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Bayou STEM


Energy Camp

Discover tomorrow’s energy today! 

Join us as we investigate the renewable and sustainable energy solutions of the future. Investigate solar technology as you make your very own working solar panels from scratch! Learn how the energy sector is tackling the challenge of climate change and how you can help!

You’ll work together using camper-built renewable energy designs, virtual reality headsets, electronics, chemistry, bio-engineering, and many other emerging solutions to tackle real-world energy challenges in this one-of-a-kind Shell Experience!


NASA Astro Camp

Explore the mysteries of space with us as we 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. In partnership with NASA, Central Creativity is bringing Astro Camp® to our area! The goal of Astro Camp® is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA activities.


Urban Ecology Camp

Discover the wonder 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.

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



To apply for scholarships, please click here!



The STEM Division at Fletcher Technical Community College created ‘Bayou STEM’ as one strategy to improve access to STEM career opportunities in the bayou region. Bayou STEM offers unique STEM education and development experiences.

We offer learning opportunities beyond the traditional classroom environment by offering in-person and virtual summer camps, K-12 teacher professional development, community STEM festivals, and much more!

Bayou STEM’s goal is to foster lifelong learning and expand access and interest in STEM fields. We expect that by participating in these formal and informal education programs, students will develop  pathways to pursue advanced topics in formal STEM academic programs.

We look forward to meeting you on Fletcher’s campuses and out in the community at our events.

If you have any questions or would like to know more about our outreach please contact us at:


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In three simple steps we will have your child ready for an adventure in the comfort of your own homes!

First, choose the camp experience. Our camps are clustered by grade level, so your family’s experience will be just right for you.

Second, register for camp of your choice. By filling out the registration links below you will reserve your family’s spot. Camps fill up quickly, so early registration is encouraged!

Finally, get ready for fun! From the first to the last day of camp, your family will be immersed in a world of excitement and exploration that will forever change the way you look at summer camps.

We are proud to announce Shell and Chevron as this year’s camp sponsors! We appreciate their continued support of STEM engagement in our community.




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