Register Today for GNO STEM’s Hands-On STEM Summer Camps!

GNO STEM’s 2023 hands-on summer camps offer fun and engaging hands-on experiences in STEAM – science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.  Campers work individually and in teams as they sharpen their critical thinking and communication skills and learn to think like a scientist. Plus, campers meet and learn from STEM industry professionals who share their expertise and introduce STEM opportunities and careers in Louisiana and beyond.

All GNO STEM summer camp programs are led by certified teachers and supported by GNO STEM staff, volunteers, and high school robotics team students.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available. To learn more, email

New in 2023! GNO STEM’s STEM summer camps will be held at Junior Achievement’s Biz Town, 5100 Orleans Avenue in New Orleans

GNO STEM Engineering Circuitry and Robotics Camp

June 5 – 9 | 9am-2pm

Instructor: Tracey Zeldon

For students in grades 5 - 7

Supported by Kenner Discovery Honors Society Students

Cost: $325

Use the Engineering Design process to design and create a variety of projects. Explore electrical circuitry, LED projects, roller coaster design, coding robots, vehicle crash safety, and more! Register here.


GNO STEM Urban Ecology Camp

June 5 - 9 | 9am-2pm

For students in grades 3 – 6

Instructor: Bailey Blanchard

Supported by Jesuit High School Students

Cost: $350

Discover the wonders of the world as you connect with nature through exciting hands-on activities and participate in field studies within your local landscape. Whether you’re building monarch butterfly gardens, making creations from recycled materials, performing biomass classifications, designing wildlife habitats, or crafting environmental awareness campaigns, you will get your hands dirty while learning about protecting and preserving our planet. Register here.

WARNING: This camp contains live insects! Or should we say, “WOW! This camp uses live insects!“?



June 12 - 16 | 9am-2pm

For students in grades 1 – 4

Instructor: Bailey Blanchard

Supported by Jesuit High School Students

Cost: $325

Explore the awesome world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through a combination of science experiments, coding/robotics, art and design.  Do you know how to safely drop an egg from two stories high? Find out in camp in this fun, hands-on camp!  Campers will work on team building, presentation skills, and hands-on activities and competitions.  Register here.



July 10 – 14 | 9am-2pm

For students in grades 3 - 6

Instructor: Stacey Gymishev

Supported by Jesuit High School Students

Cost: $350

Explore the mysteries of space! Take spacewalks in virtual reality, build working robots, plan a lunar colony, launch rockets, explore the surface of Mars, make out-of-this-world astronaut ice cream, and collaborate as a crew to complete challenging space missions.

Astro Camp® is offered in partnership with NASA and Central Creativity to inspire future astronauts and engineers to experience STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and to learn about space. Register here.


GNO STEM Robotics Camp

July 17 – July 28

TWO-WEEK Camp | Monday – Friday, 9am-2pm

For students in grades 4 – 7

Instructor: Brian Young

Supported by Destrehan High School Students

Cost: $635 (two-week camp)

Learn the basics of EV3 Robotics, circuitry, and electronics through hands-on building, team collaboration and robot challenges.  Build, code and participate in robot challenges.  The 2-week session will culminate with a “grand challenge” on Friday, July 28 that will showcase the work of the students to friends and family. Register here.



July 17 – 21 | 9am – 2pm

For students in grades 3 - 6

Instructor: Stacey Gymishev

Supported by Jesuit High School Students

Cost $325

In this action-packed hands-on STEAM camp, students will be introduced to five disciplines on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), one each day.  Students will participate in challenges while exploring chemistry, IT, building concepts, and art design. Discover how pinecones open, how to flip a rainbow, how to build circuits, and more! Register here.

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