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  • Junior Robotics Engineer

    iD Tech Mini Course | Ages 6-7

Junior Robotics Engineer

Robotics Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kids

iD Tech Mini
6-7 (Must turn 6 by 12-31-16)
Skill Level
Beg - Int
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Yes (see below)

Course Description

Prerequisite: Must have finished Kindergarten

Learn robotics with LEGO Education WeDo. Build snapping alligators, race cars, and spinning robots, then program them with the WeDo visual drag-and-drop programming software.

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.

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

      Pasadena, CA
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      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
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      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

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

      SANTA ANA: SNA (5 miles, 17 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      Irvine, 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 City Area, NY
  • Washington
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      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

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      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 $399-479/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 $399-459/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: From $798-958/week USD. All taxes included.

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 guarantee
  • Diploma with instructor insights
  • Course activity files
  • Custom iD Tech Mini T-shirt
  • H2O bottle
  • Gameplay
  • Outdoor activities
  • Software specials (most courses)
  • New skills and self-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 and Tech Coordinator leads optional Lab Tours for parents.

8:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin with instruction and Maker Station rotations! At our Maker Station, campers experience hands-on learning with cool tech gadgets and toys. 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 and Maker Station rotations.

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 and Maker Station rotations for hands-on learning with cool tech gadgets and toys!

5-5:30pm: Pick-up time for Half Day PM and Full Day campers.


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.

Maker Station & Other Activities

There’s no better place to learn engineering principles, spatial reasoning, programming concepts, and problem solving skills than at the iD Tech Mini Maker Station! During fun, supervised breaks, campers will explore a diverse collection of both high-tech and low-tech gadgets and leading tech toys including the GoldieBlox Dunk Tank Construction Set, ThinkFun Robot Turtles, Roominate Chateau with electrical elements, MakeyMakey Invention Kit, and littleBits Electronics. Playtime has never been more fun! Additionally, students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities.


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, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • “Love how they learned to follow instructions and work as a team!”
    - Britney K., Parent, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • “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, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • "Very cool idea to support young kids interested in robotics. Keep it up!”
    - Ritu N., Parent, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • "My child had a great week; he enjoyed the opportunity to build and learn.”
    - David O., Parent, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • “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, Junior Robotics Engineer
  • “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, Junior Robotics Engineer