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 2020 BadgerBOTS Summer Camp 

2020 Summer Camps begin the week of June 15th and go through the week of August 24th

 

 

Summer Camps for 4th – 8th grade

These camps are for kids who will be in 4th-8th grade next fall.

All camps are $275 for a week long, half-day session.

This summer BadgerBOTS will have ELEVEN different camp topics – with updates to all the camps from past summers. Try out something new or come back and improve your skills learned last summer. Camps are designed to teach and challenge at many levels of experience and familiarity with the topics.

Camp sessions are week long, half-day programs. AM sessions are from 8:30 AM – Noon. PM sessions are from 1 PM – 4:30 PM. Register for an AM session, Lunch, and a PM session for a whole day option (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). New Extended Day in 2020: Early Drop-Off (between 7:30 – 8:30 AM) and Late Pick-Up (from 4:30 – 5:30 PM)

 

LEGO Robotics Challenge  – $275/session 
During this summer camp, students will learn how to push LEGO to its limit by building a robot and programming it to fulfill challenges. Students will learn the basics of measuring and accuracy, coding strategies, debugging and troubleshooting, and how to equip their robots with sensors. Partners must use what they learn throughout the week to construct a robot creatively designed to earn as many challenge points as possible.
Big Ideas: Teamwork – Long-Term Project – Engineering Design Process – Challenge Based Learning
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

Microbit Robotics – $275/session
The microbit is a super small and very versatile little computer. With a few lines of code in Microsoft MakeCode or JavaScript, you can control servo motors, LEDs, and get input from several kinds of sensors. In microbit robotics, we will build and code the microbit and to create different driving, lifting, following, avoiding, carrying, glowing, agile little robots. Then apply what you learned to create group projects like a city of self-driving cars and robotics creatures which react to their environments.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Engineering Design Process – Puzzle and Problem Solving
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

robo mechanic

LEGO Robot Olympics – $275/session
Get excited for the Summer 2020 Olympics by participating in the BadgerBOTS LEGO Robot Olympics! Students will build, program, test, and compete in different robot “sports” using the LEGO EV3 Mindstorms. Learn to build and program different LEGO mechanisms for speed, strength and skill to create the elite robot “athlete”. Will your robot earn a gold medal?
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Engineering Design Process – Puzzle and Problem Solving
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (1)

Minecraft Modding – $275/session
Ever wanted to tweak your inventory, create games like you’ve played in servers, or customize your Minecraft experience? In our Minecraft Modding camp, start learning to code modifications to Minecraft with an online modding program and Java coding elements. Build your programming skills and dip your toes into game design as we create and test Minecraft mini-games in this camp.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Game Design – Digital Citizenship
Minecraft Modding is suitable for all levels of experience.

Roblox Game Developer – $275/session
Lua is a very well known scripting language used in sandbox type games like Roblox. In our Roblox Game camp, campers will learn the basics of programming by creating versions of popular Roblox games. We will test our code by playing together in our dedicated BadgerBOTS Roblox classroom. Finally, campers will learn how to publish their games and  best practices to keep online games safe and fun for everyone to enjoy.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Game Design – Digital Art – Digital Citizenship
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

Microbit Makerspace – $275/session
A microbit is a teeny, tiny computer that’s easy to program and connect to sensors, motors, and other electronic components. Campers will learn to harness the power of the microbit to create DIY Makerspace projects like wearable technology, robotic pets, electronic musical instruments, high-tech board games, and customized Scratch game controllers while programming in Microsoft MakeCode, JavaScript, and Scratch.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Engineering Design Process – Digital Art
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (4)

Tinkercad 3D Printing – $275/session
This camp is all about using a computer to create 2D and 3D designs and artwork. Tinkercad is a beginner CAD (computer-aided design) program which we will use to create digital objects which will then be printed on our 3D printers. Over the week, the class will work on several projects and learn not just design and print, but some 3D printing troubleshooting and design improvement.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Digital Art – Engineering Design Process – Digital Citizenship
This class is for all levels of experience, but students should be comfortable using a computer mouse with precision.

Extended Day Options:
Want a full-day camp option? Need to drop campers early or pick them up late? Sign up for our Extended Day Options to each lunch, explore different STEM activities and craft projects, play outdoors, or just have some down-time to recharge.
Early Drop-Off $50 – any time between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM
Lunch Hour $50 – Noon to 1 PM Campers will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Late Pick-Up $50 – any time between 4:30 and 5:30 PM Snack Included
Full Extended Day – Early Drop-Off, Lunch Hour and Late Pick-Up $100

What are Big Ideas? Choosing a camp or class topic can sometimes be tricky. Use the BadgerBOTS Big Idea tags to learn about the main structure and learning themes of a topic. Choose your class based on the Big Ideas which seem most interesting to your students, or ones to help them gain experience and build skills. Read More Here.

 

Summer 2020 4th – 8th Grade Camps Schedule

Middleton BadgerBOTS Location

 

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Junior Summer Camp for 2nd and 3rd grade

Junior camps are for kids entering 2nd and 3rd grade are structured with multiple activities and more teachers per camper to encourage hands-on investigation with younger students. The minimum age for these camps is 7 years old by the start date.

All camps are $275 for a week long, half-day session.

Camp sessions are week long, half-day programs. AM sessions are from 8:30 AM – Noon. PM sessions are from 1 PM – 4:30 PM. Register for an AM session, Lunch, and a PM session for a whole day option (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM). New Extended Day in 2020: Early Drop-Off (between 7:30 – 8:30 AM) and Late Pick-Up (from 4:30 – 5:30 PM).

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (7)

Junior LEGO Robotics – $275/session
LEGO bricks can be more than just toys. Campers will learn to power and direct their own LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot with code. They’ll face obstacles and challenges that will encourage problem solving, critical thinking, and collaborating. Get a taste of the power of robotics with BadgerBOTS’ Junior LEGO Robotics camp.
Big Ideas: Teamwork – Long-Term Project – Engineering Design Process – Challenge Based Learning
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.
 

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (6)

Scratch Junior – $275/session
During the week, we will explore how to use coding to tell stories and make games. Participants will learn real programming concepts such as logic, variables, and loops – just like the older kids learn in Scratch camp. We will be using touchscreen Chromebooks for this camp, so students can program in the way that is most comfortable for them, either with a mouse and keyboard, or touchscreen.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Game Design – Digital Art
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (8)

LEGO WeDo – $275/session
This is a camp for LEGO building fanatics. Campers will work with a partner and use the LEGO WeDo 2.0 to build multiple moving models a day. In this camp, students will learn about simple machines as well as programming basics while we build models that respond to sound, movement and changes in distance. At the end of the week, campers will use what they have learned to make their own LEGO creation using the WeDo to add motion, sound, and sensors.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Engineering Design Process – Puzzle and Problem Solving
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.

STEAM Sampler – $275/session
STEAM is STEM + Art! Get creative with robotics and technology this summer by building and coding robots that draw, dance, make noise, and even have their own personalities. Students will use robots like Ozobots and Cozmo, while also getting the chance to make their own from simple circuit parts.
Big Ideas: Independent Work – Multiple Projects – Engineering Design – Digital Art
This camp is suitable for all levels of experience.
 

Extended Day Options:
Want a full-day camp option? Need to drop campers early or pick them up late? Sign up for our Extended Day Options to each lunch, explore different STEM activities and craft projects, play outdoors, or just have some down-time to recharge.
Early Drop-Off $50 – any time between 7:30 AM and 8:30 AM
Lunch Hour $50 – Noon to 1 PM Campers will need to bring their own packed lunch.
Late Pick-Up $50 – any time between 4:30 and 5:30 PM Snack Included
Full Extended Day $100  – Early Drop-Off, Lunch Hour and Late Pick-Up 
What are Big Ideas? Choosing a camp or class topic can sometimes be tricky. Use the BadgerBOTS Big Idea tags to learn about the main structure and learning themes of a topic. Choose your class based on the Big Ideas which seem most interesting to your students, or ones to help them gain experience and build skills. Read More Here.

Summer 2020 2nd – 3rd Grade Camps Schedule

Middleton BadgerBOTS Location

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Online Registration and Your Account 

To Register, create an account for your family, complete the online forms, and select your camp sessions.

Please Note: If you come across any issues or have questions, please contact us for help. You can send an email, or call (608) 831-6479. The best time to call is during weeknights.

Registration System FAQ

Scholarships

BadgerBOTS believes that all kids should have the opportunity to attend camp. Full and partial financial scholarships are available for students receiving free or reduced lunches or otherwise require assistance. We process applications on a monthly basis and will contact you regarding your status.

  1. Create an account in our registration system and log in
  2. Complete the online forms, including that you wish to apply for a scholarship and the amount
  3. Select the camp(s)
  4. Choose the payment plan “Apply for a Scholarship – Pay $5 to hold your spot in the class until scholarship decision finalized”
  5. Have a teacher or non-family member adult write and send a letter of recommendation to BadgerBOTS responding to the following:

How long have you known the student or family?
Please describe the student’s demonstrated interest in science, technology, engineering or math. Feel free to list any other important circumstances that would be favorable in deciding on scholarship eligibility.

 

Camp Policies

Student Ages for Class or Camp

Minimum Age: Students must be at least 7 years old by the start day of a program to be permitted to attend.

Class or Camp Age Range Exceptions: BadgerBOTS Camps and Classes are organized based on student grade number (2nd grade – 5th grade, etc.). We do this so that students in each camp or class section are with peers close to their age and school experience, which in turn fosters collaboration and friendships. This type of class environment also helps students who may be out of their comfort zone feel more welcomed in a STEM learning environment. We do not make exceptions for younger students to register for the older age classes or camps, regardless of previous experience or expertise in the subject matter. We instead strive to present the class or camp topics at a level of difficulty appropriate to the students in the class, providing more advanced challenges and lessons to the students who are ready. BadgerBOTS thanks families for their understanding and acceptance of our age policy!

Wait List

There will be the option to add your name to the waiting list if camp registration for a certain class is full. We will notify you as soon as possible if space becomes available.

Missed Days

If a camper has to miss one day or cannot attend every day of camp, BadgerBOTS staff will work to get them caught up on their projects when they return. We are unable to pro-rate camp tuition for campers who cannot attend for the entire camp.

Camp Payment

In order to register for camp, a minimum deposit of 10% must be paid online when you sign up. There is the option to schedule automatic payments to be made at a later date. If you do not wish to make online payments please contact us to make other arrangements.

Class Transfers, Cancellations and Refunds

Please contact BadgerBOTS if you would like to switch dates or classes. For cancellations, payments will be refunded minus a 10% administration fee if BadgerBOTS is contacted at least 8 days before the camp begins. Any session cancellation notifications received after will not be refunded. All cancellations must be received in writing in order to be refunded (email is sufficient, jtaylor@badgerbots.org or camps@badgerbots.org).

Camper drop-off and pick-up

Campers can be dropped off up to 10 minutes before the start of camp classes. All campers must be picked up by their parent/guardian or authorized adult within 10 minutes after camp classes end for the day.

Campers dropped off earlier than 10 minutes or picked up later than 10 minutes will be enrolled in the Extended Day automatically and charged $50 for the week.

BadgerBOTS has a check-in and check-out system for camp.

Food and Snacks

Both morning and afternoon camps will have a break for snack provided by BadgerBOTS. If your child has dietary restrictions or you have any concerns about snack, please contact us to make arrangements. All snacks will be nut-free. Students who register to stay for lunch will need to bring a packed lunch which can be kept in the fridge. Snack Ingredients and Nutrition Facts.

Questions? Not sure which camp to register for?

Give us a call at (608) 831-6479 or email camps@badgerbots.org.

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