SUMMER CAMP 2019
4 GREAT NEW 1-week camps to choose from
GRADES 1-3, 4-5, 6-8
$399/ $359.10 Members
$349 subsequent camp registrations from same home...save $50.
Camp runs Monday-Friday 9 AM - 3 PM
Before & After Care 8 AM - 6 PM / $12 per hour
Birmingham and Rochester Hills Campuses
6/24-6/28 Video Game Design
7/8-7/12 Super Heroes in the D.C.
7/22-7/26 Robot Discovery
8/5-8/9 Video Game Design
8/19-8/23 Super Heroes in the D.C.
8/26-8/30 Robot Discovery
in our brand new Hamlin Road location
7/8-7/12 Video Game Design
7/15-7/19 Robot Discovery
8/5-8/9 Super Heroes in the D.C.
8/12-8/16 Robot Discovery
8/19-8/23 Video Game Design
A Typical Day at Camp
Campers work in age-appropriate groups throughout the week to complete a presentation for their families on Friday afternoon. Daily workshops are designed to balance computer coding and physical building of mechanical projects, often robotic. Projects are based on hands-on learning, focus on fun and "aha" moments, and align with NGSS (National Science Standards)
What Campers Bring Daily
The Robot Garage provides all materials (laptops, robotics, electronics, etc), as well as a 2018 camp t-shirt. Because campers typically work with thousands of dollars in materials, projects do not go home from camp. Many families purchase something special from our store on the last day of camp so kids can continue building and learning at home. Campers bring the following:
Check out the FIRST ROBOTICS World Championship in Detroit this past spring. The Robot Garage has worked closely with First in Michigan over the past years to help train 200+ High School rookie teams. Our 1-8 camps align with younger FIRST competitions, as well as new national science standards (NGSS) to nurture a love and understanding of robotics, and develop the mechanical and coding skills students will need to succeed in our increasingly technological world.
2019 CAMP THEMES
Our summer robotics camps are second to none. Why? A few reasons. We design new curriculum, in-house every year...none of those mail-order kits that get re-used again and again. We support all STEM areas, but we don't cover most of them. Instead we focus 24/7 on engineering, coding, and robotics. Because of this focus, we have a far more robust supply of materials (computers, Lego Technic, robots, gears, motors) than anyone out there. And most importantly, it's about the people. We interview more than 200 people each year to select a core summer staff of counselors. We recruit from some of the best engineering schools, and have about half our staff returning from the previous summer. Our very special summer team loves working with kids, loves technology, and has the skills to answer questions and nurture exploration in a personalized setting.
Daniel Kimura, VP of The Robot Garage, oversees our camps and brings with him FIRST robotics expertise including 3 world championships, and the role of co-host on Robozone TV. http://robozonetv.com. His knowledge of both electrical and mechanical engineering combine with his uncanny ability to relate to kids as he oversees the development of our camp curriculum and camp team each year. This year's 4 camp themes were designed to offer deep dives into coding and engineering for that child who may become an engineer one day, as well as those children who will not. We believe that every child needs to understand these fundamentals if they are to succeed in an increasingly technological world. Our camps focus on hands-on learning that engages all kids, and makes these skills fun and accessible to all.
Super Heroes in the D.C.
Every year, The Robot Garage offers a camp for kids who LOVE to build with LEGO in creative ways. This year our theme is Super Heroes in the D.C. and campers will work on 3-4 projects each day to create a mind-blowing installation to families on Friday. Campers will work in age appropriate ways to bring magic to their builds, using gears, robots, programming, and other engineering fundamentals to create movement, lights, and other features to their creations.
Combine architectural LEGO building with LEGO Technic and LEGO WeDo Robotics systems to create different projects daily. Projects become part of the final LEGO presentation to families on Friday.
Combine architectural LEGO building with LEGO Technic, LEGO Mindstorms robotics, and LEGO WeDo robotics to create different projects daily. Projects become part of the final presentation to families on Friday.
Combine architectural LEGO building with LEGO technic and LEGO Mindstorms robotics to animate their builds. Projects become part of the final presentation to families on Friday.
FEEDBACK FROM CAMP FAMILIES
"They were so proud of what they were able to create at the end of the week. Oh and they loved pizza on Friday!"
"My twins seriously *loved* this camp. We'll be back next summer! Thank you!"
"Her favorite part was programming all of the robots. My favorite part was the confidence she gained in her ability to create something so new and challenging."
"This was her first time at this camp and it far exceeded her expectations :) She absolutely loved her time there and looks forward to coming back next summer."
"I loved the final presentation. It completely blew me away. It was very impressive."
"My child's favorite part was doing "his thing" there. The robotics/building takes him to his happy place. He has a great respect for the staff and I think it is because they similarly treat him with respect. They are needed in the schools! As a parent, it makes my heart soar to see my child learning, engaged and HAPPY!"
"My favorite - How excited she was to go everyday and then tell me about everything they did when I picked her up in the afternoon."
Summer Camps may be returned up to 10 days before the first session for a 10% administration fee. Between 9 and 1 days before the first session, a 50% refund is available. No refund is available the day of the first session. Though it is rare, The Robot Garage reserves the right to ask a camper not to return when there are repeated or severe discipline issues. No refunds will be given in these situations.