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Welcome to The Innovative Mind Lab!

Welcome to The Innovative Mind Lab! Our STEAM camps are designed to ignite your child's imagination and curiosity about the wonders of God's creation. Guided by passionate educators, participants will engage in hands-on projects, make lasting friendships, and develop a deep appreciation for the intricate design of the natural world. Through academic excellence in the S.T.E.A.M. fields—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics—we inspire children to explore and cherish the marvels of creation in exciting and innovative ways. Each camp offers a unique, standalone experience, and bundling camps can further deepen your child's understanding and love for STEAM.

Our Featured Camps!

Checkout our most popular Camps. These are recently updated with all new content. All camps are open to children entering 1st grade through 5th grade.

The Language of Light!

Dates: June 10, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Unleash your child's potential to become a visionary of tomorrow! In this captivating camp, we delve into the art of communication using the universal language of light. By constructing a simple paper circuit, campers will send messages through Morse code, blending the thrill of discovery with the foundation of critical thinking and teamwork. This hands-on experience is not just about learning; it's about empowering future leaders, inventors, and creative problem solvers with the skills to navigate and shape the world!

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Electric Artistry!  

Dates: June 11, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Spark your child's imagination and set the stage for their future as an innovator and creative thinker! Our "Illuminate: Electric Artistry" camp offers a unique journey into the world of electricity and circuits, wrapped in a fun and artistic project. As they craft their own light-up greeting cards, campers will explore the wonders of science and art, boosting their confidence and social skills. This camp is designed to light up not only their creations but also their potential to be the problem solvers and leaders of tomorrow!                          

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Geometric Glow!

Dates: June 12, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Illuminate your child's path to becoming a leader and innovator with our "Illuminate: Geometric Glow" camp. As they blend art, geometry, and basic electronics to create stunning light-up geometric designs, campers will learn about symmetry, balance, and the power of electricity. This camp is more than just fun and creativity; it's a stepping stone to understanding complex concepts in a simple, engaging way, fostering the skills necessary for tomorrow's inventors and creative minds. Enroll now and watch your child glow with potential!

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Blast Off! Water Bottle Rockets

Dates: July 8, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Prepare for an explosive adventure with our "Blast Off! Water Bottle Rockets" camp! Young engineers will design, build, and launch their own water bottle rockets, learning about the principles of aerodynamics, pressure, and propulsion. This hands-on project will have your child reaching for the stars while having a blast with science. Campers will experiment with different designs to see whose rocket flies the highest and farthest. Join us for some high-flying fun and discovery!

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Lights & Shadows! Puppet Theaters

Dates: July 9, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Step into the captivating world of shadows with our "Lights & Shadows! Puppet Theaters" camp! Campers will engineer their own shadow box stage and design their own puppets, creating engaging stories while exploring the principles of light and shadow. This creative camp blends art and science, allowing children to express their imaginations while learning about light sources, angles, and storytelling. Let your child's creativity shine in this illuminating experience!    

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Bridge Builders! Paper Engineering

Dates: July 10, 2024

Time: 9am-12pm

Grades: 1-5

Location: 910 W. Loop 1604 N, San Antonio, TX 78251

Unleash the architect within at our "Bridge Builders! Paper Engineering" camp! Kids will learn the fundamentals of engineering by designing and constructing paper bridges that can hold surprising amounts of weight. This hands-on project teaches principles of tension, compression, and structural integrity in a fun and engaging way. Watch as your child’s problem-solving skills and creativity soar with this amzing bridge-building experiment!

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Why Choose Our STEAM Camps?

At our STEAM camps, children embark on a captivating journey through the interconnected worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Our inventive curriculum leverages readily available materials, allowing participants to create take-home projects they can proudly showcase and continue to explore.

Value Beyond Camp Hours

Our activities are thoughtfully designed to extend learning and creativity beyond camp hours. Each project aims to ignite a lifelong passion for STEAM and critical thinking, providing skills and knowledge that children can build upon at home.

Unleash Their Potential

Children leave our camps radiating with enthusiasm and new insights, equipped to view the world with the curiosity of budding scientists, engineers, and artists. They'll share exciting tales of their projects, from constructing innovative gadgets to creating artistic masterpieces, fostering not just knowledge but also friendships and a vibrant appreciation for the wonders of STEAM.


Celebrate Creativity and Innovation!

Imagine the joy in your child's eyes as they share their camp accomplishments, transforming simple materials into extraordinary creations. Each session is a commitment to their growth, nurturing essential skills like problem-solving, collaboration, and analytical thinking.

About Your Teacher

Jonathan Payne is a State Certified STEAM Teacher with 14 years of experience in providing dynamic and engaging learning experiences to his students. He believes that every child has the potential to excel in STEAM education, and his teaching philosophy centers on creating an inclusive and collaborative learning environment where students feel inspired to explore, experiment, and innovate.

As a Certified STEAM Teacher, Jonathan has undergone rigorous training and assessments to ensure he delivers a high-quality, comprehensive educational experience. His approach emphasizes hands-on, project-based learning and encourages critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. Currently teaching at Lackland ISD in San Antonio, Texas, Jonathan is committed to empowering the next generation of innovators and leaders in the STEAM fields.

Invest in Memorable Days of Exploration and Discovery!

Our STEAM Camps are meticulously crafted to engage learners of all proficiency levels. Whether your child is just starting out or already has a grasp on STEAM subjects, our programs cater to every camper, ensuring everyone learns and grows."

Multiple Sessions for One Child

Maximize the learning and fun by signing up for multiple sessions! Dive deeper into the world of STEAM with each camp. The more camps you sign up for, the more you save!

    Single Camp Session: $65

    Secure a spot for your child in one of our day camp sessions. Each camp includes hands-on activities, engaging materials, and a unique learning experience!

    Two Camp Sessions: $120

    Save $10!


    Explore more with our Two Camp Sessions Bundle. This package offers deeper engagement with STEAM subjects at a discounted rate, encouraging continuous growth and curiosity in young minds.

    Three Camp Sessions: $165

    Save $30!


    Immerse your child in the ultimate STEAM experience with our Three Camp Sessions Bundle. At a special bundle rate, they will dive deep into the world of STEAM Education, enhancing their abilities as inventors, innovators, and creative thinkers.

    Four Camp Sessions: $210

    Save $50!


    Expand your child's learning with our Four Camp Sessions Bundle. This option offers extensive exploration and learning opportunities, fostering a deeper understanding of STEAM subjects.

    Five Camp Sessions: $250

    Save $75!


    Elevate your child's summer with our Five Camp Sessions Bundle. This package provides a comprehensive STEAM education experience, maximizing both learning and savings.

    Six Camp Sessions: $285

    Save $105!


    Give your child the full STEAM camp experience with our Six Camp Sessions Bundle. This bundle offers the most extensive learning opportunities and the greatest savings, ensuring an unforgettable summer of discovery and growth.

Make a Difference: Support Our Campers

Join our mission to enrich the lives of young learners by clicking the "Support Our Campers" button. Your contribution helps us provide a diverse group of children with access to high-quality STEAM education and an unforgettable summer camp experience. Every donation empowers us to offer more scholarships, enhance our educational programs, and nurture the innovators and leaders of tomorrow. Together, we can create a brighter future for our campers and build a supportive community around them.

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