Robotics Camp is an inquiry-based experience that encourages motivated students to explore the fundamental concepts of engineering through robotics. Students will be encouraged to work at their own pace both individually and in small groups to learn the basics of robotics prior to building and programming their own robot to perform a variety of increasingly challenging tasks such as:
• Selecting, picking up and carrying various objects • Navigating around obstacles and finding its way through a maze
• Playing music
• Boogie-ing around the dance floor
In addition to participating in these and other fun hands-on projects, campers will have the opportunity to go on robotics related field trips, watch robotic movies, participate in recreational games and swim. Robotics Camp will culminate with a robotics symposium through which students can share the results of their work with friends and family. Worcester Academy Robotics Camp counselors all have a passion and enthusiasm for robotics.
About the Directors
Session I Director: Stephen McKinley taught math and science for several years before coming to Worcester Academy in 2016. He holds a B.S. in Physics and a M.A. in Teaching from Cameron University in Oklahoma. He has several years of experience in working with educational robotics programs, having worked with BotBall (a Lego based competition), BEST, VEX and FIRST Robotics competition teams. He currently teaches physics, introduction to engineering and is a mentor for the Worcester Academy VEX and FRC robotics teams.
Session II Director: Paul Himottu joined the Worcester Academy faculty in 2004. At Worcester Academy, Mr. Himottu has instructed students in a variety of math courses (Algebra I and II, Geometry, and Precalculus) as well as Physics. He has also been the advisor to the Robotics Club. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Mr. Himottu worked for several years for companies in the computer industry as a hardware engineer. Mr. Himottu holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has completed graduate coursework in education.
Session I: June 25th - 6th (No Camp July 4th) Session II: July 23rd - August 3rd
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15 Limited Campers per session
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
Session I: $650 for Full-Day - Two Week Session II: $675 for Full-Day - Two Weeks
Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.