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.
- $159 for a five-day robotics summer camp ($399.95 value)
Robotics camps teach girls and boys aged 7–14 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.
Since 2007, the team behind this S.T.E.M. initiative thinks that the typical STEM program are missing something. To correct this error, their day camps combine problem-solving with creativity, making S.T.E.A.M.: an acronym standing for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. During these sessions, instructors guide children as they build imaginative projects that combine creativity, art, science and technology, building moving art or individual controlled robots. The art or the bots come to life, thanks to carefully placed motors and circuits. The component interact with infrared sensors to create dynamic, moving sculptures, such as flowers that rustle in the wind or butterflies that tap dance, children enter their creations into art displays, racing, dancing, and battle-bot challenges.