Summer Camps

2021: Sphero

About

In 2021 Team RUSH offered a new camp where students got to program and drive Sphero robots using iPads. The students where given obstacle corses that they had to pre program the Spheros to go through. They coud work indevidualy or with other students to complete their tasks. This camp is a week long, offering students time to learn and play.

2021: TinkerCAD and Scratch

About

Team RUSH once again offered a coding and CAD design summer camp during the summer of 2021. We had previously done this camp virtually in 2020, but the camp in person was even more engaging!

2021 (and Previous): LEGO Robotics

About

Each summer, Team RUSH 27 hosts week-long camps for students entering grades 1-6. At camp, students learned the beginning skills of LEGO robotics, building, and programming. Each student begins the week in either a Beginning or Advanced level of camp. Campers are in the Beginning level if they have minimal experience in robotics; if they have completed the camp in past years, been on a FLL team, or have any general LEGO robotics experience, they are able to move into the Advanced group.


Schedule

First Day of Camp: Begin with registration, where campers are checked in and given name tags. Parents confirm information, including their student's emergency contact and T-shirt size. Campers then are split into groups and assigned a Team RUSH student as a counselor (with the average student-to-counselor ratio being 4:1).


What is the difference between Beginning and Advanced?

In Beginning groups, the students have little to no knowledge beforehand on how to build, program and test robots. They spend the first day of camp completing programming challenges using NXT LEGO robots. Over the next few days, they begin to build and program their robots to complete the most recent FLL challenge (based on the year). In Advanced groups, students already have an understanding of basic LEGO robotics, so counselors teach campers using EV3 models.

2020: Environment

The Clean Planet Program!

K-3rd graders loved this camp experience! This camp was a bridge between STEM and the environment, and how to be involved in both. It was a great way to learn about the earth, while staying inside! We discussed problems in our environment and how we can help fix them! Our camp began on Wednesday, July 22nd, and continued every Wednesday for four sessions. Thank you to the 13 students total who participated!

July 22- Global warming

July 29- Fossil fuels & green energy

August 5- Plastic & the ocean

August 8- Deforestation

2020: TinkerCAD and Scratch

About

Team RUSH started offering a coding and CAD design summer camp during the summer of 2020. Even though the entire camp was virtual, students contiued to stay engaged in learning how to code and how to create 3D models. In this camp students learn the basics about programing and using the scratch program. They also learn about 3D design using the TinkerCAD program, some students have even had the oppurtunity to print their projects using a 3D printer.