2022 Summer Camps

All students who have applied so far have been accepted!

WHAT

Our hands-on robotics camps are 4-day programs focusing on fundamental building and programming skills, games, and fun challenges. Each camp will provide information on age appropriate competitions and how to get involved and stay engaged in robotics. Camps are staffed by NASA ERC staff and college interns sponsored by the IV&V Program and the WV Space Grant Consortium, and hosted at partner sites across the state.

WHO

This year, we're offering two age groups to extend our camps to younger learners.


Ages 6-8, 9AM-12PM; LEGO WeDo 2.0, Coding Express, and Makey Makey

Ages 9-14, 9AM-4PM; VEXIQ, Sphero, and RAD


Space is limited, and we will cover the same material in each camp. We do not recommend signing up for two camps. The camps are a basic introduction to the platforms, so no experience is required. Coaches looking for guidance for more experienced students should reach out to schedule a coach/team training.

WHEN & WHERE

May 30 - June 3; James Rumsey Technical Institute, Martinsburg

June 6 - June 10; Fairmont State University, Fairmont

June 13 - June 17; BridgeValley CTC, South Charleston

June 20 - June 24; Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown

June 27 - July 1; Robert C Byrd Institute, Huntington

There will be a parents' meeting on Monday evening at 6PM to discuss logistics, meet with the staff, and collect donations. Camp will run from 9AM-4PM Tuesday through Friday.

COSTS

We suggest a donation to cover our costs. The suggested donation is $50/student for the half-day camp (ages 6-8), or $100/student for the all-day camp (ages 9-14). This includes a morning and/or afternoon snack, use of robots, tablets, and all materials. Campers must bring their own lunch. We will collect donations on the first day of the camp. Cash or Checks made out to Fairmont State University are acceptable.

REGISTER

To register for the bootcamp, click below. For more information or questions, contact us via email.