fbpx

STEM programs for kids & teens

XR digital makerspace

Web app for teaching STEM

STEM Summer Camp Programs

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 at Empow Studios

Multi-level coding for kids using Python, Java, app design, and game design

Coding Camp details

Girls STEM Camp

Ages 7-13

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

AR / VR Camp

Ages 12-17

A 2-week immersion in Augmented Reality (AR) & Virtual Reality (VR) game design.

AR / VR Camp details

STEM Camp Locations in MA

Filter by

Get 15% off any 2020 STEM Camp and get a chance to win a 3D Printer

Use coupon code 3D2020

Deal ends Oct 31st, 2019

Empow Studios wins multiple awards with Boston Parents Paper

2020 February & April STEM Camps in MA

Please click the locations below to see the dates and STEAM (STEM + Arts) camp program we’re running in/around your community.

Belmont STEM Vacation Camp

February Camp & April Camp

Empow Camp at Beth El Temple Center

Location: Beth El Temple Center 2 Concord Ave, Belmont MA 02478

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk

Learn more about Vacation Camp in Belmont

Belmont STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Belmont STEM Camps during February & April Vacation are now open for registration. Our Belmont Camps tend to fill, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Lexington STEM Vacation Camp

February Camp & April Camp

Robot Person at Empow Studios

Address: Empow Studios, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk

Learn more about Vacation Camp in Lexington

Lexington STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Lexington STEM Camps during February and April Vacation are now open for registration. Our Lexington Vacation Camps tend to fill, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Newton STEM Vacation Camp

February Camp & April Camp

Location: Empow Studios – Newton: 180 Needham St, Newton, MA 02464

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day*

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk

Learn more about Vacation camp at our Newton Studio page.

Newton STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Newton STEM Vacation Camps during February & April Vacation are now open for registration. Our Newton Vacation Camps tend to fill; make sure to register before it’s too late!

2020 STEM Summer Camps in MA

Please click the locations below to see the dates and STEAM (STEM + Arts) camp program we’re running in/around your community.

Acton STEM Summer Camp

Acton Congregational Church Empow Studios Tech Camp

Location: Acton Congregational Church 12 Concord Road, Acton MA 01720

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in Acton

Acton STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Acton STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Acton Summer Camps are expected to fill; make sure to register before it’s too late!

Arlington STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk
We’re almost ready to announce our Arlington location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here.

Belmont STEM Summer Camp

Empow Camp at Beth El Temple Center

Location: Beth El Temple Center 2 Concord Ave, Belmont MA 02478

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in Belmont

Belmont STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Belmont STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Belmont Summer Camps filled last year, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Boston STEM Summer Camp in Back Bay

Empow Camp at Old South Church

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in Boston’s Back Bay

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!

Boston STEM Summer Camp in Jamaica Plain

Empow Studios in Jamaica Plain at British International School of Boston

Location:
British International School of Boston
416 Pond St. Boston, MA 02130

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Boston STEM Camps in Jamaica Plain: Program Schedule

2020 Boston STEM Summer Camps in Jamaica Plain are now open for registration! Our STEM camps tend to fill, so book now before it’s too late!

Boston STEM Summer Camp in Longwood

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk
We’re almost ready to announce our Boston Longwood location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here. Most of our camps tend to fill, so we recommend booking early to reserve a spot.

Brookline STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in Brookline

Brookline STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Brookline STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Brookline Summer Camps usually completely fill, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Cambridge STEM Summer Camp

Location: The last week of Summer will be held at Lesley University, however, the first four weeks have not been announced. Get updates on when this location is announced here.

Addresses:
Aug 3 – Aug 28: Location TBA
Aug 31 – Sept 4: Lesley University: 89 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day*

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk*
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Cambridge STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Cambridge STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Cambridge STEM Camps typically fill to max capacity, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Cape Cod STEM Summer Camp

CC Academy

Address: Cape Cod Academy 50 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Osterville, MA 02655

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am at no additional charge. There is no extended day options on the Cape

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in the Cape.

Cape Cod STEM Camps: Program Schedule

We’re super close to announcing our Cape Cod Camp Schedule! Click here to get updates on when the schedule has been announced.

Franklin STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios STEM Camp at Dean College in Franklin

Location: Dean College, 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Java Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

*All full day campers must purchase a daily lunch at Dean’s nut-free dining hall. Cost of lunch is $11.25 per day. The dining hall at Dean (via Sodexo) coordinates with Empow to ensure all students are served food following allergy restrictions documented by the parent during registration.

Learn more about Summer Camp in Franklin.

Franklin STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Franklin STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Franklin Summer Camps are expected to fill; make sure to register before it’s too late!

Lexington STEM Summer Camp

Robot Person at Empow Studios

Address: Empow Studios, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Girls STEM Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk
  • AR / VR Camp: Full day $1595 for two weeks

Learn more about Summer Camp in Lexington

Milton STEM Summer Camp

Glover Elementary School - Empow Studios Tech & Design and Minecraft Camp

Camp Location: Glover Elementary School (2 miles from Route 93). 255 Canton Ave, Milton, MA 02186

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in the South Shore.

Milton – Quincy STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Milton STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Milton Summer Camps always fill, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

Natick STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Natick STEM Camps: Program Schedule

We’re almost ready to announce our Natick STEM Camp location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here. Most of our camps tend to fill, so we recommend booking early to reserve a spot.

Needham STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk
We’re almost ready to announce our Needham location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here.

Our Newton STEM Camp locations

We have two locations in Newton. Please be attentive to which locations you’re signing up for.

We have 2 Newton locations where we run camp – at our Newton Studio and at the JCC. The JCC schedule has not been announced yet.

Addresses:
Empow Studios – Newton: 180 Needham St, Newton, MA 02464

JCC Greater Boston: 333 Nahanton St, Newton Centre, MA 02459

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day*

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk*
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Girls STEM Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk
  • AR / VR Camp: Full day $1595 for two weeks

*Please note, there are increased costs for our JCC locations, due to our facility agreement. During extended day, we have swim time at JCC’s outdoor pool.

Learn more about our Newton location on the Newton Studio page and the JCC page.

North Andover STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

North Andover STEM Camps: Program Schedule

We’re almost ready to announce our North Andover STEM Camp location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here. Most of our camps tend to fill, so we recommend booking early to reserve a spot.

Reading STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Logo

Location: TBA

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about Summer Camp in Reading

Reading STEM Camps: Program Schedule

We’re almost ready to announce our Reading STEM Camp location…ALMOST! Get updates on when this location is announced here. Our camps completely filled in Reading last year, so we recommend booking early to reserve a spot.

Shrewsbury STEM Summer Camp

Empow Studios Summer STEM Camps at St Johns High School

Location:
Saint John’s School, 378 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an optional extended day until 5:30pm is available for $20/day.

Cost:

  • Tech & Design Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Minecraft Camp: Half day $365/wk; Full day $645/wk
  • Coding Camp: Full day $695/wk

Learn more about our Shrewsbury Summer Camp location on our St. John’s page.

Shrewsbury STEM Camps: Program Schedule

2020 Shrewsbury STEM Summer Camps are now open for registration. Our Shrewsbury Summer Camps were filled last year, so make sure to register before it’s too late!

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.”

Student

“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.”

Student

Our STEAM (STEM + Arts) 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

Building

Coding

What makes us special?

  • We’re affordable! Similar Tech Camps charge upwards of $1200! We sit at about half the price, without losing the educational quality. We also offer a liberal refund policy giving you up to 2 weeks before the start of camp to change your schedule.
  • We’re local! We are teaching at 7-9 locations every single week day! We have a busy outreach team that travels MA teaching kids how to design, build, and code in a school or library near you.
  • We’re year-round! College students make great counselors, but our Director and Lead Instructor team teaches year-round and is fully invested in creating a rich educational experience.
  • We give back! Every year, we allocate thousands of dollars to scholarships to help families in need.
  • We’re mission-driven! We strive to make STEM education available to children regardless of economic background. We were selected as a participant of Boston’s 5th Quarter of Learning, which delivers 5 weeks of free summer programming for kids who don’t have a large selection of enrichment opportunities available to them.
  • We embrace the element of choice! When kids arrive at camp, we start by showing them a wide variety of projects they can choose. Then, it’s up to them to choose what tech tracks to engage with. If it’s not a good fit, we’re happy to try something else! Most tech camps have kids working on a very similar subject.
  • Lastly, we’re cool! (at least we think we are) We’re a fun, yet experienced staff. Leonid, the founder of Empow Studios, has been running Summer programs for 14 years! Our Camp Directors & Assistant Directors have university degrees that match their background in art, education, or technology. Most importantly, we channel our inner “kid” to match our “playful learning” approach.

A Day at Empow Camp

Why we choose to be a licensed “Camp”

Unlike many summer technology programs, we are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which establishes minimum health, safety, sanitation, and housing standards to protect the well-being of children who are in the care of Empow.

  • Camp Safety: Our camp locations are inspected for safe structures and equipment, adequate sanitary facilities, sufficient supervision of the campers, appropriate plans in case of medical emergencies, natural, and other physical disasters, sufficient health care coverage, and injury & fire prevention plans.
  • Health & Training: We have a health supervisor at camp at all times, who is certified in first aid, CPR, and is permitted to administer medication. We also have a licensed health care consultant available for training our staff, and available on-call during camp.
  • Staffing: All of our camp staff are required to go through CORI & SORI background checks, and must meet minimum health requirements by submitting immunizations and proof of physical. All staff must meet minimum age & experience requirements, depending on their role at camp, whether it’s a camp counselor or director.
  • Camper Health: All campers are required to submit immunizations and a proof of physical prior to the start of camp, to meet minimum health requirements. This helps ensure a safe, collaborative environment.

Parent resources

  • Interested in learning what to look for in a safe recreational camp? Download the Recreational Camp FAQs for Parents.
  • Find out what programs have a camp license by calling the Massachusetts Department of Public Health at 617-624-5757.

Our Daily Schedule

8:30am – 9:30am Drop-off and special activities. Kids play games and get comfortable with friends, staff, and the studio.

9:30am – 10:00am Project Time and Camp Circle-Up. We set up the schedule for the day and let kids ease into their projects. This is a good time for anyone to ask questions or get help before we transition into the morning activity.

10:00am – 10:30am Snack time and technology demos. We show kids student projects made at Empow to influence their creativity and get them excited to learn a new craft of their choice.

10:30am – 12:00pm Project time. Campers work on projects at their own pace, guided by our expert staff. Kids can choose to work individually with help from staff, or work with friends in a group project. This is where kids build their robots, design video games, and film unique animations!

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch and outdoor time. Our staff will walk the campers over to a play area and have lunch outside (weather permitting). When campers stay inside, they watch some awesome videos like Mythbusters or Smarter Every Day! Only full campers are here during this hour.

1:00pm – 2:30pm Project time. Campers continue to work on their projects and ask questions to our teachers.

2:30pm – 3:00pm Afternoon Snack and tech demo. Each day Staff give kids an introduction to a different technology that we teach. Kids can choose to try out the demo or go back to their own tech project.

3:00pm – 4:00pm Project time. Campers continue to work on their projects and ask questions to our teachers.

4:00pm – 5:30pm Extended day. Campers can play games with other students, continue their projects, or try something new!

Counselor In Training (CIT) Program

The Counselor In Training (CIT) program for Empow Camps provides a new challenging opportunity for our oldest campers, while creating potential future employment opportunities as a camp counselor in years to come. Learn more about the CIT program here.

Referrals

We’re currently in the process of redesigning our referral program. Stay tuned!

Policies

We know it’s not easy to schedule summer activities, especially when parents are booking camp so early! So we want to make it easy: You’re eligible for a refund up to two weeks before camp starts; all we ask is for you to cover the $10 cost of registration & processing fees. To learn more about our camp policies, please click here.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Empow Camp shall inform parents at the time application forms are provided that they may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.

Announcing the 2020 Camp Schedule! Get 15% off and a chance to win a 3D printer. Use coupon code 3D2020Learn More
+
X