ROBOTICS SUMMER CAMP 2016

Daniel, Carter and Jamie assembling FLL Lego Kits

Daniel, Carter and Jamie assembling FLL Lego Kits

A driving model of the Batmoblie made out of FLL Lego kits by our 5th week staff and campers

A driving model of the Batmoblie made out of FLL Lego kits by our 5th week staff and campers

This past summer our team members have found a unique way to get involved in our community and give local youth the opportunity to explore robotics. Over 6 weeks a dozen of our students have been running a Robotics Camp at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre. The camp is fully student-led, with our team members organizing, planning, and assembling the course structure and daily schedule for each week. The camp is for students 9-12 years of age who want to explore Vex and FLL, which are taught in alternating weeks. Each week brings new materials, ideas, and instructors. Our leaders also devise different projects and themes for each week such as space, underwater exploration, and natural disasters, so returning students can have new experiences. Campers are divided into teams as they work together to build and modify robots to compete in our weekly challenges. Our leaders were constantly on hand to assist and supervise campers, but they also added elements of fun. For example our members built the Bat mobile out of FLL lego as a fun side project that the kids would be interested in! The campers and our members have had a great time, and are looking forward to doing it again next year. Special thanks to Sarah for orchestrating the scheduling and the collaboration with the Town of Oakville, and to the QEP for working with us.