Openings Still Available in AFRL Summer STEM Camps

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. -- The Air Force Research Laboratory La Luz Academy still has openings in two of its three science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) camps that will be held in June. 

DoD STARBASE New Mexico Camp for fifth and sixth grade students will be June 1-5 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will offer activities that focus on physics, chemistry, technology, engineering, mathematics operations and applications, and STEM careers.

Martian Base Camp for seventh and eighth grade students will be June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campers will take on the role of employees of a solar community development group. They will develop a base on Mars with a lander, a hydroponic garden and an inflatable habitat.

The summer STEM camps offer opportunities for students to take part in hands-on, minds-on STEM activities. They will work on projects that focus on technologies developed at AFRL's Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates. The activities are designed to increase student interest in pursuing STEM-related studies and career paths. All camps will take place at the AFRL La Luz Academy, 1401 Maxwell Dr. SE, Building 1900, Kirtland Air Force Base.

Students from Kirtland AFB families with at least one parent working at Kirtland are eligible to attend.  Each class holds 28 students and students are accepted based on a first applied, first served basis.

To request an application, email For questions or additional information, call 505-853-8110.