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STEAM Camps

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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  • 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 0 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 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $1,000/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 1000 10-17 1 Stanstead
    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 2 Thornhill, Markham
    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

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 10
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $175/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 175 4-10 3 Vaughan, Woodbridge
    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 4 Hamilton
    Camps offering as an activity
    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 0 Flemingdon Park, Toronto
    KNB Learning
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO after-school & weekend classes & camps for kids 3-16 years, in Oakville. 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 1 Oakville
    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 2 The Beach, Toronto
    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 3 Thornhill, Mississauga
    STEM Camp
    STEM Camp is a weekly summer camp at 81 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 (43)

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 180 5-13 4 Saugeen Shores, Goderich, Waterloo, Brant, Scarborough Village, Toronto, Aylmer, London, 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
    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 5 Rosedale, Toronto
    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 6 Rexdale, Toronto
    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 7 York Mills, 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 8 Burlington
    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 9 London
    York University: SciX - Science Explorations
    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

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls 250 8-18 10 York Mills, Toronto, Sentinel Park, 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 11 Downtown West, Toronto
    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 12 Annex, Toronto
    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 13 Guelph
    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 14 Parry Sound
    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 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $224/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 224 4-18 15 Ottawa
    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 16 Ottawa
    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
    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 18 Oakville
    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
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 208 8-14 19 Milton, Oakville, Brampton
    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 2.0 to 15.
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $199/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 199 2.0-15. 20 Forest Hill, Toronto
    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 21 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 22 Mississauga
    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 23 Rothesay
    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 24 Markham, Henry Farm, 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 25 Markham
    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 26 Pickering
    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 $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 5-17 27 Thistletown, Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough Junction, Toronto
    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 28 Oshawa
    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 29 Richmond Hill

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