We will be using a combination of traditional LEGO bricks like you are used to seeing as well as LEGO® Technic. Technic sets were created so kids could build more advanced sets. You can interlock LEGO® bricks with Technic items to build models that have a greater variety of movements and can be built stronger.
Sorry, but no. All pieces belong to the kits we use. You may purchase your own kits from LEGO® separately.
We understand that things may come up and you may not be able to attend the camp after registration so here is the following Cancellation & Refund Policy:
- If you cancel 2 weeks prior to the start of the camp session – Full refund minus any applicable PayPal service fees.
- If you cancel within 2 weeks of the start of the camp session, you will receive a full refund if there is someone on the waiting list to take your spot, otherwise you will receive a 50% refund
- No refunds after the first day of camp
- Camp fees cannot be refunded or prorated for days not attended due to illness or other causes
- All refunds will be made by method of original payment minus any credit card processing fees
- All cancellations must be in writing with an email sent to: email@example.com. Cancellation is not complete until you receive a confirmation email.
For the 2024 season, our camps are held at:
- Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Homeschool Campus • 3525 Akers Dr., Colorado Springs 80922
- Bricks and Minifigs • 5730 N. Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs 80918
- Monument Academy • 1150 Village Ridge Point, Monument 80132
They should wear comfortable clothes since they will be working with models on the floor, a healthy non-peanut snack and a bottle of water with their name on it.
They don’t need any previous experience in building or programming. To begin, all building will be with pre-set instructions. In the programming components, the teacher will guide the students with step by step instructions.
- YoungBotBuilders camps are taught by experienced teachers
- There is a well thought out curriculum with daily goals and tasks
- With every step of building our business we asked ourselves, “How would I want to be treated? How would I want my kids to be treated?” Customer service is paramount.
Our age descriptions are guidelines to help you choose the most suitable camp sessions. The lower limits are highly recommended since it would be frustrating for a child to participate before they were truly ready. The upper limits are more negotiable. Please contact us if you want to register a child outside of our age limits.
Yes, you may bring a snack. There will be break times for them to get water and eat. Please avoid bringing any peanut products. We will also have our own personal limited Snack Shack available ONLY at the Rocky Mountain Classical Academy Homeschool Campus for kids to enjoy making a purchase.
The kids get to work in pairs to discover and learn mechanical properties in a fun way. They will build one or two items, then have a snack break followed by another build. Discussion of engineering and programming concepts (if applicable) will be interspersed throughout. For specific builds, see the camp descriptions. Be prepared to make a friend!
LEGO® WeDo 1.0 (Ages: 6½ – 9)
Description: This is a very simple building and programming camp geared toward the younger LEGO® fans. We will be building LEGO® animals such as lions, alligators, monkeys, a soccer player and goalie, a spinning top. Then using laptops and very simple drag and drop icons, kids will program their models to move or make noises.
LEGO® WeDo 2.0 Robotics I (Ages: 7 – 10)
Description: The WeDo 2.0 is guaranteed to ignite students’ excitement for learning as it enhances their skills in science, engineering and technology. Bluetooth technology is used to bring their builds to life giving them movement and sound through programming that they will learn to do. Students will build things that wobble, drive, crank, walk, spin, flex, reel, lift, grab, push, revolve, steer and sweep. It’s not necessary to take WeDo 1.0 first and no previous experience programming or building is required.
LEGO® WeDo 2.0 Robotics II (Ages: 7 – 10)
Description: This class is geared more toward the older LEGO builder and will integrate more complicated LEGO builds alongside basic programming. For kids 9 and up, no previous LEGO or programming experience is necessary. However, if you are younger than 9 and have already taken WeDo 2.0 I, you are welcome to sign up for this camp. If you are 10 and younger, WeDo 2.0 I is highly recommended.
LEGO® Engineering (Ages: 8 – 13)
Description: This is a LEGO® building camp where we explore simple machines. This is a high energy camp with races, competitions and lots and lots of building. We start out with simple builds and progress to making complicated motorized machines. We explore simple machines and mechanisms such as wheel and axles, gears, levers, pulleys, inclined planes, screws and cams.
SPIKE Essentials (Ages: 7 – 10)
Description: The LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Essentials Kit is a comprehensive learning package designed to inspire curiosity and innovation in students. Tailored for grades 1-5, this kit includes essential building elements and intuitive hardware, creating a dynamic platform for STEAM education. The kit’s drag-and-drop coding language, based on Scratch, engages learners in playful yet educational activities that promote critical thinking. With a focus on entry-level projects and hands-on exploration, the SPIKE Essentials Kit empowers students to develop foundational skills in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Unleash creativity, problem-solving, and a passion for learning with this versatile and accessible educational tool.
SPIKE Prime (Ages: 10 – 14)
Description: This set seamlessly integrates vibrant LEGO building elements, user-friendly hardware, and an instinctive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch. The SPIKE Prime set consistently captivates students with interactive learning activities, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, regardless of their current proficiency. From introductory projects to boundless opportunities for creative design, including the exploration of programming elements, SPIKE Prime empowers students to acquire essential STEAM and 21st-century skills, preparing them to be the forward-thinking innovators of the future – all while enjoying the learning process!
The kits we use are:
- LEGO® Education WeDo 1.0 Construction Set #9580 & WeDo Software version 1.2 (sold separately)
- LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set #45300
- LEGO® Simple and Motorized Mechanisms Base Set #9686 (for LEGO® Engineering camp)
- LEGO® SPIKE Essentials Set #45345
- LEGO® SPIKE Prime Set #45678
While there is a lot you can learn on your own, building with a group of other like-minded kids can make it really fun and challenging at the same time. Our camp is a place where kids can feel like it’s ok and even encouraged to think about better ways of doing things, to compete with each other and to push one another to a new skill levels. As iron sharpens iron, they learn much more and have a lot more fun doing it together. Campers work in teams so it’s not one person responsible for everything, but they get to explore together in a community setting. One of the kids said this about the camp: “I like going to this camp because it’s ok to be smart here.” Similar to other camps that develop abilities (such as athletics), we offer an environment that kids could enjoy learning with other kids doing something they love doing. They get to discover their aptitude for details, mechanical designs and perseverance in problem solving.
To provide a safe, orderly and enjoyable camping experience for everyone, we will adhere to the following policy:
VERBAL WARNING: If the offense is minor, the teacher will give an oral warning.
FIRST OFFENSE: Teacher will take aside the camper to privately discuss the problem.
SECOND OFFENSE: Camper will meet with the teacher and will be timed out until the next change in activity. Teacher will also notify the parent/guardian of the situation at the time of pick up.
THIRD OFFENSE: In the event of a third incident of misconduct of a similar nature, it will result in an immediate expulsion for the day. Parent/guardian will be called to pick up the child.
Each new day will begin with a camper having a clean slate. However, in very extreme cases where severe disruption continues to occur on a daily basis, the camper will not be allowed back into the camp and no refund will be issued.
Your child should not be in camp with the other children if they have any of these symptoms:
- A fever currently or within the last 24 hours
- A harsh cough or large amounts of yellow or green nasal discharge
- Lethargic behavior (it’s not fun building with LEGO® bricks if you are under the weather)
- Diarrhea or vomiting currently or within the last 24 hours
- Any symptom that would normally cause the child to stay home from school
We cannot provide any refunds for days missed due to illness.
Yes. In the event of cancellations, we will contact waiting list members in the order received.
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