Summer camps are the best way to give kids a taste of freedom without having them lick the Liberty Bell. Ring in summertime with this Groupon.
$149 for a Five-Day Robotics Summer Camp ($399.95 Value)
Robotics camps teach girls and boys aged 7–17 the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through the creation of a robot. Robot kits are supplied, but campers should bring their own lunches and drinks. Workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday. Click here for a list of camp dates.
Robot 4-U is turning STEM into STEAM. That's because, aside from science, technology, engineering, and math, the company's day camps work in a touch of art: the point isn't just to solve problems, but also to get creative. During sessions, children build imaginative projects such as moving artworks or individually controlled robots using carefully placed motors, circuits, and infrared sensors. The end result is a dynamic creation—flowers that rustle in the wind, perhaps, or butterflies that tap dance—which children can enter into an art display or a racing, dancing, or battle-bot challenge.