In this camp, students discover and develop science, math, engineering, and programming skills through designing, building, and programming a robot. This week-long camp takes students through a project-based challenge, culminating in a fun and interactive competition with peers where students get to put their creations to the test.
This camp is open for incoming 4th through 8th graders and is taught by coaches and team leaders from the Royal Oak High Schools’ award-winning robotics team. In addition, camp counselors experienced in VEX will work one-on-one with students to help with their designing and programming process.
We believe that by the time of the camps in person activities will be safe and allowed by the Royal Oak School Board. Should that not happen, and meetings in person either not be safe or not allowed we will cancel the summer camps and issue full refunds.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. My child has no experience with robotics. Is there a camp for them?
A. Yes! All of our camps are designed to teach a student with no VEX IQ experience.
Q. What age groups are eligible for Summer Camps?
A. Due to the limited camp availability, only children entering grades 4th through 8th are eligible. Students above 8th grade are encouraged to join the high school robotics team, Raven Robotics.
Q. Can my student attend more than one week of Summer Camp in one summer?
A. Due to historically high demand for our Summer Camps, each student is limited to one week of camp. This allows more students in our community the opportunity to attend camp. If you sign up one student for more than one week of camp, we reserve the right to waitlist them for the additional camps.
Q. If the Summer Camps are full, is there a waitlist?
A. A waitlist is available for all of our camps, and if there is no immediate spot available for a student they will automatically be placed on our waitlist. If a spot opens up the parental guardians of that student will be notified by email.
Q. What is the cost of one week of Summer Camp?
A. One week of camp is $250, which includes the cost of one camp shirt. We do not offer family discounts for those registering more than one student.
Q. What is the camp refund policy?
A. For the Summer Camps, full refunds are offered up until April 15, and half refunds are offered up until May 15. Past May15 we will be unable to refund any schedule changes or dropouts.
Q. What does the camp agenda look like?
A. Each day of camp begins at 9 and ends at 3, and each day of camp has regular snack and lunch breaks. For all camps parents are welcome to come and watch the end-of-camp scrimmage. Scrimmage will begin on Friday with the Auto Challenge and the Skills Challenge, and will continue after lunch with cooperative matches.
Q. How many students are in the camp?
A. Each camp will have 24 students, and each student will work with another randomly selected student.
Q. Where will the camps be held?
A. The camp will be held in room TBD of the Royal Oak Middle School.
Q. Do you offer any before or after-care for students?
A. No. We will not offer any child care before or after camp, and will not be held liable for students outside of camp hours. Students should be dropped off and picked up promptly.