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Robotics & Engineering Academy

Teen Two-Week Camp  Ages 12-17

Design, Build, and Program Your Creations

In this in-depth robotics academy, you’ll get hands-on experience with electronics and electrical engineering and learn the C family of programming languages using Arduino.

Week 1, Arduino Robotics: During week one students will use a combination of mechanical, electrical and software engineering to learn how to design, assemble and program a robot using Arduino microcontrollers.

Week 2, Electrical Engineering with Raspberry Pi: In the second week students will use Raspberry Pi, the Python programming language, and a variety of sensors, to create intelligent systems that respond to the physical world!  Bridge the gap between the physical world and internet by designing systems that send sensor data into the Pi, process the data, and output the information to the internet or via text messages.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software:
Arduino, Raspberry Pi 3, Python

Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 12-17
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Teen Academy (2 Weeks)
Hardware + Software: Arduino, Raspberry Pi 3, Python


No previous experience is required, but a basic understanding of programming will better prepare you for success in this course.

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning.

What Students Learn

• Understand how the Raspberry Pi 3 works and how to interface it with the physical world.
• 
Gain coding skills in Python that will allow you to get data from sensors and send that data through the internet.
• 
Learn the basics of programming and program a microcontroller to control motors, LEDs, fans, servos, and more.
• Learn the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering.
• 
Understand different types of circuits and how robots interpret inputs from sensors.

What Students Create

• A programmable robot that carries out autonomous tasks and various types of internet-connected Raspberry Pi projects that solve real-world problems.

More About This Course

Our Robotics + Engineering courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots and gadgets. The Robotics & Engineering Academy immerses students in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. Students will also harness the power of the internet as they create electrical gadgets that respond to internet data! Not only will students take home Arduino kits to experiment with, the various projects that students complete can even be used in portfolios for college applications and internships long after camp ends.

The Academy Experience: Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

Our Robotics + Engineering courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots and gadgets. The Robotics & Engineering Academy immerses students in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. Students will also harness the power of the internet as they create electrical gadgets that respond to internet data! Not only will students take home Arduino kits to experiment with, the various projects that students complete can even be used in portfolios for college applications and internships long after camp ends.

What Students Learn

• Understand how the Raspberry Pi 3 works and how to interface it with the physical world.
• 
Gain coding skills in Python that will allow you to get data from sensors and send that data through the internet.
• 
Learn the basics of programming and program a microcontroller to control motors, LEDs, fans, servos, and more.
• Learn the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering.
• 
Understand different types of circuits and how robots interpret inputs from sensors.

What Students Create

• A programmable robot that carries out autonomous tasks and various types of internet-connected Raspberry Pi projects that solve real-world problems.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

What Students Learn

• Understand how the Raspberry Pi 3 works and how to interface it with the physical world.
• 
Gain coding skills in Python that will allow you to get data from sensors and send that data through the internet.
• 
Learn the basics of programming and program a microcontroller to control motors, LEDs, fans, servos, and more.
• Learn the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering.
• 
Understand different types of circuits and how robots interpret inputs from sensors.

What Students Create

• A programmable robot that carries out autonomous tasks and various types of internet-connected Raspberry Pi projects that solve real-world problems.

The Academy Experience

Our Academies are pairings of two complementary courses, designed to accelerate student proficiency and knowledge in each of our course categories. From week one to week two, students take a deeper dive into the topic, expanding upon their new skills and creating more advanced projects.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition, and explore add-ons.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage
 Low staff to student ratios
 Alumni Club Membership

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

 

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

Overnight Housing

Stay in the dorms and eat on-campus, Sunday through Friday. Overnight Housing is $695/week where available.

Weekend Stay

Add Weekend Stay and enjoy extra activities and day trips around the area. Weekend Stay is $395/weekend at select locations.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

“I loved learning the physical aspects of robot-building!”

Chase T.
Academy for Robotics & Engineering

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is any programming or electrical engineering experience required?

No. However, having a basic understanding of programming will better prepare you for success. DMA Online’s Fundamentals of Programming eLearning online course can provide this knowledge, and it can be taken prior to attending camp.

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