2021 Summer Design and STEM Camp

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

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

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Our in-person design and STEM camp 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 camp details for tuition assistance information, deposit and cancellation policies, discounts, and more.

Please send all questions about camp to camp@roboticsandbeyond.org.

Select a tab below to view topics offered in each of the camps. Select a camp topic title for detailed information.

We hope to have access to New Milford High School facilities but are finding other spaces in downtown New Milford as backups if necessary. We hope to have a decision made on our in-person camp location(s) by mid-May.

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 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Weeks of July 12-16; 19-23 | Cost: $420/week | Location: New Milford High School or varied locations in downtown New Milford

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

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

JUNIOR CODING


Grades K-2 | July 12-16; 19-23 | 9:00 – 10:15 am | Cost: $105 | Location: New Milford High School or a space in downtown New Milford

JUNIOR LEGO ENGINEERING CHALLENGES


Grades K-2 | July 12-16; 19-23 | 10:45 am – 12:00 pm | Cost: $105| Location: New Milford High School or a space in downtown New Milford

COMING SOON: FOR GRADES 6-12, WEEK OF JULY 26, HALF DAY CAMP PROGRAMS IN HIGHER LEVEL TOPICS

In-person camps 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 Hunt Hill Farm at 44 Upland Road in New Milford, just a few miles north of town on Rt. 202. These camps will be held at 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 – 4:00 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).

June 28-July 2 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Class limit 6 | Cost: $240

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

1-3 hour sessions with limited topics and varied times between 9am and 4pm. The online camps will be held between the weeks of June 28 and August 9. Topics to be announced soon but include coding, graphic design and animation, custom computer builds, Minecraft world building, and more.

ONLINE INSTRUCTION DETAILS: For online instruction of our STEM and Design topics, live interaction with an instructor will occur using either Zoom, Google Classroom with video by Google Meet, or Discord.

DETAILS ON SPECIFIC TOPICS, DATES AND TIMES COMING SOON