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Adventures in LEGO Robotics & Programming

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Adventures in LEGO Robotics & Programming

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Build and Program Robots with LEGO EV3

Students design, build and program robots using LEGO’s most advanced and newest robotics technology – the powerful MINDSTORMS® EV3. EV3 features an easy-to-use graphical programming language that lets students immediately begin simple robotics programming and then advance into developing more complex algorithms.

Classmates work in pairs or individually to complete projects and compete in a tournament. This course has a focus on the engineering design process, building, and programming using EV3. Advanced extensions generally provide additional design, programming and building opportunities.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Mindstorms EV3 Software, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Mindstorms EV3 Software, LEGO EV3 Robotics Kit

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Engineering design process
  • How to follow building guides
  • How to program using EV3
  • How to analyze data using sensor feedback
  • How to problem-solve
  • How to innovate and build a completely new LEGO robot

What Students Create

  • A portfolio of LEGO designs on LEGO Digital Designer and/or slideshow of projects
  • Programs using the EV3 software
  • At least one robot that can complete a given challenge
  • Different building and programming approaches based on trial-and-error

More About This Course

Students will get to see firsthand how their code translates into actions that control their robot. After going through the Engineering Design Process, students will solve real-world problems to produce a competition ready robot! All skill-sets are welcome, as Instructors and TA’s are ready to tailor the curriculum to students’ needs.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do students get to keep their robots after class is over?

Unfortunately, no. EV3 kits are re-used by other classes week after week.

Are these robots used in school robotics competitions?

Yes. The First LEGO League is where most students can get started with robotics competitions at their schools.

Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Check-in and drop off
Hands-on STEM Instruction
Morning Break
Continued Instruction + Creation
Lunch Break
Back to the Classroom
Afternoon Break
Continued Classroom Time
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Competency

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

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

Lunch Plan

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

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“I liked how we built our own robots and programmed them. I also liked how my group and I programmed our robots to follow a line and do a little dance!”

Storey B.

Adventures in Robotics & Programming

Why Digital Media Academy?

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.