Summer Camp 2022
Registration Now Open
TECH & DESIGN CAMPS
VIDEO GAME DESIGN CAMPS
A Summer Immersion Experience
With an 6:1 camper-to-counselor ratio, we get to know each and every camper personally, providing the unique and personalized support they need to thrive.
Any 2021 Summer Camp cancellation made prior to April 1, 2021 will be refunded in full. Families are also eligible for a refund up to two weeks (14 days) before camp starts. Please review our full refund policy here.
Our team is stocked with experts in distance education and online learning. We know how to make online learning fun, interactive, and engaging, while balancing time on and off the computer.
Unlike online classroom learning, our small camp size and project-based learning model ensures that campers are actively engaged. Each half-day virtual camp day includes a 3-hour group session and 1 hour of independent project time.
An A+ Grade
With countless awards, Empow is known as a favorite among families in the region and is trusted by more than 150 educational and enrichment organizations that support STEM programs.
Year of Access Included
Camp projects do not need to end! For a full year, your child will have access to their digital project files on TalentBox and use of the software they used to complete their projects. They can continue to build and refine their amazing creations!
Amazing Year-Round Staff
Unlike many STEM summer camps, we offer year-round programs, allowing us to hire, retain, and train amazing, dedicated instructors! Again and again, we hear from students and campers — “I wish these were my teachers at school!” The best of fun and learning together!
Our online learning technology really sets us apart. Our counselors mix virtual classes, 1-on-1 coaching, feedback on camper projects completed in TalentBox (our very own learning management system and curriculum), and safely monitor classroom communities via chat and text.
A Typical Day at Virtual Camp
The flow of a typical week at our award-winning Virtual Summer Camps is awesomely diverse and packed with big fun.
Big fun and big learning at camp starts with a virtual drop-off, attendance check, and Daily Scrum (or Circle-Up for our younger campers). Rest assured that campers are supervised throughout the entire day. Each virtual camp schedule includes one daily 3-hour group session and 1 daily hour of independent project time. Parent communication takes place just as it would with our on-campus programs.
Ready for the day, our counselors engage campers with a Tech Demo during Project Time. Project Time also includes time for independent project work and collaboration with counselors. An off-screen break, such as meditation or a brief physical activity, helps balance screen time.
Late morning Project Testing is an opportunity for campers to share their projects with other campers, get (and give) constructive feedback, and help iron out the bugs. Tech Talks throughout the week expand campers’ knowledge and ignite their passion for learning.
We’ll end each day with Project Wrap-Up time and virtual pick-up. Campers finish the last details of the day, save their files, and show off their work with fellow campers. And when we get to Friday, it’s time for Graduation and Project Showcase! Our rock star campers love showing off their projects to family and friends.
Throughout the entire virtual camp experience, parents can engage with campers and the teaching team using our private and secure messaging server, see the kids’ progress, and be part of the experience!
HOW WE MAKE ONLINE STEM SUMMER CAMPS AWESOME
Register for Live Virtual STEM Summer Camp Today
A CAMP TEAM THAT COMBINES THE VERY BEST IN FUN, CREATIVITY, AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE
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.
RAVE REVIEWS FROM PARENTS LIKE YOU …
… and COUNTLESS AWARDS FOR ALL WE DO
#1 Winner, 6 Years Running!
Best STEM Summer Camp
#1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019
Best Academic Summer Camp
Top 10 in 2021, Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015
Best School Vacation Camp
#1 in 2021, #1 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Science Technology & Digital Arts Summer Camps
Top 10 in 2021, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Kids Party
#1 in 2021, Top 10 in 2020, #1 in 2019, #1 in 2018
Best Enrichment and After School Program
Top 10 in 2021
Top Five, 7 Years in a Row!
Best Winter Camp
Top 5 in 2020, #1 in 2019, Top 5 in 2017
Best Among All Types of Enrichment & After-School Programs
Top 10 in 2020, Top 5 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017
Best Science & Technology Programs
Top 10 in 2020, Top 5 in 2019, Top 5 in 2018, Top 5 in 2017, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015
Best Among All Types of Teen Focused Summer Camps
Top 5 in 2019
Best Educational Support & Tutoring
Top 5 in 2014
Celebrate your child’s passion for technology and enroll in the ultimate STEM summer camp experience
As technology increasingly influences our lives, computer science and its related fields are now more important than ever – yet many kids still don’t have enough opportunities to learn about technology. For 10+ years, our mission at Empow has been to bring students fun, engaging STEM instruction that boosts their confidence and gives them the skills they need to succeed in our modern world. At our award-winning summer camps, our students are learning to do amazing things with computers. Our creative approach to education has our kids coding their own video games, engineering custom robots, filming original movies, creating digital artwork, and much more.