GNO STEM Announces Hands-On STEM Summer Camps


GNO STEM Announces 2021 Hands-On STEM Summer Camps!

GNO STEM’s Hands-On Summer Camps offer students the opportunity to expand their STEM skills and knowledge and discover career opportunities in a variety of exciting and lucrative STEM fields.

Students can expect a fun and busy week of “hands-on” STEM exploration and learning as they develop team building and other important career skills such as reasoning and analytical thinking. Camp activities will include a mix of guided and self-directed learning in a supervised, fun, and engaging environment.  No prior experience is needed to participate.

Teachers are invited to participate to learn and work side by side with students for hands-on training that they can bring back to the classroom.

GNO STEM’s Hands-On STEM Summer Camps are led by certified instructors. Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Each camp session is $350 per student. Camp payments are required at the time of registration. There is no cost for teachers to participate.

A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are available to students. Contact for a scholarship application or to learn more about GNO STEM’s Hands-On STEM Summer Camp. You may also call 504-280-5715.

Before and after care is also provided each week for an additional fee:

  • Before Care (8am-9:30am) $75/week
  • After Care (3:30-5pm) $75/week
  • Before and After Care $125/week

There will be a $1.00/minute late fee which will be charged after a 10-minute grace period.

*We are committed to a healthy and safe camp experience for our students, teachers, and volunteers We will follow strict health and safety protocols according to the guidelines issued by the CDC, State of Louisiana, and City of New Orleans which will determine the number of students/teachers and volunteers allowed to participate. All camp students/teachers, volunteers, and staff will be required to wear a mask or face covering, social distance, complete a health survey upon arrival, and have their temperature taken.

It is our intent to host our camps in-person at the University of New Orleans St. Pe’ TRAC Center. If the health of our community declines due to the COVID-19 pandemic and we are not allowed to host in-person camps, we will shift to a virtual camp model and provide each registered camp student with the supplies needed to successfully participate in all scheduled activities. If necessary, we reserve the right to modify camp activities to deliver a quality virtual experience.

Choose from SIX one-week Hands-On STEM Summer Camp sessions!

June 14-18
Ready Set CODE! Beginner Coding Camp
For Students Entering Grades 2 – 4

Learn the basics of programming: commands, loops, events and conditionals to code animations and computer games. Students will learn the concepts using block-based programming, then take that knowledge and use it to code using the platform Scratch - a block-based program created by MIT.  Register here!

June 21-25
Code Creators - Advanced Coding Camp
For Students Entering Grades 6 - 12

Students will  learn how to create and share content on their own web pages.  Learn how to structure and style web page pages using HTML and CSS. Practice valuable programming skills such as debugging and commenting. By the end of the camp, camp students will have a personal website they can publish to the Internet for friends and family to see!

No prior coding experience necessary to participate. If your camper completes the June 14 - 18 Coding Gaming Camp, register for the June 21 session to continue to build your coding skills and advance to the next level! Register here!

 July 12 - 16 (NEW DATE)
Learn Robotics!
For Students Entering Grades 3-7

Build and program autonomous robots using LEGO™ EV3™ and MINDSTORMS™ software. Work in teams to learn and share tips and new skills, and complete challenging tasks to enhance the team competition experience. On the final day of camp, campers show off their new skills in a robotics competition.

Participants in this weeklong session will get instruction and hands-on practice with activities that will allow them to build and program robots. They will also get information, tips, and ideas on how to enhance their team competition experiences. Campers work in small teams to promote FIRST© Lego League’s signature set of core values. Register here!

July 12-16
Junior STEM Camp – Robotics, Electronics, Circuitry and More!
For Students Entering Grades 3-6

Calling all future engineers and scientists! Use popular programs to explore robotics, programming, electronics, and more! Use LEGO™ WEDO to build working models that use motors and sensors and program tasks. Learn electronics, circuits and creative design using littleBits electronic building blocks. No prior experience is needed to participate. Register here!

July 19-23
Electricity, Circuits, & Magnetism
For Students Entering Grades 3-7

Explore and investigate the principles and properties of magnets and electromagnets. Learn how magnets are used to generate electricity. Build and test two electromagnets and discover what factors affect the strength of their electromagnetic fields. Plus, discover how magnets and electromagnets are used in real world! Register here!

July 19-23
Out of this World Space Camp
For Students Entering Grades 3- 6

Campers will explore the challenging world of space travel preparation! Team up to learn the basics of engineering, aerospace, and rocketry! Work together to complete missions. Learn about space exploration through hands-on activities, and more. Register here!

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