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Studios: Competitive Robotics & Mechatronics with VEX

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 14-17

Studios: Competitive Robotics & Mechatronics with VEX

Teen Two-Week Camp | Ages 14-17

Take Your Robotics Skills to the Next Level

Explore the world of engineering and VEX robotics by building your own robots from the ground up. Teams must adapt their robots to compete in user-piloted challenges and obstacle courses, as well as completely autonomous challenges programmed using ROBOTC, the premier coding language of robotics. The two-week immersive experience will end with a class-wide competition, preparing students to better compete in VEX Robotics competitions during the school year. Each student will be provided with an individual computer and will share robotics equipment.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Robot C, Vex Robot Design System

Ages: 14-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Program: Teen Camp (Two-Weeks)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Robot C, Vex Robotics Design System

Ages: 14-17
Hours: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Program: Teen Camp (Two-Weeks)

Previous experience with VEX or other robotics platforms recommended

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • Build a robot using VEX
  • Understand autonomous vs remote control mechanics
  • Learn about drivetrains and wheel configurations
  • System particles and how to grab them
  • Discover how programming controls robots

What Students Create

  • Particle collectors
  • Robot drivetrain
  • Vex robot programmed to do many functions

More About This Course

Our Robotics courses teach kids the basics of electrical engineering and programming as they design and build robots. Autonomous Arduino Robotics: Take-Home Sparkfun Robot course immerses students in the basics of mechanical and electrical engineering as they design, build, test, and program their robot to complete various challenges. They’ll experiment with different types of circuits while learning how robots interpret inputs from sensors and commands from their human operators.

The Teen Experience: Since 2002, Digital Media Academy has been encouraging and inspiring teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. In addition to developing teens’ interests and passions for the latest in new tech, our camps foster personal growth, confidence, and independence; preparing students for life beyond high school and college.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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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

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  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

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.

Extended Day

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

“Where creativity and rigor in problem solving can thrive.”

Laura Hill-Bonnet

Stanford Graduate School of Education

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.

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