West Hartford, CT STEM Summer Camp

Universalist Church Campus

Your child will have fun learning coding, robotics, digital design, Minecraft, engineering and more! One week camps. Ages 7-15. Experience the magic that has made us the most trusted STEM program provider in Massachusetts.

The Best STEM Camp in MA Now Available in CT!

Voted a #1 Best STEM Program in Massachusetts eight years running by thousands of local parents like you, and trusted by more than 100 elite private schools, diverse public school, and community education partners

  • Exceptional Empow-trained staff
  • Personalized learning in small classes
  • Make new friends who share your passion for STEM
  • Safe kid-appropriate locations
  • Flexible refunds and changes*
  • Dozens of in-demand Empow-designed curriculum
  • Uncompromising quality without extravagant prices

Give Your Child the Highest Quality STEM Summer Camp

  • Exceptional Empow-trained staff. Passionate about STEM. Exceptional at building mentor relationships. Make learning fun. Foster collaboration. Rigorous selection, training, and oversight. The foundation of our excellence
  • Personalized learning. Small classes so your child gets individualized attention, support for their unique talent and personality, and progresses at their own pace
  • Friends and collaboration. Make new friends in our safe and inclusive environment. Learn to work together in a community that embraces each student’s unique talent and personality, and values the social and emotional components of STEM learning
  • Dozens of in-demand curriculum. Your child can explore dozens of technologies like coding, robotics, video game design, Roblox and Minecraft, and, when they’re ready, progress up to college-level classes with our unique project-based curriculum
  • Fun learning that builds lifelong passion. We make learning fun, help students explore the breadth of STEM, find each student’s STEM passion, and build the self-motivation and persistence essential for lifelong learning
  • Year-round STEM programs in MA. Started and headquartered in Massachusetts, with local instructors, and local programs year-round because STEM is not just for the summer!
  • Flexible refunds and program changes. Unlimited no-cost changes up to 14 days before your camp begins! Full refunds up to 30 days before camp begins!*
  • Most trusted in MA. Now Available in CT! Trusted by more than 100 local educational institutions including elite private schools, large diverse public school systems, and voted a #1 Best STEM Program eight years running by thousands of local parents like you!

Uncompromising Quality Without Extravagant Prices

We all want the best for our kids. Empow’s year-round programs, partnerships with more than 100 educational institutions, and a tight focus on elementary and middle schoolers, allow us to provide you with the highest quality STEM summer camp without the extravagant prices charges by many summer-only STEM camps.

  • Year-round instructional staff offer exceptional quality without costly high turnover typical at summer-only STEM camps
  • More than 100 education partners in New England mean we earn our exceptional local reputation without exorbitant national marketing (and we pass those saving on to you)
  • Private schools and our own year-round studios offer more convenient, safer, and more kid-friendly camp locations (that cost us and you less)
  • Local owners on a mission to provide exceptional quality STEM education

“We found EMPOW to be the best learning and fun for our little one, at agreeable prices for the value they provide”
—Tara, Lexington Summer Camp Parent, 2022

More About the Convenient, Safe, Kid-Friendly Location Where Your Child Will Be This Summer

Universalist Church Campus
433 Fern St, West Hartford CT, 06107

The Universalist Church of W. Hartford is situated in between Avon, Farmington and Hartford a few blocks from the intersection of Main Street and Farmington Ave. Drive-by drop-off and pickup is available on campus. Towns within a convenient 15 minute drive served by this location include Bloomfield, Hartford, Newington, New Britain, Plainville, Farmington, and Avon.


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  • 3D Design & Print
  • Battle Bots: Build & Drive with Custom Armor
  • Battle Bots: Design & Drive with Custom Armor
  • Coding with Python 101
  • Coding with Python 201
  • Coding with Scratch and Python
  • Coding with Sphero BOLT
  • Comics and Character Design
  • Minecraft Expedition
  • Minecraft Exploration
  • Minecraft Modding with Java
  • Minecraft Modding with MCreator
  • Minecraft Redstone and Commands
  • Minecraft Redstone Engineering
  • Roblox Coding & Game Design
  • Roblox Game Design & Coding
  • STEM Expedition
  • STEM Exploration: Blue Team
  • STEM Exploration: Green Team
  • YouTube Video Creation
  • YouTube Video Production
* As of Fall 2023

Location & Camp

31-Aug 04
28-Sept 01
* As of Fall 2023

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Typical Schedule

8am - 8:45am Early drop-off available.
iNeed an earlier drop-off? Would your child benefit from even more individual attention? Add $35/day semi-private lessons during checkout.
8:45-9:00am Arrival & Welcome! 12:30pm Outdoor play
9:00am Projects 1:00pm Projects
10:00am Snack Break 2:30pm Snack Break
10:30am Projects 3:00pm Projects
12:00pm Lunch 3:50-4:00pm Wrap up and Dismissal

Rave Reviews From Parents Like You …

My son has a learning disability and often balks at new experiences, but he literally ran into camp every morning, and was bright eyed and proud of his accomplishments at the end of each day! Your team was outstanding at understanding and adjusting to his learning differences.

Your team was outstanding at understanding and adjusting to his learning differences
–Jayne in Newton

I had two boys at your camp. One focused on robotics and the other on music. They both had great fun and learned too!

They both had great fun and learned too!
–Parent in Belmont

My son does a various summer camps and this one is always his favorite! He was really happy with his project and was able to learn new programs. Eric is a fantastic camp director: he is really patient, understanding and has a genuine interest in connecting with and supporting the kids. Thanks!

Eric is a fantastic camp director
–Maureen in Concord

My son, James, attended four camps this summer - a general one, two sports camps, and your STEM camp. Yours was his favorite! His second morning he announced that he'd been wishing all night for it to hurry up and be time to go back to your camp. Thank you so much for feeding my budding scientist's creativity!

Thank you so much for feeding my budding scientist’s creativity!

My child had a phenomenal experience! He RAN intro camp everyday and did not stop talking about it for the entire night upon his return home. We were so pleased to find a program where the instructors were fun, engaging and supportive, and where each child was able to work at his own level and to really be challenged. I can't believe how much got accomplished in one week!

My child had a phenomenal experience!
–Donna in Belmont

My son LOVED your camp. He was almost speechless the first day he came home -- he finally just breathed, "It was AWESOME." He was very excited by the choice of projects and really proud of the one he completed.

My son LOVED your camp
–Parent in Arlington

Our son had a blast at Empow's week-long Minecraft camp, where he learned new and more advanced ways of playing the game, including command blocks, redstone circuits, and more. We're sending him back this summer!

We’re sending him back this summer!
–Daniel in Brookline

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* Details of Empow’s change and cancellations policy are available on the Policy’s page.

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