Explora is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work to protect one another and our community. If you need assistance, please contact explora@explora.us. Visit our social media channels for continued STEAM programming: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

If you would like to donate to Explora’s Recovery Fund, please click here: https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Thank you!

Explora está cerrado debido al brote de coronavirus. Gracias por su paciencia y comprensión mientras trabajamos para protegernos unos a otros y a nuestra comunidad. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con explora@explora.us. Visite nuestros canales de redes sociales para la programación continua de STEAM: Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter

Si desea donar al Fondo de Recuperación de Explora,  por favor vaya a  https://esccma.explora.us/Donation.aspx?C=RF 

Muchisimas gracias.

Youth Apprentice Program

Be inspired and empowered with Textiles!  Become a Maker by designing your own clothes, creating flexible circuits, or experimenting with 3D printing and laser cutting fabric. Learn about their uses in different industries like medicine, computer science, fashion, and more. Meet local STEM professionals that use cool tools, unique fabrics, and useful skills!

Summer apprentice program for ages 12-15.

Learn the ins and outs of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in a collaborative, inquiry-based environment. Explore STEM topics in depth, and put your understanding to the test through experimentation. Plus gain practice talking about science and your projects through interactions with visitors.

Class Dates/Times

June 1-19 or July 6-24
Monday – Friday, 8:45 am – 4:00 pm


The fee for the three-week program is $597 for non-members, $525 for Explora members. Financial assistance may be available. Please call 224-8312 to discuss options.

Optional before care and after care are available from 8 am – class start and 4-5:30 pm each day for $5 per child, per morning or $10 per child, per afternoon.

  • Apprentices should have an interest in science, engineering, and/or math and will be expected to attend the majority of classes as activities will build on each other.
  • Submit an application, spaces will be filled based on interest in STEM and the ability to fully participate for the entire program.  
  • Apprentices must bring their own lunch each day.
Youth Apprentices can expect to:
  • Enhance your understanding of STEM through project-based explorations.
  • Discover what it means to be a scientist or an engineer through field trips.
  • Develop job skills like critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving through project-based learning and other experiential activities.
Youth Apprentice Program
Youth Apprentice Program
Youth Apprentice Program
Youth Apprentice Program

For more information: 

Trish Marquez

Learn about other camp opportunities for grades 4–6 and 6–8!

Use the contact form below to receive more information about the Youth Apprentice Program.

Applications for Summer 2020 will be available starting February 1.

The Youth Apprentice Program is full. Thank you for your interest.

Youth Apprentice Program

Youth Apprentice Program

Are you age 12 to 15? Become an Explora Summer Youth Apprentice!
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