NittanyBots: Penn State Mindstormers (Full, waitlist 15)

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When is it?

07 July 2014 to 11 July 2014

When is it?

July 7-11, 2014

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who can attend?

Students entering grades 3-4.

What's covered?

Welcome to NittanyBots: Penn State Mindstormers! Through this program, students will build and program LEGO WeDo and Mindstorm NXT kits to find solutions to problems and to collaborate as a team. When their robot is complete, they will have fun watching the many things it can do (or not do if it doesn’t work). But hey, troubleshooting can be fun, too! Some of these activities are the following:

  1. Snowball Fight on Old Main Lawn: Students will build robot catapults to fling marshmallows at other robots as well as to compete in a throwing distance contest.
  2. Climbing Mount Nittany: Students learn about gears and gear ratios when designing a robot to climb a steep incline.
  3. Wall-E and Eva go to the Creamery: Students learn about touch, light, and ultrasonic sensors in designing a robot that can navigate an obstacle course.

Lunch and Snacks

  • Snacks and drinks will be provided each day during activity breaks.

Camp fees and registration

slime timeRegister before midnight March 31, 2014

  • $350

Register after 12 am April 1, 2014

  • $380

Day Camp

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Please bring your child between 8:45 and 9:00 am. Camp ends promptly at 4:00 pm. Please arrange to pick your child up no later than 4:00 pm.

Extended Care - based on enrollment

  • Add $50 per child per week (both morning and afternoon), $30 per child per week (Morning care only), or $20.00 per week (Afternoon only care) for each child registered
  • Optional drop-off starting at 7:45 am, pick up by 5:15 pm, Monday - Friday (morning only).
  • Note: Extended care is not offered on Friday afternoon. Each camper must be picked up by 4:00 pm after the closing ceremony on Friday.