ESTEAM Learning Labs empowers students to discover their passions and become leaders challenging and inspiring our world.


To build educational communities that are fun and engaging where children gain confidence, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills that develop character and self-expression through collaborative and leadership practices.


  • Empowerment: Giving both voice and choice to our learners.
  • Love for Learning: Embracing mistakes and successes.
  • Relevance: Project-based learning tailored to our learners.
  • AccessCreating space to include learners of all abilities.
  • Collaboration: Developing community and accountability through teamwork.

What makes us unique?

Inspire creativity and curiosity through hands-on learning. 

Ignite your child’s imagination and foster a lifelong love of learning with our unique ESTEAM summer camp. Kids will explore entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts, and math through fun and engaging hands-on projects and experiments. We provide all the materials, tools, and expert guidance to unleash your child’s creativity and help them discover their passions. 

Develop problem-solving skills through real-world challenges. 

Our ESTEAM summer camp challenges kids to think critically and collaboratively as they work through open-ended design thinking projects. They’ll build prototypes, test hypotheses, and iterate their solutions like real scientists and engineers! These challenges help develop valuable problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that prepare children for future success. 

Encourage teamwork and communication through group projects.

Children learn ESTEAM concepts while also developing necessary social and emotional skills at our camp. They’ll work in teams on various challenges, learning to communicate effectively, compromise, negotiate, and support each other – skills that last a lifetime. We encourage children to share ideas, ask questions, and build upon each others’ thinking through collaborative group work. 

Confidence and motivation from hands-on making. 

There’s nothing like the confidence and motivation that comes from creating something with your own two hands! At our ESTEAM summer camp, kids will construct, build, code, and make – giving them a sense of achievement and self-assurance that spills over into all aspects of life. Seeing real-world applications of ESTEAM subjects also ignites passion and motivation for future learning.

what we do

ESTEAM Learning Labs programs:

  • Movie Making
  • Engineering & Coding Robots
  • Drone Flight Mastery
  • U-Tubers Unite
  • Comic Book Creations
  • Board Game Creations
  • Battle Bots
  • LEGO Movie Making (Animation)
  • Special Effects, Costume & Design
  • Acting
  • And More



Serving the following communities: Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Georgetown, Pflugerville, Hutto, Steiner Ranch, Lake Travis, Circle C, Lakeway, Marble Falls,  Temple, Grapevine TX, Tampa, FL, and continuing to expand!

Our Founders

Jo Ann De Gal Nolte

JoAnn Nolte: As a life-long learner, JoAnn has pursued a wide range of knowledge and experience across several fields.  JoAnn studied Organizational Management and Youth Psychology while attending Colorado Christian University, she began her journey in the realm of learning as she and her four children journeyed together through 12 years of homeschooling.

Along the way, JoAnn has learned real-life lessons on how young minds truly think and learn, how to celebrate and capitalize on those varied learning styles, and strengthen individual talents and interests.  She celebrates opportunities to see those around her heroically traverse challenges to discover how they can change their corner of the world.  She truly believes that everyday life is a huge, open classroom with endless possibilities.

While on this learning journey JoAnn started Learning Fun 101: LEGO Robotics, an educational company in the Central Texas Area that reaches over 2000 children every year with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.   Learning Fun 101 success was the beginning of her life as an entrepreneur and a key component in the creation of E.S.T.E.A.M Academy.

Nicholle Walton-Durban

Nicholle Walton-Durban: Passion, Purpose, Curiosity, and Grit. These are the things that have driven Nicholle thru her life. Born and raised in the South, at the age of 20, she would set out on her Hero’s journey and chase her dreams to Los Angeles, CA. There she attended Santa Monica College,Cal State Fullerton, studied Theater Arts, traveled to China as part of a Musical Theater Troupe/Cross Cultural Exchange Program, received her license in Cosmetology, and worked her way up in a startup from an entry level position to VP of Operations in just under 5 years. After relocating to Austin, TX in 2008, Nicholle opened Edgen Films in 2010, and then 4Reelz School of Film in 2014, offering classes and camps where kids, teens, and adults of all ages could come to explore, create, and express, while learning and developing skills in a variety of Art / Tech Industry’s.

Of all her adventures, becoming Mom to 3 wonderful boys is truly where passion and purpose aligned, and Nicholle wanted to ensure they would have an environment where they could discover their own unique gifts, talents, passion’s, and purpose. In 2016, Nicholle would team up with Joann Nolte and open E.S.T.E.A.M Academy (an Acton Academy affiliate) combining their love of Art, Technology, and Entrepreneurship with Core Academic Studies, Socratic based Discussions, Projected-Based Learning and Enrichment, in a Student-Led environment.

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