ROBOTICS CAMP – ‘A ROVER’S JOURNEY’
(Robotics, Sensors, Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Our STEM principled – robotics camp examines basic automatons and complex rovers that explore other planets and extreme environments on Earth. Come gain an understanding of the hardware, software, and concepts that govern robotics. Campers will build their own robot to take a unique journey and collect information from their environment, just like the rovers that collect information from the moon. Campers will work in teams and compete for best in class. Hands-on learning that utilizes science, math, and engineering. Come be a part of a Rover’s Journey.
CLASSROOM – A ROVER’S JOURNEY OBJECTIVES:
Learn the basic components of robots and how to pull them together to make a complete design
Discuss the ethical implications of building robots
Explore the strategies that separate basic commands from artificial intelligence
Experiment with different sensors to see what they can reveal about the world around us
Pit your robot against others to see which design works best
Practice the basics of coding for micro-controllers – the brains of robots
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM:
Confidence & Leadership Development – outdoor team participation events
Celestial Viewing – (astronomy) participate in exploring the night sky through the use of ‘research capable’ optical telescopes
Recreational and Fun Activities – exploring the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains. May include day trips, such as hiking and picnicking, visits to waterfalls and swimming, tubing (with professional outfitters), introduction to rock climbing & rappelling (safety always paramount), activities with other local camps, visits to special places and events, and entertainment by musicians and artists.