UNM Los Alamos

Summer Program for Youth 2024

Summer Program for Youth 2024


For over 25 years, UNM-Los Alamos has been at the forefront of summer programming, and the tradition continues with our Summer Program for Youth (SPY).

Tailored for students in grades three through ten, SPY not only introduces youth to the university environment but also immerses them in engaging STEM educational experiences. The program, rooted in hands-on, experiential, and project-based learning, ensures that education is not just informative, but also enjoyable.

Building on success of the last SPY program in 2019, this year's offerings include courses such as kitchen chemistry, pre-engineering, forensics, and robotics. SPY expands its programs featuring coding in Python and/or HTML for Minecraft, worm gear powered vehicle lab, explorations in space and earth science, and science discovery in LANL's Challenge Tomorrow Trailers. UNM-LA is planning unforgettable summer camps, where education meets excitement!

One-Week Camp Fee: $350 per student
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

12 Scholarships Available for Students in Need.*

Week 1: July 8 - 12

     Rising 3rd to 6th grades


Attention prospective SPY families!

We are thrilled to announce that Week One registration is now fully booked! As of 03/26/24, all spots have been filled.

However, we are excited to open up new spaces for students rising from 3rd to 6th grades in Week Two of our program.

If you have a child in this age group and would like to secure a spot for them in Week Two, please use the registration link provided below. Please note that we are currently updating the Week Two Marketplace information to reflect the addition of sections for the younger age groups.

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Program for Youth (SPY), and we look forward to welcoming your child to an enriching and exciting educational experience!


Week 2: July 15 - 19

     Rising 7th to 10th grades

Register for Week 2!

Classes Include:

  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • Rocket Science
  • Worm Gear Car Lab
  • Robotics Lab
  • Minecraft Coding
  • Pre-Veterinary Medicine
  • Forensics
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Science Experiments Lab


Students will get to visit LANL's Challenge Tomorrow interactive science trailers on site at UNM-Los Alamos!

Los Alamos community members will be welcome to visit the trailers, July 12 and 15 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Additional details on classes will be provided as soon as possible!

Questions? Please contact the Community and Workforce Partnerships Manager, audreysinclair@unm.edu.


*Made possible by the generous donation from Los Alamos National Laboratory.