STEM Camps for East Bay Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) - 510 Families

STEM Camps for East Bay Kids (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

Big thanks to our sponsors who make this guide (and these hecka cool camps!) possible: FireCracker Math, TechKnowHow LEGO, Minecraft & Coding Camps, iD Tech, 3DMAKERCAMP, and KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps.

This roundup of science and technology camps includes a wide range of exciting summer camp activities from digital filmmaking to video game programming, biology, ecology, and robotics. Kids will love learning new skills (without homework!) and will be prepped for 21st-century thinking. Learn more about these and other East Bay camps in our 2022 Camp Guide.

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Girls Camp Scratch Coding & LEGO Imagineering | Photo: TechKnowHow

3DMAKERCAMP – Make and take 3D printed toys, laser-cut clocks, vinyl cut stickers, and more at this high-tech STEAM makerspace in Oakland for grades 2 through 11.

FireCracker Math In-person Day Camps are for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 – 16. Camps combine half-day math instruction followed by optional fun activities in the afternoon in Oakland/Piedmont, Berkeley, and Lafayette.

TechKnowHow LEGO, Minecraft & Coding Camps offers creative tech programs like LEGO Design & Engineering, Robotics, Minecraft Adventure Building, and Coding with Scratch and Python for ages 5-16 in Oakland Fremont Pleasanton, and other Bay Area locations.

iD Tech Summer Tech Camps include weeklong sessions with coding, game dev, and robotics at UC Berkeley and other top universities for grades 1 to 12. Save $150 with code 510FamiliesLoveiDTech. Expires 8/31/2022.

KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps Choose robotics, coding, or game design for ages 4 to 18 in Berkeley, Emeryville, Alameda, or Fremont. Save $50 with code 510FAM-50. Expires 6/1/2022.

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KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps

Summer is for exploration, adventure and discovery. From sports to coding, robotics, and creative arts - find options to inspire every Pre-K to 8th-grade learner with KidztoPros. Sports tracks include multi-sport, tennis, soccer, or basketball. Not all weeks are available at all locations.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm with extended care 8:30 am to 5 pm | Half-day option 8:30 am to noon.
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Starting at $423 per week
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $50 with code 510FAM-50. Expires 6/1/2022.

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Camp Galileo

At Camp Galileo, pre-K – rising 10th graders engage in hands-on, STEAM-based learning that helps them create a bright future. Supported by the best staff around, kids get inspired to turn their big ideas into reality—and have the fun-filled summer of their lives. Optional extended care.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $500 (1st week), $475 (2nd week), Early Bird Discount $50 off until Feb 28
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

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Prospect Sierra Rising K-8th Summer Programs

Prospect Sierra 2022 Summer Programs offer incredible options from socioemotional literacy and mindfulness to robotics, music, and STEM. Students will joyfully make friends and discover new interests.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $450-$500 per week for full day
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

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FireCracker Math

Firecracker Math In-person Day Camps are for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6 - 16. Camps combines half-day math instruction followed by optional fun activities in the afternoon. Hybrid live-online Summer Math Boost Program also available.

Camp Hours: Full day: 9 am to 4 pm with lunch break | Half day of math: 9 am to noon | extended day 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Full-day $500/ week or $110/day. Half-Day (math) $325/week or $75/day. Multi-week & Sib Discounts. Financial aid available. Extended care extra.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8, Week of Aug. 15

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 5% off camp fees with code 510FamiliesSum22. Expires 6/30/22

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The Lawrence Summer Camps

Inspire your child’s curiosity with a two-week camp program at The Lawrence Hall of Science. With a wide variety of subjects to choose from, your camper could explore animal habitats, build arcade games, journey to the stars, and more!

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $1,295 per two-week session
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Aurora School Summer Camps

Play! Explore! Perform! Aurora’s experienced staff and small groups give campers lots of individual attention. Choose from the famous Theater Arts Camp, a general camp called Creators & Explorers, and LEGO and Engineering camps led by fine folks at TechKnowHow.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm or 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: ranges from $450 and $529 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

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iD Tech Summer Tech Camps

Enroll now for on-campus programs at UC Berkeley. Weeklong sessions with STEM fun, campus exploration, and face-to-face friendship. Coding, game dev, robotics, and more. Kids can join a community of 500,000 iD alumni who are launching startups, founding nonprofits, and landing dream jobs at big companies.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: From $999 per week. Save $50 on additional courses and siblings. Save $25 when you refer a friend.
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $150 with code 510FamiliesLoveiDTech. Expires 8/31/2022.

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Nature of STE(A)M & WoodWorks from East Bay School for Boys (EBSB)

Nature of STE(A)M: Rising 4-5th grade boys. Campers engage with climate science, technology, engineering, arts, & math in the great outdoors through engaging ‘maker’ education.

WoodWorks: Rising 6-9th grade boys. Camp combines industrial arts shop class and executive functioning development. Campers plan, design, & build projects together from wood, metal, and other materials.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $550-$720 per week
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11

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The Coder School Berkeley

Promising a solid week of coding fun, kids, age 8+, code throughout the week and then demo their creations. Programming languages/topics include: Scratch, Python, HTML/CSS, Raspberry Pi, Artificial Intelligence and Mobile Apps. Camps include daily hour of fun, outdoor activities (M-Th).

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $599 per week; save $100 with earlybird registry and code CAMPSROCK
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Legarza Sports & STEAM Camps

Legarza programs give children the knowledge and motivation they need to achieve their best. Their programs include Basketball, All-Sports, S.T.E.A.M., and Volleyball to help your youngster succeed on and off the field in a fun and encouraging environment.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: Prices vary by location. $525-$575 per week for full-day camp or $265-$295 per week for half-day camp
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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3DMAKERCAMP

Make and take 3D printed toys, laser-cut clocks, vinyl cut stickers, and more at this high-tech STEAM makerspace. Campers learn 2D/3D software and how to use 3D printers, laser cutters, and vinyl cutters. Extra fun includes outdoor sports and activities.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $435 per week
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

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TechKnowHow LEGO, Minecraft & Coding Camps

TechKnowHow offers creative tech programs featuring LEGO Design & Engineering, Robotics, Minecraft Adventure Building, and Coding with Scratch and Python. Small groups with enthusiastic teachers. For ages 5-16. Successfully teaching tech to Bay Area students for 28 Years!

Camp Hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $529 per week | Early-bird discounts available at locations not affiliated with Recreation Depts
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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Camp EDMO

EDMO is back with incredible summer programming to help kids learn something new, all while having fun. Join a summer filled with science, technology, maker projects, and art with a social-emotional learning twist. You choose online or in-person.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $320 to $345 per week with discounts for early registration and siblings. 4-day sessions also cost less.
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8, Week of Aug. 15

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Su Yun's STEM + Mandarin Summer Camps

Su Yun's provides fun and engaging hands-on K-5 summer camps that blend STEM topics, Mandarin language, and outdoor activities. Themes include LEGO, engineering, makerspace, etc. No prior language experience required.

For grades 5-8, they'll have VR programming, woodworking, chemistry experiments conducted entirely in English.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $400 per week. Early bird, multi-session, and sibling/friend discounts available. Morning care from 8-9 am is $25/week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save $20/wk when you email info@suyunschinese.com and mention 510families

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PlanetBravo Techno-tainment Camp

From the beginning, PlanetBravo's award-winning summer camp has always been about giving kids a fun, confidence-boosting experience where they can explore and develop new multimedia skills with their friends. Kids will learn all kinds of technology from coding to movie making.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:30 pm
Price: $549 per week
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use Code 51022 for $25 off.

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Montessori Family School Summer Program

Elementary-age kids will have two one-week sessions and two two-week sessions between June and July with a choice of Making Music Videos, STEAM Experiments, Film-making, and Gardening & Plants.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $450 per week, $850 per two-week session
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code 510Fam to save 10%. Expires 3/24/2022

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Redwood Day Summer Camp

Redwood Day Summer Camp campers can expect to partake in Arts & Crafts, Sports, STEAM activities with dedicated time in the Art Studio, Science Lab, and Innovation and Design Studio creating and engaging in fun activities. Two 3-week sessions (6/27-7/15 & 7/18-8/5).

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:30 pm
Price: $1550 per 3-week session
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1

Creations Berkeley

Steam-based activities and character-building exercises to address self-esteem and promote anti-bullying.

Camp Hours: 8 am to 5 pm or half-days 8 am to noon and 1 pm to 5 pm; Tik Tok Session: Monday – Thursday 5:30-7:30
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 07:30 pm
Price: $700 per week | Mornings: $350/week | Afternoons: $350/week | Tik Tok Session: $250 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

East Bay SPCA Animal Camp

Camp Hours: 8 am - 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $415 per week
Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

El Cerrito Summer Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $200+ Half Day | $400+ Full Day | Resident discount available
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Julia Morgan School Girls Summer Camp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $400 per week
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27

Kids Elite

Camp Hours: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $455 per week Full Day from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm​ | $100 per week After Care from 3:00 - 5:30 pm | $20 per week Materials Fee for all students | $50 per week Before Care from 7:30 am to 8:30 am | $40 per week Lunch and Snacks
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO Camp

Camp Hours: Vary by location
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Vary by location and duration
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25

UCB Girls in Engineering Summer Camp

Girls in Engineering is an introductory STEAM camp for Bay Area middle school students.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4:30 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: $600 - GiE actively recruits students from low socio-economic backgrounds and underrepresented minority groups and offers full scholarships.
Grades: 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18

University Village Summer Camps

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 07:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Village Residents: $285 UCB Staff, Faculty & Students: $305 General Public: $330 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 4, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

ZooCamp

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $475 per week or $975 for 2-week sessions. Discounts for members of Oakland Zoo
Grades: K
Camp Season (2022): Week of June 6, Week of June 13, Week of June 20, Week of June 27, Week of July 11, Week of July 18, Week of July 25, Week of Aug. 1, Week of Aug. 8

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FireCracker Math In-person and Online Summer MATH Camps are for curious and challenge-loving kids ages 6-16 | Photo: Firecracker Math

Thanks again to our sponsors who make this guide (and these hecka cool camps!) possible: FireCracker Math, TechKnowHow LEGO, Minecraft & Coding Camps, iD Tech, and KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps.

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