Hands-On, Germ-Free STE(A)M Learning!
Ages 7-16

Fun video demonstrations (accessed on-demand via an online portal) empower kids to learn real building and programing techniques on their schedule.

Step-by-step tutorials provide just the right amount of structure for inquisitive young minds, while choose-your-own-adventure challenges enable creativity and imagination.

Constant access to the Robot Guy (two-time FIRST LEGO League world champion) for troubleshooting help enables kids to succeed with their creations.

Personalized instruction blended with social time and self-paced building/programming time means your student will be happy and engaged throughout the day.

Open-ended challenges keep kids entertained for hours each day in pursuit of the ultimate robot.

Kids learn to become self-motivated inventors, designers, developers, and engineers. There is truly no better way to prepare them for their professional lives.

Build and Program LEGO Robots

(below are real student projects from our recent online camps!)

Solve Real-World Challenges using LEGO Robotics

Don’t just build cool things. Build cool things that really work!

Watch “the Robot Guy” demonstrate each challenge along with key concepts. He won multiple world championships in LEGO Robotics, and has taught thousands of kids how to become INVENTORS.

Work with Like-Minded Peers and World-Champion Instructors

The Live Interactive aspect of camp enables students to:

a) share tips & tricks

b) get help with projects

c) make friends!

1:6 instructor:student ratio guaranteed

What Parents Are Saying...

Thanks for all of your hard work and encouragement for the kids this week. It has been so fun to see what they are able to do in a virtual camp! Graham has also loved the chance to meet kids his age who are interested in the same things as he is and would like to participate again

Mother of 7-year-old

Finding this camp was like discovering gold-- we had been on the search locally for something like this to no avail. When I found Robot Academy had camps online, my son was beyond thrilled. His experience was fantastic and he enjoyed learning, sharing ideas and finding like-minded people. We are signing up for the upcoming camp and whatever future offerings there are! I hope you will continue the online format even after it's not necessary. We love joining you from Virginia. THANK YOU!

Pea Saunearth

Thank you so much. I haven’t seen him so happy in a while! He loves the idea of being in an advanced group. Everything he knows has been self-taught. He is excited about being with other like-minded kids so I appreciate all of the social time/sharing ideas in addition to the instruction! So nice!

Mother of 10-year-old

We love Robot Academy! Our son loves building LEGO and this camp helped our son not only improve his building skills but also learn some programming and robotics. He built some very cool designs and made friends. This is an online program so he learned with kids from across the country. The online program works very well and is quite hands-on. We highly recommend.

Janey La Joie

Meet Mason

(this is a "sneak peek" at what the camp materials are like)

Meet The Robot Geniuses

(our team of ultra-talented instructors)

Nick

Nick is an electrical engineer who loves LEGO and has a background in marine robotics. He’s worked with the kind of remote operated vehicles that explore shipwrecks and other underwater seascapes. Originally from Massachusetts, he studied at UMass Amherst and now lives in Seattle with his girlfriend Emilia and their cat Norbert. Nick loves helping students to explore robotics and have fun with STEM.

Nick

Nick is an electrical engineer who loves LEGO and has a background in marine robotics. He’s worked with the kind […]

Matthew

Matthew is an Electrical Engineering and Product Design student at Lehigh University. Matthew has been building robots since his sophomore year in high school, when he founded his school’s robotics club and VEX robotics team. Since then, Matthew has developed the “Robotics Crash Course,” a two-week middle school science curriculum about building Arduino robots from scratch. Matthew was also the chair of the STEAM department at the Academy of Creative Education in 2018, and worked as a Product Engineering Co-Op at Crayola in Fall 2019, designing custom 3D models to assist with testing and the product development process. His upcoming book Arduino for Artists explores using programming and electronics to facilitate artistic expression. Matthew is passionate about STEAM and design, and is excited to help students learn to make anything they can dream of!

Matthew

Matthew is an Electrical Engineering and Product Design student at Lehigh University. Matthew has been building robots since his sophomore […]

Sriram

Sriram is a Computer Science major at the University of Connecticut and has been a Lead Instructor at both Kumon and CodeNinjas, teaching kids ages 6-16. Sriram has lead summer camps for students in both video game design as well as drone programming and he has a passion for legos and computer science. He has been building with Lego Robots for the past 7 years and has brought various Lego Robots to his high school invention showcase and has won awards for his creations. He has created apps as well as AWS websites and is an experienced programmer in languages such as Python, Java, and C. In his spare time, Sriram loves to play the drum set and learn new programming languages. Sriram loves to work with kids and is excited to help instill a life long passion for STEM!

Sriram

Sriram is a Computer Science major at the University of Connecticut and has been a Lead Instructor at both Kumon […]

Melissa

Melissa is a candy-bar powered student at Utah State University dual majoring in Marketing and Computer Science. She has a passion for STEM education and has worked with inventions, maker clubs, electronics, and junk drawer robotics. She mentored the Utah BAPC First Lego League team and has been the recipient of several technical awards including national NCWIT and IJSHS. When not experimenting with robots, she spends her time Irish dancing, baking, and rock climbing.

Melissa

Melissa is a candy-bar powered student at Utah State University dual majoring in Marketing and Computer Science. She has a passion […]

Sofia

Sofia is an Industrial and Systems Engineering Student at Lehigh University. She has over a decade of experience in FIRST Robotics, competing in JFLL, FLL, FTC, and FRC competitions. Over the past fifteen years she has mentored in numerous capacities, including as a JFLL and FLL Team Mentor. As Captain of her FTC team for two years, she led her team to the Super-Regional and World levels of competition. Sofia pursued an information technology specialty where she built upon her FIRST coding experience to now know several programming languages. Additionally, she has three years’ experience as a Technology, Research, and Communication Fellow where she’s guided both individual and teams of students through the writing and design processes. Whether through casual conversations, school projects, competitions, or mentoring, Sofia has a passion for sharing about STEM and is inspirational in guiding young minds in their robotic quests.

Sofia

Sofia is an Industrial and Systems Engineering Student at Lehigh University. She has over a decade of experience in FIRST […]

Soham

Soham first learned about Robot Academy when he attended as a student many years ago. He was a member of Robot Academy’s FLL team in 2017, and helped the team to win many awards including the Global Innovation award (which recognizes the top 20 invention projects in the world for FLL). He has since created a team of his own and won the innovative solution award at the Ohio State championship. He has won awards through E-cybermisison and Exploravision as well, and has a passion for inventing. He has been working at Robot Academy for 2 years, and enjoys teaching about all the things he’s learned.

Soham

Soham first learned about Robot Academy when he attended as a student many years ago. He was a member of […]

Javier

Javier experienced each level of FIRST robotics over the last twelve years. He began by building a motorized centrifuge out of Legos to demonstrate an existing technology for his first Junior FLL competition, progressed through FLL, and finally spent the last six years on his FTC team, the Disgruntled Robots. Javier and his FTC team won various awards along the way and competed at the World Championships twice. His passion for mechanical engineering began with the centrifuge for his first JFLL tournament. At that time, he learned and followed the engineering process. As a process-oriented individual, he continued to grow his passion for applying that process to solving problems in life and robotics. Javier understands the value of teaching STEM, engineering and robotics to youth. He has consistently mentored younger robotics teams, as well as, at-risk youth in the community. Javier is a senior at Akins High school and will study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas in the fall.

Javier

Javier experienced each level of FIRST robotics over the last twelve years. He began by building a motorized centrifuge out […]

Sahithi

Sahithi has 7 years of FIRST robotics experience, 4 years on her High School FTC team called Moderately Confused and 3 in FLL. As a part of FLL team Robot Rights, Sahithi travelled to the Ohio State championships and World Festival many times. Her team was Global Innovation Semi-finalists in 2015 and Ohio State Champions in 2017. They even won a first place inspiration award at the FLL World Festival in 2017. Sahithi now competes on the FTC team Moderately Dangerous, and has led her team to the Ohio State Championship twice as Software Lead and Drive Coach. She teaches at Kumon as a math and reading instructor for ages 3-16 and volunteers with the Columbus Zoo summer camps. Sahithi has won awards through NUMATs gifted awards, the Verizon app challenge, and was named a Dean’s List Semi-finalist in 2020. She has taken STEM related classes in and out of school, and mentors multiple FLL teams. Sahithi is passionate and immensely excited to encourage young kids to experience the fun of robotics!

Sahithi

Sahithi has 7 years of FIRST robotics experience, 4 years on her High School FTC team called Moderately Confused and […]

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Win Trophies!
(MegaCamp Only)

Our team of “Robot Geniuses” works with each student to help them succeed at the camp challenges. At the end of camp, we have a virtual award ceremony to award real trophies (if your student wins a trophy, we’ll mail it to you)!

beat Levels, Earn points, make friends!

Students progress through a series of levels, each with a new set of challenges and learning opportunities.

Returning campers can start wherever they left off, joining a group of LEGO-loving peers and instructors who are all focused on the same project.

LEGO MINDSTORMS

(Students can participate using any of the sets below)

LEGO MINDSTORMS is the ultimate educational “toy”. Our programs teach kids how to become real-world problem-solvers and innovators using the LEGO MINDSTORMS robotics sets. Students can participate using any of the sets below!

LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT (2006)

These older sets can be found inexpensively on eBay, but make sure you’re getting a complete set!

LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 (2013)

The EV3 set was discontinued in 2020, but is still a top-rate set for learning robotics. 

LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (2020)

Recently released, this set is similar to the EV3 but features better integration with iPhone, iPad and Android for students who would like to create programs for their robots using those devices instead of with a computer.

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Siblings and friends can share one registration!
(so long as they are using the same robot set and zoom account)
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