Summer Camps


Learning never stops, and over the summer there are so many fun ways to learn in and around Bethesda. Below are just a few of the activities that we can help you take advantage of.

Maryland FIRST has been able to pull together a lot of resources below

General Robotics and Engineering Summer Camp Information


Multiple Maryland Locations

Chesapeake Bay watershed investigations at the National Aquarium
Grades 7-9. Baltimore National Aquarium & one-week residential camp at Horn Point, Dorchester County. Work alongside scientists at the National Aquarium and Chesapeake Bay research scientists to collect and analyze data pertaining to the management of the Chesapeake Bays natural resources. Conduct scientific studies on the blue crab in different areas of the Chesapeake Bay watershed to determine the proper management of the blue crab fishery.
Chesapeake Club Scientific |
Locations in Howard, Montgomery, Anne Arundel, and Baltimore counties.
Camp Young Builder – (Ages 4-5)
Camp Space Engineer – (Ages 6-8)
Camp Jr. Robot Creator – (Ages 8-10)
Entry Level Robotics – (Ages 8-10)
Camp Deep Space – (Ages 9-14)
Camp Robot Adventures – (Ages 9-14)

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth:
Offers a wide range of classes across the area.
Johns Hopkins University, Whiting School of Engineering – Engineering Innovation
Sites in Baltimore, Frederick, Howard and Montgomery Counties. Learn to think and problem solve like an engineer while earning Johns Hopkins University credit. High school students put engineering concepts to the test.

Maryland State Department of Education Summer Centers

Spaceflight Institute |
Spaceflight Institute will be offering 5 camps in Maryland.

College of Southern Maryland
– Leonardtown Campus July 7-11, 2014
– Prince Frederick Campus June 23-27, 2014
– La Plata Campus August 4-8, 2014

Anne Arundel Community College
– Arnold Campus July 21-25, 2014
– Arnold Campus July 28-August 1, 2014

Spaceflight Institute offers an intensive program of learning, confidence building, and teamwork within a space motif. Spaceflight Institute brings to life the importance of math and science, builds confidence through genuine opportunities for achievement, and offers a fun and stimulating place for kids to learn and grow. The institute can be an initial experience for beginning students or a continuation of space science studies for those who have already completed one or more summers.

STEM Forum Internships |
A comprehensive list of STEM internship possibilities in the Maryland/DC area.

Summer Camps with Mad Science |
Grades 1-6. Locations in Maryland and D.C. Topics include: Earth, Space, and Beyond; Red Hot Robots; and 3, 2, 1 Blast Off!
TIC Summer Camp is a technology and sports camp.
Campers can focus on programming, robotics, web development, animation, filmmaking, and digital arts and music. Age range: 7 to 16 years old. Bethesda, McLean, Washington D.C.
TIC also hires highly qualified high school seniors to work as camp counselors for the summer.

Y of Central Maryland |
Go to website and click on “Specialty Camps” for Summer Robotics and Y Science camps. Choose to add Summer Robotics: A Y-STEM* Pathway, to a portion of your child’s camp day or register for it as a half-day, stand-alone option. Most camps take place in the morning from 9:30am – 12:30pm. Weekly sessions run three days a week. If you need camp services the remainder of the day, you must enroll your child in a youth camp program.


Allegany County

Center For Future Engineers: Robot Design
Grades 9-12. Come join us for a week at Frostburg State University’s brand new Compton Science Center. You will learn how to program real robots and build your own mobile robot. You will visit the engineering and physics labs and discuss career paths in engineering and science with professors working in various fields.

Center For The Physics Of Solar And Wind Power
Grades 7-9. Frostburg State University. We will begin with electric circuit experiments for you to expand your knowledge of electricity, power, and energy. You will use Snap Circuits to learn basic physical principles of voltage, current, power, and energy. You will work with miniature solar panels and a model windmill to learn the fundamentals of conversion of sunlight and wind power to electricity.


Anne Arundel County

Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County |
Boys & Girls Clubs of Annapolis & Anne Arundel County offer Summer Camps and programs at all five Anne Arundel County locations. The clubs provide a safe and fun environment complete with qualified staff and excellent programming. Summer programs at BGCAA are for boys and girls, ages five to twelve, and run Mondays through Fridays, for seven weeks, from June through August.

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis |
St. Anne’s offers a variety of summer robotics camps. Topics include: Engineering, Robotics, Advanced Robotics, and Animation.

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Program |
The Naval Academy Summer STEM Program is offered to rising 8th-11th Graders.


Baltimore City

Maryland Science Center |
Camps for ages 4-13 in topics such as Steampunk Science, Cardboard Crafters, DIY Science, and more.
Camp Dates:
Session 1: June 30 – July 4, 2014
Session 2: July 7 – 11, 2014
Session 3: July 14 – 18, 2014
Session 4: July 21 – 25, 2014
Session 5: July 28 – August 1, 2014

Park School Camps |
Park School Camps in Baltimore has several computer science and robotics camps.


Baltimore County

Center for Computer Science and Creativity – CCBC Essex.
Grades 3-8. Learn a new way to be creative through computer programming. Using the medium of computer languages, participants will become the architects of their own virtual worlds.

iD Tech Camps|
Computer Camps at Towson University. Ages 7-17. Topics: Game Design, Robotics, Programming in C++, Game Programming for Apple iOS & Android.

Center For Geospatial Technologies. Grades 4-8.
Benjamin Banneker Museum, Catonsville. During the program, students will use geospatial technologies to conduct meaningful research on a variety of local conservation issues.

Center For Geospatial Technologies. Grades 4-8.
Benjamin Banneker Museum, Catonsville. During the program, students will use geospatial technologies to conduct meaningful research on a variety of local conservation issues.

Garrett County

Garrett County Schools |
Summer Technology Camps for Grades 1-5 in various schools in Garrett County.

Howard County

Horizons 4-H|
Horizons 4-H Club is offering a 2½-hour robotics camp to students who are interested in learning how to build and program robots with Lego NXT Mindstorms kits.  For children ages 9-14.
Classes will be held 1:30-4:00 on the following dates:
Week 1: August 11, 12, 13, 15 (No class on Thursday, August 14)
Week 2: August 18, 19, 21, 22 (No class on Wednesday, August 20)
Howard County 4-H Extension Office located at 3300 N. Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City.

Howard Community College – Kids on Campus
Kids on Campus provides summer camp STEM opportunities for children ages 7-16. Camps for 2014 include: Droids & Bots, Elementary Engineering, Rockets & Robotics, Advanced Robotics with NXT, Code Breakers, and more.

Center For Space Science. Grades 6-7.
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. At the Center for Space Science, you will work in collaborative teams alongside NASA scientists and engineers to plan a space mission. Learn about the current applications of space technology and exploration of the solar system by simulating the process involved in designing a NASA Discovery Mission.

Snapology of Baltimore – Washington |

The Snapology Discovery Center in Columbia holds a variety of week-long morning and afternoon LEGO and robotics camps for ages 5 – 13.


Montgomery County


The Great Adventure Lab|
Science & Engineering Summer Camps for grades K-6. Silver Spring and Potomac, MD. Join us for LEGO robotics, bridge building, [safe] explosions and huge fun! This year, our older campers will also explore the world of 3D Design and Printing, video game programming, electronics, Rockets & Race Cars and Invention Lab.

Bullis School | in Aviation, Engineering, Robotics, Space Science, and more.

Summer at Sandy Spring: Robotics |
Workshops in robotics, rocketry, and hands-on science.

Landon School|
Robotics camps for 5th-8th grades.


Prince George’s County

Patriots Technology Training Center |
Grades 5-9.  June 23 – July 25th. Summer Camp on Technology, Prince George’s Community College.
Patriots has partnered with Six Flags Amusement Park. Our campers will have an authentic “behind the scenes” feel for STEM careers at its best by observing the day to day operations of how park rides are designed, understanding the professional use for social media, business marketing and advertising.

Center For Space Engineering: Robotics.
Grades 7-9. July 7-22. In small engineering teams, participants will explore the process of brainstorming, collaborating, and implementing various levels of robotic challenges in order to search for simulated lunar ice. During the investigation, small groups will design and build a variety of robots for testing on simulated moon surfaces. Howard B. Owens Science Center, Lanham, MD.

iEngineer @ UMD-Summer STEM |
iEngineer at the University of Maryland is a summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) camp for rising 4th and 5th grade students.

Stepping Stones to Your Future (Engineering Summer Camp)
Stepping Stones to your future is an annual summer engineering camp for rising 7th and 8th graders, offered by the University of Maryland, College Park. This one-week commuter camp is an excellent opportunity for young men and women who are interested in science and engineering to work with current University of Maryland students on a variety of fun and hands-on engineering activities.

S.P.I.C.E. Camp|
S.P.I.C.E. Camp is a week long commuter program for young women who will be entering the 9th and 10th grade next fall and would like to learn more about engineering.

Summer LEGO Robotics Camp |
The Summer LEGO Robotics Camp will introduce rising 5th and 6th grade children to building and programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms. Students will learn mechanical design, construction, programming and teamwork skills.


Washington, DC

Mad Science of Washington, DC |
Mad Science camps offer a daily combination of in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games and physical activities, and hands-on applications of the scientific principles presented. Your child will be able touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about. Campers create, build and assemble a variety of take-home projects while exploring how science affects the world around us.

National Society of Black Engineers Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) Camp |
NSBE Summer Engineering Experience for Kids camps have made a huge impact on young people in Washington, DC. The program is intended to build a pipeline of future engineers. SEEK has touched the lives of more than 600 elementary and middle school students. In Washington, DC the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) is a three week day camp for elementary school students currently in grades 3-5 and grades 6-8. This is an all day commuter program. NSBE has designed the SEEK Camp to be a fun and engaging educational experience for all students. The overall goal of the camp is to show students what engineering is about and give them additional skills and confidence in math and science.

Smithsonian Summer Camp |
Explore, discover, and create during Summer Camp at the Smithsonian. With a wide variety of camps for all ages and interests including traditional arts and crafts, science, dioramas, and video games (and plenty more), you’re sure to find something to


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