1-5pm EDT (10am-2pm PDT) | Jr. Online Camp for Beginners | Ages 7-9 (ages 4-6 welcome if parental help available)
September 14 @ 1:00 pm - September 18 @ 5:00 pm EDT$315
LEGO Robot STEM Camp Live Interactive Programming and Building Robots to Solve Problems Around the House and Beyond Personalized instruction blended with social time and self-paced building/programming time means your student will be happy and engaged throughout the day. Instructor to student ration is 1 to 6 with one on one attention when needed. Fun video demonstrations (accessed on-demand via an online portal) empower kids to learn real building and programming techniques on their schedule. Access to the Robot Guy (two-time FIRST LEGO League world champion) and Virtual Robot Geniuses for troubleshooting help enables kids to succeed with their creations. Kids learn to become self-motivated inventors, designers, developers, and engineers. There is truly no better way to prepare them for a love of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Our mission is to help kids develop their skills with LEGO robotics to the point where it can become true creative outlet, a profoundly educational hobby/obsession, and a path to future learning in STEM fields. We’ve seen this happen for hundreds of kids, and we know that your student can get there too. We’ve devised a system of Levels to help support students’ development, and to make the process fun. This Level system also makes it easy to pick up where you left off when you show up for a second week of LEGO Robot Camp.
Fun with Friends: We allow one registration per robot/computer/household/age group (Jr or Sr) since the Instructors are helping your child successfully program and build the robot. Your child can have siblings and friends work together on one robot/computer for one registration free. If two computers, then two registrations. Invite friends and/or relatives that work well with your child (and you have not been social distancing from family). When camp starts, your child will then be put into a breakout room with instructor(s) and a small group of students their age to allow for interaction. We have kids from around the world! They will be asked to do a LEGO Welcome Challenge while all the students are admitted. Please make sure your child has a bin of LEGOs as well as a LEGO MINDSTORMS robot when camp starts every day.
Key to Success with Online: Our programs teach kids how to become real-world problem-solvers and innovators using the LEGO Mindstorms robotics set. Our instructors, called Robot Geniuses, will be working with your child(ren) interactively to build and program their robot to do their work for them around the house (clean their room, feed the pet/stuffed animal, etc). We are SO excited to teach your child creative problem solving. Our Robot Geniuses have won Robotics and Invention competitions and are our Robotics Rock Stars. It is required that your child have a LEGO Mindstorms set so that they can build awesome robot to do their work for them (it is worth the investment). Your child can rent a robot from us if you live in Ohio.
There are different options for the robot required for the camp:
o LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 number 31313: Click here to buy one on Amazon if you don’t already have it!
o LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT (older set on eBay or Craigs List or borrow from friend)
o LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set 5003400 at LEGO Education
o If you live in the Columbus area, and do not have a set, I can rent a set for $50 plus $350 deposit for EV3 or $100 deposit for NXT (returned when kit returned). Please email Gail@robot-academy.com to schedule pickup in Dublin or Worthington, Ohio or shipped to your house (renter pays shipping charges).
Award Ceremony: Students build and program robots with the help of Virtual Robot Geniuses. When needed students receive individual attention in a breakout room to ensure success.Students love earning points towards trophies and prizes by completing robotics challenges. The Award Ceremony is on Friday during the last 30 minutes. We will ship the trophies within Continental United States. International countries may need to pay extra for shipping.
Daily Schedule (4 hours per day for 5 days):
Welcome Breakout Session(30 minutes)
Attendance taken and Campers go into Breakout rooms with 6 or less campers of similar age to work on a LEGO Welcome Challenge. Instructor provides tailored instruction to a group (up to 6 students same age) for today’s project
Introduction (30 minutes) The Robot Guy (Bill Nye the Science Guy of LEGO Robotics) video explains new challenge for the day with fun presentations. The Robot Guy and Coach Vawter celebrate students success from the previous day with students who demo their robot or play video of robot.
Breakout Session (1 hour) Students build and program the LEGO Robotics Challenge and receive troubleshooting help from instructor. Group collaborates challenges with problem-solving. Campers complete programming and building of robot to solve problems around the house with the robot. Students video the robot or take pictures to show the class. Students earn points towards prizes and medals as they build and program robots to accomplish problem-solving missions around the house such as feed the pet or pick up LEGOs. An instructor is available for one on one help for troubleshooting
Snack Time (30 minutes) Students in breakout room with instructors giving an update on progress and defining help needed so we can strategically place them in breakout rooms for assistance. Fun physical games as well.
Breakout Session with Choice Time (1 hour) Students build and program the LEGO Robotics Challenge and receive troubleshooting help from instructor. Focused breakout sessions based on student’s choice (programming for a certain robot, building of a certain robot or chat room while building). An instructor is in each breakout room and is also available for one on one help for troubleshooting. Choice sessions are strategically set up so that campers can complete the day’s goals with instructor’s help.
Celebration (30 minutes) Celebration of students success with The Robot Guy!