Maine Discovery Museum is offering two innovative Robotics Camps for children this summer. These camps will provide an engaging and hands-on experience for young learners, fostering their interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Designed to cater to two different age levels, the Robotics Camps at Maine Discovery Museum offer age-appropriate activities, challenges, and projects that will spark curiosity and encourage critical thinking among participants. At both camps, campers will learn how to design, build, and program robots to compete in challenges and earn points throughout the week! The two different camps are:
1. MDM Robotics Camp Level 2 (ages 8-11), June 19-23 from 8:30am-12pm. This Robotics Camp is specially crafted for children between the ages of 8 and 11, providing them with an excellent introduction to the exciting world of robotics. Using LEGO Spike (essential set), Level 2 campers will learn the fundamentals of robotics, coding, and problem-solving. They will have the opportunity to build and program robots using kid-friendly robotics kits and software, allowing them to bring their creations to life.
2. MDM Robotics Camp Level 3 (ages 12-14) June 19-23 from 12:30pm-4pm. The Advanced Robotics Camp is tailored for older children, aged 12 to 14, who have a keen interest in robotics and want to take their skills to the next level, though no previous robotics experience is required. Using LEGO Spike (prime set) the Level 3 Robotics campers will delve deeper into robotics concepts, exploring advanced programming techniques and working with more complex robots and sensors. They will engage in challenging projects and team collaborations, enhancing their critical thinking abilities, creativity, and problem-solving skills.
Both camps will be led by John Bapst’s winning Robotics Team, with additional support and expertise provided by the MDM team. The camps will also provide a safe and inclusive environment for children to learn and grow, fostering a sense of curiosity and exploration.
"We are thrilled to introduce our Robotics Camps, which aim to inspire young minds and nurture their interest in STEM fields," said Kim Stewart, Director of Community Engagement, at Maine Discovery Museum. "Through these camps, we hope to empower children with the skills and knowledge necessary for their future success in an increasingly technology-driven world."
Registration for the Robotics Camps is now open. Each camps costs $200/person for the half-day, week long camps.