Top STEAM programs for kids and teens for 2024/2025

Kids' after school and weekend programs with STEAM curriculum

An increasing number of kids' after-school and weekend programs and classes offer STEAM-focused curriculum. These integrate arts with a more technically-oriented STEM curriculum, making them more holistic. Below, find a list of after-school classes and programs focused on STEAM, and a second list of programs with STEAM activities. Below the listings find more information about classes near you, and more. Read more

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    Programs focusing on STEAM (7 results)

    The following programs and classes offer a focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, math and art) curriculum. These may include STEAM-based projects, drills, mental-math, and in-program competition. Consult each listing for details.

    Jan 08 - Jun 28, 2024
    • Program
    • Burlington, ON
    • Age 6 to 12 (Coed)
    BurlingtonOntario

    An aftercare centre for kids in Waterdown and Burlington. We provide transportation, snack, fun activities, and outdoor time! Visit website

    Camp Laureate2986-122024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,81,6,10,5,9,173,340,355,123,174,67,177,196,2,32,195,160,129,24,270,314,268,19,161,1,12,3,347,63,324,28,260,programclass,coed,
    Oct 20, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 4 to 10 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Hands-on STEAM experiences kids don't get in school. Visit website

    The STEAM Project1204-102023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,134,364,177,159,281,2,182,50,130,314,268,paday,coed,
    Jan 24 - Jun 16, 2024
    • Program
    • Throughout British Columbia (3)
    • Age 8 to 10 (Coed)
    CoquitlamNorth VancouverVancouverBritish Columbia

    Explore coding with Python in a fun, game-building class for kids! Visit website

    UTG Academy7908-102024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,332,177,180,159,314,2,268,programclass,coed,
    Apr 16 - Jun 21, 2024
    • Program
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 5 to 15 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    At Hive5 we offer robotic and coding classes for different age groups and different levels. Visit website

    Hive5 Child Learning and Creative Center2905-152024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,364,177,300,334,180,331,332,304,67,159,68,196,2,32,195,135,160,281,129,270,357,50,356,182,130,316,144,315,267,317,7,314,268,323,3,347,194,54,63,139,260,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Discover the world of science and robotics with hands-on fun! From captivating mixtures to Lego robots! Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga2404-72024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,67,177,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Mar 01, 2024 - Dec 22, 2025
    • Program
    • Throughout Alberta; British Columbia; Ontario (6)
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    CalgaryKelownaMississaugaOakvillePort MoodyVancouverAlbertaBritish ColumbiaOntario

    Structured, reinforcing projects in the subject pathways of fabrication, physical computing, engineering and digital arts. Visit website

    Steamoji2995-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-012025-01-012025-02-012025-03-012025-04-012025-05-012025-06-012025-07-012025-08-012025-09-012025-10-012025-11-012025-12-01,10,5,9,295,355,360,364,177,300,302,178,299,349,303,350,266,334,180,354,353,331,352,332,304,305,343,67,159,68,351,301,179,365,196,2,32,160,281,129,182,50,130,137,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Empower children to unleash their creativity as they tinker and invent an array of fascinating mechanical gadgets Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga2404-72024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,299,177,303,67,159,160,2,129,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,


    Programs with STEAM, session dates TBD


    Programs offering STEAM as an activity (26 results)

    These programs offer some STEAM activities as part of a more generalized programming schedule.

    Jul 02 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 9 to 14 (Coed)
    Online

    Join us and learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons. Dungeons and Dragons is an interactive storytelling game. Get Creative! Visit website

    Brick Works Academy1599-142024-07-012024-08-01,341,5,345,337,197,274,288,59,159,177,270,2,314,268,19,358,virtualprogram,coed,
    Jul 08 - Aug 26, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 10 to 12 (Coed)
    Online

    Do you want to develop the 3D visualization capabilities in your brain and learn to memorize hundreds of objects with ease? Visit website

    Brain Power Enrichment Programs42410-122024-07-012024-08-01,196,2,32,79,97,270,314,268,271,362,virtualprogram,coed,
    Dec 08, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • Downtown, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 16 (Coed)
    TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

    Kids have special access to hands-on learning at the Museum. Register your kids ages 5 – 14 for a full day of ROM Camp.  Visit website

    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids)855-162023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,314,2,172,paday,coed,
    • Program
    • Downtown, Toronto
    • Age 2 to 4 (Coed)
    TorontoDowntownDowntownOntario

    Inspire your child’s imagination and sense of discovery as you explore ROM’s collection of art, history, and nature! Visit website

    Royal Ontario Museum Kids (ROMKids)1802-42024-04-012024-05-01,10,5,9,173,355,123,314,2,172,181,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Learn basic woodworking skills in a safe, exploration-based environment! Visit website

    The STEAM Project35010-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Jan 17 - Dec 22, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 4 to 18+ (Coed)
    Online

    1-on-1 In-person and virtual tutoring across Canada servicing BC, Alberta, NWT, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. Rates per hour Visit website

    Prep Academy Tutors654-192024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-012024-07-012024-08-012024-09-012024-10-012024-11-012024-12-01,196,2,32,195,342,377,278,79,129,270,357,50,356,182,130,316,144,315,267,317,7,314,268,271,19,virtualprogram,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Learn coding structures and building sophisticated electronics projects with LEDs and mothers. Visit website

    The STEAM Project37510-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,350,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Students will learn how to create architectural scale models using 3D design software, circuit building, furniture design... Visit website

    The STEAM Project37410-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,134,364,177,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Richmond Hill, ON
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Richmond HillOntario

    Students will learn how to assemble and 3D print accessories to customize how their robot battles. Visit website

    The STEAM Project37510-142024-07-012024-08-01,173,5,9,364,177,300,350,334,180,67,159,281,2,129,182,50,130,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Apr 19 - May 10, 2024
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 10 to 14 (Coed)
    Online

    Learn to assemble mechanical parts, how to operate electronical parts, and how to program the robot to move on Mars surface Visit website

    Robomazing INC.12010-142024-04-012024-05-01,67,177,159,314,2,268,virtualprogram,coed,
    Sep 03, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    • Program
    • Oakville, ON
    • Age 6 to 8 (Coed)
    OakvilleOntario

    Build and design, program and control, test and play! Robotics and learning made fun. Visit website

    OakLearning Center1506-82023-09-012023-10-012023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,364,177,302,303,266,304,180,67,159,196,2,32,160,129,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Virtual
    • Online
    • Age 13 to 17 (Coed)
    Online

    This is where you will learn computer science related to programming a satellite and launch it to the sky after assembling it Visit website

    Robomazing INC.39913-172024-04-012024-05-01,302,177,334,180,353,332,67,159,314,2,268,18,virtualprogram,coed,
    Mar 23 - Jun 15, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    We uncover the fun in S.T.E.M. learning through hands-on engineering activities. Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga2508-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,133,5,266,177,332,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 18 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Students learn about computer technologies and earn credits toward their high school diploma. Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach95014-182024-07-01,159,177,365,20,2,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Mar 16 - Jun 15, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 5 to 14 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Lego teaches students to learn through creativity and technology Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga1205-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,332,177,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 8 to 14 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    Delve into the captivating world of NASA's Mars rovers in these classes, where students embark on a comprehensive exploration Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga1208-142024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,133,5,266,177,332,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    Mar 23 - Jun 15, 2024
    • Program
    • Mississauga, ON
    • Age 4 to 7 (Coed)
    MississaugaOntario

    We offer unique STEM and Art related activities that engage kids through hands-on play and exploration. Visit website

    Engineering for Kids- Mississauga1004-72024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,133,5,266,177,332,180,304,67,159,160,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Get a high school credit while learning how to 3D design your own prototype using the Engineering Design Process. Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach95014-172024-07-01,300,177,178,159,20,2,130,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    A course that provides students with a better understanding of the engineering design process Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach50014-172024-08-01,350,177,159,301,179,130,2,50,314,268,18,programclass,coed,
    Nov 17, 2023 - Jun 07, 2024
    • PA day
    • North-York, Toronto
    • Age 5 to 10 (Coed)
    TorontoNorth-YorkNorth-YorkOntario

    Each P.A. Day Camp will focus on a theme that inspires nature connection and appreciation through hands-on activities. Visit website

    Toronto Botanical Garden605-102023-11-012023-12-012024-01-012024-02-012024-03-012024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,81,6,10,5,9,355,123,24,2,357,50,314,268,paday,coed,
    Jul 02 - Jul 26, 2024
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 16 to 18 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    This three-week long summer course lets your teen learn physics, while earning credits toward their high school diploma. Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach95016-182024-07-01,364,177,300,159,316,2,50,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Explore a variety programming languages such as HTML, CSS and Javascript and get a high school credit with this online course Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach95014-172024-07-012024-08-01,331,177,180,332,159,68,179,130,2,50,314,268,365,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    A course towards high school credits that provides students with a better understanding of the engineering design process. Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach50014-172024-07-012024-08-01,350,177,159,301,314,2,268,18,programclass,coed,
    Jul 29 - Aug 23, 2024
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 17 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Develop your coding skills during this credited course. You will develop your own Virtual Reality Project using CoSpaces. Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach95014-172024-07-012024-08-01,67,177,159,301,179,130,2,50,314,268,365,18,programclass,coed,
    Jul 02 - Aug 16, 2024
    • Program
    • Ottawa, ON
    • Age 14 to 18 (Coed)
    OttawaOntario

    Learn about different programs and careers in STEM during this 7 week program! Visit website

    uOttawa Engineering Outreach29514-182024-07-012024-08-01,353,177,180,331,332,159,179,365,357,2,50,130,316,144,315,7,314,268,programclass,coed,
    • Program
    • Newmarket, ON
    • Age 4 to 14 (Coed)
    NewmarketOntario

    Hive5 after-school program emphasizes improving 5 different IQ & EQ skills based on STEAM knowledge. Visit website

    Hive5 Child Learning and Creative Center994-142024-04-012024-05-012024-06-01,298,6,133,5,10,9,296,297,355,123,334,177,180,332,305,67,159,129,2,270,357,50,130,316,137,314,268,19,319,1,188,0,programclass,coed,

     

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    We list STEAM after-school programs in cities across the country. Find your city in the list below and discover programs near you.

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    What children learn in a STEAM program

    Design skills. Design is the first stage of a STEAM project. Depending on the camp, and project they are building, kids use digital and/or traditional tools to map out creations. This may include media like painting, drawing, or digital design software. Basic design gets kids to articulate creations from out of their imaginations into a well thought-out visual. They learn the importance of planning.

    Fabrication. After designing a project, kids get their hands dirty and begin construction. Camps specialize in everything from woodworking to 3D printing to crafting materials to build projects. Whatever the medium or tools used, kids select and fasten materials and bring their design to life. Kids pick up basics of architecture, geometry, and even civil and mechanical engineering!

    Fundamentals of electricity.  More advanced STEAM programs build projects requiring electricity. These include the building of  robots, motorized trains, a spaceship interface, and similar projects. Kids start with building a beginner-friendly circuit board. They learn components of an electronic circuit like the energy source, conductors, and controllers. They begin to understand how electricity works, and how it’s used to power things they build. 

    Programming fundamentals.  STEAM programs always involve some coding. For example, projects like robot-building or today’s model trains require programming. Classes use microcontrollers—pocket-sized computers used by electrical engineers, students and hobbyists alike. Kids get the excitement of programming their robot to move, or light up LED displays on their train engine. It’s a fantastic introduction that immediately shows coding in action. 

    Multi-modal thinking. A STEAM-centered education is integrated and interdisciplinary. It doesn’t value one subject over another, or segregate subjects. Subjects are taught in relation to each other and the importance of each is emphasized. Kids approach problems from different perspectives, and draw on various streams of knowledge. For example, kids learn how to build and program a remote control train and apply design principles to make one that looks good, applying their unique vision. 

    The benefits of STEAM programs

    Holistic education. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and math. It combines the very technically-oriented STEM curriculum with the arts. It’s comprehensive education that encourages kids to become well-versed in each area of study. Not only will they learn how these disciplines work together, kids explore multiple areas in STEAM programs and discover interests that appeal specifically to them. For instance, you'll find this at The STEAM Project.

    Project-based learning. STEAM programs teach kids that they can design and build a project from the ground up. Camps orient themselves around specific projects. Examples we’ve seen include building a model spaceship, a robot, and a battlebot army tank. Starting from the design stage, kids build a circuit for their project, then program it in code. Kids let their imagination flow, work with their hands, and put their minds to work, all while building something really cool. 

    Express creativity. Kids have the opportunity to draw on their own creativity in STEAM projects. STEAM programming gives them the skills to create anything they put their minds to—whether that’s a custom world in Minecraft, their own tiny home layout and custom furniture, or a robot! The STEAM programs listed here give kids opportunities to create projects in any form they aspire to learn—digital creations, 3D printed constructions, or hand-crafted projects.

    Build independence. With guidance from skilled instructors, kids take on a multi-step project and decide their own course of action. Given the tools and a supportive environment, kids successfully tackle a unique vision. They learn to solve problems and surmount obstacles on their own. They gain confidence from successes. When kids develop independence at an early age, they flourish. 

    Leave camp with a souvenir! STEAM programs lead to the creation of tangible objects. Depending on the skill level and type of program, kids spend the entire camp on one big project or tackle a new project every class. In either case, kids finish the program with a real, physical thing they’ve built—that they can show off. Gather friends and family, and schedule a show-and-tell!

    You might also be interested in: 

    There are many different ways that kids interested in STEAM can explore this. Take a quick look around our site at ways to deepen learning in an aspect of STEAM, as well as closely related pursuits: 

    Science camp offers a variety of activities that deepen kids’ interest in the sciences. Camps one our site may be put on by universities’ science departments, science activity centres and the like. We also list camps related to specific scientific studies, like architecture camp or zoo camp

    Technology camp deepens kids’ and teens’ understanding of tech, and within this field they can explore deeper into specific pursuits, through coding boot camp, for example.  

    Engineering camp will speak to aspiring engineers and kids who want to develop skills in relevant pursuits like robotics, as you’ll learn at kids’ robotics camp

    Arts camp comes in a wide array of subsidiary pursuits that includes many different kinds of arts that you can also dive into, for example, through dance camp, comedy camp, music camp, etc.

    Math camp sharpens skills in mathematics concepts, critical to computer science and other fields. You can also discover more about related fields at, for example, an artificial intelligence camp or mechatronics camp.

    STEM programs after school are, of course, quite similar, with a more rigorous focus on those four core elements.

    To learn more about STEM and STEAM resources, from across our site:

    Further reading and research

    "STEAM Fields." Wikipedia.org. 

    "STEM Education: Curriculum and Resources."  Dcp.edu.gov.on.ca.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    How many STEAM programs for kids and teens are there?
    There are 7 programs specializing in STEAM. In addition, there are 26 programs offering steam as an activity. Use the filters to narrow by age and program type, then click on matched programs to see daily activities, dates, rates and registration information.

    What are the fees to attend STEAM programs for kids and teens?
    Fees for STEAM programs for kids and teens range from $120 to $790 per program (program types and lengths vary). Use the filters here to narrow programs by age and type.

    What age do STEAM programs for kids and teens start at?
    There are programs available for children aged 4 through 15.

    Where can parents meet with STEAM programs for kids and teens?
    Meet with program directors and staff at the Our Kids Camp & Program Expo. The Expo is held annually in February, and is a fun and informative day for parents, kids, and teens. Find event details and free tickets here.


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