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 Camp ($299.95 Value)
From Monday, August 20, to Friday, August 24, girls and boys aged 7–17 meet daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Robot kits will be supplied, but campers should bring their own lunches and drinks.
Since 2007, the Robots-4-U team has been teaching kids a program of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Kids absorb skills and knowledge through entertaining interactions with instructors, other campers, and robot kits. The camp maintains a 10:1 student to instructor ratio, ensuring kids receive the proper amount of individual attention. Campers build robot kits comprising a brain unit and sensory appendages, which replicate seeing, hearing, touching and reading minds. Once the bots are assembled, kids enter their creations into racing, dancing, and battle-bot challenges.
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.