The University of Wyoming Teton STEM Academy

The University of Wyoming Teton STEM Academy

Update April 9: UW has CANCELLED all summer camps for 2020. Please look for us in 2021.

This summer academic camp is a living/learning summer community of students, teachers, and scientists working together to help youth follow their dreams by encouraging science education for tomorrows leaders. In the summers of 2010-2015, we hosted 10-day ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp for middle school youth. During summers of 2003-2010, we hosted "Wyoming Astrocamp", a similar residential summer science camp for middle school students. Since 2018 we host the UW Teton STEM Academy, made possible by a generous donor in Teton County, WY. Some photos of past camps can be found here. A short video of the 2019 camp can be found here.

In 2021 camp will be TBD and will serve up to 24 Wyoming residents entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade. Check out this flier with pictures and a rough camp itinerary . Then you can Apply starting in February 2021 by April 1st, 2021. Questions may be directed to Prof. Chip Kobulnicky at

Other summer camps at UW may be found at the UW camps page under the K-12 STEM programs category. Note in particular the Windy Ridge Foundation Astro Camp for junior high students.

The University of Wyoming Teton STEM Academy is directed by Prof. Chip Kobulnicky, faculty in the UW Department of Physics & Astronomy. This is Chip's 16th year of directing a summer camp for middle & high school youth. Chip is an astronomer who studies the chemical compositions of stars and galaxies. As a father of two middle school children, he understands the value of early learning opportunities that spark the imagination of tomorrow's leaders & problem solvers. The associate camp director is Megan Candelaria from the NASA Wyoming Space Grant Consortium.