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ADVENTURES IN ROBOTICS

ADVENTURES IN ROBOTICS

Robotics Courses, Summer Computer Camp Courses

Ages: 7-9 (Must turn 7 by 12-31-14)
Duration: Weeklong Day Camp
Skill Level: Beginner – Advanced
Ratio Guarantee: 8 Students per Instructor

FEATURED SOFTWARE

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Base Set and Software

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Prerequisite: Ability to work in teams

Imagine it, build it, and make it go! Powered by the brand new LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Base Set and Software, your team will explore the exciting world of robotics! Combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system, a powerful microcomputer brick, and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software, this adventure will have you and your team creating cool robots on your first day. Take breaks with supervised outside play, sports and techtivities.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

At iD, balance is very important. Our tech camps are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it’s not fun—and if you don’t learn a lot—we know you won’t return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. Many clients describe the total iD experience as “magical” and “unlike anything else.” We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.

SKILL LEVEL

IS THIS ROBOTICS COURSE APPROPRIATE FOR YOU?

Along with an interest in robotics, a major skill set needed for this course is the ability to work in teams.  This summer robotics camp for kids is customized for beginner to intermediate learners ages 7-9 (Min Age: Must turn 7 by 12-31-14).  Our robotics camps curriculum is delivered in small student clusters so all skill levels learn at an effective pace. After learning how to build robots, our robotics camp students will go home with a USB drive featuring  video highlights from the week.

TOP 10 SKILLS GAINED

CONCEPTUAL SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Programming concepts
  • Principles of robotics
  • Robot design
  • Engineering concepts

 

SOFTWARE & HARDWARE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Base Set
  • LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Software

 

STEM & 21st CENTURY SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Adapting to new challenges

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

This robotics camp is ideal for students who enjoy problem-solving and want to develop interpersonal skills through working in a collaborative team setting. Do you like the mechanics and engineering of making things work? How about the thought of designing robots? Are you a “hands-on” learner? Are you looking for tech summer camp for boys and girls? This robotic engineering summer camp may be perfect for you. As students have fun building robots and competing in robotics missions, these popular girls and boys camps lay a strong foundation for future study in computer engineering, math, mechanical engineering and other STEM subjects.

Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.

INSTRUCTION

8:1 STAFF RATIO GUARANTEE

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through customized curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.

HOW WE TEACH | PERSONALIZED INSTRUCTION

Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.

You’ll spend approximately 5 hours on the computer each day, balanced with a common-sense dose of outdoor fun. We take frequent breaks and play outside. Up for an organized sport? So are we! Grab a disc and arrange a game of Ultimate Frisbee. We also provide chess sets, board games, cards, and a variety of traditional summer camp activities. Our goal is to make learning fun, so that students want to keep coming back to learn more each year.

ADULT-ONLY STAFF, NO COUNSELORS-IN-TRAINING

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

HOURS & TUITION

DAY CAMP HOURS & TUITION

Ages: 7-17
Check-In: 8-9AM Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6PM Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4PM (varies by site)
Tuition: $799-$1029/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $55/week

OVERNIGHT CAMP HOURS & TUITION

Ages: 10-17
Check-In: Sunday 6PM
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4PM (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $539-$639/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN TUITION?

  • Custom iD t-shirt
  • iD Diploma with instructor insights
  • 8:1 student to instructor ratio guarantee
  • Final project portfolio with pen drive
  • Access to online curriculum after camp
  • Campus tours (most locations)
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gaming tournaments
  • Software savings (most courses)
  • New skills and self-confidence

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

 

SAMPLE DAY

7:30am: Overnight Campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as sausages, pancakes, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit.

8am-9am: Check-in. All Campers meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech fun begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

12pm: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own bag lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or laze under a shady tree outside with an iD instructor.

1pm: Back to the labs!

2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Gaming tournaments? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.

3:30pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!

5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.

5pm-6pm: Pick-up time for Day Campers.

6pm: Dinner for Overnight Campers.

7pm: Overnight Camp students participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.

10pm: Lights out for Overnight Campers.

REVIEWS

ROBOTICS CAMP REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING

“Everything was so well organized. My kids had a great time. They definitely want to come back and learn more. The instructors seemed engaged and were able to make learning fun for our kids.” -Susan E., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“My children enjoyed learning how to program the robots to fight and to race.-Aleta D., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“Everyone at the camp was helpful, fun, upbeat, professional. The bottom line is that my son had a blast and wants to come back. He made the cutest robot dog and has gained confidence on the computer.-Tara L., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“My son’s “what I want to be when I grow up” ambition is currently to be a robotics engineer. iD Tech Camps gave him an opportunity to explore and learn about building robots while having a ton of fun!-Bethany S., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“I was impressed with the organization of the camp. Group size (small) was great to encourage support from staff. I also liked that there were many group activities outside the lab to encourage teamwork, cooperation and fun. Would highly recommend the experience to anyone.-Sophia R., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“My son had a blast this year. He learned so much about robotics which will enable him to program and play with his Mindstorm. Thanks so much.-Jane D., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“This summer program far exceeded our expectations. Our son was so excited to attend each day. In fact, as a result of this camp, my son speaks computer jargon his parents are not even familiar with.-Barbara S., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“My son really enjoyed this class. The instruction was wonderful – making him think, teaching him and allowing him to learn and have fun. Thank you.-Pride H., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“Amazed by such involved, proactive, encouraging staff! Makes the experience unique for each of these kids! Love the technical angle lacking in so many camps!-Kavita N., parent, Adventures in Robotics
“Although my child had limited background knowledge using technology, he really took to the instruction, coaching, and concepts.-Jerry T., parent, Adventures in Robotics

FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Why is iD Tech Camps the World’s #1 Tech Camp?

  • Guaranteed staff ratios of 8 students per instructor
  • Qualified, tech-savvy staff customize curriculum
  • Innovative curriculum powered by iD Game Plan
  • The latest tech products from Autodesk®, Adobe®, Google, Apple®, Microsoft®, etc.
  • The university experience
  • Age-appropriate kids camps plus more intensive teen-only programs

Where and when is this course offered?

This course is offered at top universities across the United States. View Locations & Dates.

How much do your camps cost?

Please visit our Tuition page.

Can you tell me more about your flex hours?

We know you’re busy. Commuting students participating in our day camps can check-in between 8am-9am daily, and check-out between 5pm-6m. There is no extra cost for flex hours—it’s built into tuition.

What if I get sick, have summer school, or need to make changes?

You can register now and make as many changes as you like (locations, dates, courses, etc.) up until 3 weeks to the start of your session—with no change fees. Once inside the 3-week window, there is a $35 change fee.

You can transfer your registration to a family member or friend. Should you need to cancel because of summer school, family vacation, etc., there is a $250 non-refundable deposit per week. Cancellations made within 3 weeks of the start of camp will be charged the full value of the tuition and are not refundable.

How do I find out if the course I want is still open for enrollment?

For info, check Locations & Dates.

How do I register?

Registering online is the fastest way to get into camp. Visit:

iD Tech Camps for Kids or

All Teen Programs

Or, call us at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227 to register by phone. You can also email us at info@iDTech.com.

I loved this course! Can I take it again?

Yes, you can take a course multiple times. You can choose to repeat the same course, building on your skills. Our curriculum is very deep, and has enough challenging content for a full summer. Another popular option is to enroll in a different course each week, thereby gaining a comprehensive introduction to a certain tech genre. It is beneficial to develop well-rounded skills in video game design, programming, photography & filmmaking, web design, and more.

What do campers eat?

All meals are included with our overnight programs. Day campers have the option of purchasing the lunch plan or bringing a sack lunch. The lunch plan is recommended, but not mandatory. If the lunch plan is purchased, lunch is provided Monday – Friday. Many university dining facilities do not permit outside food to be brought into the dining hall; students bringing bag lunches may eat outside of the dining hall with their classmates and instructors.

Do I need to bring my own computer?

No, you do not need to a bring personal computer to camp. Each student is provided with a computer at camp; you’ll never have to share a computer. We supply all the hardware, software and course materials.

What if my student already has experience?

With our continually evolving curriculum, experienced students and iD alumni will be able to move along faster and more independently, or collaborate utilizing our customized lessons. You’ll still receive our gold standard one-on-one instruction (maximum of 8 students per instructor, guaranteed).

Do you have any teen programs?

Yes. Jump to All Teen Programs.

Do you use Macs or PCs at iD Tech Camps?

We use both platforms at our summer computer camps. We attempt to mirror the industry standard in each of our summer camp courses. We find that it is an important skill to be proficient on BOTH platforms.

What “off-computer” activities are there?

Balance is the key to every week at iD. While we are in the labs for roughly 5 hours daily, we take time out for outdoor activities. Choose from organized outdoor games, movie nights, talent shows, additional gaming competitions, and campus tours. Activities are divided by age and interest whenever possible, and may vary by location.

Where do your instructors come from?

Our staff is family. Each member of our team comes to us with a blend of spirit, energy, enthusiasm, knowledge of technology, and experience with kids and teens. Our goal is to ensure that every location is comprised of skillful, returning camp counselors along with new instructors who bring a fresh perspective to camp.

Many of our instructors are graduate and undergraduate students in Education, Engineering, Computer Science, Film, Programming, and other related fields. Often, these instructors come from the same recognized universities where we host our summer programs including Stanford, MIT and Columbia University. Staff members undergo in-person training as well as extensive background checks each summer. We have a great crew that comes back year after year to create a unique and high-energy environment.

Why don’t you use Counselors-in-Training?

Distinguishing ourselves from most summer camps, we’ve respectfully created a “No CIT” policy. This guarantees that each student is instructed and supervised by paid adult staff members, ages 18 and older—not by teenagers of camp age.

Do you provide transportation for students? What about Carpooling?

We do not arrange transportation for our students. For your convenience, we have created a new, user-friendly carpool application located in My Account. All transportation to and from camp is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. There are child transportation services that past campers have utilized, which can be found through a web search. We are not affiliated with any such company and thus cannot be held accountable for clients’ use of outside transportation services.

How do I contact you?

You can phone us as at 1-888-709-TECH (8324) or 1-408-871-2227, or email us at info@iDTech.com. If you’d like a brochure sent to you, please click here.