Adventures in Robotics
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 7-9
Adventures in Robotics
Robotics Camp with LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Base Set and Software
- iD Tech Camps
- 7-9 (Must turn 7 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Yes (see below)
- LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3
Prerequisite: Ability to work in a team. Each student will be provided with an individual computer and will share robotics equipment.
Imagine it, engineer it, and make it go. Powered by the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Base Set and software, your student will explore the exciting world of robotics and engineering. Combining the versatility of the LEGO building system and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software, this adventure will have your student working in teams, making friends, and creating robots from day one. We'll also take a break from the lab with sports, games, and other activities.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these robotics camps will take home video files of the week's robot challenges, detailing how well their team's robots accomplished goals such as moving/pushing objects or navigating obstacle courses. View other robotics camps for kids.
What Will Students Learn?
Students Will Learn to:
- Use the EV3 software and discover visual programming
- Build MINDSTORMS robots that use motors
- Program and use different sensors
- Recognize gears and gear ratios
Top Skills Gained
Software & Hardware Skills Development
- LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Base Set
- LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Software
STEM & 21st Century Skills Development
- Collaborative teamwork
- Adapting to new challenges
Skill Level | Is This Course Appropriate for Your Student?
This summer robotics camp is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 7-9. In addition to an interest in robotics, a major skill set needed for this course is the ability to work in teams. Curriculum is delivered in small clusters so students of all skill levels learn at an effective pace. After camp, students leave with a USB drive featuring video highlights from the week.
This robotics summer class 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? As students have fun building robots and competing in robotics missions, these popular robotics courses lay a strong foundation for future study in computer engineering, math, mechanical engineering, and other STEM subjects.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
Santa Clara, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
Santa Clara, CA
Palo Alto, CA
California - Southern
District of Columbia
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Lunch can be purchased for an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals 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.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
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Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
7:15am: 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 pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check-in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: 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.
Noon: 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 lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? 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.
3:15pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers 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.
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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.
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 camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses 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. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
Robotics Camp Reviews & Testimonials
"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
"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 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