2020 STEM Summer Camp in Boston’s Back Bay

Boston STEM Camps in Back Bay: Tech & Design, Minecraft, 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, and Coding Camp are coming to Back Bay for six week-long sessions of Summer Camp! Additionally, we run camp in Jamaica Plain, as well as many other Greater Boston neighborhoods. See all Camp locations here.

Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

Empow Camp at Old South Church

Boston STEM Camp Options

Tech & Design Camp

Ages 7-13

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

Ages 7-13

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

Coding Camp

Ages 9-15

Coding Camp icon from Empow Studios STEM Camps

Choose from projects utilizing Python, Java, C#, and block-based programming languages

Coding 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

  • Full-day: 9:00am – 4:00pm | $665/wk
  • Half-day AM: 9:00am – 12:00pm | $385/wk
  • Half-day PM: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | $385/wk
  • Early drop-off: 8:30am – 9:00am | FREE
  • Extended-day: 4:00pm – 5:30pm | $20/day

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

Boston STEM Camps in Back Bay: Program Schedule

2020 Boston STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Boston Summer Camps were filled last year, so 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.

Art & Design



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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.

New February Deal! Use the coupon code CAMP20 for $20 off any Summer Camp!