2023 STEM or STEAM Camps

Listings are continuously being updated (April 18, 2023) based on information we collect directly from camps through an online questionnaire. Please verify all information directly with camps. 
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Camp Invention
Many locations and dates throughout Arizona! invent.org/local

Spark your child’s curiosity and creativity with our all-new Camp Invention® program, Wonder! Campers in grades K-6 will collaborate with friends to take on fun, hands-on STEM challenges. From building a mini skate park to launching a pop-up shop to transforming a robot into a stuffie, each experience adds up to an imagination-stretching, confidence-boosting summer. Visit invent.org/local to secure your spot! Use promo code SUM25 by 3/30 to save $25.

Engineering for Kids
Valleywide • 480-779-8184 • engineeringforkids.com/phoenixmetro

Engineering For Kids is Arizona’s #1 STEAM summer camp! We partner with the coolest, kid-friendly facilities so kids ages 4-14 can have fun while learning and collaborating summer long. We offer the most comprehensive science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) curriculum: video game design, LEGO, Minecraft Education, robotics, programming, and so much more. See our full-day and half-day options. Extended care and no-fee payment plans available.

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale. • 623-935-8077 • estrellamountain.edu/kids-college

Ages 5-16. Culinary, AutoCAD & 3D printing, woodworking, gardening & animals, Sign Language, Spanish, Arabic, & STEM, online computer gaming and much more! June 5-July 28. Half days. 2, 3, or 4 days available. $69-$130

Gateway Academy | Warrior STEAM Camp

3939 E Shea Blvd, Phoenix • 480-998-1071 • gatewayacademy.us

Ages 11-18. Campers with Autism will enjoy fractal art, Engineering & Technology: Elegoo, alchemy, Code Monkey, forensics, aeronautics, field trips, and more! June 5-30. Full day, 5 days a week.$750 per week, ESA Approved.


i.d.e.a. Museum
150 W Pepper Place. Mesa. 480-644-2468 or ideamuseum.org/camps

Ages 6-12. Enroll your imaginative thinker in Wonder Camp! Inspire creativity and an appreciation of the arts through interactive fun for campers ages 6-12. Each day we will focus on a different element of art, providing opportunities to explore a variety of mediums and techniques.  Join us for hands-on projects, guest artist presentations, behind-the-scenes tours, exploration time in the i.d.e.a. Museum, and more! June 26 – 30. Half Day (8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or Full Day (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) Half Day- Members $76, Nonmembers $85 | Full Day- Members $170, Nonmembers $190

Kinder Academy, LLC
3249 South Lindsay Road, Suite 106. Gilbert. • 480-726-0445 • kinderacademypreschool.com

Ages 2-10. Join us for Summer Academy at Kinder Academy! Beat the heat and keep your children busy learning all about S.T.E.A.M. while having fun! Half days, 4 days a week. $150/week or $800 for all 6 weeks.

Week 1: Shark Week!
Week 2: S.T.E.A.M. Week!
Week 3: Arts & Crafts!
Week 4: USA Week!
Week 5: Tumble & Dance!
Week 6: S’mores & MORE!

Lowell Observatory | Orbits Curiosity Camps
1400 W Mars Hill Road, Flagstaff • 928-774-3358 •

Ages 6-14. Campers will explore the mysteries of the cosmos through hands-on science investigations and STEAM-based projects. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games, conquering the low ropes challenge course, and more. Multiple sessions available, full day, $325 per child.

Midwestern University
19555 N 59th Ave, Glendale • 623-572-3353 • midwestern.edu

Ages 15-18+. Join Midwestern University faculty and students for a FREE 8-day hands-on workshop to learn about these health professions: Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Psychology, Dental Medicine, Graduate Nursing Practices, Nurse Anesthesia, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Perfusion/cardiovascular Science, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Podiatric Medicine, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Speech-Language Pathology, Veterinary Medicine. July 13-22.

Arizona State University
ASU Polytechnic Campus, 7001 E Williams Field Rd., Mesa •  danaukes@asu.edu • idealab.asu.edu

Foldable Robotics Day Camp 2023. June 12-16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grades 7-12. Hands-on, day camp, participants will be introduced to the principles of robot design through origami. To prototype, ideate, and get a hands-on sense of the physics of robots.

Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix. 602-716-2000 • azscience.org/events-programs/camp-innovation/

Camp Innovation. June 6 – July 29, 2022. Grades 1-10. Explore STEM concepts through fun, hands-on challenges designed to build confidence, persistence, and creative problem-solving skills.

Code Ninjas Scottsdale
480-361-5260 • codeninjas.com/az-scottsdale/camps

Ages 7-15. Virtual options for in-person summer camps include coding skills for for building websites, designing Minecraft worlds and creating video blogs, music and games. Half- and full-day sessions.

Color Wheels Mobile Art Room
Palm Valley Community Center in Goodyear. 602-291-3457 or colorwheelsAZ.com

Ages 5-14. Triple Decker Summer Camp will offer 3 sessions covering water fun, sea and space exploration, and hot air balloons! Science experiments, games, and art projects will keep kids busy all summer long. May 23-June 23, $160 per session.

Create & Learn

Grades 2-12. Weekly sessions designed by Google and Stanford experts, camps explore 25+ fun topics including Scratch, Python, Roblox, Minecraft, AI, and Robotics.

Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale • 623-935-8077 • estrellamountain.edu

Ages 5-16. Culinary, AutoCAD & 3D printing, woodworking, gardening & animals, Sign Language, Spanish, Arabic, & STEM, online computer gaming and much more!

iD Tech
888-709-8324 • idtech.com

Ages 7-18. Game development, animation, Minecraft, coding, Roblox, app development and more.

Ignite Learning Academy

Ages 2-18. A fully accredited private school also offering virtual academic programming to minimize learning loss, fill gaps, or allow your child to get ahead. Summer Smarts program for grades K-8 shores up areas of reading and math, as well as traditional summer school courses for grades K-12.

Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, Outreach & Recruitment

Ages 6-17. Camps explore concepts of coding, circuits, computer aided design, entrepreneurship, engineering design process, and many other STEM competencies.

Mad Science of NE Phoenix
2701 E. Thomas Rd STE 1, Phoenix. 480-222-2233• madscience.org

Ages 5-11. Kids will be wowed by slime, hidden messages and secret codes, autonomous robots, and skyscraper challenges.

Playful Digital Learning
520-485-8658 • pdlpdl.com

Ages 8-15. Minecraft movie making, creative writing with Minecraft, game design, coding. Camps are available virtually on Outschool.com

Play-Well Teknologies
Various locations across Arizona • 602-317-7448 • play-well.org/camps

Ages 5 – 12. Dream it, build it, wreck it, repeat in our Lego-inspired engineering camps! Campers learn about science, technology, engineering and math while playing with Legos. They’ll engineer interesting projects, engage in critical thinking, work collaboratively and explore STEM concepts.

STEAM Summer Camp South Mountain Community College Guadalupe Center, 9233 S. Avenida del Yaqui (Priest Drive) • 602-243-8340 • southmountaincc.edu

A collaboration between the Arizona State University Polytechnic School and the South Mountain Community College Storytelling Institute. From June 12-15, 2023 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. participants grades 7-9 will be introduced to the engineering design process while learning basic science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) concepts like simple machines, electric circuits, programming, computational thinking, music, and storytelling. 

STEAMpunk Machines in Motion Camp
Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus, 6075 S. Innovation Way West • 480-727-1405 • steamlabs@asu.eduoutreach.engineering.asu.edu

June 12-16, 2023. Participants in grades 8 – 12 will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn to construct their own steampunk-themed automata. Experience hands-on learning and problem-solving like never before. Instructional content will focus on mechanical movement design, electric circuits, genre specific aesthetics, retro-futuristic storytelling, programming, and computational thinking. This camp runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 


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