STEAM Summer Camps for Metro Detroit Kids

Your little scientists can learn all summer long with these camps!

Is your child into science, technology, engineering, art or mathematics? Help them find a hands-on summer camp in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that will pique their curiosity.

These summer camps fill up fast. Be sure to register ahead of time. Prices and locations for the camps are subject to change.

Looking for more summer camps? Check out our interactive map to find the best summer camps for Metro Detroit kids.

Featured STEAM Summer Camps for Metro Detroit Kids

In this section, Metro Parent’s advertising partners share their top summer camp offerings.

LTU Marburger STEM Center Summer Camps

LTU Marburger STEM Center Summer Camps
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July 8-12, July 15-19, July 22-26, July 29-Aug 2, 2024

The Marburger STEM Center at LTU offers innovative academic camps for students interested in engineering, technology, design and science. Expert instructors will introduce you to the latest advancements in modern labs and studios on campus. It provides students an opportunity to explore their passion, hands-on experiences in STEM fields in state-of-the-art labs and studios with industry experts as well as faculty mentoring. 

Kids on Campus – Schoolcraft College

Kids on Campus - Schoolcraft College
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July 8 – Aug. 16, 2024

Enjoy hands-on learning experiences led by skilled, professional instructors that will bring out the inquisitive side of every kid! Kids ages 5-18 will engage in career-oriented summer camps that focus on technology, the arts, science and more, all in Schoolcraft College’s welcoming campus environment. Scholarships are available!

Michigan State University Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

Michigan State University Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
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June 17 – July 12, 2024

Experience accelerated STE(A)M camps for students in grades 3-11. Topics include archaeology, anthropology, meteorology, art, pre-med, various mathematics, AI, engineering, various biological and physical sciences, and so much more.

Community Sailing School

Community Sailing School
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June 10 – Aug. 23, 2024

The Community Sailing School Foundation, CSSF, formerly known as Pontiac Sailing Education Foundation, PSEF, is Southeast Michigan’s premiere Junior Sailing Program. The program is hosted at Pontiac Yacht Club on Cass Lake in Keego Harbor.

CSSF youth programs provide a full spectrum of daily sailing instruction including:

  • June 10-Aug. 23, 2024: Learn to sail, weekly and biweekly
  • June 10-Aug. 23, 2024: Intermediate summer program, weekly and biweekly
  • June 10-Aug. 16, 2024: Junior racing team, full summer and nine weeks of training

CSSF is the home of more than 14 local high school teams, in both the fall and spring seasons each year. This program is a great way to enhance your sailing ability for all school programs and beyond, a skill that can be used for a lifetime. 

CSSF coaches are trained to keep children safe while having fun. Coach instructors are U.S. Sailing Level 1 certified. Campers bring lunch in an insulated bag, a life jacket and everything else you would need for a day at the beach.

Roeper Summer Programs

Roeper School
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June 24 – Aug. 16, 2024

The Roeper School has been offering enriching summer camps to children since 1947. Programs are available for children ages 3-12. Camps include a Day Camp, Hybrid Day Camp + Specialty Camps, Theatre Camp, a Counselor-in-Training(CIT) program, and a Specialty Camp for middle schoolers.

Roeper camps put the campers first! Roeper’s 13-acre Bloomfield Hills campus is the setting for their summer camps offering campers the opportunity to try new things and customize their schedule, with activities taking place indoors and out. Amenities include woodlands, an athletic field, two swimming pools, three playgrounds, nature trails, and numerous buildings containing art, music and tech classrooms, gymnasium, locker rooms and lunchroom.

Roeper’s Day Camp + Specialty Camps allow campers to spend the mornings delving in-depth into select activities and the afternoons enjoying the regular camp activities. Roeper’s Theatre Camp, located on the Birmingham campus, introduces and helps campers holistically develop theatrical skills.

Experience the Roeper difference!

Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps

Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps
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June 17 – Aug. 8, 2024

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3674
  • Cost: Full Session (8 weeks): $2,960, Half Session (4 weeks): $1,610, Partial Session (1 week): $445
  • Best for ages: 3-18

Cranbrook Schools offers traditional day camps and specialty camps for kids of all ages on their beautiful Bloomfield Hills campus. For years, Cranbrook Schools Summer Camps have been a tradition of fun and learning for campers of all ages. 

Hosted across the beautiful, historic campus, their hands-on summer programs offer a true Cranbrook experience through multi-activity traditional camps, specialty camps in art, robotics, sports, STEM, theater, writing, and sports camps in soccer, field hockey, ice hockey and flag football. 

Camps operate for up to eight weeks from kids age three through entering 12th grade. The camps are accredited by the American Camp Association and licensed through the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Lunches and snacks are included for most camps. Transportation service, extended care, after-camp enrichments, and a monthly payment plan are available as options.

WCC Summer Camp- Future U

Washtenaw Community College
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June 24-Aug. 9, 2024

Future U summer camps at Washtenaw Community College provide a perfect platform for kids ages 5-18 to explore and develop skills in a fun-filled environment, designed to engage and motivate kids to learn.

Summer Youth Programs (K-12) at Macomb Community College

Summer Youth Programs (K-12) at Macomb Community College
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 June – August 2024

  • Address: Locations vary in Warren and Clinton Township
  • Phone: 586-349-8712
  • Cost: Costs vary, see website for details.
  • Best for ages: 3-17

Macomb offers kids experiences to grow on. From College 4 Kids (C4K) to Career Academies to Camp Scrubs, Macomb Community College offers K-12 students a Mary Poppins’ carpet bag full of opportunities for exploration and intellectual growth this summer. 

Camp Scrubs is one of nine career academies and is designed for students in Grades 6-10. It provides a four-day interactive experience in the college’s laboratories and Simulation Learning Center on Center Campus. Students wear scrubs, listen to their heartbeat through a stethoscope and explore health care careers that include laboratory science, medical assisting, nursing, respiratory therapy and surgical technology. 

There are eight other career academies designed for students in Grades 6-11. They run from two to five days and are held in the same labs and classrooms occupied by college students the rest of the year. Through a variety of hands-on activities, students can learn about crime scene investigation or 3D printing, media arts or law enforcement, architecture and construction or graphic design and illustration, culinary arts or modern-day blacksmithing. 

The C4K classes run from one day to five and come with names like The Science of Slime, Cyber Spies and Secret Agent Camp. Students can hone their Pokemon skills, visit the LegaSea Aquarium and Reptarium in Utica, serve as an ambassador in a Model United Nations, undertake an engineering project using Legos, crack a computer code, compose digital music and much more.   

To learn more about the K-12 Programs offered at Macomb Community College, visit macomb.edu and search K-12.       

More STEAM Summer Camps in Metro Detroit

Summer Camps at Michigan Science Center

June-August 2024

Every year, Mi-Sci summer camp offers kids a chance to break loose with wacky science experiments and activities, plus access to stage shows and the theater.

Boys and Girls Club of Troy

Begin June 17, 2024

The Boys and Girls Club of Troy offers a very affordable rate for a six-hour daily schedule from Monday-Friday. For an extra $60/child STEM program sessions can be added to the camp.

Camp Fascinate at Fascination Factory

June 10-Aug. 30, 2024

Discover a world of wonder at Fascination Factory’s Camp Fascinate! Tailored for younger kids, this Montessori-inspired summer adventure blends weekly themes, learning toys, and unique experiences.

Coding Camps at iCode Troy

June 10-Aug. 30, 2024

The coding summer camps at iCode Troy are divided up by age. Some of the unique camps include Digital Fashionista: Creating Wearable Technology, Digital DJ: Creating Music with Sonic Pi and Minecraft: Modding Adventure. Here is a full list of course options by grade.

AccelerateKid

June 13-Aug. 26, 2024

Dive into the digital world with our live, virtual coding and robotics camps! From ScratchJr for young learners to advanced Python and Java for older campers, AccelerateKid makes tech fun and accessible.

Summer Camps at Leslie Science & Nature Center

June 17-Aug. 9, 2024

Explore Leslie Science & Nature Center’s engaging camps! From Dino Detectives uncovering dinosaur secrets and Teeny Tiny Travelers sparking imagination to Nature’s Superheroes teaching conservation, each camp offers a week of hands-on learning, ensuring an unforgettable summer adventure.

Snapology of Troy

June 17-Aug. 16, 2024

Choose from STEAM summer camps and workshops, blending play with learning in robotics, coding, and more. Each program promises a blend of education and excitement, ensuring a summer filled with creativity, friends and new skills.

Summer Camps at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

June 17-Aug. 23, 2024

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum presents thrilling camps this summer. From Inventor’s Workshop, where little minds solve real-world problems, to Superhero Science decoding crime-fighting gadgets. For grades Kindergarten-8th Grade, each $325 camp blends creativity, science and fun. Campers will break it, explore flight, create beats, delve into robotics, investigate forensics and discover water wonders.

University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

June 14-Aug. 16, 2024

Dive into Camp Explorations for a science-packed summer adventure! Kids in grades Pre-K to 8 can explore archaeology to zoology through hands-on experiments and activities. Special sessions for little explorers and middle school STEM enthusiasts.

The Robot Garage

June 24-Aug. 23, 2024

Ignite creativity at The Robot Garage’s Summer Camps for Grades 1-6! Choose from LEGO Masters, Minecraft, Video Game Design or Battle Bots themes, running weekly. Dive into robotics, programming and engineering with hands-on projects and collaborative challenges.

Code Ninjas

June 24-Aug. 23, 2024

Ignite creativity at The Robot Garage’s Summer Camps for Grades 1-6! Choose from LEGO Masters, Minecraft, Video Game Design or Battle Bots themes, running weekly. Dive into robotics, programming and engineering with hands-on projects and collaborative challenges.

The Henry Ford Summer Camp

June 24-Aug. 2, 2024

Dive into innovation this summer at The Henry Ford Summer Camps! Explore behind-the-scenes adventures, hands-on experiments, and the stories of American creativity. Open for grades 2-7, with artifact explorations and unique learning experiences.

Science Engineering Exploration Camp at University of Detroit Mercy

July 15-26, 2024

Explore the world of engineering and biomedical sciences at University of Detroit Mercy’s SEEC Summer Camps! Engage in hands-on activities like coding, robotics, and 3D printing for rising 9th-12th graders.

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