Check for 2020 Camp Sign Ups around March 2020
Week #1: June 10th- 14th
01 Creativity Camp Beginner 9:00am- 10:30am (1st-3rd grade): Students work in small teams using LEGOs to design and build solutions to problems. Each team is mentored by a high school robotics team member. NOTE: This camp is designed to be fun for everyone. Challenges each day will be theme based. Awards will highlight different design principles.
02 Creativity Camp Advanced 9:00am- 10:30am (1st-3rd grade): Students work in small teams using LEGOs to design and build solutions to problems. In advanced camp, students will be challenged to build more functional solutions. Each team is mentored by a high school robotics team member. NOTE: All students should be able to work with others to design more functional ideas out of LEGOs. While the camp is fun, the challenges will be more rigorous.
03 Design Camp Beginner 9:00am- 10:30am (4th-8th grade): Using 3D Modeling software, students learn design fundamentals to create 3D models and assemblies. An emphasis is placed on the many fun features. NOTE: This is meant for students who have never designed on a computer before. Many high school team members will be available for 1 on 1 support.
04 Design Camp Advanced 9:00am- 10:30am (4th-8th grade): Using 3D Modeling software, students learn design fundamentals to create 3D models and assemblies. In advanced camp, the pace will be faster to allow time for a hands on experience to test their design. An emphasis is placed on designing for manufacturing. NOTE: Students must have had some design experience (in camp or class) OR be very comfortable with software on a computer.
05 CNC Fabrication and Prototyping Camp 11:00am- 12:30pm (4th-8th grade): Advanced manufacturing continues onward to a very rewarding field. In this camp, students will learn the design and set up required to turn a computer designed idea into a physical product. Each student create their own take home project. NOTE: Students will be in a manufacturing setting. They must follow directions to ensure safety.
06 Software and Electronics Camp 11:00am- 12:30pm (4th-8th grade): In software and electronics camp, students will be exposed to the importance of coding to control hardware devices. Students will learn how to talk to sensors and mechanical devices that are used everyday in robotics. This will be a hands on camp, not just coding behind a computer. NOTE: This camp gives students a look at what a programmer does on a robotics team.
Week #2: June 17th- 21st
07 Build-a-Bot with VEX IQ 9:00am- 11:00am (3rd-5th grade): Students are put into teams to design, build, program, and compete with a robot using the VEX IQ kits. VEX IQ is used to facilitate the PLTW curriculum at PHM’s Elementary Schools. The last day, families are invited to cheer on campers while they compete in their tournament matches. NOTE: This is a beginning camp, however students must be able to work with others to build a robot. Each team member will have multiple team roles.
08 Build-a-Bot with VEX EDR 12:00pm- 5:00pm(5th-8th grade): Our most popular camp; students are put into teams to design, build, program, and compete with a robot using the VEX EDR kits. VEX EDR is used to facilitate PLTW curriculum at PHM’s middle and high school pre-engineering classes. Friday teams will compete on a playing field with families in the audience. NOTE: This is our highest level camp. Students must be able to stay interested in robots for 5 hours each day. Each team member will have multiple team roles.