STEM Summer 2019


As summer is quickly approaching, parents are planning on how their kids will spend the exciting three months. With an assortment of options available across the Rio Grande Valley, STEM summer programs not only provide students with an exciting way to spend summer, but also with enlightening opportunities. Each offers a variety of rewarding experiences focusing on science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics.

Valleywide Programs

UTRGV Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Camp

UTRGV will continue hosting the Texas Pre-Freshman Engineering Camp this summer from June 3 through July 17. Students in grades 6 through 11 who are eligible to participate in this rewarding experience will strengthen skills in problem solving, logical reasoning, and engineering. A fee of $425 will be required to be paid by campers or their school district to attend the camp Monday through Friday from 1 to 5:50 p.m. at the Edinburg campus. Transportation will be provided by certain schools throughout the RGV.

If you would like more information about this enriching opportunity and eligibility, visit


Students of all ages are encouraged to participate in Mathnasium’s summer programs that aim to strengthen performance in mathematic disciplines such as calculus, physics, and even in SAT/ACT math preparation. During these programs, top-tier instructors of the McAllen and Mission locations will provide pupils with an irreplaceable experience through customized coursework. Prices vary depending on grade level and program length.

For additional information, visit — or call the McAllen location at (956) 467-4773, or the Mission location at (956) 467-4422.

Sylvan Learning Center


  • Robotics 101 Camp


Kids in grades 1 through 6 can participate in this rewarding program that will introduce them to robotic technology. By using Legos and the noteworthy WeDo software, they will learn how to build and program robots. This is offered at all Sylvan locations around the RGV in Harlingen, McAllen, Mission, and Brownsville.


  • Math Edge Camp


The Sylvan Learning Centers of both Harlingen and Brownsville will be hosting the Math Edge Camp from June 3-27, July 1-29, and July 29-Aug. 8. For $199, campers from grades 1 through 5 will be offered a chance to strengthen their mathematics skills through a fun and fulfilling outlet. The camp will be held Monday through Thursday during each program period.


  • Engineering Camp


Children in grades 1 through 8 can strengthen their knowledge of engineering through Mission and Harlingen’s Engineering Camp. The Mission program is being offered for $199 during June 3-13 and July 1-12 while Harlingen’s will be held from July 15-19 for $150.


  • Python Coding  


Sign your child up for Python Coding, where they will experience the excitement of solving puzzles and inventing their own games and projects. This innovative opportunity is offered to students in grades 6 through 10 at the McAllen location from June 17-20 and July 15-18 for a $199 registration fee and at the Harlingen center from July 22-26 for $150.


If you would like additional information about the listed programs, please visit and review the camps under your preferred location.

McAllen Programs

Sylvan Learning Center


  • Space Challenge


Sylvan Learning Center in McAllen is offering a Space Challenge for students in grades 4 through 8 for $199. During this fulfilling program, students will expand their knowledge on robotics by learning about pulleys and gears. It will be held during certain dates in June, July, and August.

For specific deadlines, dates, and information regarding the program, visit or call (956) 467-0187.

Operation Imagine IMAS Summer Camp

McAllen’s International Museum of Art & Science is hosting Operation Imagination camps this summer. Students in grades 3 to 5 will be able to be apart of a compelling experience where they will learn about science disciplines such as physics, chemistry, and biology. Prices vary depending on your desired schedule.

To participate in this exciting experience and learn about the additional camps being offered, visit or call (956) 681-2800.

Mission Programs

Sylvan Learning Center


  • Coding Camp


If interested in learning the aspects of coding, this camp is for you. From June 3-13 and/or July 1-11, campers will be awarded the unique opportunity of creating video games by learning basic programming skills. The registration deadline for the June program is on June 2 and on June 30 for the July program.

Find additional information on the camp by visiting or calling (956) 682-9800.

Harlingen Programs

Sylvan Learning Center


  • Algebra Edge Camp


Campers in grades 6 through 12 will embark on an enjoyable experience where they will develop skills for pre-algebra, algebra, algebra 2, and geometry. It is offered June 3-27, July 1-29, and July 29-Aug. 8 and requires a registration fee of $199.

If you would like more information, visit or call (956) 622-4847.