Completely updated this year! A fun combination of Python coding and hands-on building of robotic creations. Teens will learn about sensors, power, wiring, motors and more, while building various useful and fun contraptions. You will take home components to keep designing your own robotics after camp ends.
This camp is offered at both our Chicago location (2867 N Clybourn Ave) and our North Shore location (3434 Central St, Evanston, inside Unity Church on the North Shore), serving Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and neighboring areas.
Camps are 4.5 hours long, and we give brains and bodies a chance to recharge with two 30 minute outdoor breaks. This may include walks around the neighborhood, social "hang-out" time at a green space, or casual games such as frisbee or basketball at our nearby park.
The Python lessons will start out with language fundamentals and then hone in on libraries and techniques that are most useful for the robotics we are building.
Note: Available in Chicago only
We are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of sports and games with our partner, We Got Game, to this camp.
Sports will primarily take place at Burley Elementary and may include swim time at Hamlin Park (dry activities will be accommodated for kids who don't swim).
The add-on includes lunch hour supervision at Hamlin Park, and an escorted walk between the two camps.
Please note that you will drop off in the morning at one camp and pick up in the afternoon at the other.
If you register in error, we have a 24 hour, no-fee cancellation policy. Just call us or email us within 24 hours and we will take care of it.
After that, you can receive a refund, less a $50 admin fee, up until 14 days before the camp starts.
There are no refunds within 14 days of camp start.
We offer a sibling discount for 2 children from the same family registered in the same program. The sibling discount is 10% and the code is SIBLING.
There is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on all registrations up to March 31. The discount will be applied automatically.
We do not offer price adjustments for missed days. Please select a week that works for your schedule.
Computers, electronics and all required materials are provided.
The Python language is freely available in many forms, and we will provide guidance on how to install the Python editor we are using at home.
Students will take home a Circuit Playground Express at the end of the week, along with their robotic creations.
Camps are capped at 8 students, and will have a 4:1 ratio or better at this age group.
Our instructors are adults with post-secondary coding education. We hire talented high school students as teaching assistants and to provide near-peer interactions.