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2020 BadgerBOTS Virtual Summer Camp

Totally Online Camps: Join the Class Video Chat and Get started learning with your teacher

Online Kit Based Camps: Borrow weekly supplies to use for guided class time and at-home experimenting

Summer Camps for 4th – 8th grade

These week-long, half-day camps are for kids who will be in 4th-8th grade next fall.

AM sessions are from 8:30 AM – Noon. PM sessions are from 1 PM – 4:30 PM.

All our camps will now be offered virtually. We have made a few changes to the camp schedule, but for the most part camp topics will stay the same.

Did you Register for an in-person camp? Go HERE to read about registration changes, refunds, and what to do if you need to cancel your camp registration.

All-Online Camps

Minecraft Modding

Roblox Game Developer

Tinkercad 3D Printing

Online Camps + Equipment Kit

LEGO Robotics

micro:bit Makerspace

micro:bit Robotics

LEGO Robotics Challenge  – $225/session – Online + Kit 
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 and even program their own robot remote control.
Need to have at Home: Internet Connection which can support video (Students will use a Chromebook from BadgerBOTS and do not need their own device)
Helpful to have at Home: Headset with microphone
Equipment Kit From BadgerBOTS: Chromebook, LEGO kit of parts, building instructions, and robot driving mat

Microbit Robotics – $225/session – Online + Kit
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.
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: Headset with microphone
Equipment Kit From BadgerBOTS: micro:bit kit of parts and robot driving mat

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (1)

Minecraft Modding – $200/session – All Online
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.
Need to have at Home: Computer with Minecraft Player free Download. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: 3-Button Mouse. Headset with microphone. Your own Minecraft Account.
Optional From BadgerBOTS: Borrow one of our Minecraft Accounts for the week if you need.

Roblox Game Developer – $200/session – All Online
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 their own Roblox games using Roblox Studio. We will test our code by playing together in Roblox Studio. Finally, campers will learn how to publish their games and  best practices to keep online games safe and fun for everyone to enjoy.
Need to have at Home: Computer. Internet Connection which can support video. Roblox Studio free Download and Free Roblox Account
Helpful to have at Home: 3-Button Mouse. Headset with microphone

Microbit Makerspace – $225/session – Online + Kit
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, and computerized fidget cubes, while programming in Microsoft MakeCode. Start collecting recyclable materials like paper, cardboard, and plastic for use creating upcycled micro:bit projects!
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video. Paper and plastic recyclable materials like paper towel tubes, egg cartons, cereal boxes, and paper.
Helpful to have at Home: Headset with microphone
Equipment Kit From BadgerBOTS: micro:bit kit of parts, scissors and colorful masking tape

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (4)

Tinkercad 3D Printing – $225/session – All Online – Pick up 3D Projects from BadgerBOTS
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.
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: 3-Button mouse. Headset with microphone
From BadgerBOTS: Each student can choose 5 projects from the week to be 3D printed at BadgerBOTS. We will send you a message when they are ready to be picked up.

Summer 2020 4th – 8th Grade Virtual Camps Schedule

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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 daily activities to encourage engagement and hands-on investigation with younger students. The minimum age for these camps is 7 years old by the start date.

Camp sessions are week long, half-day programs. AM sessions are from 10:00 AM – Noon. PM sessions are from 1 PM – 3:00 PM.

Did you Register for an in-person camp? Go HERE to read about registration changes, refunds, and what to do if you need to cancel your camp registration.

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (7)

NEW Machines and Robots Kit – $175/session – Online + Kit
In the Machines and Robots Kit, students will learn about and experiment with simple machines and robots online and in their home with daily lessons, projects, and challenges. Each student will get a kit of supplies from BadgerBOTS to use over the week, including an EVO Ozobot robot. 
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: Headset with microphone
Equipment Kit From BadgerBOTS: Machines and Robotics Kit
 

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (6)

NEW Intro to Scratch: Storytelling – $150/session – All Online  This class is for Scratch coding novices. Students will join the BadgerBOTS online Scratch classroom and learn about drag-and-drop coding by creating Scratch Storytelling projects. Students will have access to their projects and can continue to code even after the class has finished.
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: 3-Button mouse. Headset with microphone.
Equipment Kit from BadgerBOTS: None

Summer Camp Individual Topic Slides (8)

NEW Intro to Scratch: Music & Sound – $150/session – All Online Learn about coding with Scratch and the Music & Sound camp. In the BadgerBOTS online Scratch classroom,  students will code and create musical, noisy, and fun projects each day. Students will have access to their projects and can continue to code even after the class has finished.
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: 3-Button mouse. Headset with microphone.
Equipment Kit from BadgerBOTS: None

STEAM Kit – $175/session – Online + Kit Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) come together through hands-on projects. Students will learn how computers process data and how human anatomy can be used in robotics. Learn to code a small robot using only paper and markers. Watch as it does tricks and follows the path you create.
Need to have at Home: Computer OR Chromebook. Internet Connection which can support video.
Helpful to have at Home: Headset with microphone
Equipment Kit From BadgerBOTS: STEAM Kit

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Summer 2020 2nd – 3rd Grade Virtual Camps Schedule

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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).

Camps canceled by BadgerBOTS will be fully refunded.

Purchase Protection for Summer 2020

 

The BadgerBOTS registration system for Summer Camp 2020 now has an optional insurance called Purchase Protection. 

We’re providing Purchase Protection to help reassure you while making decisions in this time of uncertainty. If some of our families add Purchase Protection, summer camp revenue becomes more secure allowing BadgerBOTS to continue providing great STEM programs for students.

Important points families should know:

  • This is optional insurance for summer camp tuition reimbursement if you need to cancel due to unexpected health reasons .  This includes cancellation due to Covid-19 illness of your camper or immediate family. Please read the terms for a full explanation.
  • The cost for purchase Protection is a calculated percentage of your total camp order.
  • If you do not want Purchase Protection insurance you can remove it before you make a payment towards summer camp (see screen shot images, 2 steps)
  • Purchase Protection will cover the tuition cost of missed summer camp once a claim is filed and accepted, including if you have to cancel after partially attending.
  • If you have already made a payment and would like to add Purchase Protection, you can log in to your account and add it from the Checkout form. Click on your student’s name and navigate to “Checkout”
  • If you do not choose to add-on Purchase Protection BadgerBOTS standard cancellation policy applies.
  • You can add purchase protection to your order up until the first day of camp

Read more about Purchase Protection here:

FAQ https://www.regpacks.com/help/purchase-protection/purchase-protection-registrant/  

Terms https://www.regpacks.com/help/purchase-protection/purchase-protection-terms/  

BadgerBOTS Tax Identification Number (EIN): 45-3598842

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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