2021 Summer Design and STEM Programs

REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR ROBOTICS AND BEYOND SUMMER DESIGN AND STEM PROGRAMS

We are looking forward to seeing you this summer! We have many great topics from beginner to advanced, both in-person and online.

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Now in our 18th year!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our in-person design and STEM offerings are designed to get your children back into a creative, energetic environment with other young people, with COVID-safe measures in place. Read our COVID-19 policy .

Read our summer program details for tuition assistance information, deposit and cancellation policies, discounts, and more.

Please send all questions to camp@roboticsandbeyond.org.

ROBOTICS, CODING, ELECTRONICS, 3D COMPUTER MODELING & PRINTING, ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGES, DRONES, PERSONAL COMPUTER BUILD AND MORE!

Select one of the blue tabs below – IN-PERSON MAIN TOPICS, IN-PERSON ADV TOPICS & SPECIAL NEEDS, or ONLINE – to expand for detailed information for each category. Within each expanded category, select a topic title (should be highlighted in red) for detailed information.

COMPUTER BUILD


Grades 7-12 | Weeks of July 5 – August 11 | Times TBD | Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays | Cost: $150

This is a hybrid class. The instructor will schedule an online consulting session with the student to spec out the computer components. After the student orders and receives all parts, the instructor will schedule a date and time to meet in-person to build the computer. In-person location will be either at  New Milford High School (Weeks of July 12, 19, 23) or our office in downtown New Milford. Select the topic title above for more details.

We have created 3 topic “bundles” for full-day campers, grades 3-6 to minimize mixing of campers during their week and as precaution against COVID-19. This will allow campers to have a variety of activity but stay with the same small group all week long. Each bundle will include 3 or 4 separate topics to give campers some variety and mix of hands-on and screen-based activities. Our goal is to form a bridge between coding or virtual design on a computer and the hands-on experience of seeing coding in action (robotics), and creating and assembling designs with actual objects and materials.

 FULL DAY BUNDLES: Grades 3-6 | Weeks of July 12-16; 19-23 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Cost: $420/week | Location: New Milford High School

MECHANICS & ROBOTICS BUNDLE


Campers will have fun and gain experience in mechanical engineering by building and programming robots, designing objects in  3-D using software, and creating solutions to engineering challenges using LEGOs and other materials. The topics include:

Introduction to Robotics using LEGO NXT
Introduction to 3D Modeling with Autodesk TinkerCAD
Engineering and Design Challenges
Intermediate Robotics using LEGO NXT or EV3

CODING BUNDLE


Campers will learn important fundamental concepts of coding and software engineering while applying these concepts by creating video games and simulations with Scratch, programming robots to perform missions, and creating animated drawings in Python. The topics include:

Introduction to Coding
Scratch for beginners (Level 1)
Introduction to Python (Level 1)
Introduction to Robotics using LEGO NXT

DESIGN BUNDLE


Campers will use and develop their design and artistic talents using software to create 3D models, make 3D and interactive objects using Origami, use software to create 2D graphics and animations, and design and make creations to solve engineering design challenges. The topics include:

3D Modeling with Autodesk TinkerCAD
Design with Origami
Graphic Design with Fire Alpaca
Engineering and Design Challenges

(Week of July 12-16 CANCELLED)

We have two individual summer programs for grades K-2. Take both and fill up a morning!

Grades K-2 | July 12-16 (Week of 19-23 CANCELLED) | Cost: $105 | Location: New Milford High School

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CLASSES REPEAT THE 2ND WEEK

JUNIOR CODING


9:00 – 10:15 am

HALF DAY PROGRAMS: Grades 5-12 (varies by topic) | July 26-30 | Cost: $210 | Location: New Milford High School

Intermediate Robotics using LEGO NXT or EV3


Grades 5-9 | 12:30 – 3:00 pm (9 am session cancelled)

A-I, M-L, & IoT  (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet-of-Things)


For students finishing Grade 7-12 | 12:30 – 3:00 pm | Additional $30 lab fee for kits to be kept by each camper

AUTODESK FUSION 360: Introduction and Intermediate 3D Design skills


Grades 5-12 or by permission | 9:00 – 11:30 am

JAVA LEVEL 1: Fundamentals and JAVA LEVEL 2: Object Oriented Principles


Grades 7-11 or by permission | 9:00 – 11:30 am

JAVA LEVEL 3: Applications of Java


CANCELLED Grades 8-12 or by permission | 12:30 – 3:00 pm

MINECRAFT World and Quest Building


Grades 7-12 | 9:00 – 11:30 am

SPACE ENGINEERS


Grades 6-10 or by permission | 12:30 – 3:00 pm

In-person summer programs with advanced topics for older students and a full-week program dedicated to special-needs students. Indoor and outdoor. This is an exciting collaboration with the new director of the beautiful, rustic and creative facilities of The Silo/Hunt Hill Farm at 44 Upland Road in New Milford, just a few miles north of town on Rt. 202. These programs will be held at The Silo/Hunt Hill Farm.

To minimize physical mixing among campers, all half and full-day topics will be held using “pods”. The special-needs program will have a maximum of 12 campers, all advanced topics will have a maximum of 8 campers.

ADVANCED ROBOTICS


Grades 7-12 or by permission | August 2-6 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Cost: $440

ADVANCED DRONE TECHNOLOGY


Grades 7-12 or by permission | August 2-6 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Cost: $240

ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION WITH ABLETON LIVE 11


Grades 8-12 | August 2-6 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Cost: $240

DIFFERENT GIFTS, DIFFERENT NEEDS


In-person camps for young people with individual learning styles and social fluencies. Grades 4-8 (or by permission).

CANCELLED June 29-July 2 (Tues-Fri) | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Class limit 6 | Cost: $190

CANCELLED August 2-6 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Late pickup available through 5pm) | Class limit 12 | Cost: $440

We regret that we have had to cancel our summer offerings for this wonderful program. We hope to offer weekend workshops and programs this fall for young people with different needs. If you are interested in this type of program, please send us a note via our contact page.

PYTHON LEVEL 1: FUNDAMENTALS


Grades 5-10 or by permission | July 19-23 | 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Cost: $100 | Google Classroom and Meet

PYTHON LEVEL 2: IMPORTANT TOOLS & SKILLS


CANCELLED

Grades 7-11 or by permission | July 19-23: 2:45 – 4:00pm; July 26-30: 1:00 – 2:15 pm | Cost: $100 | Discord

PYTHON LEVEL 3: APPLICATIONS


Grades 8-12 or by permission | July 26-30 | 2:45 – 4:15 pm | Cost: $120 | Discord