Science, STEM, and Nature Camps and Summer Programs on Long Island

Science, STEM, and Nature Camps and Summer Programs on Long Island

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Nurture your child's love of science at a summer camp in Nassau or Suffolk county.


UPDATED July 2018: Calling all science lovers! If you’re raising the next Einstein or just have a kid fascinated by science, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), or nature, consider sending her to a camp or summer program in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island. From building robots to experimenting in a chemistry lab, participating in robotics, learning about space, and going on outdoor excursions to learn about nature, there is something for kids of all ages to enjoy. Find science, STEM, and nature camps and summer programs in Roslyn Heights in Nassau County and Cold Spring Harbor, Commack, Huntington, Melville, and Riverhead in Suffolk County.

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Science & STEM Camps

CODER SCHOOL SYOSSET (THE)
45 Ira Road , Syosset
516-584-4244
syosset@thecoderschool.com


Email syosset@thecoderschool.com

In our increasingly tech-driven world, knowing how to code is an invaluable skill. The Coder School Syosset has weeklong camps, all summer long, to get your kids learning how to code. Choose from a variety of levels and programs ranging from beginner to advanced. Our camps include building websites, learning various languages such as Scratch and Python, and some new additions including artificial intelligence and coding robots and drones. Join us at Long Island’s No. 1 coding program and let’s get our kids ready to change the world!

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email steved@cshfishhatchery.org

Give your young explorers, grades Pre-K-12th, a summer surrounded by nature. Encourage their love of science with hands-on activities, nature crafts, live animals, and outdoor adventure nature camps. Expeditions to nearby salt marsh, ponds, and woodlands. 2018 programs: Close Encounters of the Natural Kind-Curious Naturalists-Field Explorers-Junior Biologists-Turtle Trackers-Fly Fishing-Orienteering-Outdoor Photography Fun-Oobleck!-Cool Experiments for a Hot Day-Pond Adventures-Salt Marsh Exploration-Naturalists-in-Training (CIT) Program. One-four day camps are available. Summer fun at a great price! Prepare to get wet and muddy!

COLD SPRING HARBOR LABORATORY
One Bungtown Road, Cold Spring Harbor
516-367-5170
Email dnalc@cshl.edu

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory DNA Learning Center is the world’s first science center devoted entirely to genetics education. Each summer since 1985 our laboratory classrooms have filled with students participating in five-day science camps. We offer fun and challenging programs for science enthusiasts entering sixth through 12th grades. Guided by our experienced educators, students use sophisticated laboratory and computer equipment to perform experiments several grade levels ahead of their peers.

DESTINATION SCIENCE - THE FUN SCIENCE DAY CAMP FOR CURIOUS KIDS 5 TO 11!
multiple locations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties,
888-909-2822

Destination Science kids experience “Aha!” moments of understanding, creativity, and curiosity while engineering, building, experimenting, and playing with astonishing gadgets and fantastic gizmos. Our top notch, enthusiastic educators make STEM learning an adventure! Build Soccer-Bots and Rube Cube Goldberg-like contraptions, roller coasters, carnivals, and marine explorers; build and train four robots and engineer with techno toys; build a dinosaur roverbot and launch to a fantastical planet. 2018 topics: Science Makers and Inventors Camp, Amusement Park Science Camp, Transforming Robots Camp, and Rovers Rocketing to Space Camp.

ID TECH CAMPS
1-844-788-1858

iD Tech is the world’s No. 1 summer STEM program for ages 7-18 held at 150 prestigious universities including Stony Brook University, NYIT-Old Westbury, Adelphi, Queens College, NYU, and Columbia. With world-class instructors and innovative courses in coding, game development, robotics, and design, our programs instill in-demand skills that embolden students to shape the future. Learn more at iDTech.com.

INTREPID SEA, AIR & SPACE MUSEUM
Pier 86, West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue, New York
646-381-5010

An amazing summer awaits campers at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Campers in grades kindergarten-fifth explore themes like aviation, space exploration, and engineering during our fun-filled day camps. School break camps are now offered March 26–30 and April 2-6! Summer camps start June 25 and include themes like Tinker Time, Spy Science, and Superheroes: Time for Action! All camps are Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. For more information, call 646-381-5166 or email camp@intrepidmuseum.org.

LONG ISLAND WHOLE CHILD ACADEMY
175 Wolf Hill Road, Melville
347-668-3676
Email info@liwholechild.org

Looking for an exciting, flexible addition to your child’s summer adventure? Mentoring Scientific Minds3 offers three, two-week sessions guaranteed to engross the most curious minds. Build submersible ROVs, “see” underwater; study rescued sunken treasures; and learn orienteering and survival skills outdoors at Environmental Boot Camp. Join our Flight Team to fly any airplane to any airport in the world with our own “Captain Joe,” and flight simulator. Build mini drones and robots, and learn electronics and engineering at our own Makers’ Space. Call now for information: 347-558-3676.

MAD SCIENCE OF LONG ISLAND
516-620-6768
Call for locations throughout Long Island:
855-264-1672


Email info@madscienceli.com

Mad Science will have children experiencing science in a whole new light this summer with fun and interactive activities. The camps will be running throughout Long Island with weekly full- and half-day themed sessions such as Secret Agent Lab, Robotics Lab, Robot Engineers, Advanced Robotics, Brixology, Science in Motion, Crazy Chemworks and NASA Space Explorers!

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED
Village East Gifted of Huntington, 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn, 216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) summer “STREAM” program (incorporating art and writing). “Camp ThinkTank,” is a summer steam program for the gifted learner. We offer three- and four-day workshops for participants in grades first-sixth. Using its trademarked teaching approach, one or more of the following curriculum areas are covered in each workshop: Civil Engineering and Infrastructures, Microbiology, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, 3D Design and Printing, Human Civilization and Achievements, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Structural Symbolism, Robotics, Coding and Arduino Boards, Culinary Science and Techniques, Animal Studies, Earth Science, Statistical Game Design, and CAD Architecture.

YMCA SUMMER CAMPS
Email rho@ymcanyc.org

At YMCA Summer Camps, children learn leadership skills and develop self-confidence in a safe, accepting, and stimulating environment. They also build robots, go on field trips, shoot hoops, learn to swim, make new friends, and laugh all summer long! Our creative, educational camp programming—structured around the Y’s values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility—helps campers reach their fullest potential, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We’ve been helping children have their Best Summer Ever since 1885. Visit us at ymcanyc.org/camp to learn more today!

Zoo & Nature Camps

COLD SPRING HARBOR FISH HATCHERY & AQUARIUM
1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor
516-692-6768
Email steved@cshfishhatchery.org

Give your young explorers, grades Pre-K-12th, a summer surrounded by nature. Encourage their love of science with hands-on activities, nature crafts, live animals, and outdoor adventure nature camps. Expeditions to nearby salt marsh, ponds, and woodlands. 2018 programs: Close Encounters of the Natural Kind-Curious Naturalists-Field Explorers-Junior Biologists-Turtle Trackers-Fly Fishing-Orienteering-Outdoor Photography Fun-Oobleck!-Cool Experiments for a Hot Day-Pond Adventures-Salt Marsh Exploration-Naturalists-in-Training (CIT) Program. One-four day camps are available. Summer fun at a great price! Prepare to get wet and muddy!


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