Each summer, the Lee's Summit North Broncobots host robotics camps for elementary and middle school aged students to begin exploring and developing an interest in engineering and technology. Much like the high school FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) league, the students at camp are given a game task and one week to build a functional robot out of VEX parts that is capable of competing in the game designed for that camp. Students are divided into teams of two or three and go from brainstorming to competition as a team throughout the week of camp. Students are also given the chance to design flyers and websites for their team in some level, much like the high school students. The campers work closely with each other, as well as with high school mentors, to design the best robot they can. Throughout the week of camp, students come away with knowledge and new friendships. The Broncobots would like to thank all the students who participate in their camps for their hard work.
Age Group - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders.
Dates - June 19th - 23rd
Times - Choose morning (9 A.M. - 12 P.M.) or afternoon session (1 P.M. - 4 P.M.).
Prerequisites - None
Price - $75 (Includes 15 hours of camp, t-shirt, and snacks).
VEX Robotics Camp
Age Group - 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
Dates - June 5th - 9th or June 12th - 16th
Times - 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. each day.
Prerequisites - None
Price - $170 (Includes 30 hours of camp, t-shirt, snacks, and lunch on Friday)
The Level 1 camp is the introductory level camp offered by the Broncobots. This camp allows students to build a basic VEX robot which must compete in a game and achieve certain tasks. Working closely with high-school mentors from the Broncobots, campers develop robots and game strategy, have the opportunity to design websites and flyers for their team, just like high school robotics teams, and finish camp with an understanding of robotics, as well as new friendships and an appreciation for science and technology.
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Contact camp director Hillary Griffith for more details at email@example.com.