Hands-On Robotics Camps

Target Audience: Ages 6-8 and Ages 9-14

Description: Our camps are 4/5-days, hands-on programs that focus on fundamental building and programming skills, games, and fun challenges using a variety of robotics platforms.  Each camp will provide information on age appropriate competitions, and how to get involved and stay engaged in robotics!  Camps are staffed by NASA’s college interns sponsored by the IV&V Facility and the WV Space Grant Consortium, and hosted at partner sites across the state.

Schedule:  We are offering ½ day camp for students ages 6-8 years old, Tue.-Fri, 9am-12pm.  Our full-day camp is for students 9-14 years old, Mon.-Fri., 9am-4pm. For both camps, you may drop off and pick up your camper ½ hour before or after the camp times.

•     Ages 6-8, half-day 9am-12pm, LEGO® Coding Express and WeDo 2.0 Robotics.
•     Ages 9-14, 9am-4pm LEGO® EV3, VEX IQ, and Parrot Mambo Drone.

Lunch:  For F2F, campers must bring their own bag lunch, drinks, etc.  We will provide a morning and afternoon snack.

Cost: We offer our F2F camps at a break-even or a loss and to ensure we are accessible to all students.  We are asking every family that can afford it for a suggested donation of $50/student for the younger student ½ day camp, and $100/student for the older student, full-day camp.  Both camps include snacks, use of robots, drones, tablets, and all materials.  Checks should be made out to “Fairmont State University” and will be collected on your first day of camp at the registration desk.  Note: If you can afford to donate more, your dollars will go to support another camper who is less fortunate.

Week ofHost SiteCity
July 6BridgeValley CTC (Virtual Camp Only)Charleston
July 13Mountaineer Middle SchoolMorgantown
July 20James Rumsey Technical InstituteMartinsburg
July 27Fairmont State UniversityFairmont
Aug. 3Robert C. Byrd InstituteHuntington

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If you have questions, please contact: Ryan.E.Utzman@nasa.gov, Todd.Ensign@FairmontState.edu

Destination SPACE Camp

Target Audience: Students who will enroll in grade 8-12 for 2020-2021 academic school year
Age Requirement: 13-18 years by July 2020
Deadline: Application form must be returned by June 8, 2020.
Late Registration: will remain open (as slots are available) until July 10th.
Cost: Free
Duration: 5-Day online and at-home camp
Required materials provided prior to camp

Our inaugural Destination SPACE summer camp has made the hard decision to go Virtual.  We have a few spots remaining on this highly-respected program sponsored by Global Science and Technology.  This shift means the door is open for students from anywhere in West Virginia!!!  Space is VERY limited, so apply TODAY!!!

We are now preparing plans for a 5-day Camp to accommodate the new online format. There will be time that everyone is together online and time that students will perform individual assigned activities at home.  There will be approximately 4 hours of online contact time each day.  All required materials will be provided to students prior to Camp.

The goal of the camp is fostering long-term interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) by providing students an engaging, hands-on, remote sensing educational opportunity. Satellite remote sensing provides a vast range of uses to analyze and potentially mitigate local and global environmental issues.

This 5-Day virtual camp is offered in coordination with NASA IV&V Education Resource Center, Global Science & Technology Inc., FSU, and Destination SPACE.  Regardless of your experience, education, or future aspirations, if you are interested in Space and Earth sciences and eager to make new and lasting connections, this is the camp for you! Participants will learn about satellites and remote sensing.  The camp will feature NASA scientists, engineers and educators and will be filled with stimulating science, engineering, and team building activities to foster future innovation and provide professional development. Destination SPACE inspires and empowers students to develop into capable scientists to become the next generation of STEM leaders!

Application Link: Click here