Summer 2024 STEM Activities in Oklahoma

School is out and summer is in! While the break can be a time to relax and recharge, it’s important your child doesn’t lose valuable skills gained in the school year. Oklahoma has a wide array of summer activities focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. From robots to coding, students have a chance to ignite their curiosity and help them build essential skills for the future.

STEM Summer Academies 2024 GraphicState Regents Summer Academies

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education offers FREE Summer Academies! Spend time at an Oklahoma college or university during the summer and discover the fascinating worlds of robotics, architecture, construction, engineering, environmental conservation, and much more! Students entering 8th-12th grade can apply. Find more information on the OKCollegeStart website.

STEM Summer Academies at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics 

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics OSSM in Oklahoma City offers summer academies focusing on different STEM subjects. These academies provide hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to work with faculty and professionals in STEM fields. The 2024 academies will be held July 15-19 and July 22-26. Learn more at Oklahoma Schools for Science and Mathematics website.

Summer Engineering Days at the University of Oklahoma

The Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma hosts summer engineering day camps for high school juniors and seniors. These programs introduce participants to various engineering disciplines through lab activities, projects, and interactions with faculty and students. Learn more at Summer Engineering Days at OU.

Sooner Flight Academy at the University of Oklahoma

Sooner Flight Academy summer camps offer students ages 6-18 an opportunity to experience flight through hands-on activities. These weeklong, non-residential camps take place in June and July. Learn about the camps at Sooner Flight Academy.

Francis Tuttle Technology Center Summer STEM Camps

Francis Tuttle hosts Summer Quest for students ages 11-15. These camps cover topics like robotics, coding, 3D printing, and electronics, allowing students to explore different aspects of STEM. Learn more at the Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

National Weather Center Public Tours

The National Weather Center offers public tours. Visitors can see the McCasland Family Observation Deck, School of Meteorology, the NOAA/NWS Storm Prediction Center, the NWS Norman Weather Forecast Office, and the National Severe Storm Laboratory. Learn more at the National Weather Center Tours.

Myriad Garden’s Guided Garden Tours

Oklahoma City’s Myriad Garden allows visitors to experience a unique and immersive experience. Led by knowledgeable guides, these tours provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of the garden’s diverse flora, stunning landscapes and notable features. Learn more about Myriad Garden tours.

OKC Summer Camp

The OKC Summer Camp provides a diverse range of engaging and educational experiences for children and youth during the summer months. These camps offer a variety of activities and programs designed to entertain, educate and foster personal growth in a fun and supportive environment. Learn more at the Oklahoma City Zoo.

Oklahoma City Community College “College for Kids” Program

The Oklahoma City Community College “College for Kids” program offers a variety of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) events designed to engage and inspire young learners in these fields. These events provide an interactive and hands-on learning experience, encouraging participants to explore STEM subjects in a fun and supportive environment. The program includes science experiments, technology workshops, engineering challenges and mathematics enrichment. Learn more at College for Kids.

Riversport Camps

Riversport OKC offers a series of summer camps that provide adventure sports and outdoor recreation based in Oklahoma City. These camps provide children and youth with exciting opportunities to participate in various outdoor and water-based activities while promoting teamwork, skill development and a love for adventure. Learn more at Riversport’s Camps.

Sam Noble Summer Explorer Program 

The Summer Explorer Program is an educational and engaging summer camp offered by the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, located in Norman, Oklahoma. This program provides children and youth with the opportunity to explore and learn about various scientific disciplines, natural history and cultural heritage through hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and expert-led sessions. Camps include paleontology, natural science and cultural heritage. Learn more about the Sam Noble Summer Explorer Program.

STEM GraphicYMCA Camp Classen

YMCA Camp Classen is a traditional overnight summer camp in the Arbuckle Mountains of southern Oklahoma. Classen Campers should be between the ages 6-16. They offer a variety of activities from archery and horseback riding to hiking and canoeing. Learn more about Camp Classen.

Discovery Lab

Discovery Lab offers camps throughout the year to engage and educate children from pre-k through sixth grade. Fun, hands-on activities focus on science content such as chemistry, engineering, and coding. Ranging from a few hours to a whole week, your children will be excited to discover more at Discovery Lab. Learn more at the Discovery Lab.

Oklahoma Aquarium S.T.E.M. Night

Every 3rd Tuesday of each month the Oklahoma Aquarium hosts S.T.E.M. Night projects. Every third Tuesday of each month the Oklahoma Aquarium hosts a Sensory Awareness Evening. With low lights & quiet music parents and students can explore the Oklahoma Aquarium. Each month has a self-guided scavenger hunt with a prize for everyone who completes it! This event is free with general admission or Oklahoma Aquarium membership. Learn more at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

Oklahoma State University Summer STEM Program 

Oklahoma State University offers a program designed to engage and inspire middle and high school students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) through a variety of hands-on activities, workshops, and immersive experiences. Learn more about the OSU Summer STEM Program.

Tulsa Community College STEM Camps

Students will design, build, and test rollercoasters using these concepts, including computer simulations, 3D printing, and hand tools, with final presentations including a social media STEM Challenge. The camp culminates in a day at Frontier City, riding rollercoasters. Learn more at the Tulsa Community College for Kids.

Camp Cherokee

Camp Cherokee 2024 Day Camps is an enriching academic experience for Cherokee Nation students entering grades 1-6 during the school year 2024-25.  The day camps include STEM classes, as well as cultural activities. The Cherokee Nation also offers a residential camp for Cherokee Nation students entering grades 7-12.  Then camp will include classes in the areas of STEM as well as cultural activities. Evening hours will provide time for recreation, enrichment, and large camp events. Students must have a Cherokee Nation Citizenship Card. Learn more at Camp Cherokee.

Oklahoma Department of Libraries Online Summer Skills Camp

Stuck inside? The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has created an online camp that allows students to practice their math, science, and writing skills. Find out more on BrainFuse HelpNow or reach out to your public library.

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