Kids love building robots and contraptions with LEGO® MINDSTORMS®! Our robotics camps give them a week to learn the basics and build robots to accomplish a variety of exciting challenges and missions. No special skills or prior experience are necessary! We offer both a competitive and non-competitive curriculum for kids ages 6+. They will learn engineering skills, programming, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving in a fun, enriching environment.
Kids at all experience levels will have an opportunity to participate in robotics activities using LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robots. Beginners will start with the basics using tutorials to learn construction methods, programming and become familiar with the various components of the MINDSTORMS system. Once they have mastered the essential concepts, they’ll discover increasingly sophisticated designs by building robots in a series of project-oriented tasks, each designed to improve their programming and engineering skills.
We organize the kids into small groups based on age and experience. Each group chooses the challenges they wish to pursue. They will engage in other related activities to build teamwork and allow them to interact outside of their immediate groups. At the end of each term, we'll have an open house for the families so the kids can show off their creations and tell you all about what they learned.
Some of the challenges offered include Battlebots, The Great Ball Chase, challenges from previous competition seasons, zip line races, and City of The Future. We offer plenty of different challenges, so kids can attend camp more than once if they wish and not repeat the same activities. Robots, computers, and other camp materials are provided and remain the property of the camp and are not available to be taken home by the children.
Most camps have a limited number of spots open to students who have completed first and second grade. Boot camps are available to students ages 9 and up. Morning camps start at 9am and end at noon. Afternoon camps start at 1:30 and end at 4:30. All camps are Monday through Friday. Enrollment is by the week.
The cost is $160 per child per half day camp or $300 per full day camp. We limit the number of campers per session. We strongly encourage early registration to secure your spot! Register and pay by March 31st to receive a $15 discount per session.
Junior Robotics Program
Junior Robotics is a hands-on program designed to capture young children's inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering and developing STEM skills. Students work with LEGO elements and moving parts to build ideas and concepts. Our junior program is open to students who have completed the first or second grade. Students will work with the WeDo robotics sets with basic MINDSTORMS and engineering challenges. We limit registration for the junior in each camp to six students.
Activities and Features
Religious Emphasis None
Academic Math Science
Competitive Events Intra Camp Competition
Other Activities Battlebots The Great Ball Chase challenges from previous competition seasons and City of The Future.
Location & Contact Information
Camp Address 3111 W Morrison Ave
Tampa FL, 33629 United States
Winter Address PO Box 3351
Apollo Beach, FL, 33572 United States