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Summer Learning and Fun at Robot Garage Summer Camps

Summer. It’s coming. And sooner than you think! Camp sign-ups for many popular places have already started and if you need a place for your kids to stay engaged and happy this summer, the Robot Garage is offering several camps.

Stem Summer Camp classes at the Robot Garage.

If you’ve never done a camp there, you might wonder why they cost so much (around $350-$400 a week for summer camps). While they are on the pricier side, Robot Garage is worth the money because children actually learn valuable STEM skills at these camps.

New this year is a people’s choice summer camp: Super Heroes at the Olympics, chosen via survey. Inspired by the upcoming Olympics in Tokyo, this camp sounds like fun.

You can sign up for the camps now on the Robot Garage website. The camps are for grades 1-3, 3-5 and 6-8 (as of fall 2020). And they cost $399 a week for non-members and $359.10 a week for members BUT there is currently an early bird special of $369 a week until March 31!

The camps run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday-Friday and there is before and aftercare (8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for $12/hour or $175 for the week). Campers need to bring their own lunches, a water bottle, and snacks.

Since kids tend to return year after year to the camps, Robot Garage works hard to add new activities and projects so no one is bored.

This year, camps start the week of June 22 and run until the week of August 24. They are at the Birmingham facility and the Rochester Hills facility (which, by the way, opened last summer and is super cool!).

The planned themes are: A video game design camp, Super Heroes at the Olympics, Minecraft, Robot Discovery and Robot Discovery Girls.

The camps have a typical day of workshops featuring computer coding and building (that align with the National Science Standards). The Robot Garage provides all materials necessary. Nothing comes home.

Campers learn all about engineering and technology in a hands-on way, with the counselor-to-camper ratio being about 1:6 or 1:8 depending on the group and age level.

If you are looking for something different than a typical day camp or sports camp, check out Robot Garage’s summer lineup!

Korie Wilkins
Author: Korie Wilkins

Korie is a work at home mom to an energetic boy and a sweet todder girl. She loves big books, chocolate, writing, crochet and her Peloton. A recovering former journalist, Korie is also a wife, cook and allergy mama. Follow her on Twitter at @koriemw.