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2019 STEM Summer Camp in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston STEM Camps: Tech & Design, Minecraft, Girls STEM, and Java Coding

Empow Studios summer STEM camps return to Boston at the beautiful Old South Church in Back Bay. Located right across from the Boston Public Library, Old South Church serves as a great space for exciting projects and camp fun! Physical breaks will be outside (weather permitting) for outdoor games like Zombie Tag and Frisbee toss. For pick-up and drop-off, there is street parking on Boylston St., and at 100 Clarendon St. for $7. Old South Church is conveniently located right next to Copley Station for public transportation.

For check-in & check-out, parents will utilize street parking, local parking garages, or public transit to bring their children to camp in the church. When entering, parents will identify themselves to the front desk who will buzz them into the elevator. Empow programs take place on the 3rd floor.

Empow’s Tech & Design Camp, Minecraft Camp, Girls STEM Camp, and Java Coding Camp are coming to Boston for five week-long sessions of Summer Camp!

Our Boston summer camps have options for campers entering grades 2-9 in Fall 2019.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

Empow Camp at Old South Church

Boston STEM Camp Options

Tech & Design Camp

Tech and Design Icon Empow Studios

A camp where kids CHOOSE what they want to create: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, Coding, 3D Printing, Music Production and other exciting projects are all fair game!

Tech & Design Camp details

Minecraft Camp

Minecraft Icon Empow Studios

The most popular game for kids is also the perfect environment to design, build, and code! Whether you’re just starting your explorations or looking to create mods.

Minecraft Camp details

Java Coding Camp

Coding Camp & Coding Club Logo Empow Studios

For the young programmer who wants to take their skills to the next level. Grades 4 and up.

Java Coding Camp details

Girls STEM Camp

Girls STEM icon Empow Studios

Bringing some balance to the world of STEM where girls use technology as a creative tool.

Girls STEM Camp details

Boston Tech Camp details

Times & Costs

Empow STEM Summer Camps are week-long day camps, and run in full-day or half-day sessions. Extended day is available for an additional charge.

Tech & Design Camp, Minecraft Camp, and Girls STEM Camp

  • Full-day: 9:00am – 4:00pm | $645/wk
  • Half-day AM: 9:00am – 12:00pm | $365/wk
  • Half-day PM: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | $365/wk
  • Early drop-off: 8:30am – 9:00am | FREE
  • Extended-day: 4:00pm – 5:30pm | $20/day

Java Coding Camp

  • Full-day: 9:00am – 4:00pm | $695/wk
  • Early drop-off: 8:30am – 9:00am | FREE
  • Extended-day: 4:00pm – 5:30pm | $20/day

The week of July 1 – July 5 has a prorated cost as we’re not running camp on July 4. This is a Mon-Wed camp, with Friday being an optional add-on.

Boston STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2019 Boston STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Boston Summer Camps tend to fill; make sure to register before it’s too late!

Our STEM Curriculum & Teaching Approach

We have always been focused on getting girls and boys across a wide range of interests and ages excited about the creative power of technology. As educators, we’re also constantly trying to improve our practices and tools. We’ve built a new system that will support both of these goals: Talent Box.

Each child’s accomplishments are acknowledged in a way that is motivating, lasting, and flexible through the use of badges. Badges are awarded when kids complete tracks in specific technologies, and are also awarded for leveling-up in cross-disciplines, including secret unlockable badges! Kids choose projects that level-up in three domains: Art & Design, Building, and Coding.

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We loved the Empow experience. My kids could not get enough of it – they nagged us every morning to leave earlier (which has never happened before). I am really pleased that both boys, who have very different interests, were so engaged.

Melissa, a Lexington Empow Camp mother

“It’s a unique camp… where you can learn new technologies, which is something you can’t really do at home.”

“I keep coming back here because it’s a place where I can be myself.”
“If I could come here all the time, I definitely would want to.”

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Empow’s Boston Tech & Design and Minecraft Camps serve Back Bay and surrounding Boston communities as a Summer Camp destination. Our Back Bay Summer Camp is unique, as we get about a 50/50 split in regards to commuters from outside the city vs. residents who live in the city. For the kids who live in the city, they tend to come from the following communities: Back Bay, Allston, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Chinatown, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, Downtown Boston, East Boston, Everett, Fenway-Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, Mission Hill, North End, Quincy, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, South End, West End, West Roxbury, Winthrop and more.

2019 Fall Class Schedule has been released! Lots of options everyday for ages 7-17.See the class schedule