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Lego Robotics Day Camp

Camp Dates: June 30 - July 3, 2014

Online registration

Purpose:
The robots of choice will be the Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 kits. The Mindstorms camp will introduce students to the fundamentals of robot building and programming. Along the way, some history and current applications will also be introduced. The goal of the week is to build your own robot capable of performing some task: maze-following, hunt-and-destroy, find the light, and security patrol are some possibilities. Mindstorms robots are programmable in an intuitive visual language. No experience is necessary, but students should be motivated about the field of robotics.

campEligibility:
This camp is for students who will be entering grades 6 through 8 in the fall. Campers must have a least a B average and be recommended by two individuals, one of which is a teacher or school counselor who can verify the student’s grades and confirm that the student is interested in and could benefit from the camp’s program. Recommendation letters should be mailed to: Academic Camp, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508 and should be received by May 9.

Duration:
Four days (Monday through Thursday)

Cost:
$260 per camper. A registration fee of $100 must accompany the completed application form and be received by the May 1 deadline. The registration fee will be refundable until May 1. The remaining $160 will be due upon arrival at camp. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted to camp by May 15. If you are not selected for the camp, your deposit will be refunded in its entirety.

Accommodations:
Campers will be served snacks during morning and afternoon breaks and lunch meals daily in the cafeteria.

Instruction:
Kenny Moorman, professor of computer science, and Mike LeVan, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as instructors. Transylvania students will supervise and assist campers in the computer laboratory.

Daily Schedule:
9 – 9:15 a.m. Drop off
9:15 – 11 a.m. Computer Lecture and Laboratory
11 – 11:30 a.m. Computer Recreation
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 3 p.m. Advanced Computer Topics
3 – 4 p.m. Robot challenges
4 – 4:15 p.m. Pick up

Enrollment:
Enrollment will be limited to 35 campers.

Additional Information:
The camp is coeducational. Campers, their parents, and relatives agree to abide by the rules and regulations established for the health, safety, and welfare of the campers. Conduct judged not in the best interest of the camp will result in a camper's dismissal without refund of camp fees.

There will be no allowance for refund for late arrival or early departure. The camp is not responsible for loss of personal property.

The parent or guardian grants Transylvania University the right to use, for publicity or advertising purposes in any medium, the camper's name and hometown as well as any camp-related photographs, statements, and letters involving the camper.

For more information, please contact Kenny Moorman (859) 233-8245, Mike LeVan (859) 233-8603, or Charlotte Taraba (859) 233-8228. Read the brochure for further application requirements.

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