FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is unique about the Robotics Camp?
Robotics Camp is all about constructing, coding/programming and learning. Being exposed to a variety of products, children learn to see how robots and structures become an engineering marvel. The focus is on constant hands-on building and programming.
How is the Robotics Camp different from other camps?
Unlike other camps, the Robotics Camp does not have a variety of activities during each day. Students get to use a variety of products with one constant goal: to create, build and program. Each student gets to use a LEGO WeDo set, LEGO Spike Prime set or LEGO Mindstorms set with a computer or tablet, therefore, each student can build, program and learn at their own pace.
Are there any outdoor activites during the day?
Although the Robotics Camp focuses on creating, building and programming, it is important that students have an opportunity to get physically active. Depending on weather conditions, each day at the camp, provides for a 1-hour (approx.) outdoor activity. Outdoor activites usually consist of soccer, freezbie, volleyball, flag football, etc.
Does my child have to bring his/her own lunch?
Although, snacks and bottled water are provided, your child must bring a complete lunch. Robotics Camp is a peanut and nut free camp. For the safety of students, please do not pack any nuts or peanuts with your child's lunch. Students are not to trade food with other students. Robotics Camp strives to have an environment that is safe for everyone.
What time can I drop off my child and what time do I pick him/her up?
On the first day of camp, it is important for all the students to arrive before 9:00, in order to go over camp rules, etc. Drop-off time is between 8:00 and 9:00. The Robotics Camp ends at 4:00, therefore, students should be picked up between 3:45 and 4:00. Extended hours are available until 5:30.
My child is not 7 years old yet, can he/she still register?
Yes, a 6 year-old child will be allowed to register, however the building with the Lego WeDo System can be slightly challenging for younger robotic enthusiasts. Counselors will be able to help and guide the child but at one point, the child has to be able to construct on their own. Every student progresses at his/her own pace.
My child is over 14 years old, can he/she register?
Yes, if your child is 14 years old he/she can register, however the average age in the older class is 11 and 12 years old. If your child does not mind building and programming in a classroom with slightly younger children, then he/she should register. There are a variety of products available that are challengeing even for adults. Every student progresses at his/her own pace.
Can I register my child for more than 1 week?
Yes. A child may be registered for 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 4 weeks or even 5 weeks. Constructing and programming can go on forever! A child can not register for less than 1 week.
What is the session ratio of counselor to students?
The ratio of teacher (counselor) to students is about one to seven.
Do you offer the camp at any other time other then summer?
Unfortunately, at present, the Robotics Camp is offered for 6 or 7 weeks during the July and August summer months. In the future, camps and classes might be offered during March break and on weekends.