Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
iD Tech Camps | Ages 10-12
Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
Summer Robotics Design & Visual Programming Course for Kids
- iD Tech Camps
- 10-12 (Must turn 10 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.
Equipped with the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Base Set and Software, your student will learn teamwork while building and programming robots to overcome challenges throughout the week. They'll use sensors and the microcontroller to truly customize their creation—engineering and programming robots from day one.
What Will Students Take Home?
Campers in these robotics design camps will go home with video footage of the week's robotics challenges so they can recap their robot's performance.
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 the 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 course requires the ability to work in teams as well as desire to learn and have fun! Our curriculum is customized for beginner to advanced learners ages 10-12. You’ll learn in small clusters of 8 students maximum per instructor so you can discover the art of game design at your pace.
This robotics design 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.
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Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
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)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
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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.
7:30am: 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.
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We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult 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 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.
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
“Building robots, making friends, learning programming—this is a 12-year-old's dream summer camp!”- Samantha F., Parent, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“This is the first introduction to robotics for both of my kids. You did a wonderful job engaging both my son and daughter. We will definitely be back and hope to do more than one week.”- Jacquie V., Parent, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“Before this program, my daughter didn’t have much exposure to robotics. During the week, she developed a lot of interest and could not stop talking about the instructors and what she was learning.”- Anuj J., Parent, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“Everyone at iD Tech was amazing. The energy level of the instructors sets the tone for an exciting and imaginative week. My son loved every minute of camp.”- Corine M., Parent, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“The entire program was coordinated so well; the supervisor and entire staff were so accommodating. The children were very engaged each day and couldn't wait to arrive. The outdoor physical activity was great to burn off excess energy.”- Michael G., Parent, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“This week was a fun way to learn about how to program and create a robot.”- Mataya W., Student, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“The instructors are very friendly and truly care about their students. They helped us understand the properties of robotics.”- Evelyn P., Student, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“The instructors were very nice, and helped us build our robots and program them to do amazing things.”- Ruari B., Student, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“At first I was kind of scared because I knew absolutely nothing about robotics or programming, but then I found it easy because of the staff and the program at iD Tech. Now I know a lot more about robots and programming and it was a great experience!”- Luis P., Student, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming
“I had never worked with robotics up until this week, and I programmed and built a color-sorter that works by itself!”- Ryland B., Student, Robotics Engineering & Visual Programming