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STEAM Camps

Camps that combine technical learning and design

STEAM camps have a mission to help kids explore their love of learning in the practical pursuits of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The inclusion of arts makes this approach different from, and even more integrated than learning in STEM camps.

The integrated approach to learning in a STEAM camp is broader than many other kinds of educational camps. Some children and families might focus their summer camp search on specific academic pursuits, looking for local robotics camps, coding camps or programming camps. That approach is fine, but a STEAM camp offers a more holistic learning experience.

STEAM curriculum, in the broader discussion of educational policy, is growing by leaps and bounds. Educators and observers look at a world where, progressively, it's becoming more important all the time to integrate technology and math usages with disciplines like science or the arts.

Advantages offered by STEAM camps
STEAM camps offer a wide variety of advantages to kids and families during the summer months or march breakHere's a quick overview of what you'll gain:

STEAM camps go an extra step further in preparing kids for careers they will grow up into. Children aged six, up to 14 (or even older), get a chance to develop their budding interest in any of these disciplines (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) while engaging in practical learning. The STEAM approach can expand a child's imagination of their future. This integrated, cross-pollinated approach to learning helps them envision new kinds of careers they might, in fact, create for themselves.
Kids focused on pursuits like science, programming, even Minecraft and other video games, can integrate their interests with those of kids whose passions lie elsewhere. They learn from each other, and learn how to work with others.

STEAM camp allows children to be more freely academic. Kids tend to be advanced learners. Curriculum can deal with more advanced concepts and vocabulary than they might in some school situations, even.

Kids get to meet other kids in their own city with shared academic interests. It's an opportunity to move beyond the circle of friends they have formed in their own neighborhoods or within their own schools.

Kids get to play with cool tools! Hands-on activities unique to each STEAM camp offer worthwhile learning experiences distinct from the structured, formal approach they might take in schools. They learn a lot of things they would certainly not learn in most other camps. 

Kids also get to meet local experts in certain fields, who may come to the camp to lead activities or present on specific subjects. Guest experts may include university professors or other local leaders in specific disciplines.

These camps offer a unique focus on learning, and a STEAM camp often creates a community of learners who will remain connected after camp has run its course.

STEAM vs. STEM
In the acronym STEM, arts is left out. There are advantages to either approach, of course, but the integration of arts elements (quite often, this means design) only serves to strengthen the versatility of this approach to academics. Defenders of STEM (and STEM camps) argue that this approach, by its nature, does reach into design and other arts pursuits.

In any case, parents can rest assured that STEAM camps provide a well-rounded approach to learning.


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Sylvan Learning Hamilton   
TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

Hamilton

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 0 Hamilton
York University; Science Engagement   
Science Engagement Programs offers interactive STEM experiences through Science Explorations for youth in grades 3 to 8 and through Helix Summer Science Institute and Spark Lab programs for students in grades 9 to 12.

York Mills, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

Education: STEM

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls 250 8-18 1 York Mills, Toronto, Sentinel Park, Toronto
E2 Young Engineers-Central Mississauga   
A very innovative after school program that boosts learning of Science Tech Engineering Maths through Lego motorized models building.Used in 43countries around the world. Voted the best by Prince Charles of Whales.

Mississauga

Education: STEM

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $25/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 25 4-12 2 Mississauga
Stanstead College Summer Camps   
Summer Camps for local and foreign students. Wide variety of camps offered such as Language, STEM, Cultural, Hockey Specific and much more!

Stanstead

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $1,000/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 1000 11-17 3 Stanstead
Bricks 4 Kidz Woodbridge   
With several camp themes, your child will be sure to have an experience they will never forget. We do two structured builds a day, along with games and art and crafts related to our theme of the week.

Vaughan; Woodbridge

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $175/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 175 4-10 4 Vaughan, Woodbridge
Sylvan Learning Ottawa   
Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

Ottawa

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $129/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 129 5-18 5 Ottawa
Institute of Canadian Education   
Through interactive S.T.E.M. classes, students will build 21st-century skills!

New Toronto, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $25/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 25 5-18 6 New Toronto, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Thornhill   
Educational summer camp will spark the creativity of campers through various hands on STEM related activities, such as robot building, math/science projects and creative writing.

Thornhill; Markham

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $149/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 149 3-18 7 Thornhill, Markham
Camps offering as an activity
KNB Learning   
KNB Learning after school classes & camps in Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO for kids in Oakville & Mississauga. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

Oakville

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 3 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $275/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 0 Oakville
Bricks 4 Kidz - Mississauga - Oakville - Milton - Burlington   
We Learn, We Build, We Play with... LEGO® Bricks! Join Bricks 4 Kidz camp and explore the world of creativity and imagination while building motorized models using LEGO® technic bricks. Join March Break & Summer camps!

Oakville; Burlington; Milton; Mississauga

Science: LEGO

  • Ages 5 to 10
  • Coed
  • Day
from $155/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 155 5-10 1 Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Mississauga
STEM Camp   
STEM Camp is a weekly summer camp at 77 locations in Ontario where youth aged 5-13 do fun and engaging activities in science, technology, engineering & math. Call us or email us today.

Ontario (45)

Science (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $180/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 180 5-13 2 Saugeen Shores, Goderich, Waterloo, Brant, London, Aylmer, Chatham-Kent, Leamington, Fort Erie, Niagara Falls, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Brantford, Kincardine, St. Catharines, Vaughan, Burlington, Cambridge, Oxford County, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, Ottawa, Stratford, Strathroy, Welland, Windsor, Guelph, St Thomas, Halton Hills, Agincourt, Toronto, Woburn, Toronto, Sarnia, Hamilton, Oakville, Highland Creek, Toronto, North Bay
Ontario Science Centre Camp   
An action-packed science day camp with exciting experiments, unexpected discoveries and exclusive access to our hands-on exhibits.

Flemingdon Park, Toronto

Science (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $295/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 295 4-14 3 Flemingdon Park, Toronto
Brick Works Academy   
The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!

Ontario (7)

Science: LEGO

  • Ages 6 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $232/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 232 6-13 4 Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, London, Kitchener, Mississauga, Burlington
Exceed Robotics   
Toronto's leading robotics club teaching students 9 years and older how to build and program robots following a STEM-focused curriculum. Year-round after school/weekend program and premier March Break and Summer Camps.

Thornhill; Mississauga

Science: Robotics

  • Ages 6 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $165/month
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 165 6-16 5 Thornhill, Mississauga
The Cube, Coding, Robotics & Video Game Design School   
A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

The Beach, Toronto

Computer (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $195/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed, Girls 195 6-17 6 The Beach, Toronto
Branksome Hall Day Camps   
A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

Rosedale, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day
from $360/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 360 4-12 7 Rosedale, Toronto
Ridley College Summer Programmes   
Ridley College is located in St.Catharines Ontario, Canada. Summer camp offers ESL credit/camp, Summer Academy, Enrichment, Discover Canada, Experience Niagara, Multisport Camp, Lego Robotics, Rowing and many more!

St. Catharines

Education (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $260/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 260 4-17 8 St. Catharines
Brick Labs   
Discover your "inner brickness" at our fun-filled LEGO-themed Art, Education and Entertainment facility. Parties, Clubs, Camps, Drop-ins and more. Create, innovate and collaborate in 1 of our 4 themed labs.

York Mills, Toronto

Science: LEGO

  • Ages 5 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $15/day
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 15 5-16 9 York Mills, Toronto
Code-it Hacks   
Blend of 5 flavors in our Coding & Robotics Camp! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics, Learn to build: Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs!

Bloor West Village, Toronto; Milton; Downtown East, Toronto

Computer : Technology

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $150/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 150 7-18 10 Bloor West Village, Toronto, Milton, Downtown East, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Burlington   
TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

Burlington

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 11 Burlington
HUMBER ARBORETUM NATURE CAMPS   
A nature-focused exploration and adventure camp set within a beautiful urban green space. This hands-on camp helps children foster an appreciation for the the many wonders of the natural world.

Rexdale, Toronto

Science: Environment

  • Ages 5 to 13
  • Coed
  • Day
from $245/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 245 5-13 12 Rexdale, Toronto
Sylvan Learning Centre of Markham   
If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Markham.

Markham

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $150/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 150 3-15 13 Markham
Sylvan Learning Centre of Etobicoke   
If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM camp at Sylvan Etobicoke (Islington and Bloor).

Islington Village, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 5-18 14 Islington Village, Toronto
Sylvan Learning South Mississauga   
We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

Mississauga

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $145/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 15 Mississauga
Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT   
Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

Oshawa

Science (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 15
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day
from $300/week
Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 16 Oshawa
Sylvan Learning Centre of Vaughan   
If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Vaughan (near Vaughan Mills).

Vaughan

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 17 Vaughan
Blyth International Summers Program   
This summer travel program takes students to a variety of European and International destinations, engaging them in a unique and beneficial world academic and community service programs.

Annex, Toronto

Education: Credit Courses

  • Ages 13 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, Program
from $750/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, Program Coed 750 13-18 18 Annex, Toronto
Sylvan Learning London   
Sylvan EDGE camps and classes will introduce your child to new and fun experiences in the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Tutoring & homework help also available.

London

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $95/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 95 3-18 19 London
Institute of Robotics & Intelligent Systems   
IRIS provides STEM based learning programs that utilizes robot technology and explores science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts in an interactive and enjoyable learning process.

Thistletown, Toronto; Mississauga; Scarborough Junction, Toronto

Science: Robotics

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 5-17 20 Thistletown, Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough Junction, Toronto
STEAMlabs   
A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

Downtown West, Toronto

Education (multi)

  • Ages 6 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $10/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 21 Downtown West, Toronto
Camp Kodiak   
An integrated residential summer camp for children & teens with and without ADHD, LD, and high-functioning ASD. We provide a SOCIAL SKILLS program, ACADEMIC program and 50+ activities.

Parry Sound

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight
from $1,386/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed 1386 6-18 22 Parry Sound
Sylvan Learning Guelph   
Join us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM!

Guelph

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3-17 23 Guelph
Sylvan Learning Centre of Pickering   
If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Pickering.

Pickering

Education (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $250/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 24 Pickering
Sylvan Learning Oakville   
At Sylvan of Oakville, we know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores.

Oakville

Education (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $195/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 195 5-18 25 Oakville
Explore Center   
A specialized summer camp with creativity in engineering. We are running daily and weekly camp.

Richmond Hill

Science (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $155/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed 155 4-14 26 Richmond Hill
Robo-Geek   
Robo-Geek main focus is on promoting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) for young minds through programming and robotics. We aim to foster students’ confidence and “I Can do it” attitude.

Milton; Oakville; Brampton

Science: Robotics

  • Ages 8 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $208/week
Day, Program Coed 208 8-14 27 Milton, Oakville, Brampton
e2 Young Engineers - Greater Toronto Area North   
A unique and specially designed curriculum that use Kid K’nexer® and Lego® building blocks as tools to demonstrate STEM principles by allowing the students to build, understand, and observe their learning in action.

Markham; Henry Farm, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $200/session
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed 200 4-17 28 Markham, Henry Farm, Toronto
Zodiac Day Camp   
Central Toronto. Variety-based for 2-4 yrs (Adult & Tot/Day Care) and 4-6 yrs drop-off. 7-12 yrs pick 1/2 day arts, discovery, sports, and variety, plus 1/2 day variety. Daily swim lesson, 7 1-week sessions and more!

Forest Hill, Toronto

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 2.5 to 15
  • Coed
  • Day
from $180/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed 180 2.5-15 29 Forest Hill, Toronto
JOA Camps   
An exceptional camp, all in French, offering weekly themes and diverse activities. Weekly outings included in pricing.

Ottawa

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 9
  • Coed
  • Day
from $55/day
sessions & dates
Day Coed 55 4-9 30 Ottawa
Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
A perfect combination of arts enrichment taught by professional artists in all disciplines, and a magical summer experience on 178 acres overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

Canning

Art (multi)

  • Ages 5 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, Program, family
from $290/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 290 5-18 31 Canning
RNS Camps   
Camps run year round - day camps throughout the year and overnight and day camps in the summer. Camps range from hockey to soccer to multisport to STEAM/STEM to ESL.

Rothesay

Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 6 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $120/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed 120 6-18 32 Rothesay

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