TechLab STEAM Camp

We want to thank our current and past camp partners and sponsors!

Prior to the Camp:

•70% of surveyed youth had used microscopes before the camp

•28% of surveyed youth  had used 3D printers before the camp

•12% of surveyed youth had used CAD programs before the camp

•62% of surveyed youth had used digital ameras before the camp and

•59% of surveyed youth had used programming before the camp.

After the Camp: 100% had experience with ALL of the above skills

Open to all youth (No Scouting Membership necessary!)

Camp Founders

STEAM camps combine art and STEM to engage students' left and right brain activity.

175 youth per week


75% of Nobel Prize winners in the sciences report that their passion for science was sparked in a non-school setting.

During the summer, most students lose 8-10 weeks of skills learned during the previous school year.   Attending an educational summer camp can reduce that loss.

Most youth came into the camp most excited about robotics.  By the end of camp, they were equally excited about robotics, CAD design, Environmental Science, Living in Space and Digital Media.

Importance of Going to STEAM Camp

Open to all youth grades 3rd to 9th grade

5:1 Participant to Instructor Ratio

STEAM Camps increases interest and skills in creative technology

Up to 40% of participants receive scholarships for most of camp fee and lunches for one week of camp

91% of camp participants said they loved the camp in 2015!

Youth who attend educational summer camp are 12X more likely to graduate high school.


Austin Independent School District
The Austin Independent School District is the heart of public education in Austin, Texas. In partnership with parents and our community, AISD’s mission is to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high quality, challenging, and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. We partner with world-class universities, innovative businesses and nonprofit organizations and engaged community leaders to prepare our students for college, career and life.

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Capitol Area Council, Boy Scouts of America
Since 1912, our mission has been to prepare every eligible youth in America to become a responsible, participating citizen and leader who is guided by the Scout Oath and Law. We achieve this through thousands of dedicated, talented volunteers and a small number of professional staff. We serve youth in Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, DeWitt, Fayette, Gillespie, Gonzales, Hays, Lavaca, Lee, Llano, Mason, Travis and Williamson Counties. Learn more at
STEM Scouts
STEM Scouts is a program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) focused on fun ways for girls and boys, grades 3 - 12, to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM Scouts instills the values of the Scout Oath and Law and encourages the natural curiosity of young minds as they develop skills in leadership, teamwork, problem solving, and communication. Using hands-on activities, field trips, and interaction with STEM professionals, youth expand their knowledge of academic concepts while they have fun and make friends.

TechLab is the result of an innovative partnership between the Capitol Area Council Boy Scouts of America, STEM Scouts and Austin Independent School District.

TechLab is a youth day camp that offers “hands-on” learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math like no other summer program in the greater Austin area. It offers curriculum and equipment that many children will NEVER see in their local elementary or middle school classrooms.

TechLab is the result of a long-time Scouting donor’s vision to make quality STEM-related learning available to youth in the Scouting program, as well as in the public school system. This same donor is responsible for contributing the funds, through the Boy Scouts, for the new Applied Technology Campus at Anderson High School.

 We know that this camp inspires children and may kindle career interest in tech and art fields. As such, the camp is open to everyone from every background. We are committed to making it a premier learning experience for youth in and outside of Scouting.

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