CNM Camps

CNM Camps aim to introduce science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and career and technical education to students. The goal is to familiarize students with STEAM majors while fueling their creativity and wonder.

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CNM's Suncat Summer Series 

What do you want to be when you grow up? Find the answer at CNM’s Suncat Summer! Test your strengths and expand your interests as you explore diverse careers. Build a model lung and hear from a respiratory therapist or create interactive fiction and learn what you can actually do with a humanities degree.

Program details:

  • Virtual
  • Week-long, half-day camps
  • Grades 6-9 (Fall 2021)
  • $20/week

Balancing Act

June 28 – July 2, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
An interdisciplinary taster – carpentry, science, business, and art
Build your own balance board and use it to explore everything from science to business to art! Register by June 20.
You will also receive an email with pick-up instructions.

Spark of Genius

July 12 – 16, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Flex your creativity and learn about electricity as you manipulate LEDs, motors, and wires into functional art, toys, and games! Register by July 1.

Creative Bits

July 26 – 30, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Digital humanities
Turn 1s and 0s into works of art! Create digital poetry, short stories, and art while learning new digital tools. Register by July 18.


Registration deadlines: 

  • Balancing Act - June 20
  • Spark of Genius - July 1
  • Creative Bits - July 18

The registration cut-off is generally one week before camp begins.


If you miss the deadline and still want to register your child, please contact us at If there are still spots left (check the Eventbrite registration page for the status of each camp) we may be able to add your child, but we cannot guarantee they will receive a supply kit. We can send a supply list and the Activity Guide via email.


Suncat Summer camps will be offered over Zoom. All students will need a computer or tablet with internet access, speakers, and a microphone (webcams are suggested, but not required) to attend live Zoom sessions. We will send the link to the Zoom meeting no later than 12 p.m. (MDT) on the Thursday before camp. All sessions will be recorded and available to anyone enrolled in camp. The recordings will be sent out no later than Friday the week following camp at 4 p.m. (MDT).


Registered students for all camps EXCEPT Balancing Act will receive a supply kit and activity guide in the mail before camp. The supply kit will include most supplies needed, but each camp has a few common household items you will need for the activities. You can reference the supply lists below, but the list will also be included with your confirmation email and sent out again with your Zoom link the Thursday before camp. The activity guide will provide step-by-step instructions for all of the activities.

We can only send the supply kits to the contiguous United States. If you live elsewhere, but would still like to participate, let us know (send us an email at We can email you a supply list and the activity guide before camp, so you can collect your own supplies.

Balancing Act          

  • pencil or pen
  • scissors
  • water
  • 2 heavy objects (to weigh down pieces of wood being glued together)
  • newspaper, plastic garbage bag, etc. (optional, but highly recommended so they don't glue their work to your table)
  • ruler (optional)

Campers registered for Balancing Act will have to pick up their supply kits at locations across the Albuquerque area during the week of June 21. You will receive a list of pick-up times and locations via email.

 Spark of Genius

  • scissors
  • tape
  • pencil or pen
  • black permanent marker
  • markers, colored pencils, or crayons
  • recycled materials – whatever you can find! paper, bottle caps, cardboard, toilet paper tubes, plastic containers, etc.
  • other craft supplies (optional)

 Creative Bits  

  • scissors
  • glue or tape
  • pencil or pen
  • markers, colored pencils, or crayons

About CNM Camps

CNM Camps offers elementary and middle school students a unique learning experience on a college campus and introduces them to potential educational and career pathways in a fun and interactive environment. 

CNM Camps aim to introduce science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and career and technical education to students. The goal is to familiarize students with CTE and STEAM majors while fueling their creativity and wonder.

All students will participate in scheduled learning modules led by CNM faculty.

Each camp features the following:

  • Explore College and Career options.
  • Test drive labs and classrooms.
  • Engage in interactive, hands-on activities related to college and career fields.
  • Network with CNM faculty, students, alumni, and local employers.
  • Meet the CNM mascot, Sol the Suncat.

CNM Camps are made possible by support provided by