School not in session? Fill your time with STEM!


COVID-19 has changed many camps this year, and we strive to bring you the most updated the information below. Do you know of a great STEM summer camp opportunity that should be on this list? Let us know

iINVENT is Hiring Camp Mentors!

STEM Undergraduate Students Encouraged to Apply

Oregon State University Precollege Programs is hiring staff for the iINVENT middle school summer camps. Positions include 3 hours a week during spring term training, and 40 hours per week during summer camps.

Camp Mentors will run and lead day camps throughout Oregon, traveling to a different site in the state each week. Over the course of the camp, youth campers apply science, technology, math, and engineering concepts to create inventions that meet specific user needs.  Mentors will work with youth, parents, families, and community partners to support Invention Education.

More Information * Apply before June 11


2021 STEM Summer Camps on the Coast

HMSC Summer Camps

For ages 8 - 18 in Newport, OR

Hatfield Marine Science Center summer camps bring ocean-themed activities to your home through hands-on activities and interactions with researchers working in oceanography, marine biology, engineering and more. Registration is now open for 2021 in-person summer day camps.

iINVENT Camps from OSU Precollege Programs (FREE)

For Grades 6-8 - See the growing list of rural Oregon locations where camps will be offered in 2021... a camp on the coast may be scheduled soon.

South Slough Reserve Summer Camps

For grades K-12 in Charleston, OR

The Reserve is offering in-person science camps during the summer of 2021. Our goal is to operate as close to normal as possible, but much is unknown at this time. We will structure camps based on informed state and federal guidelines to keep campers, staff, volunteers, and interns safe. Registration opens in April.

Virtual STEM Summer Camps

iD Tech: Virtual Tech Camps

For ages 7 - 17 online

Normally offered at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, you can access the virtual edition of ID Tech camps from anywhere! Save $100 with code TOGETHER100

STEM Summer Programs Elsewhere in Oregon

Invention Boot Camp at PSU

Portland: for Grades 9-12
Apply in spring, or sign up to express interest for summer 2022.

OMSI Summer Day Camps

Portland: for Grades K-8
Apply in spring, waitlists available. OMSI is not offering overnight camps in summer 2021.

Transportation Camp at PSU

Portland: for Grades 9-12 (FREE)
Apply by June 15.


Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE)

For Grades 9 - 12

In Corvallis and several other locations in the Willamette Valley. Apply in the spring for placement.

STEM Academy Camps on the OSU Campus

For Elementary * Middle School * High School

Registration opens in April.

Summer Camp Hub

This website lists several STEM camps and free online camps for all ages.