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Summer Camps

  The camps below are listed as a reference and are not NASA camps unless explicitly noted.


Multiple States

Who: iD Tech Camps (Four different robotics courses)
Platform: Vex Robotics & More
Age: 7-18
Where: Held at Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, UC Berkeley, UT Austin, Emory, Macalester, Northwestern and over 80 universities in 28 states.
Contact: info@iDTech.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324)
Website: + View the website



Alaska

Who: ESCAPE home-Alaska Space Grant
Platform: FTC Robotics or Energy
Grades: 8-12
Where: University of Alaska Fairbanks
Dates: June 20-25
Cost: $720 + $25 Registration
Contact: raparsons@alaska.edu / 907-457-9032 / 907-474-7857
Website: + View the website



California

Who: Kenneth Berry, Assistant Professor of Technology Education
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms
Grades: 5th to 10th grade
Where: California State University, Northridge, Northridge California
Website: + View the website


Who: ROBOTICS & THINGS
Platform: ROBOTIX - The Motorized, Modular, Space-Age Building System
Age: 10-14 Years of Age
Where: Thousand Oaks, CA
Contact: robot@roboticsandthings.com
888.222.1809 Toll-Free Direct Line
Website: + View the website


Who: Digital Media Academy @ Stanford University
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms and VEX
Age: 9-13 and 13-17
Where: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Cost: Varies
Contact: info@digitalmediaacademy.org or 866-656-3342
Website: + View the website


Who: Robot Edutainment
Platform: HUNAROBO (SRC) / OLLO, Bioloid (ROBOTIS)
Age: 7-12 Years of Age
Where: Los Angeles, Glendale, Palos Verdes, and Anaheim CA
Contact: info@robotedutainment.com / 213.434.7779 / 347.762.6338 (ROBO.EDU)
Website: + View the website


Who: SMaRT Education & Desert Robotics
Platform: LEGO MINDSTORMS (NXT, EV3), underwater robotics with SeaPerch, custom builds using Arduino Software: NXT, EV3, LabVIEW, RobotC, AutoCAD
Age: 5-8, 9-12, 13-18
Where: All throughout Southern California
Contact: smarte@smarteducation.us; call us (760) 449-7530; or register online
Website: + View the website



Connecticut

Who: Robotics & Beyond
Platform: Lego, VEX, iRobot, Parallax
Grades: 7-12
Where: New Milford, CT
Cost: Varies
Contact: Info@RoboticsAndBeyond.com
Website: + View the website



Florida

Who: GEARS Education
Platform: GEARS Ed
Where: Daytona Beach Community College- Daytona Beach, FL
Contact: BenefiG@dbcc.edu


Who: J. Paul Wahnish, SAE Engineer, PLTW CIM Master Teacher
Platform: Special designed metal kit with "Standards" curriculum
Grades: 3rd to 10th grade
Where: East Lake High School, Tarpon Springs, Florida
Website: + View the website


Who: TechPlayzone: Science and Technology Center
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms NXT and RCX and LEGO Simple Machines
Age: 5-14
Where: 13208 Boyette Road, Riverview, FL
Contact: Desh Bagley
Website: + View the website



Georgia

Who: YES! Youth Engaged in Science
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms (RCX & NXT) and VEX
Grades: 5-12
Contact: 770-591-6719
Website: + View the website


Who: SCIBOTS
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms
Age: 8-14 years
Where: Tyrone, GA
Dates: Camps start the first week in June
Contact: Chip Gibson
Website: + View the website



Hawaii

Who: Hawaii Island Robotics Academy
Platform: Lego NXT, VEX robotics, Letry robot
Age: 8-13 Years of Age
Where: Waiakea High School, Hilo, Hawaii
Contact: Dale_Olive@notes.k12.hi.us
Website: + View the website


Who: Camp Eureka
Platform: Lego NXT
Age: 8-12 Years of Age
Where: Hilo High School, Hilo, Hawaii
Contact: campeureka@hilohighrobotics.com
Website: + View the website


Who: Kalani Robotics Academy
Platform: Lego NXT, VEX robotics, Letry robot
Age: 8-13 Years of Age
Where: Kalani High School, Honolulu, Hawaii
Contact: Kalanirobotics3008@gmail.com
Website: + View the website



Illinois

Who: Mark Koch, Division Head Business, Technology, and Life Studies
Platform: VEX
Grades: High School
Where: Rolling Meadows High School, 2901 Central Road, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Contact: 847-718-5639
mkoch@d214.org


Who: Martin Hebel, Assistant Professor, Electronic Systems Technologies
Platform: Parallax Boe-Bot
Age: 12 - 16
Where: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Contact: 618-453-8806
mhebel@siu.edu
Website: + View the website


Who: Martin Hebel, Assistant Professor, Electronic Systems Technologies
Platform: VEX
Grades: High School
Where: Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Contact: 618-453-8806
mhebel@siu.edu
Website: + View the website



Iowa

Who: University of Northern Iowa
Platform: Various
Grades: 5-12
Where: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dates: Various
Cost: Various
Contact: dale.olson@uni.edu
Website: + View the website


Who: University of Northern Iowa
Platform: MiniSumo
Grades: 9-12
Where: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Dates: June 21-25 & June 28 - July 2, 2010
Cost: $250
Contact: dale.olson@uni.edu
Website: + View the website



Massachusetts

Who: Ken Stafford, stafford@wpi.edu or Brad Miller, bamiller@wpi.edu
Platform: VEX System
Grades: High School
Where: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Website: + View the website


Who: Elissa Milto
Platform: LEGO bricks and ROBOLAB
Grades: 5th-10th Grades
Where: Tufts University Center for Engineering, Educational Outreach
Contact: elissa.milto@tufts.edu
Website: + View the website


Who: Andrea Andrada
Platform: LEGO bricks and ROBOLAB
Grades: Students entering grades 1 & 2
Where: Tufts University Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development in conjunction with the Center for Engineering Educational Outreach
Contact: andrea.andrade@tufts.edu
Website: + View the website



Michigan

Who: Dr. CJ Chung, Engineering Professor
Platform: L2Bot using Java
Grades: 10-12th grade
Where: Computer Science, Lawrence Tech Univ., 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075
Cost: TBD


Who: Dr. CJ Chung, Engineering Professor
Platform: LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT
Grades: 6-9th grad
Where: Computer Science, Lawrence Tech Univ., 21000 West 10 Mile Rd., Southfield, MI 48075
Cost: TBD
Website: + View the website



Minnesota

Who: GEARS Education
Platform: GEARS Ed
Grades: 6-8
Where: St Cloud Technical College – St. Cloud, MN
Contact: sfabian@sctc.edu


Who: GEARS Education
Platform: GEARS Ed
Grades: 9-12
Where: Dunwoody College of Technology –Minneapolis. MN
Contact: ajaedike@dunwoody.edu


Who: GEARS Education
Platform: GEARS Ed
Where: Central Lakes College, Staples Campus, Staples, MN
Contact: bkohn@clcmn.edu



Mississippi

Who: STAR Camp: Summer Technology and Robotics
Platform: Vex Robotics, CNC, Laser Engraving
Grades: 5-8
Where: Gulfport High School, Gulfport, MS
Contact: Mr. Andy Gunkel, andy.gunkel@gulfportschools.org , 228-897-6028
Website: + View the website



Nevada

Who: Las Vegas Summer Robotics Camp/ Veteran’s Day Weekend Robotics Camp
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms NXT and VEX robotics platform
Grades: 4-11
Where: Cimarron-Memorial High School, Las Vegas, NV
Cost: $175 for summer/ $125 for Veteran’s Day Weekend
Contact: Eric Stensrud, Camp Director, estensrud@interact.ccsd.net
Website: + View the website



New Hampshire

Who: Karen Sullivan, ksullivan@usfirst.org
Platform: Vex, some LEGO MINDSTORMS (RCX for 2006)
Grades: 1-9 grades
Where: FIRST Place, Manchester, New Hampshire
Website: + View the website


Who: RoboTech
Platform: Sony AIBO, Laptop Robots, MindstormsNXT
Age: 7-17
Where: Nashua, NH, Long Island, NY, and MA
Contact: 603.888.6102
robots@robotechcenter.com
Website: + View the website



New Jersey

Who: Elizabeth Mabrey, Director
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms
Grades: 2-8
Where: 3322 Rt. 22 West, Suite 402, Branchburg Commons, Branchburg, NJ 08876
Contact: (908)595-1010
class@storming-robots.com
Website: + View the website


Who: Cyber Robotics Learning
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms, NXTs
Grades: 1-8
Where: Harrrington Ave. #11, Closter, NJ 07624 / 105 Cottage Pl , Ridgewood, NJ
Contact: (201)768-6111 or CyberRoboticsLearning@yahoo.com
Website: + View the website


Who: Dr. Orlando Hernandez, Director
Platform: A-WIT BOL-BOT
Grades: 9 and above
Where: 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718
Contact: (609) 771-2470
hernande@tcnj.edu
Website: + View the website



North Carolina

Who: Terri Varnado, Assistant Professor of Technology Education NC State University
Platform: OWI Robotikits, LEGO Mindstorms, K'Nex, Valiant Technologies Roamer Robot
Grades: 3-5
Where: The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
Cost: $210/members + $50 materials fee, $230/Non-members + $50
Contact: terri_varnado@ncsu.edu
Website: + View the website


Who: Terri Varnado, Assistant Professor of Technology Education NC State University
Platform: OWI Robotikits, LEGO Mindstorms, K'Nex, Valiant Technologies Roamer Robot
Grades: 6-8
Where: The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, 433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC 27704
Cost: $210/members + $50 materials fee, $230/Non-members + $50
Contact: terri_varnado@ncsu.edu
Website: + View the website



Ohio

Who: Cincinnati iSPACE and Challenger Center
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms
Grades: 1-8
Dates: June and July
Contact: Bev Ketron, BKetron@ispaceohio.org or Doug Porter, Rsscience@aol.com
Website: + View the website



Pennsylvania

Who: Robin Shoop, Director
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms
Grades: Middle School
Where: National Robotics Engineering Consortium, under the 40th
Cost: $190 for a week
Website: + View the website


Who: Driven Robotics (a div. of Science Resources)
Platform: Beginner LEGO Robotics, using NXT & Robolab
Age: 8-13 years old
Where: Havertown, PA & Upper Darby, PA
Cost: $150 per week
Contact: campinfo@drivenrobotics.com
Website: + View the website


Who: Driven Robotics (a div. of Science Resources)
Platform: Advanced LEGO Robotics, using NXT & Robolab
Age: 8-14 years old (prerequisite: intermediate LEGO robotics camp or FLL experience)
Where: Upper Darby, PA
Cost: $150 per week
Contact: camps@drivenrobotics.com
Website: + View the website


Who: Driven Robotics (a div. of Science Resources)
Platform: Intermediate LEGO Robotics, using NXT & Robolab
Age: 8-14 years old (prerequisite: beginner LEGO robotics camp)
Where: Havertown, PA & Upper Darby, PA
Cost: $150 per week
Contact: campinfo@drivenrobotics.com
Website: + View the website



Puerto Rico

Who: Gears Education
Platform: GEARS Ed
Grades: ?
Where: Puerto Rico - Smart Teens Camp held at Center for Innovative Technologies.
Contact: helga@engiworks.com
Website: + View the website



Texas

Who: David Culp, science instructor, Botball coach
Platform: XBC - Xport Botball Controller
Grades: 9-12
Where: Creekview High School, Carrollton, TX
Contact: culpd@cfbisd.edu
Website: + View the website


Who: Texas Tech University Center for Engineering Outreach
Platform: Introduction to Robotics: The NXT Generation
Grades: Teachers
Website: + View the website


Who: Texas Tech University Center for Engineering Outreach
Platform: Applied Robotics: The NXT Step
Grades: Teachers
Website: + View the website



Utah

Who: USU Extension 4-H at Thanksgiving Point
Platform: Lego Mindstorms
Age: 10-12
Contact: 801-768-2300
Website: + View the website


Who: USU Extension 4-H
Platform: Lego Mindstorms
Grades: 6-8
Contact: 4-H Aggie Adventures for Kids 435-797-8444
Website: + View the website



Virginia

Who: Northern Virginia Community College: Cyber Experience
Platform: Lego Mindstorms
Age: 10-17
Where: Annandale, VA
Cost: $700
Contact: 703-323-3102
Website: + View the website



Washington D.C.

Who: Infamous Robotics LLC
Platform: Introduction to Robotics, Robotics 101(hands on introduction to important robotics concepts)
Age: 7-12 years old
Dates: June, July and August
Contact: info@InfamousRobotics.com
Website: + View the website



West Virginia

Who: DUPLO Camp
Platform: DUPLO
Grades: Four years old up to 3rd grade
Where: Marshall University, Morrow Library Room 100, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Contact: Linda Hamilton, hamilton@marshall.edu, (304) 696-7166


Who: LEGO Technology Building
Grades: 3-8
Where: Marshall University, Morrow Library Room 100, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Contact: Linda Hamilton, hamilton@marshall.edu, (304) 696-7166


Who: Dataloggers -Build and program environmental friendly LEGO Robots
Grades: 4th and up
Where: Marshall University, Morrow Library Room 100, Huntington, West Virginia 25701
Contact: Linda Hamilton, hamilton@marshall.edu, (304) 696-7166



Wisconsin

Who: BadgerBOTics Summer Camp
Platform: LEGO Mindstorms NXT and RoboLab Software
Grades: 4-8
Where: Memorial High School, Madison, WI
Cost: $450, scholarships available
Contact: Benjamin J. Senson, Camp Director, bsenson@madison.k12.wi.us, 608-770-7367
Website: + View the website



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