP for three consecutive summers.

Girls Go Digital

For girls ages 8-18. Learn how to HACK, DESIGN, CODE & MAKE using technology and computer science. Any level of interest and experience is welcome. If you attended this camp last summer, no problem—we’ve added new classes and activities. From computer programming, micro controllers, pixel art, digital photography, e-textiles, to web design and more, we’ve got something for every girl! Girls are grouped in classes by age. Camp includes a free t-shirt and several take home projects.

There will be camps at the following locations: Dixie State (St. George), SUU (Cedar City), Cottonwood Heights, Snow College (Ephraim) and Weber State (Ogden).

Seats are limited to so register today!

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Girls Weld: The Art & Science of Metalwork

This exciting, hands-on overnight camp is for high school girls interested in exploring the art and science of metalwork through the medium of welding.  Work with WSU faculty and students as you learn different processes, metal tolerances and design techniques to create beautiful and useful pieces.  

DATES: June 20-22, 2017

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WSU Medical Academy

The WSU Summer Medical Academy is designed for high school juniors and seniors to help them determine if a career in the healthcare industry is right for them. This camp will provide valuable information in how the students can best prepare for admission to professional school and make the most of their college experience.

DATES: June 6-July 19, 2017

FLYERWSU Medical Academy Summer Camp Flyer 2017

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AWE + SUM Girls Camp

The AWE+SUM Summer Girls Camp is just for girls entering the 8th grade the following fall. We will admit 72 girls to the camp.

The AWE+SUM Camp is a 4 day residential camp. Girls stay in a residence hall on campus with numerous chaperones at night, and they are well-chaperoned during the day as well. The camp gives girls a chance to experience a college campus, with lots of fun activities: science + math hands-on workshops (see the following samples of past workshops below), mixed up with swimming and other on-campus activities, plus a chance to hike in the nearby canyons.

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eSMART (exploring Science, Math and Related technologies) is a Summer Camp for Girls Sponsored by the AAUW and DSC to encourage our girls to reach high and love to learn so they can be anything they want to be.

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Camp Invention

Camp Invention is the only nationally recognized, non-profit elementary enrichment program backed by the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Over the past 40 years, and in partnership with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, our programs have encouraged nearly two million children, teachers, parents, college students and independent inventors to explore science, technology and their own innate creativity, inventiveness and entrepreneurial spirit.

St. George, UT will be hosting a camp from June 22-26.

Creekview Elementary in Price, Utah will also be hosting a Camp Invention from June 12-16.

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iD Tech Camps held at the University of Utah

Develop real-world tech skills and experience firsthand how interests can turn into a college degree and future career. Led by hip, tech-savvy instructors, iD Tech students code apps, design video games, mod with Minecraft, engineer robots, build websites, produce films, and more. Courses with only 8 students per instructor for personalized learning while kids and teens build self-confidence and meet new friends with similar interests. High-energy, weeklong day and overnight programs with a balance of computer time and outdoor summer fun. Students think critically, problem-solve, collaborate, and socialize. Held at the University of Utah and 100+ campuses nationwide.


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Graphics & Robotics Exploration with Amazing Technology Summer Camps

The School of Computing GREAT camps at the University of Utah is committed to teaching young students technical skills while showing them that the field of computer science can be engaging, exciting, and have a positive impact on the world. The GREAT camps provide week-long programs covering topics in computer science, robotics, graphics and games for students in 4th – 12th grades.

SpyHop Summer Camps

Spy Hop’s summer workshops are a perfect way to try out all kinds of technology. Immerse yourself in film, music, beatmaking or game design. We have two kinds of classes happening at Spy Hop this summer: Spy Hop Summer Camps, for ages 10-13, and Summer Sessions, which are summer-sized versions of our regular core classes.

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Utah State University Biotechnology Summer Academy

The Utah State University Biotechnology Summer Academy exposes high school students to the numerous career opportunities available in biotechnology. Students are mentored by USU faculty who work in various disciplines. The week’s activities include communication workshops, lectures and demonstrations, laboratory training, field trips, mentoring and research. The program is an intensive five-day internship involving a biotechnology-related project and students and includes housing and evening activities on USU’s Logan campus. Faculty from several departments at Utah State University volunteer their time, talents and labs to teach students and involve them in current research. Applications must be received by June 17, 2016.

Play Well Engineering Camps

Kids dive into our classes and exercise their innate gift for building. They come away understanding fundamental principles of engineering and physics. The experience boosts their confidence, creativity and ability to collaborate. Kids can’t get enough.

Astro Camp

Registration for 2017 Astro Camp Summer Science Camps is ongoing. Take a look!

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Math Adventure Camp

A week of math adventures awaits 4th through 7th grade students! Math is more than just numbers and this fun and exciting program is designed to spark interest in any student. Campers will engage in fascinating games and hands-on activities that will reinforce mathematical concepts, thinking skills, and problem-solving abilities. We will explore game theory, rocket flight, video games, code breaking, and more, with all the explorations designed to uncover the relevance of mathematics in daily life.

June 5-9
June 12-16
June 19-23

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