Summer camps are held annually where approximately fifty elementary and middle school students participate each year. We use the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) principles, hardware, and programming to create a fun, hands-on STEM experiences to building confidence, grow student's knowledge, and developing habits of learning. Summer camps spark interest in the design, building, and programming of LEGO robots, giving them experience and knowledge to help them continue up the FIRST Robotics community.
Summer Camp 2021
We hosted two summer camps this year in July. First was a week-long virtual camp, held via Zoom. We taught students the basics of computer aided design (CAD) using OnShape, a free online software program. Students learned 3D modeling by creating their own design, and the basics of 3D printing. They even received a 3D printed model of their design.
The second week was an full day in-person camp that allowed students to learn the basics of design, building, programming, and competing in a FLL-type competition. Students worked in small teams to develop their idea, construct their robot, program the robot to perform a climb, manage a see-saw, and wind through a line tracking course.
We hope to have new camps each year with different challenges and concepts. FLL camps and programs help inspire students to learn and grow each year with new obstacles to tackle, grow teamwork experience, and make friends along the way.