Robotics summer camp begins next month (FORM)


Chris Jensen and Grant Courington program and construct a Lego robot at last year’s summer robotics camp at Shoal River Middle School. The school will once again be hosting another robotics camp, from July 28 through August 7.

MATTHEW BROWN / News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 04:14 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Tim Sexton and Laurie Allen are offering a summer robotics camp for elementary and middle school students.

Click here for a printable registration form of this year's Summer Robotics Camp>>

The camp — which begins July 28 and features morning and afternoon sessions — includes an introduction to simple machines, including pulleys, levers and valves. Rising fourth- through eighth-graders also will learn how to construct and program EV3 robots to perform certain tasks.

But in addition to teaching those skills, Sexton and Allen, Davidson and Shoal River Middle School's robotics coaches, respectively, hope the camp keeps student interest in robotics alive.

“We want to keep robotics growing in our area,” Sexton said.

Students will put what they've learned to the test by participating in a robotics challenge; top performers will earn a trophy, Sexton said. 

Several Okaloosa School District campuses, including Bob Sikes Elementary School and Baker School, have Lego robotics clubs that compete in the First Lego League.

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