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Alberta Youth Robotics Society

LEGO Robotics Summer Day Camp

2012 Registration Page

Our Vision:

The best way to summarize FIRST Robotics programs is to say that it is a robotics program which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills.


Registration Form
Student Walkin Form
2012 Medication Form
2012 Parent Handbook
Camp Brochure
One Page Brochure

There are two separate steps to registering:

  1. Complete this registration form and press the “Submit Button” below.
    (This sends us your enrollment information but does not pay for your class.
    For full sessions, submitting this form adds you to the waiting list.)
  2. A link to a payment page will appear where you may select the appropriate “Buy Now” buttons to pay for your class.  See the payment page or E-mail camp@firstalberta.org  for other payment methods. If registering more than one child the discounts will be given on the first day of the registered camp.
  3. To note that our camps will average 16 students per cohort.

Please read the class descriptions below to select an appropriate session, and submit a separate registration for each child (required fields marked *) :

*Select Session:

*Child's Name:

Name they like to be called:

*Age:

*Birth date (dd/mm/yy):

*Gender:
 Male Female

Grade next year:

School:

Shirt Size (Late registrations may not get selected size):
 Youth Small Youth Medium Youth Large Adult Small Adult Medium Adult Large Adult Extra Large

*Parent's Name:

*Email Address:

*Phone:

Alternate Phone:

*Address:

*City

*Province

*Postal Code:

Experience (please check all that apply):
 No LEGO Mindstorms Experience Some LEGO Mindstorms Experience FIRST LEGO League Experience RCX Programming Experience NXT Programming Expereience

Taken any previous robotics classes or camps? (specify)

Where did you see a flyer or hear about this camp?

I am interested in the Extended Full Day Camp Service (7am-6pm):
 Yes No

Comments:

You will be added to the AYRS email list for robotics camp announcements. 

You will receive a confirmation via email with additional information.
If you have questions, please email camp@firstalberta.org

BEGINNING LEGO NXT ROBOTICS DAY CAMP CLASS DESCRIPTION

This is a five-day fun and creative learning experience for kids to attend during the summer.  Kids work in collaboratively to solve challenges by building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms (NXT) Robotics Invention System. In addition to having fun, participants learn about mechanical and software design, problem solving, and teamwork skills.  Student teams will complete several projects and mini challenges, and will have an opportunity to design and program a robot to solve FIRST LEGO League robot competition challenges from past FLL seasons and some of our own challenging in house developed challenges.

  • Minimum age is 8 (recommended for ages 8 – 14).  No previous experience is required.
  • Students will have a partner for most activities, and are expected to cooperate and share well.
  • The morning part of each day includes structured lessons and activities to practice construction and programming skills.
  • In the afternoon, students teams may choose from available projects or create their own projects and challenges, where they will receive guidance and coaching.
  • A light snack will be provided each morning and afternoon.
  • Students need to bring their own lunch.
  • We try to create an safe environment of inquiry, excitement and learning for all.  Participants not able to meet these expectations will not be able to participate in our programs.

INTERMEDIATE LEGO NXT ROBOTICS DAY CAMP CLASS DESCRIPTION

  • This session is for students with previous LEGO robotics experience and for previous members of FLL competition teams.  Structured lessons and challenges will introduce intermediate level construction, use of sensors, and programming topics, using the LEGO NXT Mindstorms robotics kit. Student teams will have an opportunity to design and program a robot to solve FIRST LEGO League robot competition challenges from past FLL seasons (see www.FirstLegoLeague.org).
  • Minimum age is 9 (recommended for ages 9 – 14).
  • Previous LEGO Mindstorms experience is required (e.g. previous class, camp, FLL, or home experience with NXT or NXT).
  • Students will have a partner for most activities, and are expected to cooperate and share well.
  • The morning part of each day includes structured lessons and activities to practice construction and programming skills.
  • In the afternoon, student’s teams may choose from available projects or create their own projects and challenges, where they will receive guidance and coaching.
  • A light snack will be provided each morning and afternoon.
  • Students need to bring their own lunch.
  • We try to create an safe environment of inquiry, excitement and learning for all.  Participants not able to meet these expectations will not be able to participate in our programs

For more information on specific questions please contact our Summer camp Director at
E-Mail: camp@firstalberta.org

Mailing Address: Alberta Youth Robotics Society, PO BOX 21141, Edmonton, Canada, T6R 2V4

LOCATIONS and Dates:

Session 1 (Beginning Level): July 2-6, 2012 in Edmonton
Session 2 (Beginning Level): July 9-13, 2012 in Edmonton
Session 3 (Intermediate Level): July 2-6, 2012 in Edmonton
Session 4 (Intermediate Level): July 9-13, 2012 in Edmonton
Session 5 (Beginning Level): TBA in Edmonton
Session 6 (Intermediate Level): TBA in Edmonton

2012 Summer Camp Costs are as such:

Five day summer robotics camp on any of the above listed 6 sessions:

  • $325.00 per child
  • 10% discount for each sibling. Discounts will be made on the first day of camp.
  • Inquire about group discounts for groups larger than 10 children.

 

NXT Robotics

 

CLASS HOURS

All Day Sessions (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM):
Please drop off your child between 8:45 am and 9:00 am each day.
Supervised lunchtime is between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm each day.
Please provide your child with a sack lunch.
You must pick up your child no later than 4:15 pm each day.

Camp counselors and Robotics Instructors

All of our camp counselors and robotic instructors are adults with years of experience and expertise.  Many of them volunteer their time to help make these camps so successful. Each of our instructors come with a minimum of 3 years Robotic Team Couching experiences.  Also, many guest visits will be made from the AYRS tournament committees, these are people who organize the Alberta Competitions!

Equipment

ALL of our equipment is brand new NXT versions identical to those used at the provincial championship.  We evergreen our equipment so that each summer camp season begins with brand new NXT robots.

The location for all camp sessions will be announced upon the completion of our new Robotics Learning Lab facility.