Summer Camps

Summer Camp Experiences

Developing video games, discovering the power of code, getting hands on in the garden or exploring career options—summer camps can deliver powerful STEM experiences that make a lasting impression.

Overview of metro area camps

This summary of STEM-focused summer camps in the KC region provides a quick glance at opportunities for students this summer. The list was compiled from submissions to KC STEM Alliance. Looking for camps by date? Use the events calendar to see what’s available for a specific time frame.

University of Missouri-Kansas City

UMKC’s School of Computing & Engineering offers three camps this summer, from Camp Invention to drones and biomechanical engineering. Get the details.

University of Kansas-Edwards Campus, Overland Park

From robotics to coding to fun with math, you’ll find STEM learning this summer at University of Kansas-Edwards Campus in Overland Park.

Metropolitan Community College-College for Kids

MCC offers half and full-day classes on topics from STEM to the arts at several of its campuses. Visit this page to find information about programs at the campus closest to you.

Johnson County Community College-Overland Park

Hands-on classes, labs and experiences customized for youth entering grades six through high school, with options in art, design, science, engineering, computers, languages and more.

aSTEAM Village Summer STEaM Experience for Kids

The aSTEAM Village Summer STEaM Experience for Kids is a seven-week summer STEaM camp for students in grades 3-12 and enables learners to explore the world of robotics, video game design, cell phone circuit board engineering, race car engineering, alternative energy and many more science, technology, energy, arts and math challenges.

Barstow Summer Camps

Summer at Barstow includes  more than 75 STEM-themed camps running from May 28 through Aug. 2 at the Barstow School, 11511 State Line Road, Kansas City. Browse the offerings.

Camp Invention

The National Inventors Hall of Fame brings its Camp Invention to multiple locations around the metropolitan region this summer. Children in grades K-6 are presented with hands-on challenges that encourage creative problem solving, teamwork, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Camp invention is led by experienced local educators and new curriculum is introduced each year, inspired by the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Learn more and search for local camps here: http://campinvention.org/

Codeverse at Center High School

Codeverse is an interactive coding camp for kids ages 6-13. Beyond technical skills, Codeverse inspires creativity, teaches problem solving, and builds confidence by giving kids the tools to innovate. This summer, Codeverse will offer seven one-week camps at Center High School, beginning July 10 and ending August 2. See the details at www.codeverse.com/camps.

Code Ninjas

Code Ninjas curriculum-based camps for ages 7 to 14 include Minecraft, Robotics, Drones, Roblox, Website design, Application and Game Building, along with team building STEM activities and games at locations in Lenexa and Leawood.

iD Tech Camps

At iD Tech, students ages 7-17 learn to code, design video games, mod Minecraft, create with Roblox, engineer robots, print 3D characters, work with AI and machine learning, build laptops, learn about cybersecurity and more. Weeklong summer programs take place at University of Missouri–Kansas City.

Kansas University Natural History Camps

These one-day summer science camps for ages 8 to 11 are designed to be engaging and provide high quality science experiences. The camps are developed and taught by museum education professionals with backgrounds in science and informal science education and cover a range of subjects, from fossils to wetlands. Learn more.

Mad Science Summer Camps

Mad Science Camps help children touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is all about. Through a combination of in-class discovery, hands-on application of scientific principles, and a variety of take-home projects, campers explore how science affects the world around them. Learn more.

Play-Well TEKnologies

Play-Well TEKnologies offers LEGO-inspired STEM summer camps in Kansas City as well as in other locations across Kansas & Missouri.

Rockhurst High School Robotics Camps

These half-day camps for first through eighth graders are available throughout the summer with two levels available. Morning camps run 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon camps run noon to 4 p.m. See the details.

Science City Summer Camps

Science City summer camps spark interest in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) learning through interactive, challenging and FUN activities! Science City Summer Camp provides a hands-on environment to explore exciting STEAM topics for kids ages 6-12. Each week, campers engage in programs that teach life science, physical science, art and innovation.

Short Circuit Robotics

Short Circuit Robotics offers a series of STEM camps this summer. See the full list.

Wildwood Outdoor Education Center

Camp Wildwood is a five-day overnight camp filled with traditional camp, outdoor, and STEAM activities for kids entering grades 3-8. Campers will spend the week choosing daily fun activities–like swimming, fishing, canoeing, rock climbing, and creating in the Makerspace–making new friends, and gaining independence and teamwork skills.

Camps across Missouri and Kansas

Missouri University of Science and Technology-Rolla

A robust list of options ranging from aerospace to nuclear engineering: http://futurestudents.mst.edu/summercamps/

University of Missouri-Columbia

Something for everyone, from LEGO Camps to experiencing life at the College of Engineering: https://engineering.missouri.edu/about/k12-camps/

Saint Louis University

From sports medicine to coding, it’s summer at Saint Louis University: https://www.slu.edu/summer/k-12-camps-and-academies

Southeast Missouri State University-Cape Girardeau

http://www.semo.edu/camps/

Truman State University-Kirksville

Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars: http://jba.truman.edu/

Washington University

Summer Scholars

Cosmosphere International Science Ed Center and Space Museum

(Hutchinson, Kansas) http://cosmo.org/education/camps

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Search the STEM Connect-KC Calendar to find which camps are available on specific dates. If your organization offers a camp, add it to our list with this form.

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