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EV3 Lego Robotics
Design, construct and program interactive,
autonomous robots using EV3 LEGO®
motors, sensors, microprocessors, and
MindStorms® software.
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Coding | Game Design
Children will create their own
engaging and interactive video
games using Scratch, a software
developed by MIT Media Lab.
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LEGO® PRE-ROBOTICS
Share an hour with your preschooler constructing
and creating with LEGO®
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LEGO® WeDo Robotics
Students are introduced to robotics by building and
programming LEGO® projects, using sensors, motors
and LEGO®'s playful WeDo software.
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Our Mission

We ignite kids’ desire to explore, solve
problems and learn. We invent, build
and have fun with cool technologies.

Summer Camp

ABOUT

Spend your summer with RoboFun! Your child will learn engineering, coding, problem solving and creative thinking as they build robots, design video games and develop stop motion animations.

RoboFun nurtures children’s innate passion and curiosity. Our workshops allow children to become makers and designers.

Our programs are geared towards beginner and returning students in grades PK – 6th.

SCHEDULE

We offer half-day and full-day camp options for Grades 1 – 6 during each of the weeks listed below:

  • Week 1: June 6 – 10
  • Week 2: June 13 – 17
  • Week 3: June 20 – 24
  • Week 4: June 27 – July 1
  • Week 5: July 5 – 8 (No Camp on July 4)
  • Week 6: July 11 – 15
  • Week 7: July 18 – 22
  • Week 8: July 25 – 29
  • Week 9: August 1 – 5
  • Week 10: August 8 – 12
  • Week 11: August 15 – 19
  • Week 12: August 22 – 26
  • Week 13: August 29 – September 2
  • Kindergarten Kids will be offered Week 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13. Half day ONLY.
  • Little Engineers (ages 3-5) will be offered Week 3, 7, and 11 *Children should be potty trained* Half-day ONLY.
  • Stop Motion Animation (grades 4-6) will be offered Week 3, 6, 9 and 12.

A Typical Day at Robofun Summer Camp

  • 9am-12pm: LEGO® Robotics**
    Students design, construct, and program interactive, autonomous robots using LEGO® parts, motors, sensors, and LEGO® software.
  • 12-1pm: Lunch and Recess
    Weather permitting, we will visit the Frederick Douglass Playground which is a block away. If it is raining, we watch short cartoon episodes as our break period or play a group game like “Apples to Apples” or “Pictionary.”
  • 1-4pm: PM Session – Scratch Video Game Design or Stop Motion Animation
    Students will create their own engaging, interactive animations and video games complete with characters, settings, obstacles, and controls using MIT Media Lab’s Scratch software.

    • Students should be reading on a first grade reading level for Scratch programming.

WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD BRING

  • Half-day students should bring their own NUT-FREE snack.
  • Full-day students should bring their own NUT-FREE lunch and two snacks (morning & afternoon).

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • Children should register for the camp program based on the grade they will be ENTERING in the fall.
  • For parents interested in full day camp, please sign up for half-day AM and half-day PM on the same week.
    Email RoboFun at robofun@vemny.org for a $55 refund* for the full-day registration. *Full day registration refunds cannot be combined with any promotional discounts.
  • Extended Day Hours are available from 8:15-8:45 AM (for $15) & 4:00-5:00 PM (for $25).

    If interested, please click here to fill out a form indicating your preferences at least 24 hours prior to the date you need extended care. One of our staff will follow up with you to confirm we have availability.

  • TAKE HOMES

    • Each camper receives a Robofun T-shirt.
    • LEGO® projects cannot be taken home but we encourage pictures and videos to be taken during Parent Presentations.
    • Student Scratch games will be uploaded to the Scratch website so they can continue working on their projects at home or show their friends and family.
    • Student animations will be uploaded to VIMEO so they can continue view their animations at home or show their friends and family.

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Little Engineers

Share an hour with your preschooler constructing and creating with LEGO®.** Preschool age children are natural scientists, ready to explore and experiment. Our Little Engineers classes engage children’s curiosity and unique interests with a hands-on …

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LEGO® Pre-Robotics

Students currently enrolled in Kindergarten will enjoy experimenting with science while they learn to build playful motorized creations with LEGO®.* Kids will be in awe to see their motorized creations come to life! Kindergarten Kids …

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Coding | Game Design

Students create and code their own engaging and interactive video games complete with characters, obstacles, settings, and controls using software developed by MIT Media Lab. Our clubs emphasize mathematics and literacy skills while fostering creativity …

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LEGO® Robotics

Students will build and program LEGO®* robots using sensors, motors, and LEGO®’s playful WeDo software. WeDo is LEGO®’s recent upgrade from its RCX technology. The software interface is completely new; it’s very playful and intuitive. …

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LEGO® Robotics

Students will build and program LEGO®* robots using sensors, motors, and LEGO® software, either WeDo or EV3 (see below). We believe that third graders are at a transitional time in their ability to build and …

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LEGO® Robotics

Students will work together to design and construct their own interactive, autonomous robots using NXT or EV3 LEGO®* motors, sensors, and microprocessors.

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Coding | Game Design

Students create and code their own engaging and interactive video games complete with characters, obstacles, settings, and controls using software developed by MIT Media Lab. Our clubs emphasize mathematics and literacy skills while fostering creativity …

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Stop Motion Animation

Students write their scripts, create storyboards, and design characters in order to shoot their own stop motion animation videos. Students will explore animating multiple types of media including clay, paper, toys, and found objects.

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*Please note that LEGO Robotics projects cannot be taken home, but the fun and excitement generated will always be with you!
* RoboFun is not sponsored by or affliated with LEGO®