Lego Robotics & STEM Camp

College Vacation 2019

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. Did you know that over the past 10 years growth in STEM careers was three times larger than growth in non-STEM careers? Whether we realize it or not, robots are integrated into our daily lives. Surgeons, car washes, video games, manufacturers and architects use robots!

Join us for an intense, hands-on, interactive camp! Campers will be partnered together with youth of similar programming knowledge. Each team will be provided a computer and a Lego ​Mindstorm EV3 kit. Teams will be given missions (challenges) to complete, requiring them to build a robot and develop programming to allow the robot to “solve” the real world challenges. To further connect this camp to real life practices, campers will participate in a field trip to a business using robots in their business practice.

Education on basic building and coding will be provided; instruction for beginners will include basic building and programming, and advanced divisions will include more in-depth programming tips and pointers for success. On the final day of camp, teams will showcase their robot, program and coding, through a friendly competition with and against all other teams in the camp. Teams will also receive awards based on the creativity, ingenuity, problem-solving, communications, and teamwork skills they demonstrate throughout the course of the camp. 


Dates

  • Session 1: July 20 - 22
  • Session 2: July 27 - 29

Cost

$325 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches).

Eligibility

  • For campers entering grades 6-9 in fall 2020
  • Beginners and camp repeaters are welcome to attend either or both sessions of camp. Each session will offer a set of different challenges for both beginners and camp repeaters. 

Drop off/Pick up Policy

Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m.  Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your camper on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

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*Our camp Health Forms are now electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

Disciplinary Policies

The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the summer camp administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other campers or smooth operation of the camp.

Health Services and Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is available to campers 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.

Camp Instructors

Sean Schuff

Sean is the Robotics and STEM Camp Director. He teaches at Tesla Charter School in Appleton. Mr. Schuff joined the staff of the Appleton Area School District in 1996 teaching an array of Technology and Engineering classes at all three high schools. In 1998 he joined the teaching staff of Appleton East full time and just a few short years later became one of the founding members of Tesla Engineering Charter School. Since then he has dedicated himself to the students in both Tesla and on the NEW Apple Corps Robotics Team.

Melinda Pollen

Melinda is the Brown County Youth Development Educator and believes in the power that youth have.  Melinda has more than 20 years collective experience working with youth, from kindergarten through 13th grade.  UW-Extension, and the 4-H Youth Development program, has made engaging youth in STEM as a national priority. Locally, Melinda has developed and implemented programs to engage youth in hands-on, project based learning using science, technology, engineering and math concepts.  Melinda is dedicated to providing youth the opportunity to learn and grow, in both work and STEM skills.

Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.