Day Camps

Girls learns to solder at a STEM Camp

2019 Camps

STEM Juniors & STEM Divas

Entering grades 2-5, Monday - Thursday, 9am – 3pm.
Transportation and before & after care available through DeKalb Park District.

  • June 17-20: Nature and Animals
  • June 24-27: Colors and Sounds
  • July 29-Aug 1: STEM Superheroes

Campers should bring a bag lunch Monday through Wednesday and healthy snacks for a short morning and afternoon break each day. On Thursday, we will provide a pizza party lunch.

From the tiniest bugs to the tallest trees, STEM surrounds us every day. We’ll leave no stone unturned as we dig up some amazing new discoveries right in our own back yard!

Register for June 17-20

It’s a STEAM powered celebration! Get in on the fun as we use our STEM skills to create a rainbow of exciting art and music, including making our own musical instruments.

Register for June 24-27

Knowledge is power! Discover your own STEM superpowers as we explore the science that helps real life heroes make the world a better place. We’ll visit with firefighters, police and paramedics who will come and share some of the technology they use in their jobs, and then we’ll use our engineering skills to design some gadgets of our own.

Register for July 29-Aug 1


New this year: pre- and post-camp care for just $95.00/week! In partnership with DeKalb Park District’s summer day camp we are offering pre- and post-camp care for our day camps. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. at Littlejohn Elementary School in DeKalb. An NIU camp employee will pick up the campers in an NIU vehicle at 8:40 a.m. and bring them to NIU’s STEM Day Camp. At the end of the NIU STEM camp, the camper will be returned to Littlejohn Elementary School. Parents can pick their campers up as late as 4:30 p.m. Select the pre- and post-camp care option when completing the registration