Is your teenager the kind who loves tinkering with gadgets, trying to figure what makes them tick? Is he/she a whiz at math and science and dreams of becoming an engineer or scientist? It’s time to think enrolling in a about robotics camp and/or programming camp.
What will computer science camps teach my child?
Robotics camps are all about designing, building and programming robots, and testing them through a series of design challenges. Your child learns about technical stuff such as locomotion, gear ratios and energy during the process of robot construction.
Highly qualified counselors guide your child through problem-solving, research and basic – advanced engineering concepts. Campers are introduced to the latest concepts in computing technologies and engineering design through web programming, Alice programming, component-based robot construction and robotics programming.
Most computer science camps assign a full blown project to individual campers, which they get to take home. The robots designed and built by campers are demonstrated in a competition held at the end of the camp.
Why are computer science camps good for my child?
These are highly popular summer programs, designed to capture and harness your child’s curiosity and give it a definite direction. Your child gets answers to most of his questions and discovers the possibilities of the scientific world. Robotics and programming courses are ideal for teenagers who wish to master mechanical and programming concepts.
Your child experiences the magic and excitement of robotics camps through collaborative team sessions along with like-minded peers. Budding engineers and scientists learn to think critically about the world around them and to work collaboratively with others.
Will my child enjoy robotics camp?
Most kids enjoy the experience. However, a basic interest in science, math, computer programming and problem-solving always comes in handy. Most computer science camps are designed for students entering grades 7 to 9.
While prior experience in robotics or programming is not necessary, students attending programming courses need to be computer literate and have a passion for scientific knowledge. Students without a background in robotics and programming are generally separated from those who have already been introduced to it.
The robotics competition that is usually held on the last day of camp also has different leagues for students, depending on their skill levels.