The ESSTEAM Lab provides programs and resources that integrate sustainable practices with STEAM education and Making

It’s pronounced like “esteem”. ESSTEAM stands for: Entrepreneuship, Sustainability, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. 

The ESSTEAM Lab currently teaches classes in Summerville, SC. We are running programs, including after school and summer camps, through the end of July, and then we will be dissolving the organization and distributing all assets (educational tools) to other local educational organizations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Director Katie Monsma at 

ESSTEAM Lab, Inc. is a federally recognized 501c3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. As such, donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. We are proud to be GuideStar Bronze certified and in the interest of being transparent, we are happy to provide a copy of our most recent annual report, 990 filings, and last three board meeting minutes upon request. Please email to be put in touch with our Board Secretary and Treasurer. 

"My kids loved this camp week more than any other we have tried- which is a lot. Katie is a talented educator."
"I will never EVER quit because it is the funnest after school class in the world!"
2nd grade student
"Thank you for creating a great week for her- she absolutely LOVED the camp!"
"We have had a lot of fun- collecting water from our creek and looking at critters, pollen, flower parts, glitter- the only thing that stopped us was bedtime 🙂 " From a parent after their child participated in the DIY Microscope activity.