Royal Oak Robotics – Robocamps

In this camp, students discover and develop science, math, engineering, and programming skills by 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 award-winning Royal Oak High School robotics team. Experienced camp counselors will work one-on-one with students to help with their designing and programming process.

2024 Summer Robocamp Registration

Two one-week sessions
July 8-12
July 15-19


Please reach out to the camp directors

Chris Mounts

Cameron Beatty

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. My child has no experience with robotics. Is this camp right for them?
A. Yes! All of our camps are designed to teach students with no prior experience. If students do have experience building robots (Lego, Vex, etc.) they will still enjoy the camp and learn new skills.

Q. What age groups are eligible for the robocamp?
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.

Q. Can my student attend more than one week of camp?
A. They may be able to, but due to historically high demand for the camp, we prioritize unique signups in order to maximize the number of students that get to experience it. If you sign up for a second week, you may be waitlisted. If you are interested in doing this, we recommend contacting us so we can let you know whether or not your student is likely to get off the waitlist.

Q. If the 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 camp?
A. One week of camp is $350.

Q. What is the camp refund policy?
A. Full refunds are offered until April 15, and half refunds are offered until May 15. After May 15, no refunds will be offered.

Q. What does the camp agenda look like?
A. Each day of camp begins at 9 and ends at 3. There are snack breaks in the morning and afternoon, and a lunch break around midday. Monday and Tuesday are usually spent building and modifying the robot, and Wednesday and Thursday are usually spent programming, testing, and improving the robot. Students can deviate from this agenda based on their interests and goals. Friday is scrimmage day, with the Autonomous and Driver Skills Challenges in the morning, and robot matches after lunch. Parents are welcome to come and watch the end-of-camp scrimmage.

Q. How many students are in the camp?
A. Each camp will have 24 students, and each student will work with a teammate. Counselors will assign teammates but generally honor requests if campers want to work with their friends.

Q. Where will the camps be held?
A. The camp will be held in the tech shop in Royal Oak High School. Directions to the proper door and how to get to the room once in the building will be provided to families who register.

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 cannot be held liable for students outside of camp hours. Students should be dropped off and picked up promptly.