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    iD Tech Mini Course | Ages 6-7

RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7

Robotics Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kids

Division
iD Tech Mini
Ages
6-7 (Must turn 6 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Int
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
Yes (see below)
Software
LEGO WeDo

Course Description

Prerequisite: Must have finished Kindergarten

Let your student dive into robotics, programming logic, and structural design with LEGO Education WeDo. They'll use pulleys, levers, and sensors to construct snapping alligators and spinning robots, then program them with the WeDo visual drag-and-drop software. Students will build a strong foundation of coding and robotics skills for their tech future.

In this kids robotics course, students are taught engineering basics with an emphasis on exploration and trial and error field testing. Instead of simply "snapping bricks together," students are encouraged to think critically about how and why their design needs to adapt to changing conditions. Our guided, personalized instruction allows younger kids to understand more complicated engineering techniques such as gear use, pulleys, and inclined planes.

Looking for something different? View all robotics courses or engineering camps.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with photos of the robot they created during the week.

What Will Students Learn?

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic programming concepts
  • Structural design
  • Pulleys and levers
  • Gears and motors
  • Engineering concepts

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • LEGO Education WeDo Base Set
  • LEGO Education WeDo Software

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Collaborative teamwork

Skill Level | Is This Robotics Course Appropriate for My Student?

To enroll in this course, students must have completed Kindergarten.

This robotics course for kids is ideal for younger students ages 6-7 who like to experiment and work with their hands. Students collaborate with teammates to create robots that range from simple to sophisticated, discovering valuable engineering basics along the way. Ultimately, we introduce students to STEM principles that set the stage for exciting futures in computer science , engineering, and math. Early exposure to STEM subjects like robotics, even at the most fundamental levels, leads to increased comprehension and sustained interest as students grow up. Let's get building!

Our Recommendations

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Where Is This Course Offered?

  • California - Northern
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (16 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (30 miles, 45 mins by car)

      Palo Alto, CA
  • California - Southern
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SANTA ANA (SNA): 9 miles, 16 mins by car, 54 mins by public transit

      Fountain Valley, CA
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BURBANK: BUR (17 miles, 30 mins by car, 2 hr public transit)

      Pasadena, CA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN DIEGO: SAN (14 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      La Jolla, CA
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW YORK: LGA (8 miles, 17 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (18 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 30 min public transit)

      New York, NY
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (21 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      Bellevue, WA

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Hours & Tuition

Half-Day AM

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 8-8:30am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 12-12:30pm Mon-Thurs, 12pm Fri
Tuition: From $449/week USD. All taxes included.

Half-Day PM

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 1-1:30pm Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 5pm Fri
Tuition: From $449/week USD. All taxes included.

Full-Day

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 8-8:30am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 5pm Fri
Tuition: Varies by location

Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year. Students attending a full-day session must bring a bag lunch.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
  • Free flex time at check-in and pick-up
  • Diploma with instructor insights
  • Course activity files and software discounts
  • Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
  • Fun, outdoor activities
  • New skills and tech confidence

Optional Add-ons

Tech Rocket

Add $179 (annual subscription)

Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!

Sample Day

8-8:30am: Half-day AM campers and full-day campers check in during Flex Time. Campers participate in ice breaker activities.

8:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

10am: Recess time! Enjoy a snack brought from home!

10:30: Resume instruction!

12-12:30pm: AM campers check out while full-day campers enjoy gaming time (including Minecraft)!

12:30: Full-day campers eat lunch. Please note that full-day students are required to bring a bagged lunch.

1-1:30pm: Activity time for full-day campers and check-in time for half-day PM campers.

1:30pm: Head to the labs. Let's create!

3pm: Recess and snack time!

3:30pm: Half-day PM and full-day students head back to the labs for instruction.

5-5:30pm: Pick-up time for half-day PM and full-day campers.

Instruction

Discover what sets our teaching style apart.

8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee

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

All-Adult Staff

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, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

Friday Open House for Families

On the last day of camp during Open House, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!

Other Activities

Playtime has never been more fun! Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative, age-appropriate activities.

Reviews

Robotics Camp Reviews and Tutorials

  • "My son had so much fun at iD Tech Mini. He had new stories to share every day. It was a great introduction to computer programming and robotics engineering. He's excited to learn more!”
    - Nicole A., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • “Love how they learned to follow instructions and work as a team!”
    - Britney K., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • “My son came home every day with new ideas and a big imagination. He LOVED the robotics camp. And I will enroll him next year, for sure!”
    - Connie E., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • "Very cool idea to support young kids interested in robotics. Keep it up!”
    - Ritu N., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • "My child had a great week; he enjoyed the opportunity to build and learn.”
    - David O., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • “I was impressed that both my 6-year-old and my 7-year-old seemed engaged every day. No complaints about camp at home. That's a big deal!”
    - Mallika M., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7
  • “It was so great to see the activities and projects at the Junior Robotics class. Every day after I picked up my son, I looked forward to hearing him describe the project he did in the morning. And most importantly, he loved the camp!”
    - Ling C., Parent, RoboBuilders: Robotics for Ages 6-7