summer stem camp Descriptions


We will be running summer STEM camps this year from June 30 until Aug 8.

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STEM Camp - NXT Robotics & Science Investigation

Explore ScienceThis one week camp is for rising 4th and 5th graders. Students (in groups of 3) will build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions. For the majority of each day students will design, build, and program a LEGO NXT robot that will operate autonomously to compete against other camp teams in competition.

 

Science activities will also be performed by the students throughout the week. Students will learn project management in a team setting, how to build with the Lego NXT system, and basic programming of the NXT. The camp will end in a competition on Friday.

STEM Camp - VEX IQ & Science

Explore ScienceThis one week camp is for rising 5th through 8th graders. Students (in groups of 2-3) will build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions. For the majority of each day students will design, build, and program a VEX IQ robot that will operate autonomously and via remote control to compete against other camp teams in competition.

 

In this camp the students will be using robotC as their programming language. Science activities will also be performed by the students throughout the weeks. Students will learn project management in a team setting, how to build with the VEX IQ system, and basic programming of the robot.

STEM Camp - VEX IQ Advanced & Science

Explore ScienceThis two week camp is for rising 5th through 8th graders. Students (in groups of 2-3) will build an autonomous robot to carry out pre-designed missions. For the majority of each day students will design, build, and program a VEX IQ robot that will operate autonomously and via remote control to compete against other camp teams in competition.

 

In this camp the students will be using robotC as their programming language. Science activities will also be performed by the students throughout the weeks. Students will learn project management in a team setting, how to build with the VEX IQ system, and advanced programming of the robot. The camp will end in a competition on the second Thursday.

VEX 1 Robotics Camp

Explore ScienceThe VEX 1 camp is one week long and introduces students to competitive robotics through the VEX robotics design system. In groups of 4, students will build and program a robot to operate on a field by remote control and through an autonomous program.

 

Eight teams will compete in a final camp competition Thursday afternoon. Additionally students will learn basic computer programming in robotC by programming a virtual robot to complete challenges in a virtual world. The importance of STEM education and opportunities to pursue STEM during the school year will be shared with students and parents.

VEX 1.5 Camp

Explore ScienceIn this camp students will work in groups of 4 to build and program a robot for the VEX Robotics Competition. In this 2 week camp students will build a robot that incorporates a large drive-train with a 6 Bar lift system. These techniques will be combined with advanced programming topics that will allow the students to navigate autonomously with sensor input. Students will design a custom intake mechanism for their robots.

 

This camp is ideal for students who have experience using the VEX Robotics System through a previous summer camp or through a competitive team.

VEX 2 Camp

Explore ScienceIn this camp students will work in groups of 4 to build and program a robot for the VEX Robotics Competition. In this 2 week camp students will design, build, and program a robot to compete in the current VRC game.

 

A variety of building techniques and options will be taught with advanced programming topics that will allow the students to navigate autonomously with sensor input. This camp is ideal for students who have 1-2 years experience using the VEX Robotics System on a competitive team.

TARC Rocket Camp

Explore ScienceThis one week camp will introduce middle and high students to rocketry. During the camp, students will learn the basics of rocketry and how they work, rocketry safety as well as building and launching several rockets. Students will also learn how to use RockSim, a simulation tool for building and launching rockets.

 

This camp can prepare the students to be part of a Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) team to compete during the school year in the national competition. The camp ends with a field trip to where the national competition is held each year, The Plains, VA, to launch their competition sized rocket.