2019 Dates TBA
Camp Season Program Description
Whether you are a new programmer or a practiced builder, Robotic Engineers camp offers you a chance to dig into the world of robotics in a fun and challenging way. This camp consists of design, building, and programming challenges in a way that will get you thinking creatively and keep you having a good time. Campers will use the EV3 and it’s accompanying Mindstorms programming to solve challenges and play games. Games might include but are not limited to battle bots, steal the bacon, soccer games, and more. We will also use LEGO Technic pieces and some traditional and non-traditional building materials to combine with motors and sensors to design and test ideas in engineering challenges. Campers signing up for more than one session have the option to tackle challenges in new ways, with additional layers of complication and learning, or can help create a customized challenge to continue to develop their skills. With an emphasis on problem solving and creativity, Robotics Engineers offers campers a chance to explore technology in an enthusiastic and in-depth way no matter what level of experience and skill they are coming with.
Robotics students also take a Daily Elective Class. The class options are a rotating selection of activities, allowing campers to make decisions based on their desires each day. There is no need to register for Daily Elective Classes.
Times and Location
Robotics meets Monday-Friday 9:00am-4:15pm. Robotics takes place in the state-of-the-art science labs housed in the newly-added science wing at the Summers at LREI 40 Charlton Street campus.
Jeremiah Demster is the middle school art teacher for the 5th and 6th grade at LREI. He is also the coach of the middle school Robotics team. He has worked LREI and Summers at LREI since 2011. Previous to this position Jeremiah taught a combined age 12-14 Montessori middle program with a heavy emphasis on marine biology and diving on the island of Maui. He has been teaching since 2006. Jeremiah has also been a part of AmeriCorps in outdoor education instruction, and an adventure counselor for the YMCA in New Hampshire, specializing in outdoor education and ropes instruction. Jeremiah holds a MS in Teaching Methodology from the University of New England, and a BFA in Fine Arts from Endicott College, as well as a Montessori teaching credential from the Houston Montessori Center.
Robotics students may occasionally make chaperoned off-site trips as dictated by the needs of their individual and group projects.
Additionally, on the first Friday of each session, students will join Upper Camp on a Field Trip via air-conditioned coach buses.
A Robotics share open to family and friends will take place on the second Wednesday afternoon of each session at the Charlton Street campus. The final Friday of each session is devoted to open Robotic exploration and disassembling robotic creations, in addition to a comprehensive final robotics wrap-up group chat. Campers will have the opportunity to decide the content of their share with support from instructors.
2019 Share and Field Trip Schedule TBA (See 2018 Examples below):
July 13th: Improv-4-Kids
July 18th: Share at Camp
July 20th: Project Break-Down at Camp
July 27th: Victorian Gardens
August 1st: Block Party in the morning, Share at Camp in the afternoon
August 3rd: Project Clean-Up at Camp