Dec., 201
Check back in the spring to find the dates for the Summer 2018 Lego Robotics summer camps. It's an enjoyable experience for students interested in learning how to program. Each student works at his/her own pace so it doesn't matter if one is an experienced Lego Leaguer or has had no experience coding.

April 19, 2016
The July 12 and July 26 sessions of Summer Robotics is full. I am very pleased by the number of students who are challenging themselves to learn some robotics this summer.

April 6, 2015
Registration for Summer, 2015 Lego Robotics classes are being accepted now. Please see the registration form for the dates. Students can sign up for multiple classes. Each class is different and depends on the skill level of the student. It's fairly individualized.

Jan. 7, 2016

The classes will be open to any Camanche student who just finished third or fourth grade. A child doesn't have to be in one of my school robot classes to participate. An individual can take as many of the classes as he/she wants to. There is a fee for each class. It was $15 last summer and will probably be the same this year. Scholarships are available. Please contact me for more information. I don't want any deserving children to miss out because their families didn't have the money available for this activity.

The money generated from this class is used for Lego League expenses. Lego League is a costly program. The EV3 robots cost about $500 each. The registration for a season of Lego League and all the materials for one season cost several hundred dollars. Some years, we need to purchase items for our presentations. I do not want to charge Lego Leaguers money to participate on the team so the Summer Robotics Experience is one way to obtain funds for the program and provide opportunities for lots of children to learn about the robot. I volunteer my time at the summer camp and don't get paid to teach those classes. We have benefitted tremendously from the support of area industries such as CustomPak, Lyondellbasell, Alcoa, Rockwell-Collins, John Deere and 1st Gateway Credit Union. They have all contributed financially to our program.

At this point, I am guessing there will be a class or two a week throughout the summer starting in June and ending a couple of weeks before the 2015-16 school year begins. The dates will be set by early May. Notes will be sent home with interested students or you can contact me for a form.

Oct. 26, 2014
Lego Summer Robotics Experience is open to all students who have recently graduated from third or fourth grade. The students must be able to handle the $500 robots respectfully and carefully. The students do not need to be regulars in Mrs. Kennedy's Insights program.

There will be information shared in the newsletter in May regarding the dates and times for this summer class. The registration money is used to pay for Lego League related expenses or materials needed for Insights programming.

In summer, 2015, I am planning on offering the Done in a Day workshop. That schedule seems to fit families better. Students can sign up for multiple classes as each student progresses at his/her own rate through the skills. Their second time at the class, they can start from where they left off at the end of their first day.

The summer class helps me determine who to select for my Lego League team.

Last updated May 16, 2014

July 9 Done in a Day still has a couple of openings and the weeklong July 7-11 class has openings. If you are interested in having your child participate, try to select one of those options. The other classes are near or at their limit. I have small classes so the students get plenty of opportunities to develop programs that work well. That do that, they need access to robots and laptops.

This summer class provides an opportunity for students interested in learning about robotics, First Lego League robotic challenges, and programming. It’s a great way to learn more skills for the next Lego League season or to find out what Lego League is like. The students will work in groups of 1-2 per robot using a Mindstorms NXT robot or an Ev3 robot. Special attention will be given to using sensors.

Sheryl Kennedy is the instructor and the class meets in her room. This camp is for students who are experienced Lego Leaguers and/or students who have no experience at all. The class is differentiated so campers with varying levels of experiences have different challenges. A person can take the class in June and take the class in July. Each class would have different missions for that person depending on his/her skill level.

There are 2 types of classes. One type meets one hour a day for 5 days. Cost is $35. Class times are 9-10 or 10-11 or 11-12 or 12-1. Parents are invited to attend the last portion of the last day of camp so they can see the missions their child has programmed.

The second type of class is a Done-In-A-Day class. It will meet from 12:30-3:30 or 1-4:00. Done-in-A-Day camp costs $15 wheither it is in June and July. Hopefully the various class times fits parents' work and carpool schedule. Having someone arrive 10 minutes early or staying 10 minutes late doesn't bother me as long as I know in advance so I can plan accordingly.

June Summer Class dates for Done in a Day: Tuesday, June 10 or Wednesday, June 18. It will meet from 12:30-3:30. June Done-in-A-Day class costs $15. No transportation is provided.
July Summer Class dates for Done in a Day: Wednesday July 9 or Wednesday July 16. It will meet from 1:00-4:00. July Done-in-A-Day class costs $15. No transportation is provided. Below is the registration form. You can download the form and fill it out. Return the completed form with your check to Sheryl Kennedy.

Summer Class for one hour a day for 5 days. Class is July 7- July 11. You can sign up for class from 9-10 or 10-11 or 11-12 or 12-1:00. Cost is $35.

Registration forms for the one hour a day for 5 days are available now.
Download by clicking on the link.

Registration forms are available at school and on this website There will also be something in the weekly school newsletter.

The money from the summer class is used to purchase materials for the Lego League program and the Jr. Lego League program.