Your curious, creative kids can “rock their grey matter” this summer and try out some very exciting projects at The Idea Lab STEAM Camps. With themes such as Robotics, Art Studio, Coding/Programming, Movie Production, Cooking School, Drones and Engineering, there’s plenty to appeal to all interests for Kindergartners to middle schoolers. Kids are given the chance to learn through hands-on activities that incorporate a combination of critical thinking and plenty of creativity.

The Idea Lab Summer Camp programs are conducted in an informal, relaxed setting at school campuses all over Austin. Click here to view the list of locations. You can choose to enroll in full or half day, and optional extended hours are available as well. There are camp sessions for all ages — Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, and Middle School.

Camp activities emphasize team-building and working together in subjects that students are traditionally never exposed to during school. Whether they choose to design a robot with Legos and software, or test their culinary skills on an international dish they have always been curious about, STEAM camps provide kids with the opportunity to discover unique interests that could turn out to be true passions.

Each class, camp, and activity provides the ultimate Design-Based-Learning environment while also a FUN hands-on experience. Idea Labbers are equipped with the tools to question, learn, and invent solutions that can be applied long after camp is over.

Below you can see some of the fun topics to choose from. For a complete list of Summer Camp program sessions, dates, and locations, please click here.


  • Genetics, DNA, and Dissection
  • Science of the Jedi
  • PetVet Hostpital


  • Photography and Website Design
  • Jr. Coding: Tynker
  • Video Game Design
  • EV3 Coding and Programming: Mindstorm Robotics


  • Physics of Roller Coaster Design
  • Tinker, Build, and Explore
  • How Stuff Works: Secrets of Flight
  • MacGyver’s Tinker and Invention Club


  • Jr. Chef Academy: Storybook Cooking
  • Chef Academy: Cooking around the World
  • 3-D Art Factory


  • Risky Business: Marketing, Moguls, and More!

–> Register Now! The Idea Lab programs are enrolling now, with half day sessions starting at $175. Click here to choose your location, camp session and sign up online! You can also follow Idea Labs on Facebook for more info, photos and special announcements.

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