March Break Camps

March Break Camps will be hosted from March 16 – March 20, 2020

Robotics Circle (ages 5-8)
9 am – 12 pm 
Designed for open ended play, this program lets children create any experience through educational robotics- a character from a story, a carousel, a dancer, a race helicopter- anything they can imagine. Children engage in playful learning, cultivate their curiosity for the technological world, explore problem solving and understand concepts such as sequencing, coding, cause and effect, programming, sensors, motors, gears and actuators. This is an engaging introduction to powerful ideas from robotics, computer science, and engineering in a structured, developmentally appropriate paradigm. Children are given the opportunity to learn programming, sequencing and engineering concepts without the need for a screen or tablet. Additionally, our program also appeals to children who are not Lego enthusiasts and to those children that have limited reading and writing skills. After being immersed in this program, young children will be able to engage in both computational thinking and engineering design while creating their personalized robots. Our facilitated workshop integrates the use of art materials, literacy, music and dance through robotics to deliver a unique and fun activity.
Robotics Square (ages 9-13)
1 pm- 4 pm 
Using the Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 and EV3 robotics platform, students will work in teams to design and build functional robots (humanoid, segway rider), machines (lawnmower, hammer car, powersaw), and robotic animals (spider, dog, dolphin) subsequently using software to plan, design and engineer, test and modify sequences of instruction from a variety of real-life robotic behaviours. Introduction to concepts in engineering and robotic movement, kinematics, working with motors, and installing gears and sensors will tap into the child’s innate desire to explore, problem solve, create, investigate and learn in both free and guided platforms. No previous robotics experience or exposure is needed.
Pricing: $245 per child (includes HST)
Fourth Avenue Baptist Church (Glebe)
109A Fourth Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2S 2L3

To register for the camp please click here