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

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

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 2021 Camp Guide and our corresponding online camp guide.

Big thanks to our sponsors who make this guide (and these hecka cool camps!) possible:

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KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps offer very cool STEM topics for ages 4 to 14. Think robotics, game design, digital arts, Python, and Arduino.

Firecracker Math in-person day camps combine half-day math instruction with fun activities in the afternoon for kids ages 6 – 16. Hybrid live-online Summer Math Boost Program also available.

The Coder School Berkeley Coding Camps offer a solid week of coding fun for kids 8+. Programming languages/topics include Scratch, Python, HTML/CSS, Raspberry Pi, Micro:Bit, Artificial Intelligence, and Mobile Apps.

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Learning Scratch and having fun at coding camp | Photo: The Coder School
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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

Find the Right STEM Camp for Your East Bay Kid

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KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps

Explore, learn, socialize and thrive at KidzToPros STEM, Sports and Arts Camps. From coding and robotics to filmmaking, digital arts, soccer, and tennis, Pre-K to 8th graders will develop new skills and learn sportsmanship in a fun, creative and safe environment.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: $359 to $595 per week
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9

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Camp Galileo

Rediscover summer fun & get outside at Camp Galileo, pre-K – rising 8th graders tackle hands-on art and science challenges that ignite their inner innovator and boost their creative confidence—all in COVID-safe cohorts that are 75% outdoors. 50+ locations. Optional extended care.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $444 per week | Save $50 per week for two weeks or more!
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16, Week of Aug. 23

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FireCracker Math Summer Camp

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: Half Day: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm, Full Day: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:30 pm
Price: Half-day: $300, Drop-in Fee (math only) is $75 per day. Full-Day $475. Drop-in fee is $110 per day. Pre-care: 8:30 am - 9:00 am, $40 per week. After-care is $115 per week. Payment Plan. Financial Aid Available. Multi-session Discount and Sibling Discounts.
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Save 5% off camp fees with code 510FamiliesSum21 | expires 6/10

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Summer Camps at The Lawrence

In-person camps are available for children from Pre-K through high school in topics ranging from dinosaurs to astronomy. Campers will be divided into grade-level pods that will experience three weeks of camp together from start to finish.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 04:00 pm
Price: $1995 per session
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2

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Camp EDMO

Camp EDMO® is back in person with all the excitement your kids love - but in smaller, safer stable groups! For kids entering Pre-K to 8th grade. 30 plus Bay Area & Greater Sacramento locations.

Camp Hours: 8:30 am to 5 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $529-$1737 per session
Grades: preschool (ages 4+), K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9

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Integem Holographic Augmented Reality Summer Camp

Integem Camp is a unique experience that focuses on teaching K-12 students holographic augmented reality technology with iCreator: coding, design, arts, animation, game design, 3D, storytelling, STEM, and more. Small classes with experienced instructors. Spaces are limited to keep it fun, educational, and healthy.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: $499 to $589 per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use Code FM51028 to save 10% before May 15, save 5% before June 30

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Aurora School Summer Camps

Aurora School is offering 3 totally different small camps. In July, choose Theater Arts Camp with "The Belles and the Beasts" or a half-day Camp GreenSpace (all outdoors general camp). In August, Creators & Explorers includes science, coding, creative writing, sports, and arts.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm with half day option
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:00 pm
Price: $465 or less per week
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9

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EBSB Camps: Woodworks & The Nature of STE(A)M

Nature of STEAM: Rising 4-5th grade boys. Camp combines climate science, technology, engineering, arts, & math with the great outdoors through engaging ‘maker’ education.

WoodWorks: Rising 6-9th graders of all genders. Camp combines shop class and executive functioning development. Campers plan, design, and build projects together from wood, metal, and other materials.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 09:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 pm
Price: Woodworks: $650/1 week, $1200/2 weeks | STE(A)M: $500/1 week, $850/2 weeks
Grades: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 21, Week of June 28

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Montessori Family School Summer Program

3 - 5-year-olds enjoy the outdoor environment with Montessori teachers in Berkeley with art, science, and nature. Must be potty-trained. Nappers ok.

Elementary kids have two-week sessions in El Cerrito with choice of 'Music and Story Making', 'Makers and STEAM Experiments’, or ‘Scripts and Movie Making’.

Camp Hours: Preschool age: 8:30 am to 3 pm | Elementary-age is 9 am to 4 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:30 am
    Latest Pick-up: 05:00 am
Price: Preschool age: 4-week session is $2,000 | Elementary-age 2-week session is $750
Grades: ages 3+, preschool (ages 4+), 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9

Discount for {510} Families readers:

Use code 510Fam to save 10%. Expires 5/15/2021

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Su Yun's STEM + Mandarin Summer Camps

Offering three 3-week sessions and following all Covid protocols, Su Yun's provides fun and engaging hands-on summer camps that blend STEM topics, Mandarin language, and outdoor activities. Themes include LEGO, engineering, makerspace, arts & crafts, etc. No prior language experience required. Also offering small-group language classes 2-3x a week in the late afternoon.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:00 am
    Latest Pick-up: 06:00 pm
Price: 370
Grades: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9

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The Coder School Berkeley Coding Camps

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, Micro:Bit, Artificial Intelligence, and Mobile Apps.

Camp Hours: 9 am to 3 pm
    Earliest Drop off: 08:45 am
    Latest Pick-up: 03:15 pm
Price: $650/week
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Camp Season (2021): Week of June 7, Week of June 14, Week of June 21, Week of June 28, Week of July 5, Week of July 12, Week of July 19, Week of July 26, Week of Aug. 2, Week of Aug. 9, Week of Aug. 16

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In Wonder Robotics + Play it All Sports Camp (ages 4 to 8), kids program their DASH robots & play a different sport each week | Photo: KidzToPros

Thanks again to our sponsors: The Coder School Berkeley, FireCracker Math, and KidzToPros.

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